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Just a final reminder about our workshop running next weekend, 27th Nov in Clontarf.
Tai Chi Chuan: Stillness in Motion, Motion in Stillness.
We have places remaining, if you're interested, get in touch and we'll sort you a place.
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November 27th: Stillness in Motion, Motion in Stillness
In this two-part workshop we’ll be exploring this seemingly contradictory concept.
In the morning we’ll be looking at the body in motion while keeping concepts of relaxation, stability, and continuous settling. Imagine being driven around in a Rolls Royce, a bumpy road, noisy outside but within, quiet, smooth and restful.
In the afternoon, we’ll look at the body stationary without, but within the intention of the mind creates a powerful dynamic. Imagine a deep river, still waters run deep…
Venue: Vernon Hall, Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield rd West, Clontarf.
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Early bird rate, (payment received in full by 11th November)
MDA member: €70
Non member: €85
Standard rate, (payment received from 12th November)
MDA members: €80
Non members: €95
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We had to wait over two years, but we finally managed to get together for a weekends training with Master Ding in Dublin. I was unsure how the weekend would go given the nature of recent years; I shouldn’t have been concerned.
We began with a day of Instructor and senior student training. After casting an eye over our form, Master Ding knew exactly where we needed to focus our efforts. Cue a day of focused partner work, steering us in the right direction for further weeks and months of personal practice.
The next two days were open Masterclasses, suitable for all levels to join. The days topics were Power through Posture: beyond balance to stability, and Yin and Yang: the ebb and flow of Tai Chi. Master Ding gives us clear, simple partner exercises that allow us to experience concepts, not just intellectually, but physically, in the body and in our interactions with our training partners. New starters and experienced practitioners working together to understand, then further refine that understanding, through hands on training.
I never cease to be impressed by people’s willingness to move out of their comfort zone and try something new. Thanks to those who travelled, from the Irish midlands, Cork, and from further afield, London and France, your being there makes a real difference. And a special shout out to all those who were attending for the first time. Well done. A good time was had by all.
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Master Ding's visit is drawing closer, he'll be teaching open Masterclasses suitable for all levels on Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June.
Earlybird discount rates are available but expire close of play May 20th, that's this Friday, time flies...
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Master Ding Academy Ireland is pleased to announce Sifu Ding’s return to Ireland this Summer. It’s been a long time but we’re finally able to reopen for Masterclasses and Workshops.
Sifu Ding will be teaching two open day Masterclasses:
Saturday June 11th Stability through Structure.
Tai Chi isn’t about just balance, but stability. Ie being able maintain balance under pressure. We’ll spend the day developing this ability through simple, clearly explained partner exercises.
Sunday June 12th Yin/Yang Concept within Tai Chi practice.
At it’s core, Tai Chi is about ebb and flow, stability and yielding at the right time, spontaneously, instantaneously and seamlessly. We’ll spend the day exploring this fliud process of change through simple, clearly explained partner exercises.
Masterclasses are open to all levels of experience.
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Is this in Malahide Ross?
Just a quick reminder the classes will not be running next week, April 11th – 14th.
Our annual Instructor Retreat in the UK has returned. It’s the time when we as MDA Instructors meet and train with master Ding, progressing our Art and sharpening our skills, so that we can return as better Instructors for all of you.
Classes will resume after Easter, April 19th.
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Have you always wanted to try Tai Chi? Have you seen those groups of people in the park, moving with unhurried grace, as if floating..
Now's your chance. Introductory Courses commencing in:
Clontarf 19th April
Dundrum 20th April
Ranelagh 21st April
Malahide 25th April
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