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IMPORTANT NOTICE...WE NOW HAVE CLASSES Live on Zoom AND In Person QIGONG & TAI CHI CLASSES !!! In-Person Tai Chi & Health Qigong classes at Highlands United Church and Lions Bay Community Hall as authorized by the Provincial Health Authority.

Check out our Calendar on Meetup or contact us at taichispirit@shaw.ca

For fees go here:

https://www.meetup.com/northshoreqigong/photos/31227334/

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ONE In-person Location and also LIVE - ON ZOOM

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CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR...

FOR ALL THE dates and times... then email taichispirit@shaw.ca for REGISTRATION INFORMATION.

If you want additional UP TO DATE information, email taichispirit@shaw.ca and ask to be put on the email list. Please provide your first and last name, email address, and approximate location where you reside.

Important Note: If you are interested in attending but it is past the 2nd or 3rd class at the start of the session: Either January - March, April - June and July, September - December, then please EMAIL US first so that we can determine if there is space for you in the class as well as whether or not DROP-INS are still permitted.

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PRE-COVID LOCATIONS - We hope to be back to In-Person Classes soon...

IN SUMMARY, here are the location options:

1) Highlands United Church - North Shore Tai Chi Spirit

Main Tai Chi Qigong Location: 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver.

Classes are on Wednesdays, early evening, and Saturday mornings. Check out the options for Newbies. Registration is on the first day you attend classes. Cash/Cheque only please.

Wednesdays 4:45pm-5:45pm, plus 5:45pm-6:45pm

2) Presentation House-Anne MacDonald Hall - 333 Chesterfield, North Vancouver.

Tai Chi Only, 9:30am-10:30am. To register, contact us at taichispirit@shaw.ca or by phone.Limited space at this location. All students must pre-register.

3) North Shore Neighbourhood House - 225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver.

Newbies will want to pre-register their interest by emailing taichispirit@shaw.ca. You can attend at the NSNH and pay on your first day, or call 604-987-8138 for more information.

Morning Classes at NSNH

Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings: 8:30am-10am. If you are new to this location you can reserve your spot in class so as to not be disappointed the class is full. Email taichispirit@shaw.ca. If you are

a Newbie, there is a special 8 session set of classes for you to try it out. There are two Instructors.

Evening Classes at NSNH

North Shore Neighbourhood House Evening Classes are from 7:30pm-8:30pm. This is a Fusion class of both Tai Chi & Qigong

4) Lions Bay Community Hall - Community Hall in Lions Bay,

Tuesdays from 11:15am-12:15pm. Registration is on the first day you attend classes. Cash/Cheque only please. This is a tai chi qigong fusion class. 5) John Braithwaite Community Centre - 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver. Registration is by phone or online. Phone 604-983-6471 or 604-987-7529. This is a Qigong Only class. It is from 8:45am-9:45am

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THIS INFORMATION BELOW HAS NOT BEEN DELETED... WE hope to be back together soon...

Many classes available are now online... check out our calendar for what is happening now!

PRECOVID INFORMATION...

WELCOME TO THE NORTH SHORE QIGONG & TAI CHI group 2020

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

For an updated summary of classes go here:

https://www.meetup.com/northshoreqigong/pho... (https://www.meetup.com/northshoreqigong/photos/30607255/ );

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... and check out the sister meetup site at: http://www.meetup.com/northshoretaichi. 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

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 are a newbie and wish to reserve your spot or register at any of our locations, please email us at taichispirit@shaw.ca. Alternatively, you can call for extra information: 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.

Upcoming events (5)

