Friday, 13 July 2018

Welcome to T'ai Chi


It's so nice to introduce people to T'ai Chi. Welcome to this fabulous practise which can enrich your life in many ways. You just need to practise a little every day and you will learn to relax and heal your body and mind .

Here below are two videos of the Mini Form to help you get started . Enjoy !


Beginning Posture of the Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.



Mini Form to brush left knee and push for the Monday Morning Class from ann on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hiking in Sedona


We head it at 6am. 



And follow the trails so interesting to see these houses camouflaged into the landscape. 



Today we passed a Stupa . 




And the amazing Red Rocks in every direction. 




Felt like this Red Rock was sending us a kiss. 
So Grateful and Happy to be here. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™


Sunday, 10 June 2018

Back in Arizona



Such an interesting State. 



I woke at 5am and decided to take a walk. 



And feel the desert heat. 


Such beautiful flowers. 





And interesting ‘seed pods’ I have never seen these before!!!




See again the desert cactus. 



Spotted a tram, 



And a local buss. 



Looking forward to my time in Sedona. Heading there this morning. 
Feeling very blessed and grateful. πŸ™πŸ’•♥️

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Just a few reasons I love these taichi journeys


The sun was trying its best to break through as I drive West.





The homeward journey was stunning, 




Patches of blue,





Amidst  billowing clouds, 





Felt, dreamlike, otherworldly.






and perfect, 





The Paps looked so beautiful and I felt  very Happy after a wonderful day of taichi in Castletownbere. 







Friday, 30 March 2018

Nano Nagle Place


I’ve been driving past on my way to Tai Chi as the restoration work progressed. 


Today I had time to pay a short visit. 



Climbed the steps to the garden. 



Tranquil and quiet with a feeling of the  convent stillness. 



Found the Cafe, 



Couldn’t resist a sweet treat. 



While  I pondered the perfection of the the window. 



The whole building and sterple beyond. 



So happy to see this space open . I’m looking forward to a longer visit soon as taichi was calling and I had to leave. 











Thursday, 29 March 2018

Castletownbere Retreat





We are putting the final touches to our Spring retreat in Fabulous West Cork . 



 The Weekend will include Cooking with Maureen


, Mindfulness  with Tricia 



       Tai Chi with me.  
 There will be time for mindful walks and exploring  our surroundings. weather but I bet it will be 
 It promises to be a wonderful weekend.  We have just a few spaces remaining so get in touch if you would like to join us. 
The weekend costs €200, Bed and Breakfast is available at Bellatrix €60 for the 2 nights. 
There will be Morning Workshops in Mindfulness and T'ai Chi in the Sarah Walker Gallery on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9-1pm cost €50/session . 
Contact : taichimcilraith@yahoo.co.uk   if you would like any more details or to book. 
Lots of Love Tricia, Maureen and Ann

Monday, 26 March 2018

A Great Trip West


Tai Chi in The Sarah Walker Gallery πŸ’• with this amazing group.  



And views to take ones breath away. 



I love these winding roads that lead to so many new possibilities. 



Close encounters with curious creatures.




Breaks for coffee and delightful treats. 





Beauty to restore 



 my spirit around each bend on this journey of my soul. 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Welcome to Lifelong Learning and other new T'ai Chi Beginners.


Here are some of the exercises we explored at the recent classes. So nice to share our practise with you all. I do hope you enjoyed the classes and that you will join us for more t'ai chi.


Opening the body and heart to empower your day. ��� from ann on Vimeo.



Stepping like a cat exercise. from ann on Vimeo.


Beginning Posture of the Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Some more views from the West



These trips West open my heart and mind,




The landscape, 





The mysterious beauty,





The sea and sky,




 

All serve to renew my spirit.
I am eternally grateful for the gift of eyes that appreciate the wonder of life.


I am so happy and pleased with myself because I just added an app to my phone that allows me to post directly to my blogπŸ’•πŸ‘ŒπŸ™. 
No my trips West can be uploaded as easily as on Facebook πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. 
Here are some of the wonderful views from last Sunday’s  taichi journey to Castletownbere. 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Exercises For T'ai Chi Beginners


Here is the Stepping Like A Cat exercise.  This exercise is wonderful for developing sensitivity and awareness in the feet and for improving one's sense of balance.
Scroll down to last weeks post and you will find Parting Wild Horse's Mane and the empowering exercise which is so good to open the body.


Stepping like a cat exercise. from ann on Vimeo.





Tuesday, 30 January 2018


A big welcome to all new T'ai Chi beginners what an amazing joureny you have embarked upon. This journey will open you to a whole new relationship with your self,  your physical self , your emotional self and your consciousness. It gives you the opportunity to experience your life in a new fresh manner . Welcome Welcome Welcome I'm so glad you are opening up to this way of growing in awareness.
Here below are some videos to get you started.

Opening the body and heart to empower your day. ��� from ann on Vimeo.


Parting Wild Horses' Mane posture for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

T'ai chi Lesson and a few links about The Sedona Methd



Here are some links for people who were asking me about releasing, it is a way of working with our beliefs and feelings that I have found to be really liberating .

Lester Levenson developed the Sedona Method which is a way of dealing with our feelings. You can read his story in this link   Lester.

Hale Dwoskin who worked with Lester and still teaches the method has made a Movie which gives a taste of the work you can watch it on this link . Letting Go Movie



Here is the lesson for Friday morning's class in Blackrock.


Embrace Tiger And Return To The Mountain to Roll back Press And Push . from ann on Vimeo.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Tai Chi Lessons for Mini Form Beginners, Advanced Mini Form , Short Form Beginners and interesting links about Fascia




It's so good to be starting a new term of T'ai Chi meeting enthusiastic beginners and returners to our practise. Such a joy and a privilege to share this journey with you all.

Beginning Posture of the Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.




Full Mini Form from ann on Vimeo.


Here are the first few lessons of the Short Form for Thursday night's class.


Short Form To Single Whip from ann on Vimeo.


Here is a link to a fascinating study of Fascia and how it is changing our understanding of how the body works.
Strolling under the skin


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

In Memory of John



There is no end to my love and gratitude to John Kells for his teaching , inspiration and encouragement to me in my pursuit of T'ai Chi. 
He is in mind especially now around the anniversary of his death.






John's Heartwork

Heartwork

Real connexion stems from what we call the Heart.
There is a circulation to the Heart – between the Heart and other Hearts –
human and otherwise.
This is the main thrust of my work.
But there is a circulation within the body, not as simple as blood or ch’i, but
something a lot deeper and from our ancestry – as deep as the beginnings of
time.
Real connexion is out of time and passes through bones and sinews from our
ancient impressions through something with the same kind of significance as
genes.
The inter-connexions between ourselves and other humans and all living things
are so complex that there is no intellectual sense to be made of it.
If my writings echo in you it is because you echo in them.
The soul of belonging is the interplay with all whom you meet and is quite
outside of ego.
To hear the truth resound within your own destiny is a great responsibility.
It bounces forwards in a natural way and you must devote yourself to keeping
up with it.
To be alive is to become your destiny and to burn everyone you come across with
a stronger and stronger light.
So from your land of mist and my land of mystery we have a meeting and a
blessing.