Exploring the 24 and 73 Forms with Dr Paul Lam

When and Where

Date 3rd - 5th Mar, 2017
Time 9-5
Address Chelsea Activity Hub
3-5 Showers Ave
Melbourne
VICT
Australia

Information

Details

Presenting the Australian premier of two new workshops!

Yang 24 Forms on 3 March and Explore the Sun 73 Forms with Dr Lam on 4 and 5 March!

Attend both workshops and receive a $50 discount!

The Forms

The 24 Forms was created in 1956 in China based on Yang style tai chi. Today it is the most popular set containing all the essential principles of tai chi.

Dr Lam worked with the creator of the 73 Forms which was based on the classical Sun style tai chi.  It has unique qigong (the practice to cultivate internal energy) together with many powerful features. Sun style tai chi is beneficial and suitable for almost anyone and is complementary to other styles.

At the Workshops

Dr Lam will go through form by form in detail to explain the depth and inner meaning. He will offer feedback, points of improvement and direction to develop your tai chi. You will be working towards the ultimate purpose of tai chi; to cultivate your qi most effectively and enjoyably. During the workshop you will have time to interact with Dr Lam and his colleagues, and benefit from his 40 years of tai chi and teaching experience and medical knowledge to help you improve your tai chi. 

Reasons to Come

  • To enjoy working with Dr Lam and his colleagues
  • To discover more history and depth about Yang or Sun Style
  • To improve your tai chi
  • To enjoy exploring the inner meaning and insights of tai chi
  • To cultivate your qi more effectively and use delivery of jing to generate more qi     
  • To meet and interact with many other like minded tai chi enthusiasts

About Dr Paul Lam

Dr Lam, an Australian family physician and tai chi expert, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He loves teaching and is the first person in history to have travelled over one million miles for the purpose of teaching tai chi. Many enjoy learning from him so much so that they travel thousands of miles year after year to attend his workshops.

Dr Lam is the author of several books on tai chi and best-selling instructional tai chi DVDs. His tai chi programs are supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and health departments and arthritis foundations around the world. Millions of people have improved their health and wellness by learning his programs.

How Will I Benefit from the Workshops?

Over 500 medical studies have shown tai chi improves muscular strength, flexibility and fitness; as well as improved relaxation, balance, immunity and other health benefits. However studies don't show anywhere near the full extent of benefits tai chi can bring! Such as empowering you to develop inner peace, strength and power, leading to more happiness and fulfilment. 

Dr Lam incorporates his medical knowledge, tai chi experience and positive psychology to enhance the 24 and 73 Forms. At the completion of the workshop you will understand the sets more deeply, find a clearer path to progress in your tai chi and gain more enjoyment from your practice.

From Dr Lam

Continuing to develop your tai chi will bring more enjoyment and greater health benefits. The most important task is to practice regularly - that will enable you to truly feel and understand the inner meaning of tai chi. Here are some hints:

Be fully engaged - when a person is fully engaged in an activity then he or she becomes "lost in time". It often happens when an athlete performs at his or her best, or when an artist paints a masterpiece. 

Feeling good naturally - the human body resonates with nature and tai chi follows the rhythms of nature, so you will feel peaceful and relaxed. 

Learning new skills - whether you're learning a new set of forms or improving your forms, your mind will benefit from the stimulation. Enjoy the excitement!

Getting the habit  - set a regular time daily for practice so it becomes a habit. Your mind and body will thank you.

Using mind power - tai chi is an internal art, allow your mind to be open. A closed mind is like a full cup, an empty mind is ready to take in or absorb new knowledge

Who Can Come?

Anyone who knows the Yang 24 or Sun 73 Forms.  

Preparation

Study the relevant DVD, and come scent free in consideration for those with perfume allergies.

What to Wear

Wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes suitable for exercise.

Updates

At this workshop participants will have the opportunity to update their Tai Chi for Health qualifications.  Prior notice is essential and a written assignment must be submitted before 20 February 2017.  An administration fee applies.

Cost

24 Forms  $210:  73 Forms $420.  Attend both and receive $50 discount! Instead of  $630 pay only $580

Early Bird before 21st January 2017: 24 Forms  $190; 73 Forms $380. Attend both and receive $50 discount: Instead of $570 pay only  $520

Fees include morning and afternoon tea and certificate

Registered participants are entitled to a 20% discount on DVDs, a code will be sent with your confirmation message on booking

Location

Chelsea Activity Hub

3-5 Showers Avenue,

Chelsea,

3196

Contact

Register and enquiries online at www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org

Contact Di at Tai Chi Productions:  02 9533 6511 or service@tchi.org

Local organiser:  Anastasia Yianni  anastasiayianni@hotmail.com

 

Cut off date for bookings is 19 February 2017

Refunds before 19 February will incur a $50 fee
Refunds after 17 February will incur a $60 fee
No refunds after 1 March