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A “Scent-free”  environmental request for sessions, please and thank you …
Please note that The Lantern is a SCENT-FREE building. We are encouraged to please keep all sessions as scent free as reasonably possible because of increasing allergies to all kinds of scents and fragrances, including many personal care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hand sanitizers, etc. May 20, 2024



July, 18, 2024

Another lovely day for Wisdom Healing Qigong at noon on Government House lawn!
All welcome !

Please note that next week there will be T’ai Chi Chih on both Tuesday and Thursday.
I will be there Tuesday as usual. Am unavailable Thursday of next week.
Another T’ai Chi Chih teacher will be covering for me on Thursday
and will be leading a 2nd T’ai Chi Chih  practice for the week that day. 

 Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman



July 16, 2024

Another lovely day for T’ai Chi Chih at noon at Government House!
All welcome !

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


July 12, 2024       Parking Note Re Government House for next week’s Wellness Breaks  …

I just received this note from Her Honour’s Secretrary, Regina Whiteway, at Government House, 

We just wanted to let you know that there might be some paving/patch work happening on the driveway of Government House next week.  It won’t stop the wellness breaks; we may just need to direct people to a different parking area.  The Commissionaires will take care of that though. 

 Jay will be mentioning this in Her Honour’s social media post on Sunday.

Have a lovely weekend!
Relax and En-JOY,

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


July 11, 2024

Yes, we are a GO for our our Wisdom Healing Qigong
Thursday Summer Lunch Hour Wellness Break
 on the lawn at Government House
today from 12:00 – 1:00 !

 All welcome, whether brand new to the practice or having done a little or a lot already…
Can be done seated as well … welcome to bring along a chair if that feels good …
for all of it or to alternate between standing and sitting. 😎
Bringing along extra water is a great idea, too.
A little cooler than the past few days yet feels refreshing!
If we happen to get an unlikely surprise shower, the umbrella-like trees will serve us well!

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


July 9, 2024

Yes, we are a GO for our 1st T’ai Chi Chih
Tuesday Summer Lunch Hour Wellness Break
 on the lawn at Government House

today from 12:00 – 1:00 !

 

All welcome, whether brand new to the practice or having done a little or a lot already…
Can be done seated as well … welcome to bring along a chair if that feels good …
for all of it or to alternate between standing and sitting. 😎
Bringing along extra water is  great idea, too.
Shall be doing our practice in the shade of the umbrella-like trees today very likely!

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


July 4, 2024

Yes, we are a GO for our 1st Wisdom Healing Qigong
Summer Lunch Hour Wellness Break
 on the lawn at Government House

today from 12:00 – 1:00 !

All welcome, whether brand new to the practice or having done a little or a lot already…
Can be done seated as well … welcome to bring along a chair if that feels good … for all of it or to alternate between standing and sitting. 😎

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


July 2, 2024

Cancelled for today.
Seems we need the rain
more than we need T’ai Chi Chih
outside on the lawn at Government House today!
  
😎☔☔☔☔☔😎

Let’s see what Thursday bring for Wisdom Healing Qigong!🌞

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always as life and time and the weather allow ….

🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


June 30, 2024

T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong
Lunch Hour Wellness Sessions

beginning again on the lawn at Government House …
for July and August …
Tuesdays for T’ai Chi Chih and Thursdays for Wisdom Healing Qigong.
12:00 – 1:00
 
   

 
Grateful to our new Lieutenant Governor for the invitation
to continue offering these sessions again this summer.
 
Both practices can be done seated as well as standing.
Welcome to bring along a chair if that feels good.
 
You can check the NEWS page on my web site at www.sheilaleonard.ca each Tuesday and Thursday mid-morning in case of rainy weather cancellations or for any other reason. If we get caught in a surprise shower some day, the amazing trees at Government House make great umbrellas. 😎 ☔☔☔☔😎 
 
Come, Relax and Enjoy the practice with us, whether brand new or returning.
ALL WELCOME.
🌞 🦋🌺🙏
           Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


June 24, 2024

Both our June 8th and June 22nd Saturday Retreat Days at Virginia Water were wonderfully well attended and were refreshing. So happy I had gotten the nudge to so with both days ad simply trust the process as it unfolded. A Power  bigger than all of us at work here.  Th Energy within  and all around us which we are learning to engage and trust more and more with has a power all its own opening us to little and sometimes big surprises that can sometimes feel like miracles. All amazing … with more to be discovered and uncovered …

I am exploring options for offering other Saturday Retreat Days at Virginia Water over the summer. Welcome to drop me an e-mail at sheilaleonard67@gmail.com  if you might be interested and available. Could also be on a weekday. Please indicate in your reply whether you might be interested in T’ai Chi Chih and/or Wisdom Healing Qigong … and also whether you would be open to a half day for each on the one day, or perhaps a whole day for each on two different days.

