Unlike many Tai Chi teachers, who let people become aware of their energy by chance, or never help them become aware of it at all, I focus on helping people recognise their energy from the very beginning.
I have developed a system for doing this.
One of the reasons that I need people to know about their energy from the very beginning, is that I often have a mixed class which includes new people and people who have been with me for years. So I need the new people to learn quickly, so that we can all move on together as a class.
I learned from the people that I have taught, how to become quicker and quicker, at helping people to connect with their energy.
For some of the exercises, it is actually easier to feel your energy on horseback. When I realised this I brought things from my Equestrian Tai Chi teaching, into my regular teaching, and vice versa.