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Beginners Tai Chi!

When we see people practicing Tai Chi we see stillness within, calmness without, focus, balance, coordination and smooth flow within all movements. All the things we see practiced in the body are also present in the mind.

It’s all real, and if you want it, you can have it too.

If you’re looking for a practice you can begin to learn now, then possibly continue to develop through in-person classes later on, this is the place for you.

We will be running a 12 week Introductory Tai Chi Course via zoom.

By the end of the Course we’ll take what we’ve learned and bring it together into an integrated ’15 Minute Tai Chi’ routine. This will be your daily practice and will include:

• Meditation to still the mind and strengthen the body,
• Exercises to gently stretch and loosen the body,
• Form to develop strength, balance and coordination within the body,
• And finally breathing and settling exercises to bring everything home…

The Course will run with two classes per week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15-8:15pm

The Course will be commencing May 3rd.

If you’ve had no prior experience with Tai Chi that’s no problem. During the Course you’ll be given simple, clear instruction on Chi Kung, Taoist Core Exercises, the Master Ding Foundation form and breathing/settling exercises. Classes will typically include practice of previously learned material, Q&A, explanation and demonstration of new material, group practice and finally solo practice with observation and corrections from the instructor.

There are two options for payment of Course fee:

1. Three payments, €60 for each four week, (8 classes), block or,
2. €150 for the full twelve weeks.

To book a place or if you have any questions, email the Instructor, Ross Cousens.

ross@masterdingacademy.com

‘If you want something you've never had, you must do something you’ve never done’

Thomas Jefferson
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Beginners Tai Chi!

When we see people practicing Tai Chi we see stillness within, calmness without, focus, balance, coordination and smooth flow within all movements. All the things we see practiced in the body are also present in the mind. 

It’s all real, and if you want it, you can have it too.

If you’re looking for a practice you can begin to learn now, then possibly continue to develop through in-person classes later on, this is the place for you.

We will be running a 12 week Introductory Tai Chi Course via zoom. 

By the end of the Course we’ll take what we’ve learned and bring it together into an integrated ’15 Minute Tai Chi’ routine. This will be your daily practice and will include:

• Meditation to still the mind and strengthen the body,
• Exercises to gently stretch and loosen the body,
• Form to develop strength, balance and coordination within the body,
• And finally breathing and settling exercises to bring everything home…

The Course will run with two classes per week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15-8:15pm

The Course will be commencing May 3rd.

If you’ve had no prior experience with Tai Chi that’s no problem. During the Course you’ll be given simple, clear instruction on Chi Kung, Taoist Core Exercises, the Master Ding Foundation form and breathing/settling exercises. Classes will typically include practice of previously learned material, Q&A, explanation and demonstration of new material, group practice and finally solo practice with observation and corrections from the instructor.

There are two options for payment of Course fee:

1. Three payments, €60 for each four week, (8 classes), block or,
2. €150 for the full twelve weeks.

To book a place or if you have any questions, email the Instructor, Ross Cousens.

ross@masterdingacademy.com  

‘If you want something youve never had, you must do something you’ve never done’

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Gung Hei Fat Choy from Master Ding Academy in Ireland.

Welcome year of the Ox, this is the year that hard work is paid off especially well!

Keep training and reap the rewards!
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Gung Hei Fat Choy from Master Ding Academy in Ireland.

Welcome year of the Ox, this is the year that hard work is paid off especially well!

Keep training and reap the rewards!Image attachment

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Something to plan towards....

What a year.

Normally at this time we would be talking about classes, workshops and Masterclasses run throughout the year alongside new classes and courses planned.

This year has been about cutting our cloth according to our measure. This year, if any, has seen us tap into our reserves like never before.

When we talk about Tai Chi practice we talk about the embodiment of principles. We’ve invested our time and effort so that we can reap the benefits when we need them, like now.

• Chi Kung for stillness of mind and strength of body,
• Form for pliability of body and mind, balance and coordination,
• Partner Work for the ability to sense and understand the forces around us and the changes we need to make to coordinate with them.

My depth of gratitude to my teacher, colleagues and students who have helped me on this path knows no bounds. Without their help, I might not be in the position to say:

In person classes will return in 2021
Workshops will return in 2021
Masterclasses with Sifu Ding will return in 2021

We’ve all been holding on, waiting for the time we can re-engage with life as we know it. Vaccines are on the horizon and are beginning to work their way through to us all. We’ve run the hard yards, and the finish line is before us, let’s not trip right in front of it. Over this unique Christmas, stay safe and continue to follow government guidelines. We’re almost there.

Until then, look after yourselves, look after each other and have a Merry Christmas.

Ross Cousens
Master Ding Academy Ireland
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What a year. 

Normally at this time we would be talking about classes, workshops and Masterclasses run throughout the year alongside new classes and courses planned.

This year has been about cutting our cloth according to our measure. This year, if any, has seen us tap into our reserves like never before. 

When we talk about Tai Chi practice we talk about the embodiment of principles.  We’ve invested our time and effort so that we can reap the benefits when we need them, like now. 

• Chi Kung for stillness of mind and strength of body,
• Form for pliability of body and mind, balance and coordination,
• Partner Work for the ability to sense and understand the forces around us and the changes we need to make to coordinate with them.

My depth of gratitude to my teacher, colleagues and students who have helped me on this path knows no bounds. Without their help, I might not be in the position to say:

In person classes will return in 2021
Workshops will return in 2021
Masterclasses with Sifu Ding will return in 2021

We’ve all been holding on, waiting for the time we can re-engage with life as we know it. Vaccines are on the horizon and are beginning to work their way through to us all. We’ve run the hard yards, and the finish line is before us, let’s not trip right in front of it. Over this unique Christmas, stay safe and continue to follow government guidelines. We’re almost there.  

Until then, look after yourselves, look after each other and have a Merry Christmas.

Ross Cousens
Master Ding Academy Ireland

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Ross and Sheila: Do have a wonderful Christmas and, hopefully, a better 2021.

Tanti auguri Ross, a te e a tutti voi buon Natale dall’Italia

Happy Christmas Ross.

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
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