Dao Lu is a Community Interest Company. We have many volunteers, for whom we gratefully acknowledge their contributions and help develop their capacity in learning and coaching.
Marilyn Moseley, Volunteer
Marilyn has been training Tai Chi with Dao Lu since its set up in 2013. She feels that with Tai Chi she is learning various new skills while exercising – best of two worlds. Inspired by Dao Lu’s objectives and everyone’s hard work, Marilyn finds time in her busy life of running a small business to help our treasurer with bookkeeping using her professional bookkeeping skills.
Read more about Marilyn’s Tai Chi journey so far.
Daniela Garlaschelli, Volunteer
Danny is a Dao Lu student and volunteer. Danny has been training Tai Chi with Dao Lu since May 2015. She trains 3 sessions every week and helps run women projects at Dao Lu. Danny has truly benefited from Tai Chi by getting rid of her insomnia and constant tiredness. She is determined to practice and promote Tai Chi for the rest of her life. Danny also brings in her gardening and conservation skills and knowledge to the Dao Lu community.
Read more about Danny’s Tai Chi journey so far.
Previous volunteers and students
Berit Zimmermann, Volunteer
Berit was a director from 2013 to 2015. She has been interested in Chinese culture and language for many years and started studying Mandarin in 2002 in Shanghai. Berit previously practised Wing Chun and also worked as gym instructor for five years but always wanted to try Tai Chi. During the London Olympics in 2012 Berit attended a trial Tai Chi lesson in Lloyd Park organised by Aileen and loved it. Since then she has been training regularly (Chen and Yang style, broadsword, straight sword and fan) and also qualified as an assistant coach. Berit has been working with Aaron and Aileen on a number of projects for disabled and older people as well as families.
Rebecca Ramsden, Young Volunteer
Rebecca started training Tai Chi with Aileen in September 2015. She found Tai Chi very useful to help her cope with the stress from exams. She was surprised that Tai Chi looked so easy but actually was very difficult! Her school mates sometimes laugh at her because she cannot help practising Tai Chi at lunch time in a corner! Rebecca is a very busy young person doing her GCSEs, but she tries to find time to help teach other young children at Dao Lu family projects. She enjoyed helping out and coaching because it helps build her confidence.
Read more about Rebecca’s Tai Chi journey so far.
Invitation to volunteer
We are always looking out for people with passion, different talents and skills to join the Dao Lu Board and Team, working together to make small changes at one small step at one time to the local communities and beyond. Please contact us if you would like to have a chat with us.