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Inspirational artist and writer Richard Crookes joins host Susan Larison Danz in a relaxed conversation about his artistic creations, spiritual journey and life in Thailand. Richard just released a new Tai Chi Reflections card deck, a set of 48 self empowerment cards based on the body language of the Tai Chi Form. Not intended for Tai Chi instruction, the cards provide a meditative gateway to reflection and empowerment.
Richard first studied Tai Chi in the UK at the age of 29 in an intense one to one education of personal transformation with a Tai Chi master. Latterly he has studied with masters in Thailand and undergone further and varied personal development and contemplative educations. He has created the artwork for numerous book covers and is the illustrator of multiple popular card decks, including The Angels of Atlantis, Animal Whispers Empowerment Cards, Angel Heart Sigils and The Astrology Reading Cards.
Richard is the artist who created The Frontier Beyond Fear artwork, and there is a bit of a story behind that, too!
Richard's web site: RichardCrookes.co.uk
Program music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer (LarrySeyer.com), included in this podcast with his permission. Visit FrontierBeyondFear.com to learn about the inspirational outreach of this program, now in its 5th year.
We will be speaking about "The 6 Harmonies" as they are outlined in the practice Taiji MeihuaTtang Lang Quan. In our discussion we will address the similarities and differences in Tai Chi model and TLQ model. We will also talk about some of the benefits of the model, and real life scenario's where people can benefit from using the 6 harmonies in their daily life.
In this show we will expand on our topic from last time (June 7) with our returning guest, Aliya. We'll talk more in depth on her roots and her decision to turn to Tai Chi as a healing source of energy. If you caught our last program, you'll want to tune into this one too and find out more about the healing powers of Tai Chi!
Please visit these sites - www.taichifusion.com, www.taichilee.com and www.tennistaichi.com
I have found as a Tai Chi teacher and player that I have made many lasting friendships over the years and my guest in this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration is no exception. Donna is a long-time friend and teacher and she'll share with you her roots and philosophy and will probably have a good story or two for us as well! Don't miss it!
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In this episode we will be interviewing Stephen McLaughlin of White Cloud Kung Fu Academy as we discuss the practice of lineage succession. Located in Blackburn, Lancashire of the United Kingdom. White Cloud Kung Fu Academy was founded by Sifu Derek Gordon in 1962 and is today guided by 2 of his students, Dave Cowell & Head Coach Bill Keith, both with more than 40 years of Martial Arts experience. Steven McLaughlin is one of 2 senior instructors both with nearly 2 decades of continuous Martial Arts experience under their belt. He currently teaches Long Boxing(Chang Chuan), Wing Chun, Hsing-I , Bagua Zhang and Yang style Taiji Chuan. He began his training in Chinese Gong Fu at the age of 6 and at age 20 he received his 3rd rank of black belt in 2010.
Lineage succession is the practice of grooming specific students to act as a vessel of transmission for a particular martial style. Tai Chi Chuan is one style in particular that uses lineage documentation much like a family tree to trace its roots and origination. These lineage holders are then entrusted to become caretakers of a particular style ensuring their art continues to thrive in its entirety. Lineage succession is predominantly practiced throughout Asia but we are finding that this method of knowledge preservation is also surfacing in the Asian martial arts in the western world.
Although White Cloud Kung Fu Academy does not officially use Lineage succession the principles of personal growth, self-realization, and lifetime cultivation, are carefully fostered and guided. Steven Mclaughlin is now the 3rd generation of instructors at White Cloud Kung Fu academy.
Greetings Group Fitness Instructor peeps!
As I finished my tai chi practice this morning, I was inspired to record this show.
What's MindBody fitness? What does that even mean? I describe how I interpret MindBody fitness and why it is important that GFIs pay attention to this essential healing practice.
Questions explored include:
How do we adapt a tai chi class successfully to a group fitness format?
How do instructors create a standard format for teaching tai chi to students
Is tai chi for fighting or healing in the group fitness arena?
