International Program, Prague: the first European program in 2015
Traditionally, the first weekend after Xmas holiday has been devoted to IWS in Prague, Czech Republic. Considering previous few years we nearly have got a record this January as 197 members came from all over Europe and Canada to enjoy doing Taoist Tai Chi™ with Marsha Eberhardt. What’s more, five of our friends from Ukraine managed to come, and the participants welcomed them with a warm applause, which was very emotional.
After weeks spent calling and visiting different schools to find a proper gym suitable to welcome around 200 members with good food nearby, we finally found a paradise….a school just next to the subway, not far from our clubhouse and hostel, where all stuff was smiling, nothing was a problem, the gym was slightly over 400 m2, and meals surpassed school kitchen stories. The only tiny issue was the extraordinary weather with extremely strong wind resulting in 24 hours drum based concert caused by mechanical slapping ventilators located along the gym. Maybe it was meant as training for our concentration. Anyway, the search for the gym as well as organizing of this workshop was a nice example of working together in harmony.
The whole weekend passed quickly, peacefully but intensely. Beside lots of don-yus and tor-yus we learned a lot about the virtues, dedication of Master Moy, and to smile, of course. Thank you, Marsha.