The phrase ' Be still as a mountain move like a great river ' inspired me to learn Tai Chi. I was in a busy hall where lots of new, exciting courses were being offered. I could choose, and I was attracted to several. However there was a knowing inside me that led me to the unadorned 'stand' with a simple quote about stillness in the face of a tiger. There stood a quiet, graceful Burmese lady who became my first teacher of Tai Chi.
I later needed to find a teacher near to my home and was fortunate to join a class with Richard Farmer. I was inspired by the paring down of the clutter both physical and mental, that led and still leads me to connect with my spirit by being with my body and mind.
Moving slowly came as a relief, once I let go of my perpetual urgency to 'get on with it'. I discovered this vast peaceful place, previously unknown, as if it had been there, patiently waiting for me to notice and enter. And so I studied the art of Tai Chi with a fine, good teacher in Richard Farmer, showing the way through the various Forms.
So the Tai Chi illuminated the everyday of my life as a busy mother. I began teaching in November 1986 and continue on my journey exploring living and Rising Dragon Tai Chi.