Newsletter, March / April 2018


New Tai Chi Beginners Classes start the first week of April 2018. Classes will run on Mondays from 12:30-2pm, and on Saturdays from 2-3pm. New beginners are encouraged to go to either or both of these classes, or mix and match if you like! More information about Tai Chi Beginners can be found here

The Tai Chi form that I teach takes five months or so to learn. There are many fundamentals to pick up at first, and then the process of working through the 108-move sequence. It's best if, as a new beginner, you get in as close to the start of a new cycle as you can. The next session won't start until October, so if you're interested in Tai Chi, no time like the present!


The next Spiritual Development Workshop runs this Sunday, March 18, 2018. More information here.


There will be NO CLASSES on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. Classes will run as usual for the rest of Easter weekend—Saturday, March 31, and Monday, April 2nd. 


The next Qigong Workshop runs at the Regent Centre on Sunday, April 15, 2018. More information here.

The April Spiritual Development Workshop will run on Sunday, April 22, 2018. More information here.

Tai Chi Workshop, Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tai Chi Workshop
Location: Regent Health Centre
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 1-5 pm
Cost: $60 / person

It has been a while since we did a workshop dedicated to the internal martial arts! This session will focus on folding some of the technique we've been focusing on in Qigong—the internal drop / grounding, and pushing from the feet—into the Tai Chi set, as well as on some of the unique energy qualities of Tai Chi that set it apart from Qigong. 

This workshop is open to those who are familiar with the Tai Chi set that we practice, and will include sitting and standing meditation. 

Please let me know by email at or by phone at (905) 521-0043 if you'd like to attend. 

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Qigong Workshop, Sunday, February 4, 2018

Qigong Workshop
Location: Regent Health Centre
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2018
Time: 1-5 pm
Cost: $60 / person

This workshop is open to people at all levels of training (including newbies!). The theme of this workshop will be grounding.

Grounding is a simple and effective technique that can instantly help us relax and re-energize. We'll spend the day focusing on correct alignment and how to use the whole body movements of the five elements qigong set to maintain our connection to the earth. The workshop will include sitting and standing qigong meditation. I hope you'll join us!

To attend, please let me know by phone at (905) 521-0043 or email at

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For a complete list of upcoming workshop dates, see the upcoming workshop tab at the top of this page.

Spiritual Development Workshop: Sunday, January 21, 2018

With apologies for the late post about this, this workshop will run as planned from 2-4 pm this Sunday, January 21. Please let me know if you would like to attend by emailing me at

Spiritual Development Workshop: December 24, 2017

I know it's a little unusual to run a workshop on Christmas Eve, but here we go. This workshop will run from 2-4pm at my home. Last time, we started working with Taoist chanting. We'll continue to work with this beautiful and challenging practice, as well as to continue to discuss participants' experiences and how they fit in to the big picture of their practice.

This Spiritual Development Workshop is part of a new, ongoing series aimed at helping participants build a better relationship with esoteric aspects of Taoism, shamanism, and their own spiritual path.

You can read more about Spiritual Development Workshops here.

This workshop series is run from my home. If you wish to attend, I need to hear from you by email prior to each workshop. Spiritual Development workshops will represent a more advanced perspective on everything we do, so I reserve the right to let you know if it would be inappropriate for you to attend.

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Holiday Schedule

All tai chi and qigong classes will run as usual, except Monday, December 25, 2017, and Monday, January 1st, 2018.

Qigong Workshop, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1-5pm

Now that we've been up and running with regular classes for a few weeks, it's time for us to get back into some Sunday workshops! Workshops are an opportunity for you to sink deeply into your practice, to take time to allow the body to respond to slow, gentle, meditative movement, and to work with some techniques we don't often have time for in class. Because workshops tend to have a smaller population than most of my regular classes, it's also an opportunity for me to work with you one on one, and to offer more detailed individual corrections.

Workshop details:

Qigong Workshop
Location: Regent Health Centre
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time: 1-5 pm
Cost: $60 / person

This workshop is open to people at all levels of training (including newbies!). Together we will explore qigong movement, sitting and standing meditation, and shamanic trance journey, in anticipation of the upcoming winter solstice. (This year's takes place on December 21st.)

Winter solstice marks the moment in the annual cycle when the night is longest, and the day is shortest. It marks the official start of winter, the season during which yin energies are at their peak. Winter is traditionally a time of low activity in nature, and yet, underneath the surface of things, all sorts of processes start to prepare for the return of spring. Winter is a time for quiet contemplation, and also a time during which transformation can occur seemingly without effort, or without conscious awareness that things are moving forward. At this workshop we'll talk about how to harmonize with the predominant yin energies to effect gentle, natural transformations for yourself, and your qigong practice.

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