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Tai Chi weekend workshops 2023

These events are organised by Ross Cousens Master Ding Academy Dublin.

Students of Tai Chi Classes Dublin are not automatically members of the Master Ding Academy! Membership fee is €30 per annum, which will include reduction on rates of workshops, retreats and more.

For those of you new to the Master Ding Academy, Sifu Ding’s visits are an opportunity to meet and work with other students and Instructors from within the organisation. And, of course, to meet, talk with and receive instruction from Master Ding directly.

Saturday 18th November 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Open Masterclass

Fundamentals of Tai Chi: Building a Strong Foundation.


Developing a strong foundation is invaluable as it forms the groundwork for improved balance, coordination, and body awareness. It allows practitioners to achieve proper alignment, posture, and efficient movement, leading to enhanced physical control and flexibility. Furthermore, it cultivates mindfulness, inner quiet and the ability to harness and circulate Chi (energy) effectively, leading to overall health and well-being. With a solid foundation, we can fully experience the transformative benefits of Tai Chi both physically and mentally.



Sunday 19th November 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Open Masterclass

Tai Chi Pushing Hands: Enhancing Sensitivity and Connection.


Pushing hands is a unique exercise that allows practitioners to enhance their sensitivity, connection and deepen their understanding of Tai Chi principles. Through partner exercises, we develop a refined sense of touch and perception enabling us to feel and respond to subtle movements and changes in energy. Pushing hands fosters a sense of connection and cooperation with training partners as we engage in a mutual exploration of movement and energy, promoting a profound awareness of the interplay between ourselves and others.


These open masterclasses are suitable for all levels of Tai Chi practitioner. For beginners the thought of a full day can be daunting with thoughts of, ‘do I know enough?’, floating around. We’ll spend each day in partner work using simple, clearly explained, and demonstrated exercises to examine the details of our practice. If you’re a beginner and your keen to learn, you already have everything you need.


Open to all levels, beginners to advanced and visitors from other schools.

Venue:  Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin 2, Google maps link




Attendance rates:


One Day

                    MDA members       non members

Early Bird rate:     €100              €130

Standard rate:      €130              €150



Both days

                      MDA members     non members

Early Bird rate:     €175               €220

Standard rate:     €210                €260

Early bird rate ends 13th October 2023.

To book your place, or have any questions, contact Ross Cousens

Mob: 087 752 7013

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