Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tai chi at Woodford Folk Festival


 In the new year of 2014-15 , Andy taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong as part of the Health and Wellbeing Programme at the Woodford Folk Festival,in  Queensland Australia  .The daily morning classes were very popular being  attended by over 100 participants and were held in the Dancehall Venue. Many people tried out tai chi for the first time and the classes were attended by all ages.The response was very positive and people went away uplifted.It was a challenge to teach a hundred people after the intimacy of our little school but Andy was given a radio mike by the ever present production team  and went full steam ahead and enjoyed it very much.

Abit about Woodford...
Arguably the largest festival in the southern hemisphere, this is an amazing gathering of artists, craftspeople, foodmakers, teachers, technical crew who are all lovers of Folk Music, Arts, film and health .  A festival of  ideas, imagination and discussion, celebrating the many cultures that make up Australia including a large indigenous cohort of artists and healers . It celebrates the common good.

Taking place every year in Woodford Queensland between December 26th -Jan 1st in the lovely Glass house Mountains area northwest of Brisbane this permanant festival site is a former Dairy Farm that has been  lovingly re- planted , re-created and turned into a creative magical village with almost total green self sufficiency lead by volunteers and administered by the Queensland Folk Federation. This festival has grown since the 90's and folk came from all over the world to camp in the Peoples Republic of Woodfordia  to celebrate this unique Australian new years festival.

 For more information about the Health and Well being Programme