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Upcoming Tai Chi for Health and Qigong Events

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Look for Weekly tai chi classes, (select agenda view) Details on Calendar

Skill Builders in Arizona: https://heatherchalon.com/tai-chi-for-health-skill-builders-sun-style/

Free Tai Chi for Health at Pima County Libraries – series listing

Mentorship for TCHI Instructors at the following public classes with Heather on  Tai Chi for Health,  Balance, Falls Prevention / Sun Style
1) St Philips in the Hills Church.  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10am.
2)Resurrection Lutheran Church.  11575 N 1st Ave, Oro Valley, AZ 85737.  Gym.  Mondays 1-2 pm.
More details on calendar.  Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.  Contact Heather to establish guidelines for mentorship.
3) Pima County Public Library Classes.  see list

Instructors seeking mentorship, contact Heather at heather@heatherchalon.com to make your needs known.   Together,  we will make a plan.

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Sun Style Tai Chi  – Opportunities for Skills Development and Gathering in Community.

TUCSON   Tai Chi Skills Development – Tai Chi for Arthritis, Falls Prevention,  TCA 2,  Sun Style 73 forms,

Wednesday June 19, 2019.  1-5 pm

1-3 p.m.  Tai Chi’s inner structure and principles, all levels.  Using TCA set to apply skills to forms.  Practice moving in stillness to cultivate Presence, Awareness, and Harmony.  $25 per person.

3-5 p.m.  for those who have attended from 1-3 p.m and are familiar enough with either/both TCA2 / Sun 73 to comfortably follow as we work on the flow of the set, and refine forms.  $40 per person (1-5 pm).

Saturday August 17, 2019.  12-4 pm

12-2 p.m.  Tai Chi’s inner structure and principles, all levels.  Using TCA set to apply skills to forms.  Practice moving in stillness to cultivate Presence, Awareness, and Harmony.  $25 per person.

2-4 p.m.  for those who have attended from 12-2 p.m and are familiar enough with either/both TCA2 / Sun 73 to comfortably follow as we work on the flow of the set, and refine forms.  $40 per person (2-4 pm).

Where: Jr League of Tucson, 2099 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718.

 Registration Required.  email events@heatherchalon.com.
Payment can be made at PayPal to heather@heatherchalon.com  or mailed to Heather Chalon 1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728
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6/8-9 and 6/10-15/19 International Tai Chi Conference and Symposium

Annual Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) USA Conference.  St Joseph’s University, Cincinnati, OH.  Weekend Pre-Conference,  Tai Chi for Heart Health, June 8-9.  Week-long Conference,  multiple workshops to choose from, June 10-15.

6/13 and 6/11-14/19
I will be presenting Healing Tao 6 Healing Sounds instruction and practice on Thursday evening June 13, as well as morning qigong instruction and practice Tues-Saturday, 6:30 am.  Registration at TCHI.org.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Instructor Qualification and Updates/Re-certification,  Register at TCHI.org.

ARIZONA 2019

Flagstaff,  Sept 4-5

Tucson, October 26-27.

WYOMING:

May 14-15 Lander, CWC Lander Outreach – Central Wyoming College.  120 Enterprise Blvd
May 14,  5:00-6:00 pm  a demonstration class open to the public

May 16-17 Casper, Casper Senior Center 1831 E 4th Street
May 16, 5:00- 6:00 pm a demonstration class open to the public

August 29-30 Sheridan, Sheridan YMCA 417 N Jefferson Street
August 29 5:00-6:00 pm a demonstration class open to the public

September 26-27, Cody. Paul Stock Recreation Center

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Mark Your Calendar

4/25/2020
One World, One Breath – World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Last Saturday of April each year.  Stay tuned for details.  Powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.

Qigong/ Healing Tao –  Practices for Everyone / Healing Tao Instructor Certification series in the works.  Please communicate your interest at heather@heatherchalon.com

Free Tai Chi, Qigong Classes at Pima County Libraries  

tai chi fun for everyone!

tai chi fun for everyone!

As classes are scheduled, they will be posted on this website and on the library events calendar

Currently scheduled for 2019:

Tuesdays

Completed.  River/Dusenberry Library  @ 11:00 am till noon. 6 weeks. January 15 – February 19. Check with librarian for sign up list.

