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NEWS

Classes at Phoenix Centre:

​Classes are closed for the summer. The Centre will reopen mid-September.

Contact Steven Holbert, Director, at stevenholbert65@gmail.com, or steven@phoenixtaich.ca for more information, or phone at 519-872-2408.



Virtual and Live Classes:

  • Classes in the Tai Chi for Arthritis will be offered on Thursdays at 5:30 to 6:30 pm, from September 15th through November 17th. These classes are for Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced students. Terry Lynn Clarkin and George Wilkinson will be the instructors. Registration forms will be available at the first class.
  •  Tai Chi for Health Challenges will be virtual, on Mondays at 1 pm. These classes are for complex health issues and mobility challenges.​            Please contact her at her email: terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com.
  • ​Steven Holbert continues to offer classes on Zoom in the Yang forms practiced at Phoenix Tai Chi Centre.
  • These sessions are offered through the summer at different times. Invitations to Zoom sessions will be emailed out to the list of students as the sessions are scheduled.
  • Contact Steven at this email: stevenholbert65@gmail.com


COMMUNITY NEWS

 A Tai Chi class will be offered at the East Lions Community Centre at 1731 Churchill Avenue, starting on September 20th at 1130 am. Register with the Seniors' Satellite program: london.ca/senior-recreation


Qigong

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. 

Tai Chi for Health Challenges

T'ai Chi/Taiji is an ancient Chinese martial art.  It is a slow meditative form of exercise that increases flexibility in both mind and body.  Tai Chi/Taiji combines postures and movements inspired by the natural world into forms which are learned and practiced over a lifetime.  The practice of 'ai Chi/Taiji reduces stress, tones muscles, massages joints, improves balance and much more. 

Tai Chi/Taiji

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/Taiji 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.


These classes are geared to individuals with complex health issues including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other pain & mobility issues.  Classes consist of Tai Chi and its related exercise Qigong (‘chi kung’).  Some sitting exercises and work with the Tai 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.

NB: Classes are virtual at present. Contact terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com for information and/or to register.  In-person classes may be offered in the autumn.