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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

NEW  Tai Chi for Health,  Balance, Falls Prevention  at St Philips in the Hills Church.  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10am.  more details on calendar.  Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.

Mark your Calendar – Fall /Winter 2018  &  2019

Qigong Rejuvenation Day – Saturday Nov 10, 2018
Back by popular demand –  8 Sections of Brocade, with Tao meditation of Six Healing Sounds and the Power of the Inner Smile.     Jr League of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona Sat Nov 10.  noon- 4.  If you would like to join us,  please email  events@heatherchalon.com.  Fee:  $35.00
Payment can be made at PayPal to heather@heatherchalon.com  or mailed to Heather Chalon 1700 E River Rd, #64422, Tucson, AZ 85728

Sun Style Tai Chi Skills Development – Tai Chi for Arthritis, Falls Prevention,  TCA 2,  Sun 73 forms  
 Saturday November 17, 2018.  noon-4.  Jr League of Tucson.   $30 per person.
 Saturday January 26, 2019.   10am-2pm,  Phoenix.   $30 per person
NOTE:  If you are an instructor seeking teaching skills development, please be in touch and we’ll make a plan for mentoring during these sessions. heather@heatherchalon.com

Qigong/ Healing Tao –   Tao Woman Series.  First up  – A Retreat Experience:  March 1-3, El Rancho Robles, Oracle, ArizonaDetails

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention  (TCA, TCAFP) Skills Update and TCA2 Certification workshop, Tucson, AZ.  March 16-17,  TCA, TCAFP,  March 18 TCA2.  Just for Fun pricing too.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention  (TCA, TCAFP) Skills Update and TCA2 Certification workshop, Phoenix,  AZ.    Looking for a venue –  winter or spring dates.  let me know of your interest.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention,   WYOMING.   4 locations being planned Spring, Summer and Fall 2019.

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation,  Tai Chi for Energy, Tai Chi for Energy 2 Certifications Tucson, Arizona –  24-27 October 2019.

National Public Health Week first week of April.   Chinese Health Day, April 6, 2019.   See you at University of Arizona Mall,  we’ll demonstrate  Tai Chi for Arthritis for Falls Prevention, Sun 73 forms… and some qigong, Wu Style.   Please look for our information table.

One World, One Breath – World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Last Saturday of April each year.  April 27, 2019,  9am-noon,  with powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.   Reid Park, Concert Area…. more details coming soon.   Please email events@heatherchalon.com if you plan on joining in on the fun.   We’ll have signs out to guide to our spot.

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.  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.

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.

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

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

Wednesdays

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

Thursdays

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

Quincy Douglass,  11am-noon.  (6 lessons).   June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1.  team taught with Heather Chalon

Fridays

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

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

Sundays

Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 2-3 pm, (4 lessons) Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019.  with 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.    

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