Schedules

Schedules and locations are fluctuating due to COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information please see my Facebook page and feel free to contact me with any questions.


Qigong For Optimal Health

Tuesdays 11am

This is an ongoing class throughout the year and students may join at any time.
$40 month

Tai Chi For Balance & Therapeutic Qigong In A Chair

Tuesdays 1-2PM
This class will be an ongoing class throughout the year. New students can join at any time.
$40 month.

Looking for better balance and coordination while walking? Part of each class will be dedicated to using tai chi movements in a specific way to improve your balance, functional walking, coordination, range of motion, and leg strength. Therapeutic Qigong in a ChairĀ© is an adaptation of the Eight Pieces of Brocade, allowing for performance while seated, making this form appropriate for people of all ages and most degrees of ability. This is a form of medical qigong, which offers a way of balancing one's energy, strengthening tendons, and improving bone strength while focusing on the breath and calming the mind. These exercises have been developed with the guidance of psychiatrists, physical therapists, neurologists, and recreation therapists as a means of daily physical activity.

The academy is located on the left side of the building towards the back. Look for the round logo. Street shoes and jackets are to be left in the hallway. If you need to wear shoes in class, bring in a pair of shoes that you do not wear outside. That way the mats will stay clean for the karate students who always practice barefoot. Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring in a water bottle.

Yang Family Tai Chi Kung

Thursdays
This is an ongoing class throughout the year and students may join at any time.
10-11AM

This is an introductory course for Yang Style Taijiquan (tai chi) which is one of the most widely practiced styles in the world. Tai Chi Kung is a 10 movement form designed by the lineage holder of Yang Family Tai Chi, Master Yang Jun. The Yang style is known for its circular movements practiced in a slow even pace. We will do a variety of warm-ups to help with blood flow, flexibility, balance, and strength. You will also learn the 10 Essential Principles of Taijiquan. If you would like to wear shoes please bring a pair that you have not worn outside.

Tai Chi For Balance & Therapeutic Qigong In A Chair

Offered at Merrymeeting Adult Education winter/spring 2020
Thursdays 1-2 PM

12 week session started on January 23, 2020. check Facebook or Merrymeeting Adult Education for future class offerings

Looking for better balance and coordination while walking? The first part of each class will be dedicated to using tai chi movements in a specific way to improve your balance, functional walking, coordination, range of motion, and leg strength. The tai chi forms will be practiced initially while sitting down, then standing behind the chair, and then standing away from the chair with a little bit of walking involved. All ability levels are welcomed. We will also practice Therapeutic Qigong In A Chair which is a modified form of the eight strands of brocade.

For those who would prefer the flexibility of watching/practicing on your own schedule, Diane's DVDs are available for purchase. Please contact her through this website for more information.