The interview with Faye Yip was led by Nils Klug in the context of a Workshop on Ba duan jin given by Faye in the Tai Chi Studio, Hannover, in Summer 2016.
You nearly, or probably you did already answer my last question and this would be: your future plans. Do you have any plans for the future?
I would – intermediate plan – like to organize more platforms of real good sharing information, shared learning, shared experience and with good quality and people within my specialities. I don’t see myself as providing a platform for the whole wide world, for anybody, but my family heritage, what they have told me, passed down to me, I would like to put on this platform and what I am doing now like the Qigong and trying to help more people. I would – just within my capability – let’s put it this way, I am not that ambitious, but I would like to make this platform a little bit more professional to have a bigger team of instructors who share the same vision and like to spread the work a little bit more.
And a little bit longer, ideally – I do not know whether… – ideally to have a linked centre with China. I have a center in the West and a center in China… – at the moment we are very close to everything in China, with a big network in China, but it will be nice to think if I had a permanent base like another school back in my hometown where everything gives me the original sources of inspiration and to have one – maybe somewhere in Wudang Mountain or like another spiritual place – just happen to bring the root back in there. We have got good connections there and strong working relations, but I am thinking that will be amazing to make this bridge stronger. I see myself as building this bridge to let West and East integrate and meet and understand that culture is beyond geographic locations. – Maybe a little to ambitious and too big – but we shall see…
Faye, thank you very, very much that you took the time, this extra day here in Hannover! – I really enjoyed the interview and your company as well and I am definitely looking forward to seeing you very soon again. Thank you!
Thank you, it has been a pleasure. Thank you, Nils.
Images: Taiji Forum
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