Winter Newsletter

Happy Holidays everyone!
Though we won’t be heading to Costa Rica this winter break (save your spot now for 2023!), we are looking forward to some local retreats this coming year.

We have a couple adventures in mind and hope to bring you to Southern Oregon for a Tai Chi & Qigong retreat and birding adventure in the spring, and then in the fall, the Olympics for an opportunity to immerse in nature and practice.

We are still working out the dates and details, so stay tuned and let me know if one of these sounds interesting to you.

Winter 2022 Weekly Schedule

With the presence of a new variant of unknown severity, we’ll be continuing to work both online and in person with hybrid classes this winter. Above is our schedule and classes are open for registration now.

We’ll start the quarter with some free classes online the first week of January before our sessions begin and then the week our regular classes start, I’ll be teaching some free classes through the Burien Community Center both morning and evening, in-person, and online.

Please note that proof of vaccination, masks, and social distancing are required for all in-person sessions so that we can continue to offer these classes and maintain everyone’s safety and health.

And, if you are not feeling well, please stay home and take care. Most all in-person classes are hybrid which means that you are able to watch the recording or attend online if you cannot make it in-person. Let me know if you have any questions in that regard.

Remember that the recordings are only saved for 30 days from the date of the class before being auto deleted. Please let me know if there is a class that you found particularly valuable and I can save it off of cloud for future reference.
Burien registration and schedule & free classes

Please note that the classes offered through the Burien Community Center are separate from the Wise Orchid registration and you need to register for them directly through the community center.

Registration for the BCC opens on Dec. 13th. If you would like to attend the Free sessions the second week of January, no registration necessary, just show up, or contact the BCC for the link for the online class.

Free Classes offered at the Burien Community Center:
-Chen Tai Chi for Beginners, IN-PERSON, Tuesday, January 11th at 6pm
-Qigong-Immunity, Balance & Vitality, ONLINE, Wed., Jan. 12th, 10:45am
-Tai Chi for Beginners/Seniors, IN-PERSON, Thur., Jan. 13th, 10:45am

Free Intro classes online first week of January
In addition to the above-mentioned free classes being offered at the Burien Community Center, I’ll be offering a few Free online classes the first week of January, before our Winter Sessions begin. Please join me and invite anyone you think would be interested.
-Wed., Jan. 5th, 8:30am Qigong – 5 Animal Frolics
-Wed., Jan. 5th, 10am Chen Taiji Silk Reeling, Standing, form play
-Thur., Jan. 6th, 8:30am Yang Taiji – 108 Play
-Thurs., Jan. 6th, 6pm Chen Taiji – Old Frame Play

To participate in the above free sessions, please contact Viola via email and you’ll be sent the link.
Inclement Weather Policy:
With Winter being here and colder days ahead, please note the following inclement weather policy:
If the local public schools are closed, in-person class will be cancelled (held online only if hybrid). If the schools have late opening, then the afternoon and evening sessions will be held, but the morning sessions will be cancelled (online only).
Seattle Public Schools FB Page for up to date info
You can also contact me or check our FB page for updates about changes to class location or cancellation.

If the class is hybrid and we are not able to meet in person, we will hold the class online only.

**HOLIDAY SPECIAL for Private Lessons
For the holidays, I am offering a special for private sessions. Invest in deepening your practice through one on one sessions in the new year.
-Single Class $95 ($10 savings)
-3 class package $275 ($40 savings)Prepayment by December 31st only.

You can book your private lessons here or email me and we can arrange for a time that works.

**SPECIAL HOLIDAY New Student Class Pass
Beginner’s packages are a 4 class package for new students, normally $75, now through the end of the year take advantage of our special holiday price of $50.
All 4 classes must be used within 1 month’s time and used by the end of Winter Quarter 2022.

Breathing and softening and keeping on, looking forward to you joining me.

with love and gratitude,