Come, Relax and En-JOY, always a s life and time allow,  amid Summers on-going invitation to new life and new energy!
🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


June 18, 2024 (Registration List updated below in link as of Wed/19th)

Our 2nd Spring Saturday Retreat Day
with T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong

at Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on beautiful Virginia Lake,
located at 47 Parsonage Drive, off Logy Bay Road
is a GO for this Saturday, June 22nd  …

CLICK HERE for more details including how to register … spaces still available … pre-registration is required … attachment contains updated list for those registered as of Wednesday, June 19th …

Come, Relax and En-JOY a refreshing break day just for you!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


June 3, 2024

Spring Saturday Retreat Days with T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong
at Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on beautiful Virginia Lake,
located at 47 Parsonage Drive, off Logy Bay Road,
Rescheduled as two days …

happening on BOTH June 8th AND 22nd …
happily we have sufficient registrations.

I received 21 YES responses and 2 MAYBE for our June Saturday Retreat Days at Virginia Water …

Given the wonderfully positive response, and rather than disappoint anyone for a third time, I have decided to offer the retreat on both days, the 8th AND  22nd
Please see the May  27th post  for other details … 

 In summary, 9 chose the full day – while 6 chose morning only … and another 6 chose afternoon only. Re the dates,  13 were fine with either day …  while 5 could come only on the 8th and another 3 could come only on the 22nd .

In my e-mail copy to my mailing lists,  I included lists I created for each day to best accommodate everyone according to your responses and to even out the #s. We now have 7-8 for each day … with hopefully a couple of others who may also be joining us. The slightly smaller group size can still make for a lovely day. Could be even lovelier if it works for any of you who have registered for half a day to come for all day.🌞

You are always welcome to also come to both days if you get a nudge in that direction😎 and simply adjust your donation as need be. The two days will always be slightly different. Meanwhile, if you know someone else you think might benefit and enJOY the day, please encourage them to contact me and come along as well. Still time for others to register! 🌞

Come, Relax and En-JOY a refreshing break day just for you!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


 

May 27, 2024

Spring Saturday Retreat Days with T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong
at Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on beautiful Virginia Lake,
located at 47 Parsonage Drive,  off Logy Bay Road,
Rescheduled as two half days for either June 8th or 22nd …
pending sufficient registrations.

Response has been low and very mixed re a yes to a full day T’ai Chi Chih Retreat
at Virginia Water on June 8th or a full day Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat on the 22nd …
Instead, you invited to join us for
a half day T’ai Chi Chih and/or a half day Wisdom Healing Qigong
on either June 8th or 22nd.  

Preregistration is required for Retreats.
Please let me know when you register whether you plan on attending a.m. or p.m. or both.
9:30 – 12:30 for T’ai Chi Chih and 1:30 – 4:30 for Wisdom Healing Qigong …
and also whether  the 8th or the 22nd could work for you …
or if indeed either Saturday could be good.

Please contact me by Monday, June 3rd to confirm your registration.
You can either e-mail me at my new G-mail address … sheilaleonard67@gmail.com
or call me at 709-727-7863, especially if you have other questions.

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All welcome to join us for our Retreat Day, whether brand new, or familiar with the practices.
The day can be a wonderful introduction or a lovely opportunity to go deeper into your practice.
The day will be a mix of quiet and practice.
Simply bring along a spirit of adventure, openness, and enthusiasm.
Always come with a “beginners mind” , whether new or returning! 
Can come for either half day or the full day.
Welcome, either way, to bring a brown bag lunch and have lunch together 12:30 – 1:30.