Wednesdays

Completed.  Taft Wheeler Abbett Library Wednesdays @10:15-11:15, (6 lessons), Jan 9, 16, (NOT Jan 23), 30, Feb 6, 13, 20.

Thursdays

Ongoing. Joyner Green Valley Library, 11:30am to 12:30. ongoing (not 12/22),  with Donnie Poling and Mike Cline.

Summer 2019. Quincy Douglass,  2-3pm (3 lessons).  July 11, 18, 25.  Lead by Amber Frame, with Heather Chalon

Fridays

Completed. Kirk-Bear Canyon, 10:30-11:30. (6 lessons) January 11-February 15,  team taught with Heather Chalon.

Completed. Miller-Golf Links, 10-11. (6 lessons) January 25, Feb 1,8,15,22, Mar 1.  team taught with Heather Chalon and Donnie Poling.

Saturdays

Coming Up Soon.  Nanini, 2-3pm,, (6 lessons) March 23 – April 27.  team taught with Heather Chalon and Judy Safarewitz.

Sundays

Completed. Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 2-3 pm, (4 lessons) Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019.  taught by Amber Frame.

 

If you would like to receive notification of schedule, please sign up for my announcements/newsletter.

Library Classes are free of charge and open to everyone.    Check you local library to see if they are planning to host a Tai Chi for Health class or series. m

No experience required.  Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and flat, well-fitted shoes.

Bring water to drink.  Everyone can participate, even seated.

Tai Chi for Health is safe, effective, fun for anyone who is interested in learning about the ancient art of tai chi.   Known to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain, create overall feeling of well-being. Gentle movement.  Can be done in a chair. Qigong warm-ups and cool-downs, introducing 6 tai chi forms.

NOTE:  Please check our calendar (‘agenda’ view is easiest) for classes in the community, lead by one of our Tai Chi for Health Institute Certified Instructors.   Our goal is to make Tai Chi for Health accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Visit the library website for further details: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index

AUTUMN: Metal Element Way of Tao

Fall is the season of harvest, a time to pull inward and gather together on all levels, a time to store up fuel, food, and warm clothing, a time to study and plan for the approaching stillness of winter. Everything in nature contracts and moves its essence inward and downward.Easing Into Autumn Leaves and fruit fall, seeds dry, the sap of trees goes into the roots. This is the time of the Metal element, the lungs, skin, nose, color white, pungent flavor, balanced emotions of joy, harmony, courage. Imbalances such as grief, sadness, and despair can be transformed with our conscious attention to our patterns and practices.

Foods: We become aware of the season’s abundant yet contracting nature. Choose more astringent foods (e.g. spinach and radish) with heartier flavors. Cooking methods involve focused preparation to supply greater energy required by cooler seasons. The essence of food is received through the sense of smell, with baked or sauteed dishes – concentrated foods to thicken the blood for winter. In general, cook with less water, lower heat, for longer periods of time. Include more sour (a little goes a long way) foods such as sourdough bread, sauerkraut, olives, pickles, leeks, aduki beans, salt plums, rose hip tea, vinegar, cheese, yogurt, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and the sour varieties of apples, plums, and grapes. To counter dryness, add a small amount of fresh soy products, spinach, barley, millet, pear, persimmon, loquat, seaweeds, almond, sesame seed, honey, eggs, and a little salt in cooking moistens dryness.

Connecting with the Earth. As we root our feet and open to receiving the earth’s nourishing energies, be mindful that the ground is becoming cooler now. Shoes should be warn when standing on cool ground. This includes indoors. Enjoy bare feet when the day is warm and the earth has been warmed by the sun.

What you can do:
Pressing back palms qigong; qi self massage – tapping the thymus gland, SSSSS healing sound, playing the Tiger movement.

Access your inner courage, integrity, happiness - Tiger frolic with healing sound

Access your inner courage, integrity, happiness – Tiger frolic with healing sound; qi self massage lung tops/cross forearms over heart.

Don’t know these practices yet?

Please join us at qigong and /or tai chi class.