2022 December Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone!
I wish the best for you during this season and a very Happy New Year! As we bring this year to a close I want to thank each of you for your continued support and enthusiasm for this practice. I am grateful for the opportunity to share these arts and continue the traditions that I’ve been privileged to learn and transmit.
Below is:
Our Winter Quarter Schedule of classes which begin Jan. 9th
New sessions info for Beginner & Seniors and Qigong for Everyone
Saturday Sessions of Qigong and Chen and new sessions at BCC
Free Classes during our BreakWinter Weapons Intensives
A favorite recipe, my Winter Solstice Mediterranean Stew
and, a recording of our free Thanksgiving Practice for you to enjoy!
Winter Quarter’s classes begin January 9th and run through March 24th. Please note there will be no classes from February 23rd to 27th for our Mid-Winter Break.
Link to full winter schedule & registration links here:
Continuing this quarter, we have new sessions of:
Tai Chi for Beginners and Seniors on Mondays at 10:30am and Thursdays at 2pm. Both of these sessions continue online
Qigong for Everyone 6:30pm Wednesdays online
Saturday’s Qigong Special Session of Professor Huang Joint Opening and Qigong to Reduce Stress and Boost Immunity 9:30am

and, for IN-PERSON Tai Chi and ONLINE Qigong at the Burien Community Center:
Tai Chi for Everyone Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45am
Chen Tai Chi for Beginners 6pm Tuesdays
Qigong for Wellness and Stress Reduction ONLINE Wed. 10:45am
free practice sessions
While we are on break, join us for some FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS:

Solstice Standing Post and Silk Reeling 6pm, Wed. Dec. 21st ONLINE. Follow link for info and registration
New Year’s Day, Sunday Jan. 1st, ONLINE at 9:30am Spiral Qigong to wring in the New Year! Link for info and registration
Beginner’s Chen at Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien, 6pm Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. No need to register, just show up.
-Burien ONLINE Qigong for Wellness and Stress Reduction, Wed., Jan 4th 10:45pm, Call BCC at 206-988-3700 to register and get link.
Tai Chi for Everyone at Burien Community Center, Thurs. Jan. 5th at 10:45am in person, can just show up, no registration required.
winter weapons intensives
This winter, we’ll continue with monthly weapons forms intensives, Saturdays 2pm:

-Jan 28th, Single Broadsword
-Feb 18th Review Double Broadswords and Spear
-March 18th Review Single Straight Sword and Intro to Double Straight Swords

Each class $75 or $25 for unlimited registration students.
Contact Viola if you are interested.
Beginners welcome to the Single Broadsword class.
Solstice Mediterranean Stew for you
Please enjoy this tasty Mediterranean Stew recipe that I first discovered on Solstice 2004, our anniversary. I’ve been making it on the regular ever since. From our table to yours Happy Holidays. (thank you Sophia!)
our Thanksgiving practice recording
Lastly, Here is a recording of the class we did on Thanksgiving morning. We had such a wonderful turn out! Over 50 people came from far and wide. So grateful to you for tuning in and spreading good energy with me.
Whew! Congratulations! You made it to the end.
We have classes through this Saturday, 12/17 and then are on break. See you in one of our free sessions or in the New Year!
Peace, Joy, and Love to you,
Viola & Rus