The first five-day International Instructors Workshop in Helmond is happening right now. After many years in a rented location in Someren—many of you will remember the farm buildings—we finally are hosting an IIWS in our new centre.
A record number of 285 participants from 17 countries are participating. And still people are registering for the workshop!
The workshop leaders are Marsha Eberhardt, Sean Dennison and Andrew Hung. They spoke about the stillness inside the body and how it helps us to make the moves without effort.
All the activities are taking place in one big space, except of course for the cooking. These activites include practicing Taoist Tai Chi, standing meditation, chanting, chopping vegetables, washing dishes, preparing tea break, having meals. This is quite special because you can see and experience a lot of harmony between the members. This is a lot of fun, which you can see in the many happy faces.
The big surprise today: the chanting ritual of the cleansing of the building. A ritual through which we “permeated the building with the golden light of the heavens.” This was a walking chant of two short chants.