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WELCOME TO THE NORTH SHORE QIGONG & TAI CHI group 2019

We meet regularly all throughout the year. New students can easily startup 3-4 months.

Classes start: January-March, April-July, No classes in August, and then September-December.

We welcome new-to-qigong or tai chi practitioners from all over the Lower Mainland.

Drop-ins are welcome anytime in the Qigong or Qigong Tai Chi Fusion Classes.

If you want to start learning Tai Chi, we recommend that you try to sign up as close to the beginning of every new session. After a Newbie learns the basics, Tai Chi is learned "one movement" at a time, and so trying out tai chi is best from the beginning. However, with that said, there are special BASICS classes that are sometimes held mid-session so that Newbies who were unable to start in either January, April or September, will get a chance to do so.

QIGONG ONLY OR QIGONG-TAI CHI FUSION CLASSES

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Calming & Rejuvenating Qigong PLUS Tai Chi at Highlands United Church Gym on Saturdays at 10:45am-11:30am

This is a special Qigong only class. It is the same program that is run on Wednesdays at the John Braithwaite Community Centre. To register, come on the first day of classes. The difference between John Braithwaite and Highlands is that at Highlands it is that both Adults and Seniors are integrated into one.

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At John Braithwaite on Wednesdays

Calming & Rejuvenating Qigong - Wednesdays - 8:45am - 9:45am.To register for this class call John Braithwaite directly. 604-983-6471. This class is only for 55+ only students. If you are an Adult younger than 55, both Seniors and Adults can consider joining the Highlands United Church Gym Qigong that is on Saturdays (see above) or the North Shore Neighbourhood House on Thursday nights (see below).

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Qigong and Tai Chi Fusion - Thursday Evenings - 7:30pm - 8:30pm at North Shore Neighbourhood House

Sign up for this Qigong and Tai Chi Fusion class. You will be taught a little of both Qigong and Tai Chi so that it will help you to understand and experience the differences between the two. These classes fill up so sign up by phoning the number at the North Shore Neighbourhood House as soon as you can.

To Register, call 604-983-6471. This is the John Braithwaite Location but this location looks after all registration on behalf of the North Shore Neighbourhood House. You can register for this class online.

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Location 4: Lions Bay Community Hall

Class 13: 11:15am on Tuesdays - This is a Qigong Tai Chi Fusion Class. All Levels. 1/2 the class is Qigong and 1/2 the class is Tai Chi.

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** Important... If you wish to reserve a spot and register for Highlands or Lions Bay, please email northshoreqigong@shaw.ca. If you wish to reserve your spot at John Braithwaite or North Shore Neighbourhood House please call 604-983-6471.

FOR EXTRA INFORMATION ON ANY CLASS, call 604-986-9276

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Why learn Qigong or Tai Chi?

Learning and practicing Qigong and Tai Chi with a group helps you with various health or personal issues you might be struggling with. If you aren't struggling with any personal issues right now, these Meet Ups will help you maintain the great health and happiness that you already have. It is a very warm and welcoming group.

The practice of Qi Gong & Tai Chi is ideal if:

You are looking to be fit without damaging your body.

You want to improve the amount and quality of your energy.

You are recovering from injury, stroke or surgery.

You have arthritis, osteoporosis or chronic pain.

Learn many different forms of Qigong that you can practice as home such as:

5 Animals (Wu Qin Xi)

8 pieces of Silk & Brocade (Baduan Jin Qigong)

Yi Jin Jing (Muscle & Tendon Strengthening and Stretching)

Qigong on Wei Lei Mountain

18 Movements

5 Elements

Balancing the Heart Qigong

Medical Qigong

Qigong to improve balance

Qigong Meditation

EFT exercises ... And much more.

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Important note: Lynne Cove has been teaching the Qigong at John Braithwaite for over a decade. In late July she retired. Taking over the Qigong class is Sifu Josie, a long-time student of Master Lynne Cove and a certified instructor with Shou-Yu Liang Institute of Wushu, Taiji, and Qigong.

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Balance Best with Tai Chi - NEXT LEVEL PRACTICE

North Shore Neighbourhood House

BALANCE BEST with Tai Chi Two days a week... Tuesdays and Thursdays at the North Shore Neighbourhood House... Can you make it? 9am-10am? Do you have balance issues? Vertigo or vestibular problems? Have you been injured and need to get stronger and more secure on your feet? Do you have health issues that are affecting your movement? This is a NEW course designed to enhance the coordination of your body and mind using the healing power of Tai Chi and Chinese Health Qigong. Tai Chi is third level balance program designed to augment any of the exceptional first and second line of rehabilitation Fall Prevention and Strengthening Classes that are so exceptional at assessing your current situation. Once you have graduated from them, and have some of your mobility and confidence back, please come to this class at the North Shore Neighbourhood House. Learning a tai chi form will help with your coordination, movement and flow. Lots of options for Newbies… If these two days a week and times don’t work for you, you can consider the following classes at Highlands on Saturdays: The Tai Chi Newbies Class at 9:45am or the Qigong class at 10:45am or the Balance Best at 11:30am. Also another option is the Wednesday Highlands Tai Chi class at 5:45pm. If you are a Newbie or a Beginner and want to join BALANCE BEST with Tai Chi for Newbies, you can pre-register your spot in class by emailing [masked] . Taking this class will help you to improve your ability to relax in motion and at the same time improve your flexibility, strength and concentration. Fees for this class...go to the Photos on this site and you will see a listing for the North Shore Neighbourhood House.

Calming & Rejuvenating Qigong at John Braithwaite

John Braithwaite Community Centre

Calming and Rejuvenating Qigong Classes Fees: $78.00 Please register for Course #12554 Call[masked] or register online through the John Braithwaite Registration System. During this hour you will be able to follow a wide variety of Qigong exercises. What will you learn? Learn many different forms of Qigong: - 8 pieces of Silk & Brocade (Baduan Qigong) - Qigong on Wei Lei Mountain - 18 Movements - 5 Elements - Balancing the Heart Qigong - Medical Qigong - Qigong to improve balance - And much more

445pm Traditional 108 Tai Chi Form-Suitable for all Levels at Highlands

TRADITIONAL YANG STYLE TAI CHI FORM - PART 4 This class will teach Newbies and Advanced students alike the first section of the Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi form. Each section can be practiced on its own or combined to make your practice last up to 45 minutes long. It is a fascinating experience, especially if you have done the other more modern yang style tai chi forms. The long form takes physical and mental dexterity to learn and practice. There is a higher education embedded in the longer sequence that we are only on the cusp of understanding. Movements are repeated but sequences vary in a specific way. Finishing the long form feels like having received a gently but intelligent massage of the entire body. Additionally, if you suffer from a racing mind or difficulty concentrating then the long form is for you. Giving something physical your full attention for 15 minutes enables one to focus throughout the day more easily. Look at these PROVEN health benefits: Strength, Balance: fall prevention, Posture, Stamina, Breathing / Aerobic capacity (low level aerobic exercise – when doing the set for 15 minutes), Flexibility, Relaxation / stress reduction, Mindfulness Whole body exercise, Excellence for maintaining joint movement / restoring movement after joint replacement (hips and knees), Stimulation of the body’s natural processes: circulation of lymph, endocrine system, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) movement, Strengthened immunity, Recovery from serious health conditions: heart attack, stroke, surgery, cancer treatment, etc., Management of chronic conditions like: arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and others, adaptability to each student’s personal circumstances

5:45pm Chen Style Sword for Intermediates

Highlands United Church

Chen Style Sword. This is an on-going class and is full... Experience is required. For fees: https://www.meetup.com/northshoreqigong/photos/

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