Spring 2023 Newsletter

Happy Spring Everyone!

We are in the midst of our 2-week spring break. Spring session begins April 10th with our Saturday classes returning to Pratt Park. Please check below for:

  • World Tai Chi Qigong Day Free Class
  • The updated Spring Class Schedule
  • Returning to the Parks
  • Free Classes the First Week of April with Burien Community Center
  • Spiral Qigong is Back!
  • Weapons Intensives and weekly Saturday review

World Tai Chi Qigong Day is April 29th!
Join us for this wonderful annual event from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 29th at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill to share practice of Qigong and Tai Chi with people around the planet as we circle the globe with positive energy and shared practice with a wave beginning in New Zealand and moving time zone by time zone.
Everyone Welcome!
** Note that our regular Saturday classes will be canceled for this special event.

This spring we’ll be returning to the parks!

Saturday’s beginning in April we’ll be at Pratt Park for the Spiral Qigong at 9:30am, Chen Fundamentals at 10:45am, and Weapons practice 11:45am.

For our Yang 108 class in West Seattle, we’ll continue online on Tuesdays and at Kenyon Hall through April, then beginning in May, we’ll take to Lincoln park for both Tues. & Thurs. as the weather permits. If the weather is inhospitable, we’ll return to the April schedule of Tuesdays online and Thursdays at Kenyon. A determination will be made the night before. Check the Wise Orchid Facebook Page for updates or message Viola if unsure.

For Capitol Hill’s 7:30am Qigong and 8:45am Chen Wednesday mornings, we’ll be at Emerald City Aikido through April, then beginning in May, we’ll move outside to Miller Park having the ECA Dojo as a backup in case of foul weather.

The first week of April, you are invited to join us for the following free classes hosted by Burien Community Center:

-Tuesday, April 4th, 6pm In-Person Beginning Chen Tai Chi at Burien Community Center
-Wednesday, April 5th, 10:45am ONLINE Qigong for Stress Reduction and Wellbeing, contact BCC at: 206-988-3700 to reserve your spot and receive the link for Zoom.
-Thursday, April 6th, 10:45am Tai Chi for Everyone, Yang 24 In-Person at the Burien Community Center.

Both In-Person classes Tuesday evening and Thursday morning do not require advanced registration. Just show up. Please share and help spread the word.
Spiral Qigong is Back!

Join us 9:30am Saturdays at Pratt Park (and Online via Zoom) this spring for Spiral Qigong. This unique and dynamic practice comes from the 5 element 12 Animal XingYi practice.

The Ba Fa Pan Gen is 8 methods to firm your roots, helping you develop better stability in your lower body while improving your flexibility and range of motion in your upper body through spiraling and cleansing. It’s fun and invigorating.

Starting April 15th and running through June 17th.
**note: no class 4/29 for World Tai Chi Qigong Day-Free Practice in Cal Anderson Park!
This spring we’ll be offering monthly weapons forms intensives, join us for form review and a focused breakdown of Double Straight Swords on April 15th, May 13th, and June 10th. 2-3:30pm
As always, it is an honor and delight to share these arts with you.
We’ll be on break through April 9th.
Don’t forget to register for classes starting on April 10th.

Cheers from Cape Flattery,
with Patience, Peace & Practice,