Priscilla’s Yin and Yang Dogs: Charlie and Gracie

Building our Community–November News

For the November edition of our Tai Chi newsletter, I am sharing some sweet pet photos and a brief survey to check in with our community. As part of my new approach to our newsletter, I would love to include photos and anecdotes from your home life and practice. Priscilla sent this photo of her beautiful English Setter dogs Charlie and Gracie. Aren’t they sweet all nestled in their yin/yang pose? They are a tai chi!

Here is my cat Toshi posing as a Qi Ball

Something New–Share a Photo and Your Birth Date!

I’d love to share a photo from your world. So please email me a pic of your pet, grandchildren, garden, or other family photo and I will share it with our community, I am at In addition, I am collecting birth dates (no year necessary, LOL) so I may offer a special practice around your birthday. Mine is coming up on November 23rd and we will celebrate by doing the Seven Precious Gestures Qigong on Friday, November 19th. Don’t miss it!

Robin’s Qigong for the Eyes Workshop on November 18th

On Thursday, November 18th from 5:30-7 pm I will be offering a nourishing and relaxing evening of qigong for the eyes. This will be my second time offering this “in-person” workshop at Merrymeeting Adult Education. This is a one-evening workshop with a whole host of wonderful nourishing practices to enhance our eye health. Our October session was very well-received. If you know of someone who might be interested, please pass along this information. Here is the registration link:

New for November: A Short Survey

In order to assess our community needs for tai chi, I’ve designed a very short survey. Here is a link:*|UNIQID|* Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to respond.

Tai Chi with Robin at Merrymeeting Adult Ed will continue in 2022

My “in person” tai chi classes will continue in 2022, starting on Thursday, January 13th from 1:30-2:45 pm and running for six-week segments with breaks for school vacation weeks. The registration links will be out soon, so please spread the word!

Dear Community Members, Thank You!

Thank you for your participation in our tai chi community! For those who have been donating regularly, I am grateful for your support. To send a donation, you may mail me a check: Robin Brooks, 47 Ivanhoe Drive, Topsham, Maine, 04086. I am suggesting $5.00 to $10.00 per class, or $50.00 per month, but any and all donations will be most welcome!

With gratitude and good wishes for a healthy season,


Robin Brooks, Gilsland, Autumn, painted paper collage, 22 x 18 inches, original and archival prints available

Something Extra! A Video for Home Practice