Classes Around the Province

NOTE:
For several years I traveled  on weekends to various areas of the Province, east, west, central and south,  offering T’ai Chi Chih classes.  This page captures some of those experiences.  When students became accredited as teachers west and central, I focused mainly on our east coast area once again. 

I would still be open to possible travels on weekends, pending interest.
Please feel free to contact me for some conversation if there is interest in your area.

Please note my new G-mail address …sheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Central Newfoundland Area

T’ai Chi Chih classes have been offered by in Gander by Karen Dingwell-McCarthy who was accredited as a T’ai Chi Chih Teacher in August 2009. Nelson Higdon, who was accredited at the same time and was teaching in Gander with Karen, has since moved out of the province.

Gander

Please contact Karen for her current class schedule and other details. You can reach her at 709-256-8486 or kdingwellmccarthy@nf.sympatico.ca

Meanwhile, some former students continue to aim to meet once a week to practice together. Eager to keep the good energy flowing! Congratulations to all! To be commended for your enthusiasm and faithfulness!

If interested, you are also welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

 

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Students at Gander weekend session doing Bass Drum including Nelson and Karen (at back on left)who both went on to become Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teachers in 2009

 

Grand Falls-Windsor

Classes had been previously offered  at the now former St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre, St. Catherine Street (now The Lionel Kelland Hospice as of 2023, for end of life care) and at the Seniors 50+Club, up to around 2008.

Former students had  continued to meet at the Seniors’ Club a couple of times a week to practice together. Again, eager to keep the good energy flowing! Congratulations to all! To be commended for your enthusiasm and faithfulness!

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50+ Club members at GFW doing Pulling in the Energy

 

I would be open to traveling to Grand Falls-Windsor area to offer classes again at some point for either a set of weekend classes and/or a set of weekday sessions. If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Many thanks to Ruth Sanders for her wonderful leadership in bringing T’ai Chi Chih to the Grand Falls-Windsor  area. Unfortunately, for health reasons, Ruth has had to withdraw.

Students at a weekend at St. Catherine’s Renewal Centre doing Around the Platter Variation

 

Conception Bay South

In June 06 a weekend introductory T’ai Chi Chih course session was offered in Topsail.
I would be open to other possibilities in the Conception Bay area, pending interest.
If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

CBS Weekend T’ai Chi Chih Session doing Pulling Taffy

 

St. Mary’s Bay Area

Classes were offered in July of 2009 at the Father Val Power Learning Centre, Riverhead, St. Mary’s Bay, sponsored by the 50+ Club.

Students at St. Mary’s Session doing Push Pull

 

Open to returning if the interest is there. Meanwhile, a group had been continuing to practice at the Centre.  Sheila Lee at 525-2564 or fvplc@hotmail.com was my contact at that time.
If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Burin Peninsula Area

Classes were most recently offered in Marystown in September 2010, sponsored by the 50+ Club

Marystown students doing Around the Platter Variation

 

If you might be interested in other classes in the area, you are invited to contact one of the following who were my contact at that time.

Lynn Edwards at (709)  279-1514
Mike Cheeseman at (709) 279-2149
Helen Kelly at (709) 279-2043

Currently if interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail address …sheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Cost: $80 for full course
(Fall 2010 classes were covered by 50+ Club program funds)

Southern Shore Area

Ferryland

Classes were offered in Ferryland the Fall of 2004 as a series of 8 weeks. Other sessions could be offered, pending interest.

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In Ferryland doing Daughter on the Mountain Top

If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Trepassey

Last new classes were offered in Trepassey the Fall of 2004. Other sessions to be offered pending interest. Meanwhile, students have continued to meet two or three times a week to practice together at the 50+ Club Building in Trepassey.

        In Trepassey … 50+ Club doing Around the Platter

 

To be congratulated and commended for your enthusiasm and faithfulness! Contact person: Jose Waddleton 438-2273 or jwaddl@nf.sympatico.ca

If interested, welcome to also contact me personally.
Please note my new G-mail address ...sheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

Witless Bay

Last sessions were held in Witless Bay Spring 2008, sponsored by the 50+ Club. Possible other sessions in the future pending interest. Contact me or Sheila Carew at valsheila@nf.sympatico.ca or 709- 334-2311

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sharon Hayden, who as part of that 2008 group, has since become an Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teacher and offers classes in Witless Bay. You can contact Sharon for more details at sharon.haydentcc@gmail.com or 709-699-2251.

Also welcome to contact me if I can be of help.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863

COST: $80 for full 8-week course for my personal classes.
(Cash or cheque payable to Sheila Leonard)

West Coast Area

Stephenville

Allan MacNeil, who was accredited as a T’ai Chi Chih Teacher in August 2009 had begun teaching classes in the Stephenville area and continued to do so for several years.

NOTE: Allan passed away on March 28, 2021 … we’ve lost a wonderful person and a wonderful teacher. With gratitude for the gift of his life and love and goodness … blessing him on his continuing personal sacred journey …

Stephenville students doing Cosmic Conscious Pose including Allan MacNeil (on the far right) who went on to become an Accredited T’ai Chi Chih Teacher

 

If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863.

Corner Brook and Deer Lake

Classes were last offered in the Corner Brook and Deer Lake area in 2008 and may again be a possibliity, pending interest and scheduling options re my availability.

If interested, welcome to contact me.
Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com  Cell is 709-727-7863.