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Exercising the bones while playing with circles

International Program Helmond in The Netherlands 26 -30 September 2018 During the 5 day program  in Helmond we were helped to experience the power of dropping the elbows and coiling … Read more…

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Finding the Source in Helmond

During the terrific five-day international workshop in Helmond,  67 participants played, experienced and felt the extension, contraction, weight-shifting and elasticity in every move of the set. Andrew Hung clarified that … Read more…

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A Different Beginning in Helmond, Holland

Silence. Surprise. Expectation. Cosy atmosphere. Djambe followed by a group of voices singing Evening rise, spirit come… . That’s how we welcomed 2018 in the Netherlands, last January 5th, at 08:00PM … Read more…

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International Workshop in Helmond, Holland

Wholly 110 participants from 14 countries worked together to find balance, practice timing and experience feeling at the international workshop. After meditation the set was a completely different experience , … Read more…

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Final Day of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Breakfast was early this last day of the workshop so that we had lots of time to practice.  We consolidated everything we had learned the first four days. And to … Read more…

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Testimonials from International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Today we heard several stories. One of the members has radiation pain from the shoulder to the arm. She told us that she went to the doctor the day before … Read more…

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International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

  There are 90 participants from 12 countries who have come to Helmond to practise Taoist Tai Chi® arts and to do other activities together, like weeding, dishwashing and chopping … Read more…

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Days Four and Five of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Saturday was the day of celebrating the Chinese New Year! Before the festivities we were focussed on our practise. After working on wave hands like clouds, Marsha explained what the … Read more…

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Third Day of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

Corry, a senior member from Breda in the Netherlands, is enjoying her fifth workshop. It is my first time that I am relaxed and enjoying every minute. At other workshops … Read more…

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Second Day of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

What we practised yesterday we continued today. In between practising  Taoist Tai Chi® arts Marsha helped us enlarge our understanding of uneven forces that create the turn. She gave examples … Read more…

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First Day of International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands

The International Workshop in Helmond has started. For Aart, a member who began six months ago, it was his first workshop experience. He said: ‘We did a lot of tor yu’s. … Read more…

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International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands – Part III

During the workshop we were introduced to the members of the seniors’ committee of The Netherlands. The committee has the name Ietsjes meer, meaning, a little bit more. Like a … Read more…

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International Workshop in Helmond, Netherlands – Part II

Chanting helps us in many different ways to improve our health. Bea, one of the participants, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago. Practising Taoist Tai Chi® arts helps … Read more…

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Day Five of International Seniors’ Week in Helmond, Netherlands

Doing the daily chores in small groups without group leaders was a new experience for most participants. For some it was a challenging way of working together. It was an … Read more…

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Day Four of International Seniors’ Week in Helmond, Netherlands

  Every day we started with chanting. Some members said that the more they chant the more they learn to appreciate it and enjoy the benefits of it. It’s like … Read more…

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Day Three of International Seniors’ Week in Helmond, Netherlands

Today the focus was on the continuous circling movement in the toryu and wave hands like clouds. A lot of us experienced a massage of the inside. It was so … Read more…

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