Gallery 2012

Water Tiger School of T'ai Chi Ch'uan Patchogue Long Island New York

Laoshi Laurince D. McElroy

Suffolk County, Long Island

New York USA

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2012

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In the Kwoon (January 2012): For years at 29 South Ocean, Water Tiger’s Gan were leaning in a corner. Thanks to senior student Mark Williams, we now have our very own weapon rack in the shared-space studio.In the Kwoon (January 19, 2012): An evening with Water Tiger’s “Bag of Fun” has (L to R) Carl Elmgren, Mary Walsh, and Mark Williams playing different forms with the extras of weights or blindfolds.

In the Kwoon (January 2012): For years at 29 South Ocean, Water Tiger’s Gan were leaning in a corner. Thanks to senior student Mark Williams, we now have our very own weapon rack in the shared-space studio.

In the Kwoon (January 19, 2012): An evening with Water Tiger’s “Bag of Fun” has (L to R) Carl Elmgren, Mary Walsh, and Mark Williams playing different forms with the extras of weights or blindfolds.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 28, 2012): McElroy Laoshi (R) runs through a compressed version of his workshop "13 into One - Finding the 13 Root Energies of T'ai Chi in a Single Posture" for a pair of event participants who missed it … and were pretty insistent.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 2, 2012): During the break of a very soggy morning in Shorefront Park, Water Tiger senior students, Michael Kandel (background) and Mark Williams (foreground), play. The former with balance and the latter with Water Tiger’s Grasp Sparrow’s Tail to the Four Cardinal Directions.

World T’ai Chi & Qigong Day — Patchogue (April 28, 2012): McElroy Laoshi (R) runs through a compressed version of his workshop "13 into One - Finding the 13 Root Energies of T'ai Chi in a Single Posture" for a pair of event participants who missed it … and were pretty insistent.T’ai Chi in the Park (June 2, 2012): During the break of a very soggy morning in Shorefront Park, Water Tiger senior students, Michael Kandel (background) and Mark Williams (foreground), play. The former with balance and the latter with Water Tiger’s Grasp Sparrow’s Tail to the Four Cardinal Directions.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 16, 2012): Without an event photographer these days, McElroy Laoshi does the best he can. This photo was taken with his iPhone while he was facilitating an introduction to Wave Hands like Clouds  during a wonderfully clear morning at Shorefront Park.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 16, 2012): Closing out a morning chock full of play in Shorefront Park, the participants Stand Still to Regulate the Breath — the first posture in Water Tiger’s 10-piece T’ai Chi Qigong Breathing Set is all about relaxing the body, the breath, and the mind.

T’ai Chi in the Park (June 16, 2012): Without an event photographer these days, McElroy Laoshi does the best he can. This photo was taken with his iPhone while he was facilitating an introduction to Wave Hands like Clouds  during a wonderfully clear morning at Shorefront Park.

T’ai Chi in the Park (September 1, 2012): One of our favorite exercises to explore wu-wei (just enough), something we call The Arm Drop Exercise, unfolded during a beautiful morning in Shorefront Park for the last Saturday morning of this year’s offering.

T’ai Chi in the Park (September 1, 2012): Exploring relaxation, whole body movement, and connection, the last Saturday morning in this year’s offering included our Mirror Push Hands exercise.

T’ai Chi in the Park (September 1, 2012): One of our favorite exercises to explore wu-wei (just enough), something we call The Arm Drop Exercise, unfolded during a beautiful morning in Shorefront Park for the last Saturday morning of this year’s offering.T’ai Chi in the Park (September 1, 2012): Exploring relaxation, whole body movement, and connection, the last Saturday morning in this year’s offering included our Mirror Push Hands exercise.

Grace Bay, Providenciales; Turks & Caicos (October 2012): T’ai Chi doesn’t take a vacation. Even though Laoshi Laurince McElroy is on holiday, he begins each day with a little T’ai Chi on the Beach.

Grace Bay, Providenciales; Turks & Caicos (October 2012): T’ai Chi doesn’t take a vacation. Even though Laoshi Laurince McElroy is on holiday, he begins each day with a little T’ai Chi on the Beach.In the Kwoon (November 11, 2012): Laoshi Laurince McElroy in one of his favorite pre-class stretches — a supported backbend on a stability ball.

In the Kwoon (November 11, 2012): Laoshi Laurince McElroy in one of his favorite pre-class stretches — a supported backbend on a stability ball.

In the Kwoon (November 18, 2012): Students do their own thing for their pre-class warm-ups. Here (L to R) are Lem Coley playing Activate the Torso, Mark Famighette executing some Prayer Squats, and Mark Williams trimming Turn & Circle down to Turn.

In the Kwoon (November 18, 2012): One of the benefits of the storefront facing west at 29 South Ocean is the opportunity to watch the sun set.  The colors are sometimes beyond description.

In the Kwoon (November 18, 2012): One of the benefits of the storefront facing west at 29 South Ocean is the opportunity to watch the sun set.  The colors are sometimes beyond description.In the Kwoon (November 18, 2012): Students do their own thing for their pre-class warm-ups. Here (L to R) are Lem Coley playing Activate the Torso, Mark Famighette executing some Prayer Squats, and Mark Williams trimming Turn & Circle down to Turn.