March 15th, 2012 by Jan

FINALLY dates for a Summer Push Hands camp/reunion.
August 24 – 26, 2012 Yay!

It will be so nice to touch in with everyone again. I might have said this before, but I really love the students who have studied with me, my teacher and my classmates are just da bomb.

No specific topic for the weekend has come to mind, but for the first time in over a year, during my practice yesterday, I started to think about it.

I use to get all my lesson plans out of my practice. Practice has written the pages of my teaching manual. It is full of lessons learned or in process. I file away discoveries in my mind and body moving through the form. Knowing I could/would call on the information at a class or seminar.

But this last year, I’ve just moved. I allowed the joy, comfort and wonder of the form to unfold. I did it without keeping a notebook, or thinking of a way to explain something, not looking for a key component that “may help” someone, at the next class. I’ve just moved.

Yesterday in my practice, I had an idea about yin and yang and thought for the first time in a while, oh, I should remember this, and share it at the camp.

It was nice a nice thought and just bubbled up to the surface. So, it must be time to get the notebook out again.

I’m not going to be too conscience about changing my practice right now. As I prep for the camp though, I may slow it down a bit, I haven’t been sinking into my legs as much as I could/should be, and well, l really hope Snake Creeps down or Needle at Sea Bottom is not on anyone’s list of “will you show me.”

I will be more open to capturing discoveries in the next few months.

Summer camp will be great! I’m looking forward to it, Tai Chi people are just the best.

If you are a Tai Chi person, I hope you plan on coming. Here are some details. It’s going to be good.

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 24 – 26, 2012
Where: The Bowen Island Tai Chi House on Bowen Island
Who: You, me and others.
How much: I’m going to do this camp by donation. Give what you can and take what you need.
What: I’ll tell you after practice!

Let me know if you plan on coming and if there is anything I can do to make it easier for you to attend.

2 thoughts on “Camp!

  1. Dorian

    YIPPEE, YAY – I am psyched and looking forward to seeing everyone and doing whatever! As my student Rachel said once – the questions that come from practice are so much better than the ones that come from not practicing. So are the lessons I think.

  2. Laur

    How much fun would that be! Thanks for the open invite but I’m not there yet but will be someday! My thanks are due to my teacher Dorian and my fellow students at The Garage Studio. Needless to say, with Dorian as my teacher, I am having so much fun and being led forth with kindess and patience. Jan, your student is a great teacher!

    Dorian, I am glad that you are going! You’ll be so pumped up with good juice it’ll be even more fun to be in your studio with you.


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