Peace is Power

Schedule Changes

These changes to the schedule for the Orillia classes will take effect 1 November, 2017.

Tai Chi Workout

A comprehensive exercise program for mind, body, and spirit. Relaxing, meditative, healing, rejuvenating.

  • Tuesday evenings 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursdays evenings 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday mornings 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Martial Arts Training

A 2-hour, session for students of all levels who wish to learn practical martial arts. This includes the 1-hour Tai Chi Workout, plus an hour that includes tuishou, martial applications, xingyiquan, baguazhang, and more.
  • Tuesday evenings 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursdays evenings 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday mornings 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Most group lessons will be suspended during July, 2017.
A new schedule will be posted within the next week.

Private lessons will continue over the summer as usual.

European tour - Spring 2017

Dates for Ian Sinclair's European spring trip are, so-far:
Geneva, Switzerland, May 6 - 14, 2017
Basel, Switzerland, (Unconfirmed)
Brussels, Belgium, (Unconfirmed)
France, (Unconfirmed)
Italy, (Unconfirmed)
Iceland, (Unconfirmed)

Tai Chi - Chai Tea

I don't know why it is that every place I have taught tai chi in Canada has been next to a cafe or pastry shop that serves chai tea.
In Vancouver, it was Bon Mangé, or Grabbajabba, or Starbucks. In Orillia, it was Euphoria. Now, we are next to Patilero.

Is it coincidence or synchronicity? Do I subconsciously choose pun-ready locations?

Intro to tai chi, 2005 at F.A.C.T.

This is a video that was made in 2005 during a presentation at the Fighting Arts Collective in Toronto.