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Suggested donation:   $20 for each half day at Virginia Water …
or pay what you can, when you can, as your circumstances allow …
Donations can be made by cash, cheque payable to me, or e-transfer.

Please never let $$$ be an issue that prevents you from joining us …
you can always “pay forward” if need be by doing a kindness for someone else.
We are all so connected that what we do for one of us we do for all of us.

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Give your self a Spring treat in the midst of all else going on …
a little “time-out” just for YOU !
As one student summed it up,
Doing it just feels good!

Come, taste and see!

Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


April 4, 2024

April Update for Spring 2024 re
T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong Classes and Retreat Days

Click here for my easy to print and easy to share  Spring 2024 Flyer
~ Note: Some June ending dates may vary due to other pending commitments. ~
Please continue to check this NEWS page for on-going updates.
Any way in which you can help share this information would be deeply appreciated. 🌞

~ Our Spring 8-week classes begin mid-April at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road in St. John’s ~
Tuesday the 16th for T’ai Chi Chih, and Thursday the 18th, for Wisdom Healing Qigong.
Each class will be a GO pending sufficient registrations.
If a GO, then drop-in classes are an option as space allows …
though weekly attendance is of most benefit since classes build on each other, and when you can have a regular practice between classes, the benefits are even greater!

Morning and Evening classes are open to all, whether new or returning.
Beyond Beginners classes are for those who have previously done at least one full set of 8-week classes, are fairly comfortable with the practices, and want to do a deeper practice.

I always smile as I remember what Justin Stone, the Originator of T’ai Chi Chih, has so often said about practice when someone asks him when is the best time and how often …

“Only two good times to practice.
Practice when you feel like it and practice when you don’t feel like it.

The rewards will be worth it.”

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Two Spring Saturday Retreat Days planned for April 27th and May 25th
at Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on beautiful Virginia Lake,
located at 47 Parsonage Drive,  off Logy Bay Road,
again, pending sufficient registrations.

All welcome at the Retreat Days, whether new, or familiar with the practices.
The day can be a wonderful introduction or a lovely opportunity to go deeper into your practice.
The day will be a mix of quiet and practice.
Simply bring along a spirit of adventure, openness, and enthusiasm.
Always come with a “beginners mind” , whether new or returning! 
Can come for either half day or the full day.
Please let me know when you register whether you plan on attending a.m. or p.m. or both.
9:30 – 12:30 for T’ai Chi Chih and 1:30 – 4:30 for Wisdom Healing Qigong.
Welcome, either way, to bring a brown bag lunch and have lunch together 12:30 – 1:30.
While preregistration is recommended for classes, it is required for Retreats.
Cell is 709-727-7863. Please note my new G-mail addresssheilaleonard67@gmail.com

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Suggested donation:  $10 per class at the Lantern … $20 for each half day at Virginia Water …
or pay what you can, when you can, as your circumstances allow …
Donations can be made by cash, cheque payable to me, or e-transfer.

Please never let $$$ be an issue that prevents you from joining us …
you can always “pay forward” if need be by doing a kindness for someone else.
We are all so connected that what we do for one of us we do for all of us.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Give your self a treat in the midst of all else going on …
a little “time-out” just for YOU !
As one student summed it up,
Doing it just feels good!

Come, taste and see!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My Flyer is also being posted on my Facebook Profile Page   and single Facebook Page I am still learning to navigate Facebook. These links are also on my Contact page. While I am choosing not to do Friends on Facebook, if there might be a way you can link my page to yours for sharing, that would be a bonus! Thank you so very much!🌞

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Please see the Lantern Parking note on the right hand side of the page here on my site.  Parking can be a challenge. Take heart! There are a number of options to ease the parking situation.

As always, if you wish to have your name added to my mailing list, or if you know someone who would like to be added to my mailing list,  you or they can simply e-mail me at sheilaleonard67@gmail.com  If you wish to have your name removed from my mailing list, please simply let me know as well.

Come, Relax and En-JOY amid Spring’s invitation to new life and new energy!
🌞🦋🌺🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


March 25, 2024

Coming HOME to your Body … making Friends!

Spring 2024  T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong 8-week classes start up mid  April … both classes are deeply about “Coming Home” to our bodies, coming to deeply know, love and appreciate them more and more indeed as our HOME!

