June Announcements

Hello Great Bay Tai Chi Community!

We hope your June is off to a great start! It will be another busy month for Great Bay Tai Chi and Internal Arts New England, so here is what’s happening this month:

Outdoor Classes

Once per week we plan to hold morning classes outdoors at Training Field Park in Amesbury (weather permitting). Our June outdoor classes are planned for:
Friday, June 9
Thursday, June 15
Tuesday, June 20
Friday, June 30
The GPS address for Training Field Park is 55 Monroe Street in Amesbury, MA.

Thursday Morning Schedule Change

Michael will no longer be holding Martial Movement at 8:00am on Thursday mornings. Instead we will be holding a new Qigong Practice session beginning at 8:30am. This will allow us to perform a complete Qigong set with a meditative pace and appropriate number of repetitions for each movement. For the month of June we will be practicing the Primary Set.

The Law of Least Effort Seminar

Join Meg Leighton for a seminar on The Law of Least Effort. Explore yoga, breath techniques, meditation, and daily practices that support greater east in the midst of the challenges and joys of life. All levels welcome.

“If you observe nature at work, you will see that least effort is expended. Grass doesn’t try to grow, it just grows. Flowers don’t try to bloom, they bloom. This is their intrinsic nature. And it is human nature to make our dreams manifest into physical form, easily and effortlessly.” – Deepak Chopra

This seminar will meet on Saturday, June 17, 10:30am-12:00pm and costs $40 to attend.

Relaxed Mindfulness Retreat

Matthew Daniell of North Shore Insight Meditation Center returns to Internal Arts New England to offer this half day retreat. Here is the description from Matthew:
Often when learning to practice mindfulness meditation, we try to focus on one object, such as the breath, to get some calm and clarity. However, we often try to push away other things, and lean into the object we are focusing on in a way that causes stress. What would it be like to practice without the heavy burden of expectation of trying to “get it right,” and replace this attitude with a light, open, and curious attention? To do this we need a shift in attitude: Am I aware now? What is awareness knowing? Can I recognize and relax into the light awareness that is resting quietly in the mind behind all of my plans, judgments, and fixations? Can I allow more of my experience to be just as it is and drop into the nourishing, healing flow of life lived more deeply from the present moment – not through more effort, but a wiser, kinder effort?
This workshop will include guided and silent meditation periods as well as an open discussion and Q&A. It is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

The retreat will take place on Saturday, June 24, 10:30am-1:00pm and costs $45 to attend.

Chin Na Seminar

Great Bay Tai Chi founder, Paul Mahoney, returns to Internal Arts New England to offer a seminar on Chin Na, the joint locking applications found within our Tai Chi movements. The study of Chin Na greatly enhances our understanding of our form practice and martial applications. This seminar will meet on Sunday, June 25, 9:30am-12:00pm and costs $75 to attend.

Hamilton Classes

Don’t forget that you can also find Suzanne and David in Hamilton on Wednesdays at 9:00am and Saturdays at 8:45am.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Happy Practicing!