Meet the Instructor: St. Petersburg, Florida

Meet the Instructor: St. Petersburg, Florida, Tina Snook

Tina “Sweet T” Snook, Kai Chi Do Instructor
aka Tinkerball

St. Petersburg, Florida got a whole lot sweeter when Tina Snook moved here!  She’s a treasure.

For those of you who haven’t met Tina in person, her voice is the giggle and the cheering you hear in many of our Kai Chi Do videos.  It’s amazing how much she contributes to our Chi circles.  She’s warm and real.  Bright and passionate for life.  And when you’re with her, you get infused with that sparkle.  You feel lighter and brighter, and more alive.

So what does Tina have to say about Kai Chi Do?

Kai Chi Do is the most extraordinary (and easiest) thing I have ever participated in.

I always find myself tongue-tied when I try to explain what Kai Chi Do is to me.  Words like “coming home” and “joyful” and “free” and “completely present” and “singing out” and “standing so comfortably in the presence of my purist and truest self” come to mind, but fall short.

The best way to describe Kai Chi Do is like going to the most loving, emotional, joyous, wedding of your life, where you have danced all night with the people you love most in the world (and to the most exquisite soul pumping, heart piercing, music of your life). And much like after a great wedding, it is always a bit hard to leave the beach after Kai Chi Do!

Four years ago was the first time I experienced Kai Chi Do circle. What I have realized since that first circle is that, imperceptibly, I am feeling less anxious, more centered, more loving, more patient, more liberated, gentler with myself, more playful, and more connected.

Kai Chi Do has taught me to Breathe through the tight parts of each day, to soften my focus and to be present. I feel as though I have taken off a heavy coat and I feel truly Alive for the first time in decades.

I am incredibly Blessed and honored to be a part of this loving, growing, breathing, evolving Kai Chi Do community, and am filled to bursting with love and gratitude for the Robinson family for spreading this beautiful gift.

I am sending out a giant, joyous, love-filled, tail-wiggling OOH-Sah!

And I thank my lucky stars for this crazy lil’ thing called Kai Chi Do.

 

We love you, Tina!

Comments

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  • Laurie

    December 4, 2012, 2:31 pm

    We are so blessed to have YOU! You have such a beautiful spirit and shine such a light in the world. An extremely heartfelt congratulations to you!!!

  • John Snook

    March 1, 2013, 3:08 pm

    I have many blessings. Not the least of which is being Tina’s brother! She continues to hold my hand (and my heart) as I grieve the recent death of my wife. Tina is able to turn my tears into laughter, hope and joy. But don’t get her started with her plethora of jokes that begin with, “A duck walks into a bar…”!

    Peace to you all.
    John

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