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Tai Chi Fitness & Stretching at North Shore Neighbourhood House
At the North Shore Neighbourhood House we have been teaching at this location over over 33 years! Come join our group where you will get the benefit of two instructors and classes that are suitable for newbies, beginners and intermediate tai chi students. Most students at this location come twice a week. There is also a special newbies set of classes for the month of September. Fees to be announced soon.

North Shore Neighbourhood House

225 2nd Street East · North Vancouver, BC

What we're about

NEW CLASS LINE UP for September coming soon.

SUMMER SESSIONS

* There are limited classes in July and August. All New Classes start up again in September.

FOR JULY:

Tuesday & Thursday morning at North Shore Neighbourhood House. 8:30am-10am. Newbies welcome starting July 3rd. A set of 8 classes for you to learn tai chi

Wednesdays - Weather permitting at Victoria Park - 5:30pm-6:30pm. Just July 4th and 11th.

Saturdays - Weather permitting at the Ambleside Beach Location beside the music box. Just July 7th & 14th

FOR AUGUST:

The Tai Chi Ambassadors will be hosting a FREE get together at the Civic Plaza starting at 9am on Wednesdays. It is always fun to meet with your friends and "just practice". No instruction will be provided. But, you can work on your following!

FIVE LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM...

NEW CLASS LINE UP FOR ALL SEPTEMBER CLASSES COMING SOON

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

Two class options: Tai Chi Only, 9:30am-10:30am. Qigong Only, 10:30am-11:30am. To register, attend your first class. Cash or cheques only please, sorry no debit or credit.

2) Highlands United Church - North Shore Tai Chi Spirit - Main 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.

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

Registration is by phone or online.

CLASS OPTION ONE:

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.

CLASS OPTION TWO:

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.

5) John Braithwaite Community Centre - 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver. These classes are taught by Lynne Cove. Registration is by phone or online. Phone 604-987-7529

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Please call 604-986-9276 or e: taichispirit@shaw.ca if you have any questions.

If you are wanting a Newbie/Beginner Tai Chi class it is important to try to start your classes at the beginning of a session. The first few classes will teach you "the foundation" of the tai chi movements. If you can't make it to the first or second class, it is important that you email taichispirit@shaw.ca and ask if the option to join in is still available. See all Newbie/Beginner class Options below.

If you are wanting to join in a QIGONG TAI CHI Fusion class, then DROP-INS are available anytime. You can follow along easily with what is being taught in the class. It is not essential that you memorize the movements. However, these classes fill up very fast so it is important you reserve your spot as soon as possible by registering early, if that is one of the options for that location.

Both Tai Chi & Qigong have very similar benefits to health, wellness, better balance and reduced stress. If you are not sure with what works in your schedule, don't hesitate to email us.

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Who are we?

The North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong is a group of people who are interested in learning and practicing tai chi and qigong.

The North Shore Tai Chi & Qigong Instructors, teaching at five locations, specialize in teaching beginners the basics.

We have many groups of people whose experience ranges from

• Brand new to tai chi & qigong (also called Newbies)

• Beginners level 2 (those who have completed at least one beginner form) and

• Intermediates (those who have completed at least one intermediate form plus at least one beginner form).

Our main interest is practicing tai chi to help us improve and/or maintain health. We hope you'll join us one day soon.

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OPTIONS FOR NEWBIES/BEGINNERS: If you need more detail or would like a complete outline of the Newbie, Beginner options please email us at taichispirit@shaw.ca . We will send you a complete list of what is available for the current sessions: Sept-Dec, Jan-March, April-July.

If you are not sure which class is right for you, or have any tai chi and qigong related questions, please email us at taichispirit@shaw.ca or phone at 604-986-9276. Leave your name and phone number and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Tai Chi in the Gymnasium atHighlands United Church

Address: 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver.

In the large Highlands Church Gymnasium.

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Highlands is located at the north end of the beautiful Edgemont Village.

Two entrances to the Gym - Through the Lower Parking Lot Courtyard, located on the south side of the building shown in the picture here (left side) or in through the Highlands "Office" Door, located on the north side of the building, and down the stairs to the Gym.

