Upcoming Tai Chi and Qigong Events

Look for Weekly tai chi classes with Heather or certified Tai Chi for Health Instructors, (select agenda view) Details on Calendar

Free Tai Chi for Health and Qigong 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,  Tai chi for Rehabilitation, or Tai chi for Heart Conditions
1) St. Philips in the Hills Church  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 am.   Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.  Sign up for classes, and arrange with Heather to establish guidelines for mentorship.
2) 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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Tai chi is a special type of qigong.   They mutually enhance and deepen the enjoyment of practice.   the following offering is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners of tai chi, qigong, tao meditation.

QIGONG / HEALING TAO-  TRILOGY  Winter/Spring 2020*

Trilogy Jan 11, Feb 8, March 7 – 11:00-3:00.   Make-up session April 4.  Read Details: Tao Trilogy Winter Spring 2020 

*Thanks to an enthusiastic response, this series is full.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.   Please be in touch for wait lists status, or to be notified of upcoming Qigong events before general announcement.  As we get closer to the April 4 ‘make up session, there may be spaces available which will first be offered to wait list.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis *  TCA for Falls Prevention   *   Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2  *  Tai Chi for Rehabilitation *  Tai Chi for Heart Conditions,  Matters of the Heart

Instructor Qualification and Updates/Re-certification Workshops: 

*For people who are already certified in TCA and/or TCAFP,  Seated TCA certification may be added.

See registration site per workshop for details.  Register at www.TCHI.org.

ARIZONA 2020

TAI CHI FOR HEART CONDITIONS                    Tucson, January 25-26

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS / FALLS PREVENTION Tucson,  January 27

TAI CHI FOR REHABILITATION                           Tucson, February 28-29

TAI CHI FOR REHABILITATION                           Scottsdale, March 13-14

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, AND FALL PREVENTION, SEATED TCA   Mesa/Phoenix, AZ  March 31-April 1https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5452

Other dates being considered.   Like to host in your area?  email heather@heatherchalon.com

MASSACHUSETTS

TCHI/ Dr Paul Lam June Conference,  Mount Holyoke College.    Yang 24 Week-end pre conference.   18 options for weeklong.    

Exploring Depth and Magic of Yang 24.   Facilitating with Dr Paul Lam, Week-end Pre-Conference.  Register:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5292

Five Element Qigong, Tai Chi for Life, Tai Chi for Hearth Conditions/Matters of the Heart.  I am leading this week long workshop.   3 Instructor Certifications,  1 Purpose – by embracing simplicity, learning to love and heal ourselves,  so we can love and help others to heal,  together,  we love and heal the world.   Register: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5291

Six Healing Sounds Qigong – I am leading this Thursday evening session. Option to select when registering for the conference.

NEW MEXICO

September 2020 dates are being reviewed.   Be in touch if you need re-cert sooner – we have a game plan. Albuquerque  Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention.   Re-certification/Updates.  For those who are prepared,  add Seated TCA and TCA Part 2.

WYOMING:

TCA, TCAFP & STCA &  Re-certification

Registration will be set up for these workshops in January.

Gillette             May 4-5, 2020
Douglas           May 7-8, 20202
Rock Springs   August 24-25, 2020
Cody                August 27-28, 2020

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Mark Your Calendar

4/25/2020 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day; One World, One Breath. Last Saturday of April each year.    In Tucson,  we meet at Reid Park,  West side near amphitheater.  Powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.  Flyer download

September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month.   Stay tuned for events, especially around the first day of Fall 2020.

Qigong/ Healing Tao –  ongoing Instructor Certification training.  Fall 2020  two-day Healing Tao Fundamentals trainings,   Arizona and Wyoming.   Details coming soon.

A Tai Chi Life- Take Time for Yourself

The only time you have, is the time you take….

Take Good Care of Yourself Dear One.  No One Else Knows What Your Soul Needs.

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adapted from an old Irish prayer:

Take time to work, it is the price of success.

Take time to meditate, it is the source of power.

Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read, it is the way to knowledge.

Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

And, take time to love and be loved.

AUTUMN: Metal Element

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.