World Tai Chi Day April 29, 2017

Please join our celebration of World Taichi & Qi-Gong Day 2017. This event will be held on April 29 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, at Pavilion #3 of the Neshaminy State Park. 3401 State Road, Bensalem, PA. This park is located right next to the conjunction of Delaware River & Neshaminy Creek. Its facilities include a sand beach (no swimming), walking trails, picnic areas.

Many renowned masters & healers of Taichi, Qi-gong, Martial Arts, Meditation, and Yoga will join us, including USA Wushu team members, and a movie star of Bollywood films. They are going to lead the free practice and demonstration in the morning from 10:00- 11:30 am. All are welcome.

Also: World Taiji & Holistic Healing Day will be held at the same location on April 29, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. These activities will promote the practice of Taichi and Qigong, but also provide more vigorous training programs and healing remedies for the participants in the afternoon. Participate in one of nine 75-minutes long workshops between 12:30 and 5:00 pm. Additionally, the Holistic Health Expo will take place from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Get to know the vendors of holistic healing and healthy living services, as well as publishers of books, dvd's, and books on the topic. Many will provide their valuable services and magnificent products on the site for free or for large discounts. Please join us.

Additionally - don't forget the Symposium for Integrative Health Tai chi Retreat to be held at Maris Stella Retreat Center on Long Beach Island from September 8-10, 2017. We are looking for holistic health sponsors and workshop leaders as well as paper submissions for the academic portion of the Symposium. Check out our webpage: SyIHTQ.org

Chang-shin [ Luke ] Jih Ph.D
Face book: Chang-shin Jih
(Phone) 267-481-0721
mailto: Lukejih@TaijiquanEnthusiasts.org

Upcoming Event: Symposium!!!

On September 8, 9, & 10, 2017 we will be holding a fabulous Symposium for Integrative Health Tai Chi Retreat, (aka "The Symposium" or "SyIHTQ") at Maris Stella Conference and Retreat Center at Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. Please make a note of it in your calendar. Calls for workshops and papers as well as more details can be found on http://SyIHTQ.org. Hope to see you there!


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For years we've been debating about providing benefits for Tai chi Teachers such as third party verification of certification. For years we encourage people to contact the NQA for certification. However, we recently discovered that the NQA will not certify Tai Chi teachers, only Qigong Health Practitioners and Instructors. As a result, we are looking into certifying Tai chi teachers ourselves. If you are interested in serving on the committee to make that happen, please contact CJ at CJRhoads@TaijiquanEnthusiasts.org.