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Workshops & Special Events

Sunday Workshop Series:
Deepening your understanding and tai chi play!

Yang 24 FormsThis monthly series is designed for folks who want to take their tai chi/qigong play to a deeper level.

Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE

Tui Shou/Sensing Hands Workshop
With Mearl Thompson/Master Trainer Emeritus from Denver, CO

September 21, 2019, 9am to 1 pm
Lewes Senior Center, $45

Contact Susan Hamadock at 302-381-0585 for information or to register.

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Push Hands, Sensing Hands, or Tui Shou is a relaxed, two-person exercise which bridges the gap between solo form practice and actual combat. Three specific techniques are emphasized:

  1. STICKING--maintaining light contact with an opponent.
  2. LISTENING--sensing the magnitude and direction of an opponent's force.
  3. YIELDING--responding to an opponent's force partially by giving way, and partially by controlling or guiding its direction.

The ultimate goal of the training is to reduce the amount of force needed to neutralize attacks, so that one may defeat speed and strength with skill.

The objective of Push Hands is to learn how to harmonize the Yin (receptive) and Yang (assertive) principles, so that better health, communication and vitality can be achieved. This positive exercise system helps the practitioner to find more balance and self-confidence in his/her daily life.

Please register early as space is limited. Wear comfortable tai chi clothes and foot wear. We will be learning and working drills designed to help with your understanding of sensing hands. This is a very active workshop while remaining safe and fun.

Tai Chi Workshops with Dr. Paul Lam
Sheraton Wilmington South, New Castle, DE

Exploring Five-Element Qigong - Friday, October 4, 2019
Exploring the Depth of Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention - Sat/Sun October 5-6, 2019

Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health ProgramsSilver Lotus Training Institute is proud and honored to sponsor this local series of workshops with Dr. Paul Lam, founder and Director of the international Tai Chi for Health Institute.

Dr. Lam, an Australian family physician, is a world leader in the field of tai chi for health. He has devoted over 40 years to modernizing tai chi, making it easier to learn and gain health benefits more quickly. His Tai Chi for Health programs are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, health departments, Diabetes and Arthritis Foundations around the world. He is the author of many best-selling books, instructional DVDs, and online tai chi lessons.

Spaces are still available in both workshops. No experience is required to attend the Five-Element Qigong program. The Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention program on Saturday and Sunday is a depth workshop, and particpants must at a minimum be familiar with Dr. Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1, and preferably Part 2 as both parts will be practiced.

More information, or to register, use the links below.

Please contact Marianne Walch, the local coordinator, with questions at