Monday, September 19, 2022

MMTCA October Newsletter 2022


Yang Shao-hou

“Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

-Author Unknown

 

October/Rocktober! What an amazing month to be alive! Get outside and see the beauty of Autumn.

 

Saturday, October 1st will begin our fall schedule. All classes will be indoors at St Sahag.    http://saintsahag.org/ Here is the new schedule:


Tuesday 6-8PM = Solo Form, Applications, Push-Hands, Weapons and review, 5 Element Linking Form, Pa-Kua Sword

Wednesday 630-730 = zoom

Thursday 6-8PM = Solo Form, Applications, Push-Hands, Taiji Saber, 8 Inner Palms

Saturday 9-1030AM = Solo Form, Applications, Push-Hands, Taiji Saber

 

If you are feeling safe and want to return to in-person classes, now is the time! You can message me or call if you have any questions.

 

St Sahag Dance Studio, our current home.

I’m adding two zoom Pushing-Hands classes in October and November. The dates for October are the 10th and the 24th, 630-730PM. I will also be experimenting with these classes and try to find the best times and days for the most people. Even if these don’t work for you in October, please weigh in on what days and times are best for you.

Book suggestion= Chen Wei-ming’s Compendium on Taiji Sword translated by Bradford Tyrey

https://www.amazon.com/Chen-Wei-Mings-Compendium-Taiji-Sword/dp/1541338693/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1663619084&refinements=p_27%3ABradford+Tyrey&s=books&sr=1-2

 

I am conducting private lessons and personal coaching both in person, and on zoom. Email, text, or call me for an appointment.

Check out my podcasts, lessons, and historical videos on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtlwnHdNjN-Dd5Hjsi3akYQ

Thank you again for your support and appreciation. Come back to class, relax and sink, and let’s make this an incredible Fall exploring all the benefits and mysteries of Taiji.

 

-Sifu Ray

 

“What can we do but keep on breathing in and out, modest and willing, and in our places?”

-Mary Oliver

 

Contact info

my phone- 1-218-341-9894

 

email= skrayhayward@gmail.com

 

blog= rayhayward.com

 

website=  mindfulmotiontaichi.com

 

facebook= Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

                Ray Hayward Enterprises

 

YouTube= Ray Hayward, the Inspired Teacher

 

                 Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

Twitter- Ray Hayward 1988

 

my books at Lulu= lulu.com/spotlight/Ray_Hayward

 

my books on Amazon= amazon.com/author/rayhayward

 

my Patreon page= patreon.com/rayhayward

 

Instagram= Ray Hayward, or, ataoistsufitemplardruidviking

 

Business address,

P. O. Box 28295

Oakdale, MN 55128



 

 

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Friday, September 2, 2022

MMTCA Newsletter September 2022

A young Yang Cheng-fu, Golden Rooster.

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

-attributed to Albert Einstein

We’ve had an amazing Summer, and there is still some left! Get out and enjoy while you can and do a round or the sword in the fresh air.

The schedule will remain the same except the Thursday and Saturday classes will be held at the Bohemian Flats Park. Tuesdays will still be at St Sahag’s. In October we will go inside with a new schedule.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks-destinations/parks-lakes/bohemian_flats_park/

Speaking of October, next month will be a great time for former students to return to class. I’ll post the schedule in next month’s newsletter.

We had a lovely one-day retreat at Karen’s house. The weather was perfect, the balance of lessons and free time, not to mention the food, made it a great day. Highlights are on my Patreon page. Next year we will do a three-day retreat in Bayfield. Stay tuned!





Book suggestion- Fast This Way by Dave Asprey

https://www.abebooks.com/Fast-Way-Burn-Fat-Heal-Inflammation/31284159576/bd?cm_mmc=ggl-_-US_Shopp_Trade0to10-_-product_id=COM9780062882868USED-_-keyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw08aYBhDlARIsAA_gb0dzRA_DA2GDebT_WIScrSeJDbYOg8V5kDbT1drbdUjimzAUTWaj_LwaAstSEALw_wcB

Check out my podcasts, lessons, and historical movies on my YouTube Channel. Please subscribe, watch, and like!!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtlwnHdNjN-Dd5Hjsi3akYQ

Thank you to my substitute teachers, you gave excellent classes and helped me with my travels! I bow from the waist…

In October I’ll be adding two zoom classes a month devoted to pushing-hands, sensitivity, and partner work. You’ll need a partner, although feel free to observe, and the zoom invite. Email me for more info.

My teacher Dr. Leung Kay-chi passed away last month. R.I.P. Here is a link for my blog:

http://www.rayhayward.com/2022/07/passing-of-my-teacher-dr-leung-kay-chi.html

I’ll be teaching seminars in Delaware and Massachusetts this Fall, contact me if you want more information or want to attend.

Come to class!

