Last Sunday I was filled with joy after finishing the first big event to sponsor the Irish team trip to Canada to participate in the 4th World Health Qigong Tournament and Exchange. More info here.
It was a great day with lots of fun and some surprises. We started the day with some chen style warm-ups and standing, learning some basic principles, doing some energy exercises and then some of the chen style 11 form moves. During the morning there was also a demonstration of chen style and wu style tai chi.
We went for lunch, and after lunch we had a free raffle as a thank you for the participants support. The winners were: Andrée – Chen Style Foundation DVD; Héctor – Ba Duan Jin book; Hanna – Tai chi for health book; John – Voucher for a course in the House of movement for €35; and Beulah, who did a fantastic work recruiting more than 4 people for the workshop and funnily enough won a voucher for a free tai chi or qi gong course.
In the afternoon, we learnt some moves from the five animals and 8 section brocade qi gong sets and we left tired but happy after some laughs, some relaxing exercises and the promise of more learning in the future.
Thank you all for being there, for supporting this event and bringing friends along. Our next date will be next Saturday in the Iveagh Gardens at 11:30 for some outdoors tai chi/ qi gong. Looking forward to it!!