EDINBURGH WORKSHOP - 9th June 2018
EWTA Chief Instructor, Master Howard Gibbon will be coming to Edinburgh to teach a one day Tai Chi course on 9th June 2018.
- Date: Saturday 9th June 2018
- Time: Half Day: 10am-12.45pm, Full Day: 10am-4pm
- Lunch: 12.50-1.20pm - complementary tea/coffee/herbals and biscuits
- Venue: Barclay Viewforth Church, 1 Wrights Houses, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH10 4HN
- Cost: Half day £25, Full day £45
- To Book: email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHIVE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS BELOW
Christmas Presents for the Homeless
Students and friends sorting and wrapping Christmas presents for the homeless at Barclay Viewforth Church on Saturday 17th December 2016. What a tremendous effort!
The students and teachers of Lee Tai Chi classes are collecting items to make up Christmas care packages for the homeless. We've been thinking about how we can bring some cheer to many people who do not have even the basics.
Simple things we take for granted are a luxury when you have nothing. Most of us have nearly new items which we no longer need or surplus toiletries and these are all appreciated. The majority of homeless people in Edinburgh are men but there are also a number of ladies.
If you would like to purchase something new, many stores have items on the list below for £1-£5 and these are all very much appreciated.
Please help us make someone's Christmas really special this year by donating/purchasing any items of the list:
- warm hats
- tights (all deniers as these can be worn under trousers)
- underwear (male and female)
- toiletries such as shower gel/shampoo/conditioner/deodrant
- sanitary products
- second hand medium sized towels
- selection box/chocolate
- unused make-up/samples/cleanser/make-up remover/nail polish
- a paperback book/magazine
- Unwanted copies of Oor Wullie/Broons/Viz
PLEASE DO NOT WRAP THE GIFTS AS IT IS NECESSARY TO ARRANGE THEM INTO ROUGHLY EQUAL AMOUNTS PER CARE PACKAGE AND ENSURE WE SORT INTO MALE/FEMALE/SIZES.
IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE INCLUDE A GIFT TAG (OR JUST A NOTE) WE CAN INCLUDE IN THE GIFT, SUCH AS 'Merry Christmas, best wishes Anne' OR SIMILAR.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS - WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON.
Please email email@example.com to arrange collection. Thank you.
Tai Chi with Longniddry Cubs Group
Master Grade Instructor, Jim Anderson volunteered to teach a Tai Chi session with the boys at the Longniddry Cub Pack during their celebration of Chinese New Year.
'Elderberries' Community Group in West Lothian
County Coach Angela Fallon teaching the 'Elderberries' at Forestbank Community Group, West Lothian
An Afternoon of Meditation & Taoist Massage
Saturday 9th April 2016, 13:30-16:50pm
At The Calton Centre, 121 Montgomery St, Edinburgh, EH7 5EP
Join me for an afternoon of relaxation using meditation and Taoist Massage techniques (self or partner work as you prefer). Massage techniques are fully clothed without the use of oils. Simply wear loose comfy clothing.
The workshop is suitable for anyone. The meditations are calming, bringing a deep sense of peace and the massage techniques are restorative.
Meditation can be done seated on a chair or lying on a mat.
You will need:
- a mat or something to lie on for the massage and/or meditation
- a cushion or something comfortable for your head
- a blanket or something to cocoon yourself
- a bottle of water
There will be a 10 minute break in the middle with complimentary tea/coffee/herbals and biscuits.
Information & Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07786056778 (please leave a message as I may be teaching)
Easter Course with Master Howard Gibbon
Scarborough - 26th and 27th March 2016
Full Details on the EWTA website
Edinburgh Tai Chi Course
Saturday 14th May 13:30-16:50pm
The Calton Centre, 121 Montgomery St, Edinburgh EH7 5EP
Taught by Angela Fallon
Booking and Info: email@example.com or call 07786056778
Master Howard Gibbon's Tai Chi and Feng Shou Course - Edinburgh 13th June 2015
A very successful course led by Master Howard Gibbon.
The day started with a thorough warm up followed by work on stances and Tai Chi Form. There was much pair work including 'Back to Back', Sticky Hands and Chi Expressions. We stretched out with a number of Kaimen exercises and in the afternoon we worked on Kung Fu Sabre, break-outs inlcuding strangle holds (with lots of laughter!), rollaways and sticky sabres.
It was a full day but despite being exhausted, everyone looked bright eyed with beaming smiles. Thankfully the day was punctuated by a tea break and lunch break both of which involved a rather large selection of cakes and biscuits!!
To add to the enjoyment of the day we celebrated Howard's 69th Birthday (14th June) and he patiently endured us singing 'Happy Birthday'!
We were all delighted when 4 of our hard working teachers were awarded their coveted Master Grade Black Jackets: Kathleen Moore, Rea Cris, Geraldine Jones and Jim Gillespie. Christine Dodson was presented with her Teacher's Certificate. Christine and Jim Anderson took their exam at the Scarborough 2014 summer course in which they both passed with flying colours. Jim Anderson was presented with his Teaching Certificate at an earlier date in Scarborough. Well done to all - great achievements.
Despite a full on day which left us all exhausted, Howard sailed through the course and even spent the lunch break chatting with students. The man is a legend! One of the students commented he must have great chi and great vigour that is why he has so much hair! Perhaps like Samson the secret to his great power is in his hair! Next time I'll be bringing a pair of scissors to try and uproot him in sticky hands!!
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Carnoustie Tai Chi and Meditation Afternoon
Carol Ford held a half day's Tai Chi and Meditation course on 25th April 2015 for her Carnoustie students. County Coach Angela Fallon taught the session and what a lovely group of students they were. The group worked hard on refining the Tai Chi Form and the afternoon included some Tao Yin and Kaimen Breathing Exercises. The day was rounded off with a relaxing guided meditation to open the energy gates in the spine and allow the chi to flow freely. Thanks to Carol for organizing the course
Teachers Trip to Loch Tay
Nov 2013 some of the Teachers, Teacher's in Training and two Classroom Assistants took ourselves off for a weekend of training at Firbush Outdoor Centre, on the banks of Loch Tay. We were lucky enough to have sunny, crisp weather and the Loch was so calm and flat at times it looked like a mirror. The scenery was truly spectacular and the tranquility of Loch Tay washed over all of us. The centre is owned by the University of Edinburgh and the dining room which became a perfect Tai Chi hall had the most amazing 180 degree vista of the mountains and the loch.
Kathleen took some great photos, here's one to give you an idea.
Tai Chi Courses 2013
Edinburgh Day Course
Some photos from previous courses