It was a weekend packed full of learning and fun for all involved! 140 Central Region Workshop participants and 20 Health Recovery Week participants joined together to learn more about Taoist Tai Chi and the fascia from Dr. Bruce McFarland with co-leaders Dr. Karen Laughlin and Marsha Eberhardt. Add in the Chinese New Year’s Banquet at the Dim Sum King in Toronto’s Chinatown to celebrate the impending arrival of the year of the horse and you have more than a full weekend! View Banquet Pictures >
We joyfully did half step tor yu’s learning to get our hands up and out in an explosive fashion so all the connective tissue of our fascia were stretched and engaged. Lessons learned in our practice were then applied to our tor yu’s and practiced.
The banquet was attended by 500 plus members and guests including politicians from all 3 levels of government and international representatives. Entertainment was provided by some very talented members who sang and played. All enjoyed dancing and clapping along to the Tai Chi Jazz Band and the Tai Chi Clezmer Ensemble. Our special guest were impressed by the sense of community and the spirit of an organization that brings members from near and far together to celebrate and share a meal together as well as to practice the health giving arts that were left to us by Master Moy.
Sunday noon comes and for those attending the Central Region Workshop it was time to say goodbye and to take back to their individual clubs and their own personal practice the lessons learned and the community shared. Those fortunate to be registered in Health Recovery Week stayed on to continue their learning journey.
We all look forward to gathering again at the International Centre to share in the celebrations of the Lantern Festival.