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2016 SCHEDULE - for a sneak preview go here:    http://www.meetup.com/northshoretaichi/files/

* Late Breaking News: Two locations are now open to the public: Chief Joe Mathias Recreation Centre at 100 Capilano Road in North Vancouver, and Lions Bay Community Hall Qigong & Tai Chi Fusion Group. 

For our current schedule please click on THE CALENDAR see what we are doing from now until the middle of December!!!

If you want to be the first to know about 2016 Classes, please sign up here to become a member of this meetup. 

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


LOCATIONS

• 1) Highlands United Church Gymnasium, Edgemont Village in North Vancouver; on Wednesdays and Saturdays

• 2) North Shore Neighbourhood House, Lower Lonsdale East; on Tuesdays and Thursdays

• 3) Lions Bay Community Hall - NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; on Tuesdays at 11:15am

• 4) Chief Joe Mathias Recreation Centre - NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC on Wednesdays at 10:30am;

• 5) John Braithwaite Community Centre, Lower Lonsdale West; 


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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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2016 - Please go here for all the most up to date details: http://www.meetup.com/northshoretaichi/file...;

OPTIONS FOR BEGINNERSIf you would like to know more, please email us at taichispirit@shaw.ca 

If you are not sure which class is right for you, or have any tai chi and qigong related questions, please email us 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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LOCATION 1

Tai Chi in the Gymnasium at Highlands United Church

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

In the large Highlands Church Gymnasium.

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.


Beginners (Newbies) Tai Chi Only - Information coming soon 

Intermediates & Level 2 Beginners (those who already know the basics + 1 form

Wednesdays at 5pm or Saturdays at 8:45am or 10:15am - Check out what we are teaching by going to the calendar.

TO REGISTER: Attend about 15 - 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for the first class.

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

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LOCATION 2

Tai Chi at North Shore Neighbourhood House
Address: 225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver (Lower Lonsdale – East)

Thursday Qigong & Tai Chi Fusion: 7:30pm - 8:30pm... This class is for those interested in learning about Tai Chi, the basics, plus practicing a variety of Qigong forms. This meetup will teach you the difference between both Qigong and Tai Chi. No tai chi form will be taught but certain movements within tai chi will be taught and practiced. A Chinese Health Qigong form will be highlighted.

Tuesday AND Thursday morning Tai Chi... 8:30am - 10am. This is a class that has been on-going for almost 30 years! There are two instructors who teach Newbies to Tai Chi (those that have never done a tai chi form), as well as intermediate and advanced forms are practiced.  NEWBIES should come at 8:30am (which is different from what the Rec Commission Brochure says).

NEW: We are teaching 32 form sword, as well as 24 form and 5 section. Please join us !!

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LOCATION 3: Lions Bay Community Hall. NEW CLASSES that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC start in January. 

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LOCATION 4: CHIEF JOE MATHIAS RECREATION CENTRE - NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Thursdays at 10:30am. More information coming soon on classes in January. You can DROP IN NOW and until December 10th, 2015 for only $5.00 !!! 



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LOCATION 5: Tai Chi & Qigong at John Braithwaite Community Centre

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

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

Qigong Only: Wednesdays at 9am, Fridays at 9:30am; Tai Chi Only: Wednesdays at 10:45am


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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 - $8.50 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. 2016 FEE Schedule coming soon. 

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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:

http://www.meetup.com/northshoretaichi/files/

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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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