Meanwhile, my sister had sent me this image a while ago and said how it reminded her of me! This surely catches the spirit of both our T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong practices! So precious that I am  choosing to share it … what a lovely place to do it!  Thank you, Pat!


Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞🐰🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


March 24, 2024

                  Free Weekly  Wisdom Healing Qigong Chi-TV sessions continue
on Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 NL time
simultaneously on Z
oom and You Tube

See below for where to find the replays  anytime to follow over and over again …

Click here to read more about Chi-TV …

~~~~   How to join free Chi-TV sessions ~~~
ALL welcome, whether new or familiar with Wisdom Healing Qigong …
Come, Re-lax, and en-JOY!
                          

There are 3 easy ways to join the live Wisdom Healing Qigong Chi-TV Practice sessions:
1. You can click here to join via YouTube
2. If you prefer to watch the live video on the Chi Center page, the link is ChiCenter.com/WatchNow,
3. If you want to participate via live Zoom, with or without  your webcam, here is the Zoom Link 

The most recent Chi-TV Tuesday replays and other recordings to en-JOY as  life and time allow, can be found on the Chi Center You Tube Channel under the LIVE menu
or sometimes by clicking the VIDEO menu.

Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞🐰🌺🦋🙏

Streaming more WELL wishes your way …
                Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


January 31, 2024

P.S. to January 30th post below … Re Morning Show Interview

 Click HERE  to  listen to this morning’s 
Morning Show  T’ai Chi Chih/Wisdom Healing Qigong Interview 
with CBC Morning Show Host, Krissy Holmes …

Interested in checking out classes?  Or simply curious?
Welcome to simply come along to one of the classes or to both  and see for yourself …
It may be
helpful to preregister re space  just in case  …
You can register by e-mail at sheilaleonard67@gmail.com or 709-727-7863 
Click here for my Winter 2024  Flyer … also check out my  January 8th post below.

Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞⛄🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“If you want to live a long and happy life, be grateful …!”
~ Justin Stone, Originator of T’ai Chi Chih – Joy thru Movement


January 30, 2024

         CBC Morning Show Interview with Host Krissy Holmes
re T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong
Wednesday, January 31st

Hi to each and to all,

CBC Morning Show contact person called me today about my availability to come on the Morning Show tomorrow, Wednesday, January 31st to do a 10-minute Interview with Host, Krissy Holmes about my T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong classes which are just now starting at The Lantern for Winter 2024. The interview is scheduled for either 7:50 before the 8:00 local News or for 8:20 before the 8:30 National News. They will confirm the time in the morning. The election results reporting will colour the interview time.????

Simply letting you know in case you may like to listen to it live and/or may like to let others know about it.

Renewed thanks for any way you can also share this information.
🌞⛄🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


January 12, 2024

Free Wisdom Healing Qigong 7-Part series January 7 – 18, 2024
Gifts of the New Year – Winter 2024

Click HERE for more details … as sent out in an e-mail today to those on my mailing lists with info forwarded from the Chi Center … the replay links in the attachment are still active and well worth revisiting over and over gain …

Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞⛄🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


August 31, 2023

Mother Nature cancelling today’s outdoor practice  … 🌞🐰🌺🦋🙏

We would again need more than the towering
umbrella-like trees on Government House lawn
to shelter us from the pouring rain today!

Would have been lovely to end our summer Lunch Hour Wellness Sessions with one final practice together!  Shall perhaps see you again next summer!



Renewed heartfelt thanks on behalf of all of us to

Her Honour, Lieutenant Governor, Judy Foote,
for her  delightful inspiration in initiating these wonderful sessions,
now in our 5th year … and to her faithful, supportive staff.

Lovely to have Her Honour sometimes join us as well.
Thank you, too, to all of you who were able to join us,
as life and time allowed, as always!


Meanwhile, for today, or any ordinary day, you are welcome to practice along virtually
in the quiet of your own home
using one of the two links below … or both … 
as we connect with one another and others around the world in the Chi Field
from wherever you are !

You can join us and en-JOY the following this community practice link with Master Mingtong  for a full Awakening Vitality practice … 35 minutes …

Or you might enJOY following an hour-long Chi-TV Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down session which I had led through the Chi Center during Covid in February 2021.
