Important Notice re Fall Classes
Tai Chi Yukon evening classes will be delayed until at least mid October. Until recently, it seemed that we would still be able to go forward with offering classes in September. Our instructors and the TCY executive have been working diligently to prepare for fall classes incorporating Covid-19 protocols, such as limited class sizes and practicing the “safe six”.
The City of Whitehorse Recreation Department has informed us that in order to allow students and teachers time to adjust to the start of this most unusual school year, Joint Use Bookings outside school hours will be delayed for at least a month. We are still awaiting word from the Golden Age Society re potential morning classes.
Given that tai chi is an excellent way to reduce stress and boost immunity, we feel that it’s more important than ever that people be encouraged to continue or begin regular tai chi practice. There are several excellent online resources to help with your own practice.
We will continue monitoring the situation and provide updates once we have more news. Keep checking this space. In the meantime, let’s all take deep breaths, stretch, sink our qi, and raise our spirits.
Thank you for your patience and wishing you all good health,
Your friends at Tai Chi Yukon
Practice Resources Online
There are excellent videos being posted on YouTube that can help with your practice as part of the Yang Family Covid-19 Wellness Campaign. The link below shows Grandmaster Yang Jun demonstrating a series of wellness exercises.
In the Fighting Covid-19 videos, you can see instructors from around the world teaching one of the key tai chi movements in their own languages. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=yang+family+videos+fighting+covid
More Yang Family lessons will be posted, a number of which will be live-streamed. Our thanks to Chief Instructor Pam Boyde who has been doing a great job coordinating this international campaign on behalf of the Yang Family.
Yang Family Virtual Classroom
The Yang Family Tai Chi organization is launching a new way to take classes with senior instructors from around the world. These courses will cover a range of subjects from tai chi chuan form, theory, principles and philosophy.
Check the website for more information on these inaugural Virtual Classroom courses and to register.
TCY also hosts a Facebook page. Feel free to visit for regular updates, interesting links, and other items of interest. Just click the little "f" glyph at the bottom right of this page.
Raven Recycling Fundraising Account
We welcome donations to the TCY account at Raven Recycling. These funds help us put on future special events.
Chinese New Year celebration, 2014.
Peter White photo, courtesy of Chinese Canadian Association of Yukon.