Saturday, 21 October 2017

Castletownbere T'ai Chi



We are back here in our T'ai chi ' home ' in Castetownbere tomorrow. So looking forward to seeing everyone and to welcoming some more new beginners to our great practice.




Turning the ball exercise. from ann on Vimeo.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Mini form to Brush Left Knee and Push For Mallow College Class


Here is the Mini Form to Brush Left Knee and Push, this is where we finished last night .
Keep up the good work.
See you all again next week.


Mini Form to brush left knee and push for the Monday Morning Class from ann on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Teaching Rooms






On Saturday night there was a fire in our Hall in Blackrock. the fire happened in the kitchen but the hall has water damage and so is out of use for the moment . I have been searching for a space to use in Blackrock but have been unable to locate any space that is available on a Tuesday evening.
I have found a space in the Teaching Rooms in the city for Tonight and for Friday morning this week and we will see if that suits people we can stay here until Blackrock is back in action ( which hopefully will be soon).
Tonight's class will be @7:30.
Here is the link so you can find us tonight.
The Teaching Rooms

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Dzogchen Beara Weekend



 There is something special about Dzogchen Beara



There is a sense of peace and tranquillity,



that enhances our practises.



 Something about sharing food that has been prepared with love.



About a spacious environment, and the stunning views that just renews one's spirit.


Saturday, 30 September 2017

Warm Up Execises Lesson For New T'ai Chi Beginners


Welcome to T'ai Chi Here are some videos to help you get started. This is a great practise that will enrich your life in so many ways and all you need to do is a little practise each day. If you give a little of your time T'ai Chi will reward you with awareness, flexibility, insights and serenity.  You will get to know yourself and others in a new and deeper way and have lots of fun along your journey.



Stepping like a cat exercise. from ann on Vimeo.





Cross Energy Exercise from ann on Vimeo.





Parting Wild Horses' Mane posture for beginners. from ann on Vimeo.


Monday, 18 September 2017

Figure 8 Exercises


Here are some of John Kells great Figure 8 Exercises. I never tire of working with these exercises they feel so connected to something much bigger than my mind can grasp. Even watching them allows me to connect to the energy and recharge.


Figure 8 Exercise through the heart from ann on Vimeo.




Figure 8 Heart Exercise Connecting Heaven and Earth from ann on Vimeo.




Figure 8 partner work hands doing opposite 8s from ann on Vimeo.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Autumn Retreat in Dzogchen Beara





Movement in Stillness and Stillness in Movement
We will Dance with these mysterious dimensions of our Being,
 exploring T’ai Chi and Mindfulness, following our Hearts
 and connecting with our True Nature.


  Taking time to nourish body mind and spirit is never more important than now as winter approaches. Days are getting shorter and colder and we prepare to 'hibernate'. This is a great time to turn inwards and reflect on the year that is almost complete, to clear space in and around ourselves so we can be open to a fresh approach to our life. We all tend to repeat patterns in life and the only way to break free is by firstly recognising that we are stuck in the pattern. If we keep rushing around we never have the time to even realise that we are stuck.
In this weekend we will Stop the rushing and racing we will Slow Down as we move.
 We will Slow Down as we nourish ourselves with food, we will take the time to be fully present in each moment and allow this presence to awaken us to the wonder of life lived fully in each moment.
Take a moment right now to to Slow Down, notice your next breath and allow yourself to really feel it. Notice it in your nostrils and in your chest, allow it to nourish every cell in your body.
Giving yourself the time for even just one deep breath makes a difference.
 Now imagine giving yourself a weekend to breath in the fresh Atlantic Air,  to take in the vast expanse of ocean and sink fully into an experience of presence.

 Join us and give yourself the gift of TIME.

This weekend will be a unique opportunity for you to get to know yourself through stillness, movement, and connection. With T'a Chi led by Ann McIlraith and Mindfuness with Trisha Lyne.


 Fresh, locally sourced vegetarian cuisine by Maureen Fitzpatrick.

 This retreat promises to be a deeply restorative time for body and mind.


A Weekend Retreat
with Ann McIlraith & Tricia Lyne
November 3th-5th 2017
200 includes classes, vegetarian meal /snacks.
Wide variety of on-site accommodation options
available separately.
For details and bookings contact:
 Ann: 087 661 6800 / taichimcilraith@yahoo.co.uk