Beihai Tai Chi (North Sea Tai Chi) is my way of bringing health, wellbeing and wholeness to other people.
Coming from Finland, and having grown up by the seaside, I guess it wasn't a big surprise my Chinese name became Bei Hai.
Sea - Ocean - Water - Life - Qi.
In many ways Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu are like the ocean. They have been around for a long time, they are vast and contain many forms of life within them. They also connect and join many people and cultures together. Without water we cannot survive; without Qi (Chinese concept of energy or life-force) we cannot survive. There are so many ways through which we deplete our energy, how we become stagnated. Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu provide an antidote, a Medicine.
Tai Chi, Qigong and Kung Fu can help you find a new balance, both internal and external, and help to restore your health. Through practice we become more rooted and grounded in ourselves, and in our lives. Two sayings from the Chinese: "Strong legs are the foundation of health" and "Health is found in what circulates and flows". Both are very true, and both are exemplified in these Arts.
Welcome to the shores of Beihai Tai Chi to discover a new way of moving and being, to find unity and clarity in your body, mind and soul, generating peace and strength with every movement, and - occasionally - pouring out some sweat.
Tero Hynynen (Bei Hai)
I was born and grew up in Finland. In my childhood I spent many years living in Iraq, where I was exposed to a global community. My interest in martial arts became a passion, which took me all the way to China. Wudang Mountains (Wudangshan) I consider one of my homes, my first trip there took 9 months. My Tai Chi background is in Chen style and Yang style, with Wudang Taiji, Qigong & Kung Fu filling the other half of the circle. In Finland I worked as a nurse in Neurosurgery ICU for 12 years. I'm also a LogoArt Instructor (combo of Franklian Logotherapy and Steinerian Art Therapy), and have a Diploma in Nutrition Therapy and Herbal Medicine.