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Just a reminder that we’ll be commencing our 12 week Foundation Form Course next week. If you’re intending to sign up but haven’t yet, you’ll need to get your skates on as Bank payments can take a few days to come through.
Sessions will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:15-8:15pm
Fee €150 for the full Course, 24 classes, or you can pay by 4 week Installments if you wish, €60 per 4 weeks.
The Course will cover the entire Foundation Form, plus Chi Kung, Taoist Corse exercises and Sau Kung.
If you're still a beginner to Tai Chi, all aspects will be explained and demonstrated through simple exercises while we build the form sequence together.
For those with a little more experience, you know the story. You’ll be able to seek the smaller details and refinement of your practice. It’s those small details that make all the difference.
So, if you’re interested, let me know and we’ll organize your place.
If you have any questions, ask away…
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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One more beginners class opening for new starters next week 15th Sept in Clontarf.
Places are limited, booking essential, email now for details.
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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
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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!
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