Begins with a meditation, followed by the practice,
then some free dance movement and a closing meditation.

Come, Relax, and en-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


August 29, 2023

 Yes! We are a GO again today, Tuesday, from noon to 1:00 for T’ai Chi Chih on the Lawn at Government House!
This will be our last T’ai Chi Chih Lunch Hour Wellness Session for the summer.  

Hoping the weather cooperates on Thursday as well for our final Wisdom Healing Qigong Wellness Session.
All welcome!
Always welcome to bring along a chair!

Maybe invite a friend or family member along ...

Come, Relax, and en-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


August 24, 2023

Yes! We are a GO again today, Thursday, noon to 1:00 for Wisdom Healing Qigong 
on the Lawn at Government House!
This will be our second last week for the summer.
So very glad it is a GO.

The weather is a little cooler yet quite lovely for a practice. No bad weather, just bad clothing!????
Mother Nature is doing her best  holding the rain off!
We can always use the walkway rather than the grass, which has worked well other times as needed.


All welcome! Also welcome to bring along a chair.

Maybe invite a friend or family member along as well …

P.S. A very special thank you to Sharon Hayden and Wanda Winsor who had led last week’s sessions for us while I took some family time. Always so grateful to them for their lovely practice, their generous spirit and their  positive energy …
and I saw some wonderful photos on Her Honour’s Facebook page!

As always, Come, Relax, and en-JOY!
🌞🐰🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”. ~ Howard Thurman


August 22, 2023

T’ai Chi Chih on Government House Lawn shall need to wait for another week!
YES! We need this rain as well …
☔🌞🌺🦋🙏

 

Meanwhile, welcome to visit my web site for a follow-along practice with me via a video link .., for a shorter silent practice or a longer practice that is a mix of teaching an practice … can do as much or as little as your life allows.

Click here to practice along with me … or simply sit and watch and visualize doing the practice with me … or a mix of both, always making any personal modifications as you feel appropriate according to your needs.(72 minutes)

Click here to en-JOY my personal recording of a  47 minute “silent” practice in which I simply say the name of the next move as we go along, and then “last one” or “one more” as we bring each movement to what we call our “graceful conclusion”.

Let’s see what next weeks holds in store!
*** Next week will be our last session for the summer.

NOTE:
*** Fall sessions begin at The Lantern the week of September 17th … Tuesdays for T’ai Chi Chih and Thursdays for Wisdom Healing Qigong. More details to be posted on this NEWS page the end of August.  

Come, Relax, and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


July 4, 2023

T’ai Chi Chih on Government House Lawn shall need to wait for another week!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

YES! We need this rain as well …
Meanwhile, welcome to visit my web site for a follow-along practice with me via a video link .., for a shorter silent practice or a longer practice that is a mix of teaching an practice … can do as much ot as little as yoiur life and time allow.

Click here to practice along with me … or simply sit and watch and visualize doing the practice with me … or a mix of both, always making any personal modifications as you feel appropriate according to your needs.(72 minutes)

Click here to en-JOY my personal recording of a  47 minute “silent” practice in which I simply say the name of the next move as we go along, and then “last one” or “one more” as we bring each movement to what we call our “graceful conclusion”.

Let’s see what next weeks holds in store!
Come, Relax, and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”    ~ Howard Thurman


June 24, 2023

Welcome back to our Free Summer Lunch Hour Wellness Sessions
Noon to 1:00 on Government House Lawn for 2023
Tuesday ~ T’ai Chi Chih  …  and Thursday ~ Wisdom Healing Qigong
from the first week of July to the last week of August.

(Note: Other teachers will be leading Yoga practice on Wednesdays!)

My renewed gratitude to Her Honour,  Lieutenant Governor Judy Foote, for continuing to extend this awesome invitation and for such a warm welcome each time. Thank you also to all who joined us over the past four summers, including our Lieutenant Governor herself when she is available, as well as some of her staff.  It is, as always,  a joy and privilege to offer these sessions and to share these two amazing and powerful and amazingly simple practices with you all.

Hopefully shall see many of you again this summer. Welcome to invite others to come along with you. Can bring along a chair if you wish since all of the practices can be done seated as well as standing. A wonderful experience awaits with equally wonderful benefits, physically, mentally and emotionally  and spiritually, amidst life’s continuing daily challenges and delights.