-Sifu Ray

“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” – Diana Gabaldon





Contact info

my phone- 1-218-341-9894

 

email= skrayhayward@gmail.com

 

blog= rayhayward.com

 

website=  mindfulmotiontaichi.com

 

facebook= Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

                Ray Hayward Enterprises

 

YouTube= Ray Hayward, the Inspired Teacher

 

                 Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

Twitter- Ray Hayward 1988

 

my books at Lulu= lulu.com/spotlight/Ray_Hayward

 

my books on Amazon= amazon.com/author/rayhayward

 

my Patreon page= patreon.com/rayhayward

 

Instagram= Ray Hayward, or, ataoistsufitemplardruidviking

 

Business address,

P. O. Box 28295

Oakdale, MN 55128

#rayhayward#taiji#taichichuan#pakua#hsingyi#sword#qigong#yichuan#wudangsword#chinna#standingmeditation#taoistmeditation#taoistlove#semenretention#masterttliang#wailunchoi#mindfulmotiontaichiacademy#rayhaywardtheinspiredteacher#inspiredteacher#rayhaywardblog#sanshou#prayingmantis#karambit#personalclasses#pushinghands#fajing#imsak#rosslynchapel#druidry#cerridwen#letstalkaboutsex#magic#westernmysteries#breathwork#wimhof#bagua#lulubooksrayhaywardauthor#amazonbooksrayhayward#patreonrayhaywardtheinspiredteacher#taijispear#treegong#knightstemplar#alchemy#holygrail#freemasonry#newsletter





Friday, July 29, 2022

MMTCA August Newsletter 2022

 

Rainbow over Bailey Colorado 2022

 

“It takes real courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

- e e cummings

I’m writing this newsletter from Colorado, in the mountains! I’ll be here for a few weeks and will be back August 17th or so. I know you are careful, so I remind you to take care in the heat as you practice outside.

We are having a day long retreat at Karen and Ryan’s home in Ramsey on August 21st. We’ll gather at 830AM and at 900AM and will begin our group practices and lessons. I’m planning on teaching the Hsing-Yi two-handed saber, a simple but effective and fun weapon. (I’ll send you home with a practice video) Bring a bokken, or saber, or a cane or stick. We’ll have a potluck lunch at 100PM, and depart at 300PM after our afternoon session. Your asking for the address is your RSVP, so email me if you are planning on going. I’ve reserved our spot for next year’s retreat at Wild Rice Retreat center and this retreat will prime our Tai-Chi seminar and retreat pumps!

I had the pleasure and honor of initiating Daniel Dale into the 7th generation Yang Style Lineage on July 2nd. Dan is now my disciple and a valuable addition to our lineage and school. Congratulations!




While in Colorado, I’ve been visiting my dear, old friend, Master Ken Cohen. I’ve got photos, videos, and a podcast to share Ken’s amazing story and wisdom with you all.




Speaking of podcasts, here is my latest. Please leave a comment, subscribe, like, and share it! And click the bell to be notified about my posts!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z__cpfhLmBY&t=2s

 

In addition to my regular Wednesday night zoom solo form classes, I’m going to be adding a partner zoom class. You will need a partner for these lessons on pushing-hands, sensitivity, and many other special and unique Tai-Chi partner practices. Let me know if you have a partner or would like me to find you one.

Book suggestion = How To Grasp the Sparrows Tail if Don’t Know How to Speak Chinese by Jane Schorre

https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/how-to-grasp-the-birds-tail-if-you-dont-speak-chinese/28275826/#edition=58957725&idiq=43997547

 

I really want to thank you for your support, care, concern, and dedication through these strange and trying times. Knowing you are practicing, keeping in good spirits, getting many benefits from your practice and my classes, all makes me feel hopeful and good about the future. I cherish our time together, whether it’s in person or online. I have plans to expand my teaching and classes as well as teach retreats and workshops.

Not that we needed a pandemic to show us how valuable Tai-Chi and meditation can be, but hearing your comments and experiences, I’m even more determined to keep spreading the lessons of relaxation, well-being, empowerment, and health.

I bow to the ground to you,

Sifu Ray

 

“There are three people who are your friend:

Your friend,

The friend of a friend,

And the enemy of an enemy.”

-Imam Ali

 

Contact Info:

Contact info

my phone- 1-218-341-9894

 

email= skrayhayward@gmail.com

 

blog= rayhayward.com

 

website=  mindfulmotiontaichi.com

 

facebook= Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

                Ray Hayward Enterprises

 

YouTube= Ray Hayward, the Inspired Teacher

 

                 Mindful Motion Tai-Chi Academy

 

Twitter- Ray Hayward 1988

 

my books at Lulu= lulu.com/spotlight/Ray_Hayward

 

my books on Amazon= amazon.com/author/rayhayward

 

my Patreon page= patreon.com/rayhayward

 

Instagram= Ray Hayward, or, ataoistsufitemplardruidviking

 

Business address,

P. O. Box 28295

Oakdale, MN 55128

#rayhayward#taiji#taichichuan#pakua#hsingyi#sword#qigong#yichuan#wudangsword#chinna#standingmeditation#taoistmeditation#taoistlove#semenretention#masterttliang#wailunchoi#mindfulmotiontaichiacademy#rayhaywardtheinspiredteacher#inspiredteacher#rayhaywardblog#sanshou#prayingmantis#karambit#personalclasses#pushinghands#fajing#imsak#rosslynchapel#druidry#cerridwen#letstalkaboutsex#magic#westernmysteries#breathwork#wimhof#bagua#lulubooksrayhaywardauthor#amazonbooksrayhayward#patreonrayhaywardtheinspiredteacher#taijispear#treegong#knightstemplar#alchemy#holygrail#freemasonry#newsletter