Tai Chi returns to the parks for our summer sessions! All new sessions begin the week of July 6th. Registration is now open. Look below for a list of summer sessions and links to register.
Special Rates for New Students attending the Qigong on Capitol Hill and Chen in the ID. News of discounted fees below.
Another World Tai Chi Qigong Day has come and gone. Below you find a little recap and pictures.
And, Wise Orchid Tai Chi & Qigong was well represented at Grandmaster Chen’s Light of Taiji training in Las Vegas, stories and pictures below!
Master Leung’s Workshops have new dates of September 19th & 20th.
A special Summer Session of Broadsword in Lincoln Park is being offered to help you prepare for Master Leung’s special day of Yang Broadsword training.
Lastly, we have new classes, calendar and registration pages on our website in hopes of making it easier to get the info you need. Please let me know what you think. Your feedback helps us continue to improve. Thank you!
Also, mark your calendars for the following no class days: July 24-26th, and August 12th-16th. Summer sessions run through September 24th. Then we will take the week off between September 25th and October 4th, coming back on October 5th to begin fall sessions.
New Students: Summer Sessions of Qigong on Capitol Hill (7:30am Mon. & Wed.) and Chen Taiji in the International District (6pm on Mon. & Thurs.) are SPECIALLY DISCOUNTED 1/3 OFF (3 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 2). Register onlineselecting pay in person and mention in the comments that you want to take advantage of this special and save between $73 and $102. Summer session begins July 6th. Registration is now open.
Great practice and friends joined together for this year’s world Tai Chi Qigong Day at Cal Anderson Park. With nearly 40 people attending throughout the practice, we shared some fun on this sunny spring day with friends from all over the Seattle and South Sound area as well as our new friends Ning and family from China. Thank you all for coming and bringing your enthusiasm and dedication to the arts celebrating health, community, and practice.
Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei’s Training Camp 2015
The Summer Quarter break came earlier this June with seven people representing Wise Orchid Taijiquan & Qigong at Grandmaster Chen’s Light of Taiji Training Camp in Las Vegas. With 4 days of training, a lecture and demonstration of Qi Cultivation and Fajing by Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei as well as a talent show and farewell party. The training was priceless with 5 top instructors leading us.
Master Wang Haijun, Master Chen Bin, Master Chen Juan and Master Jack Yan as coaches in addition to Grandmaster Chen. Each of the 4 days of training was lead by a different instructor giving us an opportunity to see many different depths and perspectives into the Joint Lubrication Qigong warm up, the Old Frame Part 1 (Laojia Yilu) and the New Frame Part 1 (Xinjia Yilu).
The first day of the training we were split into 4 teams. Viola was appointed by Grandmaster Chen to be team captain of Team 2. Through hard work and great team effort, Viola’s team achieved the highest score by overall best performances of each section and demonstrating service to the community. Click the photo below to see more.
Dates & Time: Beginning 9:30am to 10:45am, Sunday July 12th and continuing through Sunday September 13th. No class dates: July 26th and August 16th (8 classes total)
Cost: No charge if you are a current unlimited tuition student of the summer session! Otherwise, $150 for all 8 classes. Drop ins allowed with prior arrangement for $28 each. Register directly with Viola with check, cash or credit card (card fee additional).
Where: We’ll be meeting in Lincoln Park at the north end between the wading pool and the maintenance yard. Park on the street near the gas station and walk in at the first park sign you see.
No Broadsword Necessary: If you do not have a Saber/Broadsword/Dao/Knife you may borrow one during class. We will be making a group order around the 4th week of class if you would like to purchase one.
Reserve your spot Now: Space and lending broadswords are limited so please register in advance.
Pointers for better park practice
Bring water. Drink it.
Optional items for self care: hat, sunscreen, bee sting medicine if you’re allergic
Use the bathroom before class as access can be limited or far.
It’s best to come prepared and we can all enjoy some lovely practice outside this summer!
REMINDER: There are NO CLASSES Fri., July 24th to Sun., July 26th and Wed., Aug. 12th to Sun., Aug. 16th. Summer sessions run from Sunday, July 5th through Thursday, September 24th. For a look at the current calendar of all classes, please visit our new Calendar Page.
Summer Sessions are open for registration!Here are links for classes in Burien, South Seattle Community College, and Renton Senior Activity Center.
Register in person or online for Viola’s ongoing classes at CMH (Lincoln Park), ECA (Miller Park) or in the ID (International Children’s Park). Also, register in person at West Seattle Senior Center for the continuing 50+ Tai Chi & Qigong classes Thursdays 2-3pm.
Master Leung’s workshops will be September 19th & 20th on Capitol Hill at Emerald City Aikido, featuring Yin Yang Medical Qigong, Tai Chi Universal Principles, and Yang Tai Chi Broadsword.
Click the image above for more info. Register early and save. Also, if you are interested in the Broadsword workshop I recommend you come to the pre-workshop training in Lincoln Park on Sunday Mornings this summer. Check with Viola about registering.
Thank you all for joining me on the path to better knowing self and living richer lives through connection, strength, vitality and peace. Happy Summer! Stay cool and hydrated everyone!Viola Brumbaugh