Friday, November 10, 2017

MMTCA November Newsletter 2017





“People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

November is upon us! Sorry this is late, there were a few things going on at the end of October, like a Master Choi seminar!

Thank you to all who helped make Master Choi's visit so successful. He really felt your appreciation and seriousness, as well as your openness and kindness. I will see him at Christmas and will solidify his Spring visit.




We will be closed Wednesday night, November 22nd and Thursday November 23rd For Thanksgiving. All other classes are open as usual.

Book Suggestion: Taking Up The Runes by Diana L. Paxson

I will be taking a few days off to travel to Colorado to see friends and take some classes. Except for Thanksgiving Eve and Thanks giving Day, all classes will meet. I will have a few of my classes taught by my excellent crew of substitute teachers.

Have a great holiday season,

-Ray

“Don’t feel bad about feeling bad. Don’t be frightened of feeling afraid. Don’t be angry about getting angry. There is no need to give up when we are feeling depressed. Nor should we be dismayed at the grief which often accompanies the outgrowing of anything which needs outgrowing.”
-Donna Goddard

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MMTCA October Newsletter 2017





"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."
Dalai Lama

We've had such a great Fall already and Tai-Chi out in the cool, crisp air, with leaves gently crunching under foot, is downright heavenly! Enjoy!

Our new schedule continues with the exception that classes will be suspended the weekend of Oct 28th and 29th for Master Choi's seminar.

Check out our website for updates and upcoming video downloads and study sheets. A HUGE thank you to the website team: Volkan, Julie, Keith, Spencer, Margo, and Matt. I can't do it without you and all your work and output is greatly appreciated, Namaste!



Master Choi Returns! We are fortunate that Master Choi has come out of retirement to work with our Academy.
Saturday Oct 28th
9:00-11:00 AM Standing Meditation
2:00-4:00 PM Liu Ho Pa Fa Main Form
7:00 PM Banquet with Master Choi

Sunday October 29th
9:00-11:00 Am The Dragon of Liu Ho Pa Fa
2:00-4:00 PM The Dragon for Application and Martial-Arts

Seminar rates;

$40.00 a Session
$135.00 for the complete Seminar
- I have 2 private sessions with Master Choi available

Tai-Chi Sword Graduates;

Spencer Chandler
Christopher Simer


Book Suggestion;  Soul Food by Jack Kornfeld and Christina Feldman

It is my pleasure to share Tai-Chi and related arts and sciences for nourishing your lives. Breathe, relax, and please join me to welcome Master Choi back to our Academy this month.

-Ray



“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
- Marilyn Monroe

contact
skrayhayward@gmail.com
rayhaywardblog@gmail.com
https://mindfulmotiontaichi.com/
612-404-7320
My Blog: The Inspired Teacher (rayhayward.com)
Facebook: Ray Hayward, Ray Hayward Enterprises, Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy



Monday, October 2, 2017

Master Choi Returns!





Grandmaster Wai-lun Choi Fall Seminar October 28th and 29th

Master Choi returns to work with the students at Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy. Master Choi is offering four sessions with the goal of laying the foundation of the Choi Method for internal martial arts. All members are invited to attend any and all sessions, as well as the banquet. There will be a sign up at the Academy for classes and a banquet Saturday night.

Saturday Oct 28th
9:00-11:00 AM Standing Meditation

In this session, Master Choi will teach and explain the importance of standing meditation training. He will cover alignment, relaxation, breath, mind, and how to unite the body.

2:00-4:00 PM Liu Ho Pa Fa Main Form

Master Choi will review and continue the sequence we began last Spring. Even if you missed the last seminar, we are early enough in the sequence that you can catch up!

7:00 PM Banquet with Master Choi

Location and details to follow

Sunday October 29th
9:00-11:00 Am The Dragon of Liu Ho Pa Fa

This class will cover the second level of the Choi Method, Harmony. Master Choi will use the Dragon to teach 9 Joint Harmony, Inner and Outer Coordination, 6 Directions of Movement, the “Box” of Measurement, and Start Together-Stop Together.

2:00-4:00 PM The Dragon for Application and Martial-Arts

In this session Master Choi will teach the applications and uses of the Dragon for self-defense. This class will be all partner work and you will need to have taken the Dragon class at 11:00. This session will cover the Sensitivity and Strategy aspects of the Choi Method.

Seminar rates;

$40.00 a Session
$135.00 for the complete Seminar
- I have 2 private sessions with Master Choi available

Any questions please feel free to ask. See you then!