NEXT WORKSHOP: Sunday, June 9th – 9:00 to noon Building Strength through Standing & Moving Meditation
This popular workshop provides attendees with routines for building their qi or energy. We will cover the important aspects of a Standing Meditation practice – one of the most powerful ways of building qi, followed by a few simple moving forms. A 10-stance series will also be covered as a way of invoking various powers within the body. Finally, exercises to develop hand sensitivity will be shared. If you attended the April workshop and/or are a regular student, fee is $30. Otherwise, $40, which includes handouts. Register by June 1st for $5 discount. Awakenings Wellness Center, 1016 SE 12th Ave.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. ~ 8 week Series runs 6/25 thru 8/13
NEW CLASS SERIES Register at Portland Community College. Location will be CLIMB Center near OMSI
6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ~ First & Third Weeks of Each Month
Opening to Life Studio at 407 NE 12th Avenue
This class is unique in that there are three different instructors who teach over the course of each month. We are all certified and have studied with the same teacher, but each have our own specific focus. So, there is a lovely variety. We sometimes focus on sexuality forms – forms which help us become more familiar with our vital essence – both the Yin and the Yang. All of us are made up of these two forces. Those across the vast gender spectrum are welcome. Fee is $15.
When I teach, my class may include Internal Alchemy, specific Yin or Yang Tonifying Series, Seasonal Transitions, or the Sexuality Forms. Open to all levels ~ Drop ins are welcome. ENTER thru the front door on 12th and proceed up the stairs on your left – the studio is just down the hall.
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Rose Villa – Classes for the lively residents of this senior living center in Oak Grove. RESIDENTS ONLY
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Upcoming Dates: May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19th
Westmoreland’s Union Manor – located at 6404 SE 23rd Avenue Twice monthly classes – typically the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays – with a long-standing practice group that also welcomes other beginners. This class is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. $10 fee
8:30 to 10:00 a.m. ~ Second & Fourth Weeks of each Month
Awakenings Wellness Center located at 1016 SE 12th Avenue (just south of Belmont) We start with a variety of light warm-ups and stretches, then move into qigong forms, series, and Internal Alchemy in this class. Open to all levels ~ Drop ins are welcome. ENTER thru the side of the building – up the steps to the deck. Fee is $10. This group also meets weekly; I teach the 2nd & 4th Thursdays.
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Hawthorne Movement Center is located behind the Hawthorne Wellness Clinic at 3942 SE Hawthorne (the SE corner of 39th & Hawthorne). I am very excited about this beautiful ground-level studio. Weather providing, we will be able to practice in the outdoor garden. Parking lot available. $10/class.
Starting July, we will move to Laurelhurst Park.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Calaroga Terrace – so wonderful to be working with these appreciative, wise seniors who realize that we can still work on healing our bodies in later life. RESIDENTS ONLY
Feel free to contact me with questions you might have regarding any of these classes or to learn more about private tutoring.
WORLD TAI CHI & QIGONG DAY: We had a beautiful demonstration at the Portland Farmers’ Market. In essence, we were practicing with people world-wide on this day of appreciation for these healing arts. Many thanks to those who participated ~ especially my son and daughter! It was very inspiring to see images of people the world over practicing ‘together’ at www.WorldTaiChiDay.org
Next year’s event will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020