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Learn the Tai Chi Short Form Online with Daniel Pikelin

Here is a great opportunity to learn Tai Chi online with a simplified, effective teaching method, adapted for online ease. Explore the Yang Pan Hou short form, as taught at the Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Centre, in a series of Tai Chi Qigong drills, in moving and non-moving Daoist meditations. Book blocks of Eight sessions throughout the year or attend single classes.

To participate in this class series, register in advance on the ZOOM platform by clicking on the following link:

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After registration your will receive an automated reply from Zoom with the link to join the class and payment instructions. Direct any questions directly to danielpikelin@gmail.com

Daniel Pikelin is a Full Instructor in Tai Chi Quan and Qigong at the Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Centre

Schedule: There will be one class per week for eight consecutive weeks.
Cost of the 8 session series is $120; Single class $20
Classes run weekly on Mondays,
Time: 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Next Series in 2023: Jan 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 27; Mar 6, 13 -- for Eight consecutive Mondays

Who is this class for?

This eight week class series is ideal for those who have learned some of the Yang Pan Hou Tai Chi form at our Centre in the past. Also, this class is well suited for those who have learned any other tai chi form in the past, and stopped practicing for some reason.

For the absolute beginner: If you’re brand new to Tai Chi, you will benefit from the core principles, depth of applications, examples, warm ups, and the challenge to integrate the parts into a larger whole. However, memorizing the sequence of parts of the short form is not a requirement. The form is used as a means to learn the deeper Yin-Yang concepts based on Taoist thought.

For both beginners and those with some previous experience, we hope these classes will entice the student to fall in love with Tai Chi all over again, and encourage regular practice.

Learning goals:

The class incorporates non-moving Taoist-based meditations and also Qigong drills. These simple practices will aid the practitioner to gain body-mind awareness and have a great workout in the comfort of their own home. The class is usually composed of a small group and individual attention and feedback are possible, if desired.

The participant can expect the following benefits as a result of their weekly attendance:

  • To arrive at a better understanding of what Tai Chi is.
  • To Understand what Qi is, calm the mind, regulate the breath, sharpen mental focus and soothe the emotions.
  • Synchronize movement with breath, improve balance and find a new power on their daily walk with Tai Chi.
  • To learn the fundamentals of deflecting an incoming force while remaining powerfully rooted to the ground.

Five Animal Sports Qigong (Tiger)

with Dondrub Wangchuk

The Five Animal Sports are one of the oldest of the Medical Qigong set of exercises. By mimicking the movements and intention of the Bear, Monkey, Bird, Deer and Tiger the student can build and maintain strength and longevity both inside and outside while enjoying improved health.

The focus of this workshop will be the Tiger. In this 3-week workshop I will present: 1. Tiger searching, 2. Tiger Clawing, Tiger Pouncing,
Tiger Piercing and Tiger Revolving. All levels are welcome. When: Monday July 25, August 8 and 15th
Location: At our Studio located at 320 Broadview Ave, just South of Gerrard
Cost: Regular rates apply.  Book your classes for July 25, Aug 8, and August 15,  HERE For more information email: dondrubw@gmail.com

An Intro to Baguazhang

with Dondrub Wangchuk
Baguazhang (also spelled Pa Kua Chang) is one of the most graceful and effective of the Chinese martial arts. With its fast - circular walking and continuous, coiling, turning, twisting movements, Bauazhang has been likened to a spinning energy ball, a fan or a tornado...also to the waist of a dragon, ever turning and twisting.  Baguazhang practitioners can attack or defend while rapidly walking or turning.
Like the two other main styles of "Internal" Martial Arts - Tai Chi Chuan and Xing Yi Quan - Ba Gua Zhang is an integrated mind-body art that uses powerful wave-like whole body dynamics and continuous, circular techniques based on Yin-yang principles of flow and balance.Mondays through August 15th and then resuming September 12 from 7:15-8:15pm.

Pre-registration required: 7 spaces per class. Book your classes here. For more information email: dondrubw@gmail.com

Tai Chi Chaun

with Dondrub Wangchuk

All levels welcome, begins September 12 from 6:00-7:00pm. Book your classes here .
For more information email: dondrubw@gmail.com


Five Elements Qigong (Online)

with Instructor Michael Herring

Michael will take you through the five elements from our Medical Qigong System, along with foundational Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to focus on building alignment and flexibility. Suitable for beginners and as a review class for people who have taken the Medical Qigong Level A.

Ongoing class, Wednesdays from noon-1, $60 for 4 sessions on zoom.
Email michael@dangerherring.com for more information and to sign up.