Hello Great Bay Tai Chi Community!
Fall is upon us, but there is no slowing down of activities at Great Bay Tai Chi and Internal Arts New England! Many thanks to those of you who completed the survey that we sent out. We are compiling that data and using it to refine our schedule and offerings. While we will continue to work to bring the best offerings at the most convenient times, here is what we have coming up in the weeks ahead:
Open Practice times this week
Sensei Michael is recovering from an injury and will be unavailable for the Martial Movement classes this week. Therefore, his usual morning classes will be replaced by Open Practice on Monday, 9/25 and Friday, 9/29 8:00-9:00am. All students are welcome to come in to Internal Arts New England during these times to work on any of our subjects and receive coaching.
We have a great group of students attending the retreat with Paul Mahoney in Woodstock on Saturday, 9/30. If you are attending on Saturday and want some extra review time on Sunday, 10/1, Chris is offering a half-day review session to continue to go over what we learn on Saturday. If you would like to take part in the Sunday morning review session please register below!
Tournament Prep Sessions
With several students already registered for the Chinese Martial Arts Autumn Invitational, we are offering dedicated sessions to work and be coached on tournament material on Fridays at 11:00 at Internal Arts New England. If you are interested in participating in the tournament, please check out https://www.cmatournament.com/.
Please note that due to the Woodstock seminar, there will be no tournament prep on Friday, 9/29, but these sessions will take place on subsequent Fridays until the tournament on 11/5.
Abiding in Mindfulness Retreat
On Saturday, 10/14, Matthew Daniell of North Shore Insight Meditation Center will offer this half day retreat at Internal Arts New England 10:30am-1:00pm. Select the below link for more details and to register.
Yin Style Baguazhang
On Sunday, 10/15, Michael D’Angelo will offer a 2-hour seminar on Yin Style Baguazhang at Internal Arts New England 10:00am-12:00pm. This style of Bagua emphasizes striking and is broken into 8 distinct animal systems. Michael will offer an overview of Yin Style along with some fundamental exercises and applications. Select the below link for more details and to register.
On Sunday 10/22, Lynne Deschenes of The Access clinic will offer a 90-minute seminar on Medical Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory at Internal Arts New England. Lynne will cover the 12 major internal organs and their respective meridian directions and flow. Seasonal associations, physical and emotional characteristics, and the 5 Elements will all be discussed along with specific exercises to direct energy and attain balance. Select the below link for more details and to register.
A Morning of Insight Meditation
On Saturday, October 28, Ted Jones of North Shore Insight Meditation Center will lead A Morning of Insight Meditation at Internal Arts New England 10:30am-1:00pm. Select the below link for more details and to register.
Long Form Refinements
On Sunday, October 29, Chris Himmel will offer a 2-hour seminar on refining the Long Form at Internal Arts New England. This seminar is intended for students who already know most or all of the sequence and are interested in deepening the practice and understanding. Some applications may be practiced. Select the below link for more details and to register.
More updates to come as we continue to adjust our schedule over the next several weeks. Until then…