Celebrate World Tai Chi Qigong Day, April 30, 2011

On the last Saturday of April each year local tai chi and qigong groups in communities throughout the world come together to perform, share and cultivate the movement and energy of  tai chi and qigong.  This year the local celebration will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. -noon at Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere Park, Sarasota, Florida.
Now an international annual event WTCQD,  first held in April 1999 is celebrated in 60 countries around the world.  It begins at 10 a.m. in New Zealand, and continues in successive time zones for 24 hours.  This “global spirit of cooperation for health and healing purposes, regardless of geopolitical boundaries” is part of the vision that founders Bill Douglas and Angela Wong-Douglas had when they began the first international WTCQD  in 1999.  In addition, they hoped to help educate the public on the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong being discovered by medical science, and to further the public education and conversation about the benefits of Chinese medicine.
Having attended several of these events over the years, I can tell you that it is always fun to participate as well as to watch performances by different local tai chi groups and to meet other tai chi students and Master Trainers.  So whether you are a seasoned tai chi player, or just someone who has always been curious about tai chi and qigong, you are invited to attend.  The event is open to the public and there is no charge.  (Special note: participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. ).

Master Trainer Susan Scheuer performs sword form at WTCQD 2010

Categories Tai Chi | Tags: | Posted on April 16, 2011

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