Yesterday, for all intents and purposes, was the final day of formal training for this semester and concludes my first year of the 3-Year Training Program in Taijiquan and Qigong! I never doubted I would finish successfully. However, it's always such a different feeling to actually cross the finish line compared to how I feel at the beginning of a race (I was a X-Country and long distance runner forty-eight years ago). And, in all honesty, I'm only 1/3 of the way to the goal of completing the full program by June 2019.
This coming week, we have two days (Monday and Tuesday) remaining of oral testing in Qigong followed by three days of cleaning up and preparing the Retreat Center for the summer seminars Dr. Yang offers to the general public. I then leave 'the mountain' on Saturday, July 1st.