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Hi Everyone,

Dublin’s current level 3 restrictions forbid all indoor exercise classes.

As such we’re going to have to close classes for the next 3 weeks.

If all goes well we’ll be reopening week commencing 12th Oct.

As we know, Tai Chi is a long game, patience and perseverance are the key… Keep up your practice.

Stay safe everyone and we’ll see you all soon.
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Hi Everyone,

Dublin’s current level 3 restrictions forbid all indoor exercise classes. 

As such we’re going to have to close classes for the next 3 weeks. 

If all goes well we’ll be reopening week commencing 12th Oct.

As we know, Tai Chi is a long game, patience and perseverance are the key… Keep up your practice.

Stay safe everyone and we’ll see you all soon.Image attachment

One more beginners class opening for new starters next week 15th Sept in Clontarf.

Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm.

Places are limited, booking essential, email now for details.

Ross@masterdingacademy.com
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One more beginners class opening for new starters next week 15th Sept in Clontarf.

Tuesdays 6:45-7:45pm.

Places are limited, booking essential, email now for details.

Ross@masterdingacademy.comImage attachment

At last, we're in a position to offer places on Introductory Courses in our Dundrum and Ranelagh Tai Chi classes.

Courses will be commencing:

Dundrum: 16th September
Ranelagh: 17th September

Places are very limited, if you're interested, contact Ross Cousens on ross@masterdingacademy.com for booking details.
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At last, were in a position to offer places on Introductory Courses in our Dundrum and Ranelagh Tai Chi classes. 

Courses will be commencing:

Dundrum: 16th September
Ranelagh: 17th September

Places are very limited, if youre interested, contact Ross Cousens on ross@masterdingacademy.com for booking details.Image attachment

I hope you're all well enjoying the interesting year that is 2020.

Certainly, for myself it's been an opportunity to practice regularly and completely in a way that I haven't had the chance to do for many years.
What an opportunity...

Our regular schedule of classes, workshops and Masterclasses has been thrown into the air and at this time, I'm not sure when/where things will finally land.

Twice per year Master Ding visits Dublin to share his knowledge, play with us students, and have a great Dinner. Unsurprisingly but unfortunately, given the year we're in, the inevitable has happened.

Sifu Ding will not be able to be in Dublin this October.

I've asked him to take a look at his calendar with regards to setting a date in early 2021, in the hope that we'll be back to some semblance of normality by then. Fingers crossed.

So, keep up your practice, and keep your eyes on the prize!

Until next time.
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I hope youre all well enjoying the interesting year that is 2020.

Certainly, for myself its been an opportunity to practice regularly and completely in a way that I havent had the chance to do for many years. 
What an opportunity...

Our regular schedule of classes, workshops and Masterclasses has been thrown into the air and at this time, Im not sure when/where things will finally land.

Twice per year Master Ding visits Dublin to share his knowledge, play with us students, and have a great Dinner. Unsurprisingly but unfortunately, given the year were in, the inevitable has happened.
 
Sifu Ding will not be able to be in Dublin this October.

Ive asked him to take a look at his calendar with regards to setting a date in early 2021, in the hope that well be back to some semblance of normality by then. Fingers crossed.

So, keep up your practice, and keep your eyes on the prize!

Until next time.

9 Tai Chi classes running this week across Dublin and Kildare.

Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.
Day/time: Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
IInstructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: St. David's National School, Piper's Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com
mob: 086 355 5369

Location: Our Lady´s Hall, Fairview, Dublin 3
Day/time: Thursday 10am
Instructor: Nicole Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: taichiclassesdublin@posteo.ie
mob: 086 397 5979

Location: Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, Dublin 4
Day/time: Monday 10am
Instructor: Declan Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: declanmills@gmail.com
mob: 087 294 2234

Location: Barbara Ward Centre, Distillery Road, Dublin 3
Day/time: Monday 7pm
Instructor: Nicole Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: taichiclassesdublin@posteo.ie
mob: 086 397 5979

Location: Leixslip Amenities Centre, Colloinstown
Day/time: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Brian Bergin
Contact: bpbergin@gmail.com
mob: 087 215 7231
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9 Tai Chi classes running this week across Dublin and Kildare.

Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.
Day/time: Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
IInstructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: St. Davids National School, Pipers Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com 
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station 
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com 
mob: 086 355 5369

Location: Our Lady´s Hall, Fairview, Dublin 3
Day/time: Thursday 10am
Instructor: Nicole Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: taichiclassesdublin@posteo.ie
mob: 086 397 5979

Location: Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, Dublin 4
Day/time: Monday 10am
Instructor: Declan Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: declanmills@gmail.com
mob: 087 294 2234

Location: Barbara Ward Centre, Distillery Road, Dublin 3
Day/time: Monday 7pm
Instructor: Nicole Mills
Prebooking required
Contact: taichiclassesdublin@posteo.ie
mob: 086 397 5979

Location: Leixslip Amenities Centre, Colloinstown
Day/time: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Brian Bergin
Contact: bpbergin@gmail.com
mob: 087 215 7231Image attachment

Tai Chi classes running this week, commencing July 13th.

Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.
Day/time: Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
IInstructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: St. David's National School, Piper's Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com
mob: 086 355 5369
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Tai Chi classes running this week, commencing July 13th.

Location: Clontarf Parish Centre, Church of St John the Baptist, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.
Day/time: Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
IInstructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: St. Davids National School, Pipers Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com 
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station 
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com 
mob: 086 355 5369Image attachment

Great news, our Clontarf class on Tuesday evenings is reopening next week, July 14th.

Regular members only at the moment, as time moves forwards we'll be able to accept new starters, but not yet...

See you all soon!
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Great news, our Clontarf class on Tuesday evenings is reopening next week, July 14th. 

Regular members only at the moment, as time moves forwards well be able to accept new starters, but not yet...

See you all soon!

Tai Chi classes running this week, commencing July 6th.

Location: St. David's National School, Piper's Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com
mob: 086 355 5369
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Our lives are beginning to return to normal with classes slowly opening up across the country. With that in mind, this will be our last Tai Chi challenge. From now on our focus will be bending towards reopening classes and serving our community once more.

Today’s challenge will be a little different, it’s one that you can carry forwards for as long as you like, it’s not so much a, ‘what we do’, and more of a, ‘how we approach what we do’.

Take a look at the pic below.

What comes to mind? What do we see?

The first interpretation is often to do with the pursuit of our dreams, essentially, ‘don’t give up’. Generally, very positive.

Digging a little deeper, there are difficulties, ‘the rhino shouldn’t be trying to be a unicorn, it should be the best rhino it can, because that’s what it is’. True...

Or, A rhino is a rhino, a unicorn is a unicorn, the rhino is real, the unicorn is a myth, it doesn’t exist. To try to be a unicorn is foolish, it can never be achieved and therefore to try is a waste of effort.

Hmmmm.

I feel it can be seen in a different way. A rhino will always be a rhino, real on this earth. A unicorn doesn’t exist, it’s an idea, not a reality. But that’s just a detail.

That doesn’t make its pursuit any less valid, or beneficial. As is said, ‘Reach for the moon, even if you fall short, you’re still among the stars.’

Tai Chi is about Yin and Yang. The mutual coexistence of opposites within a dynamic harmony. If I can hold two seemingly opposing thoughts simultaneously, I can reap the rewards of both. If I am ceaselessly striving for a goal I know I cannot achieve, that striving can take me much further than I could ever had achieved otherwise.

As long as we continue to understand that not achieving the goal is far different from failure, then our efforts will continue to yield progress.

Challenge 15:

Choose your goal and pursue it honestly with an open heart. Keep your feet on the ground while shooting for the stars and see how far you can get…

Enjoy!
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Classes are beginning to return slowly. We have a number of classes reopening this week, Keep your eyes peeled for further updates, we'll endeavour to post the weekly class list on Sunday evenings each week.

If you see something you're interested in, contact the relevant Instructor directly and they'll give you further info..

Location: St. David's National School, Piper's Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Restarting 6th July:
Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com
mob: 086 355 5369

Enjoy!
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Classes are beginning to return slowly. We have a number of classes reopening this week, Keep your eyes peeled for further updates, well endeavour to post the weekly class list on Sunday evenings each week. 

If you see something youre interested in, contact the relevant Instructor directly and theyll give you further info..

Location: St. Davids National School, Pipers Hill, Naas, Co. Kildare.
Day/time: Sunday 10:00 - 11:30am, Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00pm
prebooking required
Instructor: Robert Waterhouse
Contact: robwat0123@gmail.com 
mob: 085 749 1719

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Dundrum, Balally Luas Station 
4a Rockfield Central
Day/time: Wednesday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com 
mob: 087 752 7013

Location: Yoga Dublin Studio Ranelagh, 28a Dartmouth Road,
Day/time: Thursday 8:15 - 9:15pm prebooking required
Instructor: Ross Cousens
Contact: ross@masterdingacademy.com
mob: 087 752 7013

Restarting 6th July:
Location: Lotus Yoga Studio, Little Fitzwilliam Place, D2
Day/time: Monday 6:15-8:00pm (prebooking essential)
Instructor: Mark Brady
Contact: markbrady77@gmail.com 
mob: 086 355 5369

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