On Zoom Tuesday Rejuvenating Health & Medical Qigong

Online event

QIGONG on ZOOM and IN-PERSON with North Shore Tai Chi Spirit! We have hybrid events ...and we are excited to tell you all about them. The qigong classes are about 50-55 minutes in length. NEWBIES ARE WELCOME FOR THIS SET OF 12 CLASSES. If you are interested in this class, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link. IMPORTANT: If you are interested in either the Tuesday Only Class on Zoom or the Saturday class which has the option of In-Person or Zoom, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link and instructions. You cannot register just by clicking on Meetup and saying you are attending. Option 1 Tuesday Only Qigong – Zoom Only Option 9 Saturday Only Qigong – Zoom or In Person Options Option 10 Tuesday/Saturday Qigong Combo – Zoom Tuesday and Zoom or In-Person Options for Saturday. tere are also Qigong Plus Tai Chi Combos to consider QIGONG ONLY Classes • Health and Medical Qigong is an awesome way to help induce calm, relaxation, release stress, depression, grief, and anxiety. Along with eating properly, sleeping adequately, exercising, and managing stress, we can boost our immune system by practicing Qigong. • Qigong is an ancient exercise that looks like Tai Chi, and is the mother of Tai Chi, but it is easier in some respects. It’s like a moving meditation that combines: gentle movement, deep breathing, meditation, and a positive mental focus. • Qigong has its concepts rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. This ancient system of healthcare focuses on the flow of qi or energy. Simply put, if the qi is moving smoothly, we will be healthy. If the qi is deficient, excessive, or stagnant we will feel discomfort or unwell. The goal of Qigong practice is to move stagnant qi and strengthen weak qi. • There are two options for Qigong: One on Tuesdays and one on Saturdays. Consider doing both. When taken together, you will find that each one is different, but with a little overlap and great continuity. You will learn more, remember more and practice more of the movements you love. Qigong exercise is excellent for all levels of fitness, mind & body. • Practicing Qigong builds and circulates energy (Qi or Chi) through the body. • Qigong is an excellent addition to any walking, cardio or stretching regime that is already in place. • No need to memorize any of the movements… unless you want to. Just follow along, breathe deep and enjoy. o Enjoy practicing many different forms of Qigong with us… and here is a “short” list: Health Qigong: Baduan Jin – 8 pieces Silk & Brocade; Yi Jin Jing – Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong; Liu Zi Jue – Six Healing Sounds; Wu Qin Xi – 5 Animals Qigong; Qigong on Wei Lei Mountain, 18 Movements, 5 Elements, Swimming Dragon, Balancing the Heart Qigong, Medical Qigong, Qigong to Relieve Anxiety & Stress, Breathing Exercises & Meditation, Good Posture, Balance & Stability Training

In-Person & On-Zoom Chen Style Taijiquan - for Newbies

Chen Style Taijiquan THIS IS AN IN-PERSON or ON-LINE EVENT (at the same time) • The Chen family-style or Chen-style Taijiquan is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional family styles of Taiji. Chen-style is characterized by silk reeling, alternating fast and slow motions and bursts of power. • Beginners can learn Chen style and for those who already are familiar with any Yang style form, the introduction of Chen style will take you on another journey into self discovery, flow, and enhancing your internal qi. This class will be an introduction to Chen Style taijiquan. Chen basics will be covered in detail. You will learn Part 1 of a Chen Style tai chi form. • Students will learn how to first use mind rather than force, that Mind and Qi are movements inside our body while spirit and power movement are outside. Chen style has a special force, named Chansijin---Silk Reeling. As Tai Chi classic texts say: "When one part moves, all others will move together"; "Mind coordinates with body". • Students who have already learned Yang Style will experience a higher level of flow with Chen. You will experience "open and close", "round and square", "enroll and extend", "heavy and light", "soft and hard", "slow and fast", "up and down" on a different level. • In this class we will train the body in silk-reeling, leg strength, and good body posture. The combination of slow and fast movements, the softness and hardness and well-designed routine will ensure our body gets enough physical, mental and energetic training. Learning a Chen form can provide a good cardio-exercise. Practicing will improve your flexibility, and movability, and it will help your respiratory system. • Chen style Taijiquan has a history that is rich and goes back almost 400 years. It was first created in Chenjiagou Village, Henan Province, China in the late Ming Dynasty. It was not until the 14th generation of the Chen family (around 120 years ago) that Grandmaster Chen Changxing taught the art to Yang Luchan, a household servant. Yang Luchan (founder of Yang Style Tai Chi) was the first to take the art away from the village and quickly his reputation spread throughout China as an unbeatable master using this fascinating martial art. These days most people learn it is a beautiful flowing dance of movements. • Join us and experience “What is Chen Style Taijiquan”. Chen Style Tai Chi has recently made its appearance on the international scene and is fast becoming the most popular form of Tai Chi in the world today.

