Find out the latest news and events in the January newsletter.
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Hiromi T’ai Chi has been featured in an article in the C-Ville by Giles Morris.
Hiromi T’ai Chi is very excited to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!
The workshop will be held from Friday, January 11 through Sunday, January 13. For directions to the different events, please click the locations in the table below.
To register online, please see instructions below.
|Friday, January 11 (evening)|
|6:30 – 8:30pm||Ch’i Kung Meditation (at HTC dojo)||$70|
|Saturday, January 12|
|10:00am – 12:00pm||Hsing-I (at Westminster Presbyterian Church)||$70|
|Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
|2:30 – 5:00pm||Hsing-I (at Westminster Presbyterian Church)||$75|
|Both Saturday Sessions||$140|
|6:00 – 6:45pm||Demonstrations (at HTC dojo)||Free|
|6:45 – 8:00pm||Pot Luck Dinner (at HTC dojo)||Free|
|Sunday, January 13
|10:00 – 11:30am||1 – 14 Steps (at HTC dojo)||$65|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||15 – 33 Steps (at HTC dojo)||$35|
|Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above|
|2:30 – 3:15pm||34 – 66 Steps (at HTC dojo)||$40|
|3:30 – 4:15pm||67 – 100 Steps (at HTC dojo)||$40|
|4:30 – 5:30pm||Entire Form (at HTC dojo)||Free|
|All Sunday Sessions||$175|
You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).
Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and enter “January 2013 Workshop” in the Apply To field.
Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.
If you or someone you know is curious about T’ai Chi and its calming influences and positive effects on health, please join us on Saturday December 8th at 2pm.
We will demonstrate some of the forms that we teach and discuss how T’ai Chi works to strengthen and integrate the mind and body from 2 to 3pm. You will have the opportunity to try several movements and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.
Afterwards, stick around for snacks and opportunities to ask questions of any of the current students.
Parking: You may park in the SNL Financial lot across from the entrance to the dojo on Seventh Street. You may also park in the parking deck next to the police station on East Market Street. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the dojo — we can validate it for two hours.
The Ch’i Kung Workshop at 8:30am is a great chance to go more deeply into the Walking Ch’i Kung forms, as well as to ask any questions you may have about Ch’i Kung in general, how it can help you, and easy exercises you can do at home to enhance flexibility and comfort throughout your day.
Hiromi will also be teaching a 14-Step T’ai Chi workshop at 10:45am. This workshop is limited to 10 participants who have finished the 14-Step form. (Please note: You are not required to have completed the entire 100-Step form to take this workshop.) This workshop will feature plenty of one-on-one instruction and focus on the alignment and footwork of the first 14 steps. Come with questions!
To register or for more information, please call 877-880-2479 or email email@example.com.
The following are Megan Sharp’s reflections about the Taiwan trip.
I don’t think that I have ever been more nervous about a trip in my life. For days before we left I could hardly think about anything else. I couldn’t believe that I was going to a country where I would only know how to say “yes” and “thank you” and could not read anything. What I had not factored in is that Hiromi can speak and read some Chinese, and she would help us even when we were not with her.
She sent an email before John Graysar and I headed out to tell us exactly how to catch the bus to the See You Hotel in Taipei once we arrived in Taiwan. Before that email we had all but decided to take a cab. The bus ride went without a hitch. Despite the driver not speaking any English, we managed to find our hotel. A very nice man who had grown up in Taipei walked us to the hotel. He met his mother who was waiting to pick him up, and explained that he was walking us to the See You Hotel and would be right back. This was one of many very kind and generous Taiwanese people we would encounter on our journey. Continue reading
The following are John Graysar’s reflections on the Taiwan trip.
I am so glad that I was able to be part of the group T’ai Chi team. It really was a very group oriented project, from beginning to end. I started to feel a more group challenge than an individual one right from the start. I would like to do my best to convey that feeling in my recap of the competition.
Back in June, after we established some of the basic things – position, timing, etc., the next big hurdle was getting 5 people together so we could do a group practice (just like what we would do in the competition). Well, here goes the first thread of my individual thinking, and I was not quite right in my assuming it would be easy. More times than not we would get together in an incomplete set. So, we would do the best in the circumstances and practice one or two or three people short.
Another item we had to address was establishing how we were going to do different moves and practicing these together, gently critiquing ourselves Continue reading