The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

Mary Dann | April 7, 2017 |

The symbol central to our logo is ‘T’ai’, with the same sound but different meaning to the ‘T’ai’ in ‘T’ai Chi’. It is a hexagram from the 5,000-year-old Daoist classic, the I Ching.

A hexagram consists of two trigrams, each made up of three lines – solid, broken, or both. The broken lines represent Yin energy, and the solid lines, Yang energy. The upper trigram represents Earth (pure Yin), and the lower, Heaven (pure Yang).

Yin and Yang have motions associated with them. The light, heavenly Yang energy tends to rise, while the heavy, earthly Yin energy tends to sink. As the two energies meet and commune with one another peace and harmony are achieved and great accomplishments become possible.

And so this symbol represents peace, harmony and goodwill.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter Two, April 2017

Category: Newsletter

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter One, January 2017

Mary Dann | January 7, 2017 |

Happy New Year, and a very Happy Chinese New Year* to everyone.

Your instructors thought it might be a good idea to produce a quarterly Newsletter to give you some of the information that it’s not always possible to include in class.

We hope you enjoy reading it and perhaps even printing the odd copy to leave somewhere strategic so that we can continue to increase the number of students who enjoy and benefit from Tai Chi.

Contributions welcome, please let us know what you think.

The Essex Tai Chi Academy Newsletter One, January 2017

*Mandarin – Cong Xi Fa Cai

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Gift Certificates now available

Mary Dann | December 19, 2016 |

Just in time for the festive season, Essex Tai Chi Academy now offers you the opportunity to purchase Gift Certificates for your loved ones, friends or colleagues.

Gift Certificates are available as either a Six Week Introductory Course for £30, or a Quarterly Membership for £60.

Presented as either an A5 glossy colour print, or a PDF voucher delivered via Email, options for personalising your certification are available upon request for no extra charge.

Please contact us if you wish to make that special someone very happy.

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In Memory of Michael Baker-Rogers

Mary Dann | June 18, 2016 |

Following the death of former Chairman and co-founder Michael Baker-Rogers on Monday the 22nd of June 2015, many Essex Tai Chi Academy members wished to dedicate a lasting memorial to him.

The Academy decided to purchase a bench which has now been positioned beside the towpath alongside the Chelmer and Blackwater canal in Heybridge, not far from where Michael kept his “beloved” boat and where he enjoyed many a walk.

On Friday the 17th of June 2016 a number of members visited the bench for the official unveiling.

Michael Baker-Rogers

Michael Baker-Rogers | 1938 – 2015

1938 - 2015

Category: Events

World Tai Chi Day 2016

Mary Dann | April 30, 2016 |

To mark World Tai Chi Day, members of the Academy met together for Tai Chi in the park.

The first set was timed at 10am to coincide with Tai Chi-ers world wide.

This was followed by tea and cake in the grounds of the Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers.


World Tai Chi Day

World Tai Chi Day 2016




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Great Leighs class permanent move March 2016

Mary Dann | March 9, 2016 |
On Thursday 10th March the Great Leighs class is moving permanently to Felsted Memorial Hall, Braintree Road, Felsted, CM6 3DY.
The class will start at 10.30am.
Category: Classes

Tai Chi for Health

Mary Dann | January 9, 2016 |

Practiced by millions of people over the centuries,Tai Chi is exercise for your whole body with real benefits for health.

Interested? Then come along and watch a session! There is no obligation and you will be made to feel very welcome.

Introduction to Tai Chi
Six-Week Course £30
The Plume School Dance Studio
Maldon CM9 6AB

Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30
commencing 19th January

Soft footwear is essential in the Dance Studio
All Welcome

For further information phone 01621 850450
or email us at

Category: Classes

Weekend Tai Chi Workshop

Mary Dann | August 25, 2013 |

Essex Tai Chi Academy and Dengie Tai Chi Club will be hosting a 2 day workshop in November with Peter Lambiris from the Canadian Tai Chi Academy as leader.

This workshop will be suitable for all Tai Chi students.

Saturday, 2nd November: Recreation Hall, Black Notley, CM77 8NE

Sunday, 3rd November: Dengie Village Hall, Manor Road, Dengie, Southminster, CM0 7UH

Each day costs £15 which includes lunch.

For more info or to book your place on the workshop, please contact or

Category: Workshops

Tai Chi Spring Workshops

Mary Dann | February 24, 2013 |

Dear All

Below are details of our next three tai chi workshops:-

Saturday 9th March
Victory Hall, Mundon, CM9 6PD

Friday 12th April
White Notley Village Hall, CM8 1RH

Thursday 30th May
Great Leighs Village Hall, CM3 1NH

All workshops will run from 10am to 4pm (with registration from 9.30am) and cost £10. Please bring a contribution towards the buffet lunch.

Sign-up lists will be coming round the classes, or e-mail your intention to attend.


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26th October One Day Workshop

Mary Dann | October 10, 2012 |

Recreation Hall, Black Notley, CM77 8NE

Friday 26th October 2012, 10am to 4pm (registration from 9.30am).


Featuring special guest instructor Angel Marina Miguel from Palma, Majorca.

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