Member Comments

“Highly recommended for the young and ‘not- so -young’ !”

Having reached 83 years, my aim is to keep mentally and physically fit to continue a useful and fulfilling lifestyle as long as possible and “playing” Tai Chi is a “journey’ “in that direction. It is focused on breathing, balance and enjoying mindful movement. The instructors are knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging. It is not competitive – you progress at your own speed and continue to learn and refine. Highly recommended for the young and “not- so -young” !

“I would recommend this class to all who are seeking to improve their physical and emotional well-being.”

I joined the Tai Chi Qigong zoom class temporarily, or so I thought, and here I am over two years later, enjoying it. It has become an integral part of my life.
In the first few weeks, I noticed that my blood pressure had improved, and I usually feel relaxed and peaceful after a session.
It is also a great opportunity to meet and interact with others in my class as we continue our journey in pursuing a healthy and holistic life.
We are so blessed to have instructors who inspire us through their love and passion for this ancient discipline.
I would recommend this class to all who are seeking to improve their physical and emotional well-being. It is more than worth a try!

“Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes”

Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes have helped improve my balance and reduce stress.
The instructors (all unpaid volunteers) have a sincere interest in teaching tai chi and in the holistic health of members of all ages and abilities.

As an 81 year old … I feel I have benefited greatly from this discipline”

As an 81 year old man with chronic leukemia I have been doing tai chi for 5 years.
I feel I have benefited greatly from this discipline. It has maintained and improved my flexibility and physical stamina.
By striving to do each element of the set well, my mental capacities have also been exercised.

“It works for me”

I intersect with tai chi both on a personal and professional level.
On the personal level: After I crushed my heel bone in a freak accident, I couldn’t weight bear for 3 months and lost the balance on my left side.
The practice of tai chi has dramatically helped me restore this balance and recover from the injury. As our teacher Patrick says, “It is a work in progress.”

On the professional level: I am a physician who specializes in endocrinology and metabolism, which includes osteoporosis or “brittle bones.”
The Osteoporosis Society of Canada recommends tai chi as one of the exercises of choice to prevent falls and the devastating effects of fractures.
So I tell my patients, “Try tai chi – it works for me!”

“I feel more flexible”

I have been doing Tai Chi for about 5 years.
As a former nurse, I think Tai Chi has many benefits, which help us in our daily activities.
The movements are slow and gentle, no stress on our muscles or joints and very good for balance.
I feel more flexible, without any discomfort in my daily activities.
In summer, we sometimes do Tai Chi in the park.
I would recommend Tai Chi for all ages to help keep you fit.

“The social atmosphere is enjoyable”

I have been practicing Tai Chi for some 8 years and find it most beneficial.
It is a gentle form of exercise but promotes strong muscles, good breathing, balance and coordination.
Those who teach are knowledgeable, proficient and most welcoming and the social atmosphere is enjoyable.

“I would like to thank Patrick”

I would like to thank Patrick for teaching us tai chi through Zoom Tai Chi refinement during this pandemic. I have learned a lot in this refinement, such as the correct way to start the commencement of tai chi, the bow stand transition, the spiral down inner movement etc. And Patrick is very patient to correct my posture and the bad habits on some TC moves. Thanks again Patrick and hope we will see you in the very near future to teach us TC in person.
July 5, 2021

Patrick teaches on zoom
Patrick teaches on zoom