On April 2, 2011, about 30 people took part in a Tai Chi Intensive in Corpus Christi, Texas. The all-day event was held at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Students from all over Texas, including Austin, Dallas, and Pharr, attended the workshop. One man commented that he thought he was very strong, as he pumped weights at a gym, but doing Tai Chi worked muscles he didn’t know he had.
The instructor was Allen Pearce, from Portland, Oregon. The day consisted of two sections, a morning and an afternoon class with chanting, a potluck lunch, and afterward, a wonderful dinner cooked by the owner and chef of a Chinese restaurant. Everyone returned home invigorated, tired, and full.