Here are our 2023 posters … with thanks to Nicole at Government House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For another view, here are our 2022 posters for now …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE WELL, BE SAFE, BE CALM, BE KIND!
Wishing you a Happy Canada Day and a lovely summer …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,

           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


May 18, 2023

Reminder!
Free Ongoing 
Wisdom Healing Qigong Chi-TV practice sessions
still being offered
Tuesdays 12:30 – 1:30 NL time

Chi-TV began as part of a daily on-line initiative by Master Mingtong Gu for Global Healing and Transformation in April 2020 as Covid-19 spread rapidly around the globe. It is now offered  one day a week only on Tuesdays.

Chi-TV sessions are generally a 1-hour teacher-led practice that begins with a 10-15 Meditation, followed by a 30-40 minute movement practice, then 5 minutes or so of  free dance movement to help integrate the energy we have gotten moving, and ending with closing integration meditation.

Practices can be done seated or standing, or can be enjoyed, with wonderful benefits while simply sitting down or lying down and resting and visualizing the practice, always as your body allows.Seated options are wonderful  for anyone with physical limitations or for maybe on a day you might not be quite feeling up to a full standing practice. Always doing as your body allows, modifying your practice as you need at any given moment.

The most recent recordings for en-JOY-ing as a replay at any time, as your life and time allow, can be found on the Chi Center You Tube Channel under the LIVE menu button.

On the Wisdom Healing Qigong page here on my web site  you will also find  You Tube and Facebook links to Chi-TV sessions I have led over the past 4 years.  The September 19, 2020 practice of Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down and the October 3, 2020 practice of Awaken Vitality are actually two seated practices which I have led and which I hope to restore on my site.

On that same You Tube page as above, under LIVE as well as VIDEOS , can be found numerous others of Master Mingtong’s recordings, as well as an abundance of healing stories  from others doing the practice.

Enjoy, as always, as your life and time allow …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Streaming more WELL wishes your way …
                 Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


October 4, 2022            Note re Parking for at The Lantern

Please see the Lantern Parking note on the right hand side of the page here on my site.  Parking can be a challenge. Take heart! There are a number of options to ease the parking situation.

Come, Relax, and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Streaming more WELL wishes your way …
                 Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


 April 3, 2022            

         REPLAY link for FREE 3-PART Livestream series as noted in March 28th posting below.

Click HERE or on the image below in the March 28th posting now to access the REPLAYS for the Free 3-part Wisdom Healing Qigong Livestream “Healing the Patterns of War, Disease and Oppression” with Master Mingtong Gu from The Chi Center.  Follow same link for all three parts. Each session is approximately 2 hours.

For more information see the March 23rd and 28th postings below …


March 28, 2022

                      FREE 3-Part Livestream with Master Mingtong Gu from The Chi Center
                                    “Healing the Patterns of War, Disease and Oppression”

Click here to read the original Chi Center e-mail in PDF form for more information about the  FREE 3-Part Livestream with Master Mingtong Gu referred to in the March 23rd posting below, happening  on Tuesdays starting tomorrow on Chi-TV:  March 29th, April 5th and April 12th

Replays will be available … to receive them you can follow the sign-up link in the letter.
                    April 3rd UPDATE: See REPLAY LINK in April 4th posting above.

Otherwise you can simply join live using the Chi-TV  links noted below in the March 20th posting below.
Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

“Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive.” ~  Hafiz


March 21, 2022

Invitation: Consciously and Collectively Healing the Energy Patterns of War and Conflict 

On March 10th Master Mingtong had shared in an e-mail the fruits of his meditation that week amidst the rising tensions and continuing atrocities surrounding the war being waged in Ukraine. That same day he offered a special Sound Healing Session on-line from the Chi Centre for those involved in weekly Chi Center Programs. He has since made the recordings available for sharing freely so that together we might combine our collective global energies so that the highest good of all of humanity may prevail and peace and freedom may be restored. He also reflects on how so integral to that global restoration is our healing and transforming of the Energy patterns of war and conflict within ourselves, as well as in all of our relationships, as that effect ripples out into the world in which we live our day to day lives.

