Last week, November 16–20, 250 members are enjoying a wonderful five day International Instructors Workshop in Someren. Can you imagine, it is mid-November and we are in the Netherlands under clear blue skies and brilliant sunshine, allowing us to do three Tai Chi sets out in the open air. Two years ago the workshop ended in a snowstorm! But now it feels like summer and even the cooks are wokking outside. Members from a record 20 countries are working together in harmony to develop their Taoist Tai Chi. We regularly split up into small groups to practice and share. The workshop leaders Marsha Eberhardt and Carmen Capilla make us work very hard but it all feels very light and the atmosphere is great.
It is the last time this workshop is held at “De Hoof” in Someren because the Netherlands Centre in Helmond is almost ready to welcome members for the next workshop. Last weekend, each day more than fifty people came to help and we put already eighty bunk beds together. All classes started again. We are now planning the Grand Opening on April, 14, 2012, and we look forward to welcoming members from all over the world to join in our celebrations.