25 January 2015

Under ice

On the path today...

Enjoy Burn's Night

Wishing all the best from frosty Surrey to the Scottish students. Enjoy your haggis. Mine will have to wait until next week. 

23 January 2015


Great class this week- well done all. 

16 January 2015

John Kells videos

Here are two links to some great film of John.
Clip 1
Clip 2

13 January 2015

This week's photos

Stormy skies last week.
This seal has been at the lock every day since Friday. This photo was taken this morning. 

I was sitting for some 6th Form art students today and one produced this excellent drawing - after looking at Matisse's later work. (Image shows slightly more angst than I was actually feeling, in case you're worried.)

12 January 2015

Free T'ai Chi!

There's a free T'ai Chi taster session today at 3:30pm in the Tesco Community Space, Harlaw Road, Inverurie. All welcome! Full details of the Inverurie class are here

08 January 2015

T'ai Chi Centre workshop dates 2015

The T'ai Chi Centre Workshops 2015

Weekend afternoon workshops in London will be held on Sundays except February at our usual venue St Mary Magdalene church hall from 2-5pm, £20, all welcome.

February 14th Sword (Saturday)

March 22nd Sabre

May 31st Staff

June 14th Sword

September 20th Sabre

October 25th Staff

Heartwork and Power sessions will be held at a riverside venue near Hampton Court Rail Station, and outdoors if weather allows, Heartwork 3rd May, Power 5th July.

Summer workshop - 10th Annual Weeklong Intensive 25th-31st July at Kingston riverside venue. Evening partnerwork session also Friday 24th July.

10th Annual Autumn workshop at Fetternear Hall, Aberdeenshire 10-12 October. Evening weapons session also Friday 9th October.

Hackney Burns Night - from Wayne

Neeps, tatties, tyres, whisky, recitations, songs, spokes, pipes, pedals and dances.

Nice and local this year.

Hackney Cycling Campaign Burns Night

Saturday 24th January 2015
6.30pm to 11-ish
at The City Academy, Homerton Row, London E9 6EA

Having fun on the dancefloor at Hackney Cycling Campaign's Burns Night ceilidh
Having fun on the dancefloor at Hackney Cycling Campaign's Burns Night ceilidh.
Photo courtesy of The Pressmen

07 January 2015

Hackney class

Resumes tonight. See you there!

06 January 2015

February Sword workshop change of date

There has just been a change to our weekend workshop schedule in London, as The hall booker got it double-booked. the new date for the first workshop of term, Sword, will be Saturday 14th February, rather than Sunday 15th. This will be the only Saturday session. Don't forget to leave your sword at home after the class, if going on to a restaurant with your loved one for Valentine's...

Aberdeenshire Tai Chi classes 2015

Thanks to Davina for collating the latest info, good luck with all the classes.

05 January 2015

Inverurie Short Form class

The Inverurie Short Form class will restart on Monday 12th January and will run until 30th March, except 9th February. The class is held 3:30-5pm at the Community Space in Tesco on Harlaw Road.

The class is suitable for total beginners and the first week (12th January) will be a drop-in taster session & demo so you can come along and try out T'ai Chi. Thereafter the price is £6 per session, concession price £4.

The class is also open to returning students ... so regardless of how long it is since you've been to class, you'll be very welcome !

Please get in touch if you need more information. There's no need to enrol: just turn up !

To find the venue:  Go up the escalator, turn immediately right and then right again to face towards the front of the shop, and the room is at the end of the clothing department.

Turriff class

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The Turriff class restarts on Monday 12th January at the Gateway Centre (behind the swimming pool) and will run until 29th June with a break at Easter. Total beginners as well as returners will be very welcome.

The Short Form section of the class, including partnerwork and warm-ups, is from 6:30 to 8pm.
The standard price is £42 per 6 week block, or £9 per session if paying weekly. Concession prices are £30 for 6 weeks, or £6 weekly.

From 8-8:30pm there will be the opportunity for more experienced students to study Yang Style Long Form. This costs an extra £1 per week.

If you need any further information please contact me on 07540 351742 or email davina (at) greatrivertaichi (dot) co (dot) uk.

Thursday Long Form sessions - January to March

Here's the rota for the next block of Thursday sessions. We'll be in the Small Hall 7-9pm and Large Hall 9-10pm at Monymusk as usual except where shown. The cost is £30 or £4.50/week.

8-Jan     Anneke
  7-10 Large Hall
15-Jan   Davina   
22-Jan   Janet   
29-Jan   Marie    
8-10 Small Hall
5-Feb    Neil
12-Feb  Paolo      8-10 Small Hall
19-Feb  Sandy   
26-Feb  Scott

5-Mar   Anneke
12-Mar  Davina

If you can't make the session that you're due to lead then please contact someone on the list to arrange a swap.