Class Series

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.
Starting Tuesdays, September - 14,21,28, and October – 12,19,26

Pre-registration required: 7 spaces per class. Book your classes here.

Shiba Luohan Gong "Eighteen Immortals Qigong"

6 Week Qigong workshop (Luohan postures 1-6)
with Dondrub Wangchuk

Shiba Luohan Gong was created 1500 years ago by a Buddhist monk, Da Mo, and taught to the Shaolin Monks in China to improve their health and stamina. The movements combine breathing and visualization as well as strengthening and stretching to recondition the joints, increase range of motion, and energize the body. The Luohan set is incredibly fun and invigorating. In this workshop I will teach the first 6 postures of the complete set. No prior experience with this set is needed.
Starting Tuesdays, September - 14,21,28, and October – 12,19,26

Pre-registration required: 7 spaces per class. Book your classes here.

Learn the Tai Chi Short Form Online

Here is a great opportunity to learn Tai Chi online with a simplified, effective teaching method, adapted for online ease.

There will be one class per week for eight consecutive weeks.
Cost of the 8 session series is $100
Classes run weekly on Mondays,
10 to 11:15 AM
from August 9 to September 27, 2021

Taught by Daniel Pikelin, full instructor with the Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Centre.

This class series is ideal for those who have learned some of the Yang Pan Hou Tai Chi form at our centre (The Toronto Tai Chi and Meditation Centre) in the past, or any other tai chi form, and stopped practicing for whatever reason. These classes will hopefully entice you to fall in love with Tai Chi all over again.

Beginners: 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.

Register in advance for this 8 week series with the following link:
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After registration your instructor will contact you via danielpikelin@gmail.com with payment instructions by email transfer to the same address.

What you will learn: Your instructor will teach the short form as a mirror image to the participant, thus greatly helping in following the movements online.
The class incorporates non-moving meditations and Qigong drills to gain body awareness and have a great workout in the comfort of your own home.
The Short Yang (Pan Hou) Form will be our guide to discover the great benefits of Tai Chi and encourage daily practice.
What are some of the benefits of Tai Chi? To Understand what Qi is, calm the mind, regulate body systems, sharpen mental focus and soothe our emotions.
Synchronize movement with breath, improve balance and find a new power on your daily walk with Tai Chi!