What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in mindbody fitness. We offer a wide range of tai chi and qigong classes that are suitable for the health challenged as well as the seasoned athlete. Whether you're new to these types of exercises or have practiced before, there is something in our class offerings that will suit your needs. Our teachers are certified and experienced so you get professional instruction for maximum benefit.

Having been around for thousands of years, these slow motion therapies have stood the test of time. Not a fitness fad, tai chi and qigong are heavily researched and endorsed by the Mayo Clinic, Arthritis Foundation, Harvard Health, the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil and numerous other respected global health organizations. All the research shows that if you practice, you will benefit not only in numerous areas of physical health but also mental health as well. In fact, the Veterans Administration now endorses qigong for the management of PTSD. There is virtually no chance of injury from engaging in the chi arts making them the most beneficial forms of exercise on the planet. Our outdoor classes are all by donation so you have nothing to loss by coming to check it out.

Most classes are led by certified instructor ShiFu Lea Williamson who has over 20 years of chi arts training and over 10 years of teaching experience. You will become a chi lover from your first session! You can find out more detailed information about each class on our website: www.BeachsideQigong.com. Here you can find general information on qigong and tai chi, individual class descriptions, view training videos and see loads of photos from our past sessions. Looking forward to practicing with you soon!

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Livestream: Rise & Shine Qigong

Online event

Livestream from Facebook page Beachside Qigong and Tai Chi Mondays and Wednesdays. This open access session is designed to wake you up gently and get the day started in balance. Each session employs different qi gong exercises including breath work, light stretching, balance and movement. As the world’s foremost longevity practice, qi gong will leave you feeling energized, full of vim, vigor and vitality! Here’s the link to the Facebook Livestream: https://www.Facebook.com/BeachsideQigong.com/Live/ If you like the open access to all format, please support this work via PayPal ([masked]); Venmo (www.Venmo.com/Lea-WILLIAMSON-2) or purchase an unlimited class pass that’s good for livestream and in person class sessions from our secure online store at https://www.BeachsideQigong.com/online-store. “Before receiving there must first be giving” - Tao Te Ching. ☯️☯️☯️ It is only through your support that this work continues to fortify your community and world.

Tai Chi for Arthritis - Online & Live in Palm Bay

Online event

Facebook Livestream and Live in Person at the BAM Community studio. This relaxing, moving meditation class is perfect for centering, relaxing and restoring at the end of the day. Exercise smart, not hard with the calming, evidence-based mindbody therapy of tai chi. These ongoing Monday/Wednesday beginner friendly classes use time-tested methods combined with modern research-based evidence to harmonize and strengthen the mindbody. Tai chi is so effective that Harvard Health has dubbed it "moving medication." Here’s the link to the Facebook Livestream: https://www.Facebook.com/BeachsideQigong/Live/ Based on traditional Sun style tai chi, this form activates our internal chi or energy system to heal us from within on multiple levels. This tai chi routine has been shown in numerous studies to improve mindbody awareness and reduce falls better than other forms of exercise, including modern physical therapy techniques. It is also safe for damaged and frail joints, unlike some other forms of tai chi. Tai chi (or tai chi chuan) helps our brain functions and memory by requiring us to remember a sequence of steps, like a dance routine. This class comes with free, online video tutorials to make learning it as easy and user friendly as possible. This class takes place online as a Facebook Livestream through BAM Community page and Beachside Qigong and Tai Chi's page. Also available indoors (only 3 participants) at BAM Community, 4680 Lipscomb St. Suite 10G, Palm Bay. Very close to the corner of Palm Bay Rd and Lipscomb, conveniently located close to US 1. Entrance is on south side of the building. Fee: Facebook Livestreams are an affordable "Pay What You Want" price structure via PayPal ([masked]) or Venmo (www.Venmo.com/Lea-WILLIAMSON-2). You can also purchase unlimited weekly ($20) and monthly $65) that includes all in person and Facebook Livestream sessions for a whole month! Unlimited options are available via website online store at: https://www.beachsideqigong.com/online-store

OUTDOOR - Sun 73 Tai Chi, Satellite Beach

W Lansing Gleason Park

$10.00

Looking for more depth and meaning in your health care than just throwing weights and running to stay fit? Engage your body, mind and breath with this beginner friendly, Tuesday and Thursday class outside in beautiful Gleason Park. Tai Chi has for centuries fortified body, mind and spirit and now there’s scientific evidence to prove it. Harvard Health has researched tai chi heavily and found that it lives up to it’s promise of creating balance, strength and harmony in mind, body and spirit. This traditional Sun style of tai chi is fun, challenging and soothing all at the same time! Unlike the highly popular Yang style of tai chi, this gentler Sun style of movement is especially easy on joints and puts us in touch with our life force energy by incorporating qi gong into the tai chi form. This "young" style of tai chi was developed by Master Sun Lu-Tang [masked]) when he was already a recognized master of two different internal styles of qigong. Sun style tai chi focuses heavily on our connection with the life force energy we call chi while still imparting better physical balance and control. This makes it a gentle and meditative style of tai chi. Because Sun style is very gentle, it is appropriate for beginners and the health challenged. Being a long traditional form, it also creates a longer, moving meditative practice than more simplified short forms of tai chi. Sun 73 is a smooth flowing routine that is used in Tai chi competitions. That means if you learn this form and integrate it well, you could actually enter the Senior Olympics! Class meets rain or shine (unless there’s a hurricane evacuation) outside in Gleason Park near the gazebo and picnic tables closest to the corner of S. Patrick Dr and Yacht Club Blvd. North side of the lake. Fee: $10/class drop-in or attend any and all classes on the Beachside Qigong schedule for $65/month unlimited. Pay cash or card at event or pay through online secure portal at www.BeachsideQigong.com/online-store. ​

Wuji Walking Qigong Balance work followed by Adult Open Beach Play

Wuji is considered one of the supreme forms of qigong. Wuji places importance on awareness of balance in posture, gait and movement through space while connecting with the energetic field. It is easy and fun. The focus of this class is to have fun while improving balance using functional mobility training found in the slow motion stepping of Wuji gong. This class is suitable for anyone working to improve balance and mobility as well as those seeking a more tangible connection with the field of chi or life force energy. Because there is no pattern of movement to follow, wuji is easy to do, fun and engages the mind's creative side. Wuji means formless, that which existed before the material. By releasing our rational mind in flowing practice of wuji, we balance our creative, flowing, wave-like selves with our reason-based, practical, physical selves to achieve harmony between yin and yang. ​ We begin with warm ups that include stretching, centering and light breathwork. We go through various qigong balance training exercises and chi mindfulness activities before engaging in the wuji walking practices. This session is appropriate for anyone who wishes to attain better balance in mindbody AND anyone wishing to connect with the electromagnetic field we all share on a more tangible level. Chairs are available for those with balance issues. These classes will challenge both those with and without balance related issues. More information is available at BeachsideQigong.com $10/class. After class we meet around 10:45 at Ocean Park just a few blocks away for FREE Adult open swim/boogie/surf play time. Qigong is the world's foremost longevity exercise and at this price it's affordable health care at it's finest. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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OUTDOOR - Sun 73 Tai Chi, Satellite Beach

W Lansing Gleason Park

$10.00

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