Latest News: October Schedule Changes

Hello Great Bay Tai Chi Community!

We are half way through October, but still have some great offerings coming up for you. There are also some schedule changes for the end of the month and some new options for November so please take note of the information below.

October 22: Medical Qigong with Lynne Deschenes

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. For details or to register please select the link below.

October 28: A Morning of Insight Meditation with Ted Jones

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. For more information or to register please select the link below.

October 29: Long Form Refinements with Chris Himmel

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. For details or to register please select the link below.

October 31, November 2 & 3: Tournament Feedback Times

On Tuesday 10/31, Thursday 11/2, and Friday 11/3 our morning Long Form and subsequent classes will be bumped back by 30 minutes to allow for three opportunities to support our tournament competitors. Students are invited to watch the competitors demonstrate the forms they are preparing and offer feedback. This not only helps our competitors, but is valuable experience for everyone as we learn to watch with a critical eye and articulate what we see.

Halloween Class Cancellations

On 10/31 there will be no evening classes held.

November 1 - December 20: Tai Chi Saber Series with Chris Himmel

Beginning on Wednesday 11/1, Chris will offer an 8 week series on Yang Style Tai Chi Saber. Classes will meet each Wednesday morning 11/1-12/20 at 9:30am at Internal Arts New England. The cost is $150 for the series. Students also have the option to order a wooden saber. Those who wish to register should be proficient at the Tai Chi Ball form, have prior Saber experience, or have permission from Chris. If you are interested, please email

Chinese Martial Arts Autumn Invitational

On Sunday 11/5, three students from Great Bay Tai Chi will compete in this tournament. We have competitors in Tai Chi Barehand Forms, Tai Chi Weapons Forms, Other Internal Barehand Forms, and Push Hands divisions. Please come show your support and get a glimpse of what competition looks like. The tournament will take place at Maynard High School in Maynard, MA 9:00am-4:00pm. Doors open at 8:30am. There is no cost to attend as a spectator.

November 7 - December 19: Tai Chi for Beginners with Stacie Bowman

Starting on Tuesday 11/7 and running for 7 weeks, 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. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm 11/7-12/19.
To register please select the link below.
We have a couple other opportunities we are working on for November, so stay tuned for further announcements. We look forward to seeing you in class!
Happy Practicing!