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CIT Week 2019: So much more to our <b><i>Taoist Tai Chi®</i></b> arts…

CIT Week 2019: So much more to our Taoist Tai Chi® arts…

On Day 2 of Continuing Instructor Training Week 2019, participants began to find more focus and depth, getting a sense that there is so much more to discover beneath the surface. The initial perception of the physical form gives way to the realization that every aspect of the Society is an opportunity for training.    […]
Discovering Taoist Tai Chi®

Discovering Taoist Tai Chi®

—Déroulez plus bas pour la version française— Last Sunday we held a Taoist Tai Chi® Discovery Day at our Longueuil location with demonstrations, free classes and a delicious brunch prepared by our expert volunteers. Participants brought along family and friends to experience the joy the Taoist Tai Chi®. Adults and children appreciated learning the first […]
The Sweetness of Volunteering

The Sweetness of Volunteering

A number of us from Collingwood Branch had a fabulous day out on Wednesday March 27 at the International Centre, near Orangeville. We participated in a class with Andrew Hung, who encouraged us to try roundness and softness instead of ‘holding’.   After a delicious lunch our new participants enjoyed a tour while the rest […]
Lengthening our Spines at Regional Intensive

Lengthening our Spines at Regional Intensive

About 160 participants from a number of Central Region locations attended the March 20th intensive at the Cooksville United Church in Mississauga, Ontario. Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism President Marsha Eberhardt led the instruction and we were also honoured by the presence of FLK Directors John Huang and Jim Gazzard. The wonderful evening began […]
Flavours of the New Year in Winnipeg

Flavours of the New Year in Winnipeg

  From the bright red envelopes to the beautifully painted stones celebrating the Year of the Pig, everyone felt the importance and warmth of the evening on a cold winter night. Our special guest, Len Isleifson, MLA for Brandon East, hared his story of being welcomed at last fall’s Seniors Event and how trying a […]
A Glittering Night in Etobicoke

A Glittering Night in Etobicoke

If we could pick only one word to describe the evening: it would be “flow”. On so many levels, this is the best word to fit what happened at Etobicoke for our fifth annual cabaret. Flow describes what is happening as the Etobicoke location practice floor is transformed into a scintillating night-spot. We have experienced […]
Instructors Sharing a Rich Tradition

Instructors Sharing a Rich Tradition

The Toronto Branch holds six instructor training sessions each year at various locations within the Branch. On Saturday February 23rd 80 participants gathered at the Bathurst St location for instruction.   We started the session with chanting under the guidance of Chris Lewis. The Toronto Instruction Committee then facilitated a discussion centering on the rich history […]
Chinese New Year Celebration in Edmonton

Chinese New Year Celebration in Edmonton

It was time to celebrate New Year of the Earth Pig. A year of projected prosperity and friendship. After weeks of planning – invitations to dignitaries, posters and tickets designed, printed, tracked, restaurants considered, drafts of planning lists and task-sharing, program and speeches prepared, Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, Edmonton Branch leadership arrived early […]
Celebrating Chinese New Year in Vancouver

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Vancouver

On February 10, 2019, participants from the Vancouver and Chilliwack branches celebrated the Year of the Boar by brush kneeing and waving hands like clouds together in the Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival Parade. The cold did not dampen anyone’s enthusiasm as our Taoist Tai Chi® practice kept us – and the crowd of thousands – […]
Working Together for Open House

Working Together for Open House

Edmonton Branch shared energy and enthusiasm with the community at large on Saturday, January 12th.  The day’s activities began with chanting followed by an Open House of our weekly Branch Class. Instructors demonstrated the Taoist Tai Chi® set for 18 guests. Beginners in attendance learned the first 17 moves while being encouraged to find balance and enjoy the movement. Meanwhile, […]
Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Utiliser l’imagerie mentale pour relâcher le poids

Notes sur l’anatomie et la physiologie : Utiliser l’imagerie mentale pour relâcher le poids

Article # 8 Article original en anglais publié le 25 avril 2010 Traduction française, révisée et approuvée le 15 avril 2011 Dans le dernier article, nous avons parlé de l’utilité des images pour faciliter l’apprentissage de tâches complexes qui nécessitent la participation de tout le corps. Pour illustrer ce point, examinons par exemple l’apprentissage du […]
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