IN PERSON & ON ZOOM Saturday Rejuvenating Health Qigong-Newbies Welcome

QIGONG on ZOOM and IN-PERSON with North Shore Tai Chi Spirit! We have hybrid events ...and we are excited to tell you all about them. The qigong classes are about 50-55 minutes in length. NEWBIES ARE WELCOME FOR THIS SET OF 12 CLASSES. If you are interested in this class, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link. IMPORTANT: If you are interested in either the Tuesday Only Class on Zoom or the Saturday class which has the option of In-Person or Zoom, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link and instructions. You cannot register just by clicking on Meetup and saying you are attending. Option 1 Tuesday Only Qigong – Zoom Only Option 9 Saturday Only Qigong – Zoom or In Person Options Option 10 Tuesday/Saturday Qigong Combo – Zoom Tuesday and Zoom or In-Person Options for Saturday. tere are also Qigong Plus Tai Chi Combos to consider QIGONG ONLY Classes • Health and Medical Qigong is an awesome way to help induce calm, relaxation, release stress, depression, grief, and anxiety. Along with eating properly, sleeping adequately, exercising, and managing stress, we can boost our immune system by practicing Qigong. • Qigong is an ancient exercise that looks like Tai Chi, and is the mother of Tai Chi, but it is easier in some respects. It’s like a moving meditation that combines: gentle movement, deep breathing, meditation, and a positive mental focus. • Qigong has its concepts rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. This ancient system of healthcare focuses on the flow of qi or energy. Simply put, if the qi is moving smoothly, we will be healthy. If the qi is deficient, excessive, or stagnant we will feel discomfort or unwell. The goal of Qigong practice is to move stagnant qi and strengthen weak qi. • There are two options for Qigong: One on Tuesdays and one on Saturdays. Consider doing both. When taken together, you will find that each one is different, but with a little overlap and great continuity. You will learn more, remember more and practice more of the movements you love. Qigong exercise is excellent for all levels of fitness, mind & body. • Practicing Qigong builds and circulates energy (Qi or Chi) through the body. • Qigong is an excellent addition to any walking, cardio or stretching regime that is already in place. • No need to memorize any of the movements… unless you want to. Just follow along, breathe deep and enjoy. o Enjoy practicing many different forms of Qigong with us… and here is a “short” list: Health Qigong: Baduan Jin – 8 pieces Silk & Brocade; Yi Jin Jing – Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong; Liu Zi Jue – Six Healing Sounds; Wu Qin Xi – 5 Animals Qigong; Qigong on Wei Lei Mountain, 18 Movements, 5 Elements, Swimming Dragon, Balancing the Heart Qigong, Medical Qigong, Qigong to Relieve Anxiety & Stress, Breathing Exercises & Meditation, Good Posture, Balance & Stability Training

On Zoom Tuesday Rejuvenating Health & Medical Qigong

Online event

QIGONG on ZOOM and IN-PERSON with North Shore Tai Chi Spirit! We have hybrid events ...and we are excited to tell you all about them. The qigong classes are about 50-55 minutes in length. NEWBIES ARE WELCOME FOR THIS SET OF 12 CLASSES. If you are interested in this class, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link. IMPORTANT: If you are interested in either the Tuesday Only Class on Zoom or the Saturday class which has the option of In-Person or Zoom, email us at [masked] to receive a registration link and instructions. You cannot register just by clicking on Meetup and saying you are attending. Option 1 Tuesday Only Qigong – Zoom Only Option 9 Saturday Only Qigong – Zoom or In Person Options Option 10 Tuesday/Saturday Qigong Combo – Zoom Tuesday and Zoom or In-Person Options for Saturday. tere are also Qigong Plus Tai Chi Combos to consider QIGONG ONLY Classes • Health and Medical Qigong is an awesome way to help induce calm, relaxation, release stress, depression, grief, and anxiety. Along with eating properly, sleeping adequately, exercising, and managing stress, we can boost our immune system by practicing Qigong. • Qigong is an ancient exercise that looks like Tai Chi, and is the mother of Tai Chi, but it is easier in some respects. It’s like a moving meditation that combines: gentle movement, deep breathing, meditation, and a positive mental focus. • Qigong has its concepts rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. This ancient system of healthcare focuses on the flow of qi or energy. Simply put, if the qi is moving smoothly, we will be healthy. If the qi is deficient, excessive, or stagnant we will feel discomfort or unwell. The goal of Qigong practice is to move stagnant qi and strengthen weak qi. • There are two options for Qigong: One on Tuesdays and one on Saturdays. Consider doing both. When taken together, you will find that each one is different, but with a little overlap and great continuity. You will learn more, remember more and practice more of the movements you love. Qigong exercise is excellent for all levels of fitness, mind & body. • Practicing Qigong builds and circulates energy (Qi or Chi) through the body. • Qigong is an excellent addition to any walking, cardio or stretching regime that is already in place. • No need to memorize any of the movements… unless you want to. Just follow along, breathe deep and enjoy. o Enjoy practicing many different forms of Qigong with us… and here is a “short” list: Health Qigong: Baduan Jin – 8 pieces Silk & Brocade; Yi Jin Jing – Tendon-Muscle Strengthening Qigong; Liu Zi Jue – Six Healing Sounds; Wu Qin Xi – 5 Animals Qigong; Qigong on Wei Lei Mountain, 18 Movements, 5 Elements, Swimming Dragon, Balancing the Heart Qigong, Medical Qigong, Qigong to Relieve Anxiety & Stress, Breathing Exercises & Meditation, Good Posture, Balance & Stability Training

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