NEWS

All classes are currently running. The new beginner's cycle is underway, as of October 2017.

Gillianne Shaver's Wednesday afternoon classes will be on hiatus until the first week of November.

Summer 2015 Newsletter

TAI CHI AND QIGONG NEWSLETTER SPRING 2015

IN THIS NEWSLETTER
  • Summer sessions in Dundurn Park
  • June 21 Qigong workshop (open to all)
  • August 16 Lok Hup Ba Fa Workshop
  • September 13 Qigong workshop (open to all)
  • Summer holiday dates & hiatus dates (mark your calendars!)


Summer sessions in Dundurn Park
Start date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
End date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tai Chi: 5:00-6:00pm *for people already familiar with the tai chi set*
Qigong: 6:00-7:00pm
Fee: Free

Summer Qigong and Tai Chi in Dundurn Park runs May-August, beginning Wednesday, May 20. This is your chance to use your Tai Chi and Qigong to work with the exquisite natural energies of one of Hamilton's oldest parks. Many of the trees of Dundurn park are part of the original oak savannah ecosystem that dominated this region before the city was constructed. It is a chi hotspot.

We practice in the park to the east of the castle. If you're not familiar with Dundurn Park, on the east side of it there is a Victorian garden area bordered by a high wooden fence. We will meet to the north side of the garden (between the garden and the bay, where we met last year).

5-6 pm is for people who have some Tai Chi lessons already under their belts. This includes anyone who has trained with me and has learned part or all of the Tai Chi set.

6-7 pm will focus on Qigong exercise and meditation, and is open to all.



June 21 Qigong workshop (open to all)
Sunday, June 21, 2015
1-5pm
Regent Centre Studio
Fee: $35 for current Tai Chi and Qigong students @ the Regent Centre;
$50 for non-students

More than a series of exercises, Qigong is all about learning a simple, natural, and soft method of movement. This workshop will explore the how of Qigong, using step-by-step instructions to guide you through this ancient practice. Our focus will be Ba Duan Jin / Eight Silks Qigong.

We will work with a few Qigong exercises and relaxation techniques designed to work the legs, move the spine, and release stale tensions. Participants can expect to finish the workshop feeling deeply settled, calm, and well exercised.

All are welcome.



August 16 Lok Hup Ba Fa Workshop
Sunday, August 16, 2015
1-5pm
Regent Centre Studio
Fee: $75

Similar to Tai Chi, Lok Hup Ba Fa is an internal / soft martial art involving a more sophisticated set of movements. We had wonderful Lok Hup workshop in January, March and April. In August we will continue the work of polishing the Lok Hup set.

Lok Hup is a wonderful complement to Tai Chi because it works the yang energy system of the body more completely. Learning Lok Hup will enhance your relationship with Tai Chi and deepen the benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong.

Because this is an advanced workshop, you must ask for permission to attend. Participants must have experience with Tai Chi and Lok Hup Ba Fa.



September 13 Qigong workshop (open to all)
Sunday, September 13, 2015
  1-5pm
Regent Centre Studio
Fee: $35 for current Tai Chi and Qigong students @ the Regent Centre;
$50 for non-students

This Qigong workshop will use gentle exercise and meditation and relaxation techniques to help participants access a whole new level of calm and relaxation. The focus will be on introducing new beginners to foundation exercises, while helping more experienced practitioners deepen their understanding of the fundamentals of Qigong.

All are welcome.



Summer holiday dates & hiatus dates (mark your calendars!)
I will be taking a break from teaching indoors at the Regent Centre on some weekends and for a longer period at the end of the summer. The information below does not apply to workshops or park sessions.
HOLIDAYS MAY & JUNE: There will be NO Tai Chi or Qigong classes at the Regent Centre on the following dates:
Victoria Day weekend: No classes Friday May 15, Saturday May 16, or Monday May 18
Canada Day weekend(ish): no classes Friday June 26, Saturday June 27, or Monday June 29

All classes will run as usual throughout July 2015.

2015 HIATUS DATES
There will be NO Tai Chi or Qigong classes at the Regent Centre in August, September, or early October 2015, through to the weekend after Thanksgiving. (Workshops will run Aug & Sept.)
The last class before hiatus is Friday, July 31st, 2015. 

The first class when we return will be Friday, October 16, 2015.

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