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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.

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrdu-oqz4pGtUJ94Q4o4XiwjKgcJwSI_Wy

After registration your will receive an automated reply from Zoom with the link to join the class. Afterwards, at your convenience, please complete your registration by sending $100 payment 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 $100
Classes run weekly on Mondays,
Time: 10 AM to 11:15 AM
Next Series: Begins May 30, 2022 and continues June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18,  for Eight consecutive Mondays

Daniel will teach sections of the short form as a mirror image to the participant, thus greatly helping in following the movements online.

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

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

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Please Note:

For the months of April, May, June and July the Tuesday night Qigong class: 6-7 pm and Baguazhang class: 7.15 – 8.15 will be moved to Monday night same time. I hope you can join us to train. In August, the classes will return back to Tuesday nights.

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 July 18 from 7:15-8:15pm.

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

Wudang Qigong Workshop
exercises 1-9

with Dondrub Wangchuk

Wudang Qigong is a gentle, beautiful and yet powerful set of 18 exercises. These exercises combine breathing with intention and imagery to refine the energy, transform the breath and prolong the years by making the body stronger.

This set was shared by Shifu Sheila Furness, a former Teacher at the Tai Chi and Meditation Centre.

In this 4-week workshop, the first 9 exercises will be presented.

All levels are welcome

4 Week Qigong Workshop

Monday May 23, 30 and June 6, 13th

Pre-registration required: 10 spaces per class. Book your classes here. For more information email: dondrubw@gmail.com

Wudang Qigong Workshop
exercises 10-18

with Dondrub Wangchuk

Wudang Qigong is a gentle, beautiful and yet powerful set of 18 exercises. These exercises combine breathing with intention and imagery to refine the energy, transform the breath and prolong the years by making the body stronger.

This set was shared by Shifu Sheila Furness, a former Teacher at the Tai Chi and Meditation Centre.

In this 4-week workshop, the last 9 exercises will be presented.

All levels are welcome

4 Week Qigong Workshop

Monday June 27, July 4, 11, 18

Pre-registration required: 10 spaces per class. 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.