Here  is the PDF copy Master Mingtong Gu’s Meditation (Letter) on Healing the Energy Patterns of War and Conflict Healing the Patterns of War and Conflict – Letter from Master Mingtong Gu – March 10, 2022

Here also is the 20 minute audio link for the Chi Center You Tube  Recording of  Sarah (from the Chi Center) reading Master Mingtong’s Letter at the beginning of a Sound Healing practice from a special Chi Centre session for the people of Ukraine and of the whole world. Here is the 84 minute audio link for the Chi Centre You Tube Note that Master Mingtong allows silent spaces throughout the audio   Sound Healing Practice from the Center with Master Mingtong … 

I invite you engage with these as your life and time allow … and as your heart may lead you …  that the power of love, which is the essential quality of the Source Energy of the Universe, may prevail over the love of power, personally, collectively, globally,  for the highest good of all humanity.
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
         Sheila

“Let love alone be the measure.”
       ~ Raphael Consedine, PBVM


February 1, 2022

Hi to each and to all …

The Chi Center has recently begun offering a set of 3 Wisdom Healing Qigong  self-study courses at $49 each/US … This is study and practice material that is yours to keep for a lifetime. Can pace yourself however you wish … and can keep going back to it.

To read more click this link www.chicenter.com/selfstudyqigong

They are a wonderful introduction if you are new. They are a wonderful refresher that will take you deeper into your practice if you are already familiar with Wisdom Healing Qigong. All of the details, including course content for the 6 modules in each course, can be found on  the site. The courses continue to be available though less actively being promoted after the initial big promo recently.

More Energy More Health has focuses more on Awaken Vitality and Sound Healing to open Energy flow and release emotional stress.
More Energy More Fulfillment focuses more on Lift Chi Up Pour Chi Down and Sound Healing to tap deeper into pure Energy.
More Energy More Love and Joy focuses more on Sound Healing and Pure Consciousness to help transform old patterns.

Wonderful things await if this is something you might be interested in and able to avail of… always as life and time allow …

Meanwhile, our Beyond Beginners  T’ai Chi Chih  and Wisdom Healing Qigong  Zoom classes continue … always welcome …

Will be in touch re possibilities for interest in Beginners classes over the next couple of weeks for anyone brand new or anyone who has done some classes but would like more of a foundation before venturing into Beyond Beginners  classes.  

Loads more WELL wishes …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
              Sheila

 Wherever you feel stress, challenge, or limitation,
is the same place where the seeds of new inspiration
and new possibilities live.”
      ~ Master Mingtong Gu, Wisdom Healing Qigong


November 2, 2021

Free Chi Center Newsletter Sign-ups 

Wisdom Healing Qigong
You can go to www.chicenter.com  to sign up for the free newsletter to keep posted on what is available.

T’ai Chi Chih
You can go to https://tcccommunity.net/subscribe-to-newsletter   to sign up for the free monthly newsletter from Sandy McAlister, our T’ai Chi Chih Guide in Justin Stone’s place, to keep posted on what is available.  Sandy always includes a very timely and often seasonal meditation at the beginning of each.


October 15, 2021

Familiar with T’ai Chi Chih and/or Wisdom Healing Qigong
and unable to continue to join us for practices?

I again invite you to do a practice on your own wherever you are, from what you might remember, and/or simply visualize all doing it together, perhaps even outside … can be quite lovely and powerful simply doing the visualization!  There is also an abundance of practice links you can follow along with on my web site for both TCC and WHQ.

For T’ai Chi Chih,  you can follow along using practice links here on my web site on my T’ai Chi Chih  page by going directly to  https://sheilaleonard.ca/what-is-tai-chi-chih/ and scrolling down just past the List of Moves  to find several options for videos to practice along with … mine and some with other T’ai Chi Chih  teachers, indoors and outside.  

You can also find some single video practices with Justin Stone himself, the Originator of T’ai Chi Chih, for individual movements at https://justinstonetcc.com/videos/

For Wisdom Healing Qigong, you can  Click here to go to my Wisdom Healing Qigong page and scroll almost to the end for a variety of practice links as well as simple videos to learn more about it and how it works. Master Mingtong Gu’s personal story is there also … or click here ~ called “The Journey and the Vision”. Quite amazing … one of the first ones there on the page. There is also a link there for a wonderful introductory practice called 100-Day Gong … much like what we would be doing at the start of a Beginners class  … about 20 minutes long … or click here to go directly to the video on You Tube.

