September Announcements and Student Survey

Hello Great Bay Tai Chi Community!

 We hope you are enjoying the last throes of summer. As we move into Fall we have a lot of great things planned that we hope you will take advantage of. In order to provide you with the best possible programming, we are also asking for your help and feedback. 

Student Survey

We have compiled a survey that will help us adjust our schedule to better serve all of you. Please note that the survey is geared toward programs at Internal Arts New England in Salisbury, as that is where we are currently able to offer new classes and seminars. If you are viewing the survey on a mobile device, please make sure you are seeing all available responses. This may require scrolling to the side when looking at the calendar grids to choose the days and times that best fit your schedule. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your responses!
Please complete the survey below.

Here is what's happening in the weeks ahead:


Meghan’s Monday Yoga and Thursday Meditation classes have been temporarily removed from the schedule. In order to make these classes accessible to more people, please provide your feedback in the survey by following the link above.

September Qigong Class Theme

Our Thursday morning Qigong class will focus on Small Circulation, also known as the Microcosmic Orbit, for the month of September.  This practice, usually done seated, uses the breath to regulate the body’s energy. Small Circulation helps improve body awareness, and is an excellent method for improving/maintaining overall health and reaching a relaxed, meditative mental state. If time allows, we will also explore the immunity qigong practice of bone marrow breathing. Please join us Thursdays at 8:30am.

Saturday, September 9: Ted Jones

On Saturday, September 9, Ted Jones of North Shore Insight Meditation Center will lead A Morning of Insight Meditation at Internal Arts New England 10:30am-1:00pm. For a full description of the event and how to register please visit the link below.

Sunday, September 17: Sifu Gary LaChapelle

Sifu Gary Lachapelle returns to Internal Arts New England on Sunday, September 17, 10:00am-12:00pm for the second seminar on Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan. Combining movements from Tai Chi and Long Fist Kung Fu, this form is enjoyable, and is a great addition to your practice.
Register through the link below.

Thursday, September 7 and 14th: Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Practice Sessions

If you were unable to attend the first seminar, or need a refresher, Chris is running review sessions at Internal Arts New England on Thursday 9/7 and 9/14 at 7:00pm. Each one hour session costs $20 payable on site.

Saturday, September 23: Pam Jacobson and Effie Stavrulaki

Pam Jacobson and Effie Stavrulaki will continue their series on Mindfulness in Stillness and Motion on Saturday, September 23, 10:30am-12:30pm. This workshop will focus on ways to reduce stress and increase one’s sense of wellbeing. For a full description of the event and how to register please visit the link below.

Sunday, September 24: Sylwia Willcox

On Sunday, September 24, 11:30am-12:45pm, Sylwia Willcox of North Shore Insight Meditation will lead a workshop on Mindfulness for Kids and their Grownups. This seminar is for kids ages 4-9 and their families. For a full description of the event and how to register please visit the link below.

Saturday, September 30: Woodstock Retreat with Sifu Paul Mahoney

Our Woodstock Retreat will meet on Saturday, September 30. This is a great opportunity to work with Great Bay Tai Chi founder Paul Mahoney and other instructors. We have a great offering of topics including Short Form, Long Form, Matching Set, Tai Chi Ball, Tai Chi Saber, Matching Set, Intro to Wing Chun, Intro to Baguazhang, Push Hands, Centering, and Chin Na. For more information or to register, please email Paul through the link below. 

Sunday, October 1: Woodstock Retreat, Review and Practice Session

For those who plan to make a full weekend of the retreat, Chris will offer a review and practice session the morning of Sunday, October 1. We will meet in or near Woodstock to go over the material presented during the Saturday retreat. 

October Seminars: Save the Dates

For those who are planning ahead, here are your save the dates for October:
Saturday 10/14 10:30am-1:00pm – Meditation Retreat with Matthew Daniell
Sunday 10/15 10:00am-12:00pm – Yin Style Baguazhang with Michael D’Angelo
Sunday 10/22 – 10:30am-12:00pm – Medical Qigong with Lynne Deschenes
Saturday 10/28 – 10:30am-12:00pm – A Morning of Insight Meditation with Ted Jones

As you can see, there is a lot going on. We look forward to seeing you at the workshops listed above as well as in class.

Happy Practicing!