Classes at the Phoenix Tai Chi Centre will be on hold until 2021, depending on how the current surge in Covid-19 cases resolves. Please watch for updates as they will be posted here.
Virtual Classes via Zoom:
Rob Guthrie, a student at Phoenix Tai Chi Centre, died on December 8, 2020 after a long fight with cancer. He had participated in Tai Chi and Qigong classes at Phoenix and shared his practice from another group in Tobermory. He also enjoyed the stick and the sword forms practiced at the Centre. A memorial is being planned to celebrate Rob's life and love of nature (details to follow).
Newsletter of November 23, 2020. pdf file
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
This year, the physical gatherings are being postponed until further notice.
T'ai Chi Festival - hosted by the CTF
in Guelph, Ontario
MARCH 12, 2020 UPDATE:
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19 virus concerns. More information will be posted, when it becomes available, regarding rescheduling.
London Public Library Programs
Classes at the Library are on hold until at least January 2021.
T'ai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art. It is a slow meditative form of exercise that increases flexibility in both mind and body. T'ai Chi combines postures and movements inspired by the natural world into forms which are learned and practiced over a lifetime. The practice of T'ai Chi reduces stress, tones muscles, massages joints, improves balance and much more.
These classes are geared to individuals with complex health issues including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other pain & mobility issues. Classes consist of T’ai Chi and its related exercise Qigong (‘chi kung’). Some sitting exercises and work with the T’ai Chi Ruler are also taught.
The movements are performed according to the physical ability of the student. There is a focus on exercises that can be used for pain management and to address specific health issues. Click for a current flyer Click for a registration form
PHOENIX T'AI CHI CENTRE
Qigong ('chi kung') is the art of strengthening health by focusing the mind and being aware of the breath combined with correct posture and physical movement.
The Qigong positions are designed to affect the movement of energy (chi) and to help chi travel around the body to nourish the body internally and externally.
The Phoenix T'ai Chi Centre was founded in London, Ontario by Gloria Jenner in 1988. Gloria has been studying T'ai Chi and Qigong since 1980. Gloria and her staff teach Yang Style T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi Sword and Qigong.
T'ai Chi applies the power of fluidity to easing one's daily life. Qigong applies the power of visualization to healing the body.
Both of these exercises apply meditation to relaxing the mind and reducing physical, emotional and spiritual stress.