May Announcements

Hello Great Bay Tai Chi Community!

 Many thanks to all those who came out and celebrated World Tai Chi and Qigong Day with us on Saturday. We had a great time and hope everyone enjoyed the classes and demonstrations. We have plenty more coming up in May so here is all the Tai Chi news you need to know.

May 7: Tai Chi for Beginners 8 -Week Series with Stacie Bowman

Tuesdays May 7-June 25, 5:30-6:30 pm.

Starting on Tuesday 5/7, Stacie Bowman will lead this series introducing the fundamentals of Tai Chi for new students. The focus will be on learning the basic principles of Tai Chi and the first section of the Yang Style Short Form.

May 11: A Morning of Insight Meditation –  with Ted Jones

Saturday, May 11, 10:30am-1:00pm
This morning retreat is designed as both and introduction to Insight meditation for newcomers and as a “beginner’s mind” refresher course for experienced meditators. It will include the silent practice of both sitting and walking meditation as well as time for questions and discussion.

May 19: Small Circulation and Primary Set with Chris Himmel

Sunday, May 19, 10:00am-12:00pm 

Our Sunday Seminar this month will focus on the Tai Chi Qigong practices of Small Circulation and the Primary Set. We will practice seated Small Circulation – an important practice in Daoist meditation, which also enhances our understanding of Tai Chi practice. The Yang Style Primary Set is generally practiced standing and is also important for Tai Chi practice. While we often practice pieces of the set at the end of class, in this seminar we will go through the entire set in greater detail.

May 25: The Timeless Art of Being with Things as They Are with Matthew Daniell

Saturday, May 25, 10:30am-1:00pm
On a practical level, meeting life’s moments fully, without needing them to be any other way than they are, nourishes the heart. It gives us greater freedom just to be simple and clear and kind in how we relate to ourselves and others, whether we are in the midst of meditating or living our busy daily lives. This retreat will begin with a reflection on this topic, include periods of silent and guided meditation, and finish with discussion. It is suitable for new as well as experienced meditators.

Mindfulness in Stillness and Motion with Pam Jacobson and Effie Stavrulaki

Saturday, June 8, 10:30am-12:30pm
Bringing more mindful moments to our daily lives enhances our physical and psychological well-being. We can strengthen our ability to be more mindful with both formal sitting meditation practice as well as with mindful movement, via a practice such as qigong. In this workshop we will practice silence with sitting and movement forms, using the theme of resting in awareness. There will be time for questions and debriefing at the end. No experience with meditation or qigong is needed – all are welcome!
We are looking forward to seeing you in class or at any of the seminars listed above.
Happy Practicing