/R E P E A T -- Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ - 2015 International Awareness Day Celebration/

 

Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice
More than 1000 people from around the world will come to Toronto on August 13, 2015 to celebrate 45 years of Taoist Tai Chi® practice together.

TORONTO, June 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Free introductory sessions for the public, presentations from international, national, and local dignitaries, and colourful dragon dances will mark Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi International Awareness Day on Thursday, August 13, to be held in downtown Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square starting at 9:00 am. A detailed schedule is available at http://www.taoist.org/iad/.

Spectacular photo opportunities will be available as Taoist Tai Chi® arts are practiced by hundreds of people together, dragons dance, and members of the public try tai chi for the first time. You are also welcome to film one of your reporters trying one of our "give tai chi a go" sessions.

Our theme Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice is founded in the Taoist understanding of good health as the refined balance of the whole person. There is no separation between spirit, mind and body. Taoist Tai Chi® practice works towards this aim of complete balance. The Harvard Medical School's publication The health benefits of tai chi is clear that "Tai Chi improves balance and ... reduces falls (as) the ability to sense ... one's body in space   ̶  declines with age. Fear of falling can make you more likely to fall".  Taoist Tai Chi® arts are a moving meditation which enhances balance with its emphasis on awareness, stillness and reduction of daily life stresses and anxieties.

In 2015, we celebrate 45 years of better balance through all the forms of Taoist Tai Chi® practice, thanks to Master Moy Lin Shin, who began teaching in Toronto in 1970 to promote the health and spiritual benefits of Taoist Tai Chi® arts. Today, more than 40,000 members in 26 countries around the world feel the benefits of the internal arts of health that he taught. Awareness Day coincides with an annual, week-long international program at our International Centre in Mono, Ontario. More than 700 instructors and participants from around the world attend.

For more information, visit http://www.taoist.org, call +1 (416) 656-2110 or e-mail press@taoist.org.

SOURCE Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism

Image with caption: "Balance: Taoist Tai Chi® Path (CNW Group/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150812_C4652_PHOTO_EN_473742.jpg

Image with caption: "Free introductory sessions for the public, and demonstrations of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts, as practiced by more than 40,000 members in 26 countries around the world, are all part of the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ International Awareness Day celebration from 9 am to 2 pm. Visit www.taoist.org for details. Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice. (CNW Group/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150812_C4652_PHOTO_EN_472800.jpg

Image with caption: "Reporters trying one of our “give tai chi a go” sessions as part of the annual Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ International Awareness Day celebration. Visit www.taoist.org for details. Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice. (CNW Group/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150812_C4652_PHOTO_EN_472795.jpg

Image with caption: "Two of the longest dragons in North America will dance at Yonge-Dundas Square on August 13 as part of the Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi™ International Awareness Day celebration from 9 am to 2 pm. Visit www.taoist.org for details. Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice. (CNW Group/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150812_C4652_PHOTO_EN_472798.jpg

Image with caption: "The International Taoist Tai Chi Society is the largest non-profit tai chi organization in the world with more than 40,000 members in 26 countries. To find out more information about branches, classes and events worldwide, visit www.taoist.org. Better Balance through Taoist Tai Chi® Practice. (CNW Group/Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150812_C4652_PHOTO_EN_472780.jpg

For further information: Sylvia Goodeve, press@taoist.org, +1 416 817 8560

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