Monday, January 2, 2023

MMTCA January Newsletter 2023

 



“The shaman-priest must have superb equilibrium, otherwise they will not reach their destination and fall this way or that.”

-Ramon Medina Silva

 

Happy New Year! Another trip around the sun for me and you. I wish 2023 to be your best year yet, filled with health, well-being, strength, love, and magic!

Speaking of new year, the Chinese Year of the Water Rabbit begins January 22nd. We’ll be celebrating with a combined zoom and in-person demonstration on January 28th. I’ll be sending out more details in the next week. (Master Choi is a Rabbit, FYI)



Our Winter/Spring schedule:

2nd and 4th Mondays, 630-730PM= zoom Pushing-Hands class

Tuesdays 6-8PM=in-person class at St Sahag

Wednesday 630-730PM= zoom solo form class

Thursdays 6-8PM=in-person class at St Sahag ( zoom available)

Saturdays 900-1030AM= in-person class at St Sahag

 

I’m also offering a five-week set of class for BeYou Enterprises, Tuesdays and Thursday 1100-1145

You can register here:  https://www.beyouenterprises.com/mindbodymove

 

Before I leave the subject of classes and scheduling, here are the topics for our Winter/Spring curriculum:

3rd Section of Solo Form and applications

Left Side Tai-Chi Sword

Tai-Chi Saber and techniques

Weapons review

Sticking-Hands

Pushing-Hands= Single and Two hand with etudes, Basics review

Hsing-Yi Five Fists and Linking Form

Pa-Kua Sword

Pa-Kua San-Shou

 

When we go outside for Summer classes, I’ll update the curriculum. If you have any questions or want to request any forms or training, please don’t hesitate to ask or suggest.

 

Book suggestion-Waking Up to The Dark by Clark Strand

https://www.abebooks.com/Waking-Dark-Black-Madonnas-Gospel-Age/31313033828/bd?cm_mmc=ggl-_-US_Shopp_Trade_10to20-_-product_id=COM9781948626729USED-_-keyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAnsqdBhCGARIsAAyjYjS32L_ABg5rBJonLpfOY4FeugTmzpqghQQmahQOz0vTe6LqqX_Sw5kaAnTnEALw_wcB

 

OK, are you ready? Our new T-shirts are here! Thank You Julie!

https://www.zazzle.com/single_whip_chakra_tee-235016484610969225

 

I am planning a retreat for this August at Wild Rice Retreat Center in Bayfield. I’ll be filling in more details each month. I will have a deposit deadline for you soon. For now, look at where I want to train and practice with you,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNhwvwKK2Zs

 

Help me get to 1000 subscribers. I’m close, at the time of this writing I’m at 648. I was at 278 just this July so I’m confident I can reach my goal soon. Just click “subscribe,” watch and like, and enjoy, thank you! Here is my latest podcast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnJhZ23G6zQ&t=1566s

 

Thank you so much for your support this past year. I ask for your continuing support for this new year. May 2023 find you doing Tai-Chi in the most enchanting places ever!

 

-Sifu Ray

 

“Modern humanity’s sense of alienation lies in the fact that we have cut ourselves adrift from both the natural world and from the roots of our past.”

-Philip Carr-Gomm

 

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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Monday, December 5, 2022

A short list of practitioners of...

 ...Semen Retention!



King Solomon

Yellow Emperor Chin Shih Huang Di

G. I. Gurdjieff

Muhammad Ali

Eric Clapton

Joe Frazier

Ally Khan

Jim Carey

Jake LaMotta

Kanye West

Mike Tyson

Andrew Carnegie

Muddy Waters

Sultan Murad III

Frank Harris

Napoleon Hill

Miles Davis

Willie Dixon 

Sigmund Freud

Steve Jobs

Sultan Suleiman the Great

Nicholai Tesla

Mahatma Gandhi

Manny Pacquiao

50 Cent

Blaise Pascal

Socrates

Orland Bloom

The Shakers

The Oneida Community

There are so many others. Next I'll give some practical tips and practices.





MMTCA December Newsletter 2022

 


 

“When you move slower than the world, and breathe more deeply than the world, you awaken a consciousness beyond any world.”

-Matt Kahn

 

Merry Hanaramayulekwanzmas! At the darkest time of the year, may you find your inner light in meditation, reflection, journaling, and Tai-Chi practice.

 

Our schedule will be the same for the rest of December until the 17th. No classes:

12/20

12/22

12/24

12/27

12/31

There will be an open practice on 12/29. If you have any questions, ask me or Julie for more info.

 

Zoom pushing-hands class will be Monday, 12/12 this month. I’ll send out the invite soon.

 

Book suggestion= https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Ray_Hayward/

 

My Massachusetts seminar last month was a great success! I met old friends and made new connections. Big THANKS to Sifu Richard, Sensei Jeff, Rob, Christine, and Read for making this dream into reality. I plan to go back next June. I’ll post one of the sessions on Patreon.








Check out my latest podcasts, lessons, and historical videos on my YouTube channel.

 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy6vA6aVHYzkoGlBQowFQFqVFBUs6Eo62

 

If you join my Patreon page, you will find many lessons, videos, and other aspects of my teachings, practices, and my teachers. Support me and be supported with in-depth looks at the many arts I practice and teach.

https://www.patreon.com/rayhayward?fan_landing=true&view_as=public

 

We’ve hit a SNAFU with our t-shirts! I’ll keep you posted about how to get our new shirts and products, when they become available. Sad face here…

 

Beginning in January I’ll be streaming my Thursday night classes live on zoom as I lead class in person. Let me know if you are interested in joining online.

 

“When we see the beauty of Heaven and Earth, we are moved. When we see the beauty within ourselves, Heaven and Earth are moved.”

Chen Zhi-ming

 

As I close out 2022, I’d like to take this space to thank you for your support, encouragement, appreciation, practice, and dedication. Even though the pandemic seems to be on the downside, the effects, caution, fear, and worry are still real. I do hope to see you back in class when you feel safe enough.

This year I’ve had a couple of serious encounters with people suffering from BPD. I learned a lot, even when it was the most painful and hurtful. Your support through these trying times, together with my daily practice, kept me healthy and sane! Namaste and thank you.

I’m excited to be on this Tai-Chi journey with you all. I'm still as excited to practice today as I was when I began 42 years ago! Thank you for a magical 2022 and Year of the Tiger. I look forward to 2023 and the Year of the Rabbit.

I bow to the ground,

-Sifu Ray

 

 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

 

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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