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Visit to the International Centre

Visit to the International Centre

Thirty-five participants from Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge  had a wonderful, warm sunny day out on Wednesday, June 19 at the International Centre near Orangeville. We enjoyed an enlightening Taoist Tai Chi® arts class, that greatly helped us to understand and practice all the fundamental principles of the Don-yu and Tor-yu in the single whip. After […]
Doors Open at the Ottawa Branch Centre

Doors Open at the Ottawa Branch Centre

On June 1, the Ottawa Branch Centre was pleased to participate in Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that is the second-largest in Canada, and one of the largest in the world! While regular classes took place, visitors interested in the Taoist Tai Chi® arts watched participants do the Tai Chi set with […]
Beginning Weekend in Victoria, June 1 – 2, 2019

Beginning Weekend in Victoria, June 1 – 2, 2019

[rl_gallery id="13698"] Participants and volunteer instructors gathered on Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd, 2019 for a Beginning Weekend in Taoist Tai Chi® arts. These two-day programs introduce students to our 108 move set. All were encouraged to do their best to find balance and just follow along by watching the many instructors, wearing […]
Spring Yard Cleanup at Cooksville

Spring Yard Cleanup at Cooksville

In the spirit of helping hands, the Saturday morning Taoist Tai Chi® arts class at Cooksville United Church in Mississauga donned gardening gloves, grabbed rakes and clippers, and joined the church members in their annual spring yard cleanup. Those of you who have attended Intensives at Cooksville know the beauty of the grounds surrounding the […]
Opening of New Permanent Location in Quebec City

Opening of New Permanent Location in Quebec City

—Déroulez plus bas pour la version française— Nearly 100 people responded to our invitation to an Open House and enjoyed ongoing demonstrations of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts. They even tried a few moves of the set during our free classes. This newly-opened location is in Les Rivières at 35 Beaucage Street, Québec City. Everyone had a chance […]
CIT Week 2019: Reflections

CIT Week 2019: Reflections

Throughout day 5 of Continuing Instructor Training week, many participants shared their personal experience of the program and how deeply they had been affected by the focus on the feeling of our Taoist Tai Chi® arts, rather than the form. We practiced using our spine as we turned from move to move in Fair Lady […]
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, […]
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