Can fitness instructors learn to mimic martial arts forms effectively?
Do instructors need to know the martial (fighting) aspects of tai chi to teach it?
How long will it take before you can start teaching a tai chi class?
How is a tai chi class structured for a 30-minute session?
You can connect to me on my Facebook page as MindBody Group Fitness Arts Foundation.
In Tai Chi—The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength, tai chi master and Taoist monk Arthur Rosenfeld presents the fundamentals of this martial art, explains how tai chi builds optimal health, and shows how this ancient practice is still relevant and useful in our modern lives. The first Westerner to receive monk's robes at China's Chun Yang Temple, Rosenfeld is one of the foremost experts on tai chi outside of Asia. He explains how Taoist philosophy, Chinese martial arts, and traditional Chinese medicine form the three pillars of tai chi, an ancient art that calms minds, tones muscles, and heals bodies through controlled, strength-building movements paired with guided meditation. Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by Arthur Rosenfeld to talk about his best-selling book, Tai Chi—The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength.
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After the live broadcast of this show I discovered that it was not captured for some strange reason which I am not clear on at the moment!!! I apologive for this because I know you were looking forward to checking out this show just likfe Coach TMB was...
Open House, 10:30-1:00pm
Community celebration with live music & refreshments
Connect with local non-profits: Well House & Spoke Folks
Goods from local vendors: Malamiah Juice Bar, Bloom Ferments, Nourish Organic Market & Bhakti Jewelry
Live radio broadcast from In Life Now with Toresa Blakely
From the Heart tees & other fun surprises
It has been 15 years since we opened our doors! Can you believe it?! At that time we were one of the few store front yoga centers in the West Michigan area. It was like a signal fire! So many curious and dedicated students have passed through these doors and some have emerged as great teachers themselves. Many have gone on to open their own spaces and share these practices in West Michigan and beyond!
Since the beginning, our focus has always been on cultivating a deeper connection to Community through these beautiful practices. Self Knowledge and Creative Expression are the in-breath and out-breath of this focus. The more expression we celebrate in each other, the more our collective heart beats. Deep gratitude for your curiosity, studentship, and dedication over the years!
Rick & Behnje
Defeating negativity using spiritual tai chi
Martial Science and Arts brought to us with a New York State of Mind, Body and Soul. Let’s get loose, get down, get funky and focused on what we have to do to internalize what we practice. Lets get a legend of Pugilistic Internal Alchemy to show us the way. Let us get out pen and paper and hear the wisdom of Kung Fu Legend: Grand Master Rudy Curry.
Grand Master Curry has almost 40 years of Martial Art knowledge and is the source and founder of the Brothers of Quan. He has produced several martial art stars such Master Melvin Conley “Divine”, Brother Rodrick Shabazz “Silence”, Master & Champion Novell Bell “The Black Taoist”, and the Underground Founder & Fighter “Man Up Stand Up” Fighter “The Medic”. You all know what the language I’m speaking: I speak the language of underground knowledge wisdom and demonstrated power. Come with us on a journey towards excellence in Martial Arts. Come listen to: Captain Tilly Tai Chi in the Park with Gm Rudy Curry.
In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration we will speak to our special guest, Richie V. about how he has used the meditative aspect of tai chi to help in his recovery process. Rich exercises a twelve step program through AA and regularly practices tai chi and other mind/body, meditative disciplines.
In addition, Rich is a Vietnam veteran who may be suffering the affects of PTSD. His tai chi practice helps him to calm his mind and opens muscles and joints to the flow of internal energy - chi.
Find out why Rich chose to practice tai chi and what benefits he has experienced as a result. Let's also take this time to honor our veterans.
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This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired in July.
In this episode of Tai Chi Inspiration, we welcome back our special guest from last time, Donna, with more stories to share among great friends. This time we'll focus more on what Donna is up to now with her Christian Shaolin Academy and what she plans for the future. You won't want to miss this one as we share stories, laughter and reminisce!