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TO REGISTER: Attend about 15 - 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for the first class. Cash or Cheque only please.

QUESTIONS? Want to reserve your spot in class? Email us at taichispirit @ shaw.ca

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Tai Chi at North Shore Neighbourhood House

Address: 225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver (Lower Lonsdale – East)

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Classes run on Thursday Qigong & Tai Chi Fusion: 7:30pm - 8:30pm...

and/or Tuesday AND Thursday morning Tai Chi... 8:30am - 10am.

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Lions Bay Community Hall. CLASSES run on Tuesdays at 11:15am

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NEW LOCATION: Presentation House, Anne MacDonald Centre

Address: 333 Chesterfield, North Vancouver.

New classes are on Fridays. Tai Chi at 9:30am, Qigong at 10:30am.

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Tai Chi & Qigong at John Braithwaite Community Centre

Address: 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver (Lower Lonsdale – West).

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For more information on these classes please go to: http://www.meetup.com/northshoreqigong .

Qigong Only: Wednesdays at 9am, Fridays at 9:30am; Tai Chi Only: Wednesdays at 10:45am. These classes are all taught by Lynne Cove.

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STARTING DATES AND TIMES

please check out our Calendar on this site

If you are a beginner please email taichispirit@shaw.ca to confirm your interest in attending one of our meetups or it you want to join mid-session.

Fall Sessions: September – December

Winter Sessions: January – March

Spring & Summer: April – June, plus July

No classes in August

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MEETUP FEES FOR ALL GROUPS

* Fully registered student fees vary from location to location. From $6.00 - $9.00 per class. Prices for all classes coming soon. In general, drop-ins are range between $8.00 - $14.00. No drop-ins for Fast Track please. 2017 FEE Schedule coming soon. Please check back or email us at taichispirit@shaw.ca

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Why join these Tai Chi or Qigong Groups?

First and foremost, the people you meet are wonderful. We call it "The Tai Chi Friendship."

You will build long lasting bonds and cherished connections while you learn an exercise regime that is very healthful. Then, here’s a whole host of other reasons why you will want to try out Tai Chi...

It will help you:
* Gain upper and lower body strength
* Increase flexibility & balance
* Re-build muscles weakened from illness or accident
* Lose Weight
* Increase flow of Qi
* Improve memory, elevate mood, peace of mind
* Scientifically proven to enhance your health.

Tai Chi & Qigong helps:

Chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, many types of arthritis, blood pressure, osteoporosis, headaches, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, back problems, posture.

So come join us. Meet new friends who share your goals! Drop us an email or simply drop on by.

Please check out the ABOUT page to find out more details about each of the forms we teach or practice.

Drop-in and see if either one of these groups and style of teaching suits you.

All the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit and the North Vancouver - West Vancouver Tai Chi Players are very welcoming groups...

Not sure if learning Tai Chi (taijiquan) is for you? Check out our new FAQS and see if we have answered your questions. Go here:

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HINTS FOR ATTENDING YOUR FIRST TAI CHI or Qigong MEETUP:

Pick a day and time that works for you.

If you are not pre-registering (some Meetups require it) then just Drop In.

Come early so you can watch the Meetup if it is already in session.

Feel free to come right in the gymnasium or room and have a seat. We welcome all visitors.

What should you wear? Comfortable running shoes (no flip flops or sandles) and loose clothing, like sweat pants, a t-shirt or yoga-type pants.

If you are wanting to attend Qigong, please arrive early and speak to the Instructor just before class starts. All Qigong classes are "follow-the-leader" type classes and do not require any memorization. Tai Chi does require a little extra brain-work, which is part of the reason why it is so good for the mind, body AND soul.

Don't hesitate to call 604-986-9276 and speak to one of the Instructors who can help you decide which Meetup will work best for you.

You might have some rehabilitation issues, illness-related concerns that you might want to share with us before your first Meetup. You can also email us: taichispirit@shaw.ca

These Meetups are about sharing... sharing the love of Taiji & Qigong. We hope you'll join us soon. Don't forget to browse through the rest of this website. There is a ton of information if you are at all interested in tai chi. Enjoy!

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