You will also find a number of links there to our free WHQ Saturday Chi-TV practice sessions which I had led, and sometimes other teachers lead them. You can use either the You Tube links or my Facebook links … see below in earlier post for more details re Chi-TV.

EnJOY each new day …
Loads more WELL wishes …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


September 8, 2021

Recipe for Self Care …. and Developing Resilience

Click here for the Recipe for Self Care During These  Challenging Times that Master Mingtong shared in today’s Free session as noted below …

Click here also for a larger piece on Developing Resilience which Master Mingtong had also shared in our June 2020 Retreat on-line … also contains the above Recipe.

En-JOY!!!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.


January 26, 2021

Boosting Your Immunity
through Sound Healing with Wisdom Healing Qigong

Hi to each and to all …
Passing along this BONUS offer from Master Mingtong Gu through the Shift Network.
Three gifts you can download to your own computer and EN-JOY for free … includes Newsletter …
Open to everyone … no previous connection needed either with Shift Network or with Wisdom Healing Qigong 

Click Here for details.

More WELL wishes to all …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,
           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


December 22, 2020

Zoom – Some Getting Started Notes

If you still need to install Zoom, here again is a link to some Zoom introductory notes to guide you to install or download Zoom for anyone potentially interested and feeling adventuresome …

If you are new or fairly new to Zoom, I would again encourage you to play with it. It is very user-friendly. Gets simpler as you go. Think of it as a fun adventure! I would be happy to offer some help if you wish for anyone who might like to join us on Zoom.  Simply drop me an e-mail at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca to set a time when we can do a  phone call.

Come, relax and enJOY as life and time allow …

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,

           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


August 11, 2020

Two lovely outdoor T’ai Chi Chih You Tube practice links

Passing along  these two lovely outdoor T’ai Chi Chih You Tube practice links with Chris Norkus, a T’ai Chi Chih  teacher friend from North Carolina. 

*** Full practice link with 6 forward repetitions and 3 on side moves – 23 minutes

*** Full practice link with 9 forward repetitions and 3 0n side moves – 37 minutes

Chris does some moves a little differently than what I teach. Essentially the same and the 2 videos are definitely gems I think you will enJOY and find really helpful. Chris certainly embodies the softness and the sense of flowing and floating  that are the essence of T’ai Chi Chih. Deeply grateful to have them available and to be ableto share them with you.

En-JOY indeed!
See you as life and time allow.

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,

           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


July 30, 2020

Two lovely outdoor T’ai Chi Chih You Tube practice links

Passing this  two lovely outdoor T’ai Chi Chih You Tube practice links from the Chi Center as a BONUS gift. It is a link to the full and powerful Sound Healing Practice Master Mingtong Gu led last Saturday, July 25th with a focus on Grief and Healing through Sound Healing During Times of Crisis – Including When Someone We Love Dies.  Simply CLICK HERE for the video.

The video was part of a regular Practice with the Master session which is a registered, paid course continuing until mid-August. In a rare gesture for material from these registered courses, this recording is being made available free for enjoying and sharing as widely and as often as you like. It was an amazingly moving moment and I am so excited to be able to share it with you … and you can do the same and share it with as many others as you wish.  Full Sound Healing  practices led by Master Mingtong are a treasure and to have this to keep is a double treasure.

EnJOY it  again and again ..

Come, Relax and En-JOY!
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as it unfolds,

        Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.

    ~ Howard Thurman


June 9, 2020

NEW! 
Free Wisdom Healing Qigong Video Teaching Series
with Master Mingtong Gu …

Many people ask …

“Which health and well being challenges can Wisdom Healing Qigong transform and heal?” 

Click the above link to watch Master Mingtong Gu’s free video teaching series for addressing health challenges …



January 2, 2020

Some “Practice” Thoughts

An ancient Chinese Proverb reads:
“You cannot appease the appetite by reading the Menu.
You have to eat the food!” 

The three most important words:
“Practice, Practice, Practice!”

Only two good times to practice:
Practice when you feel like it. Practice when you don’t feel like it! The rewards are well worth it!

Welcome to “Come, taste and see” …
🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings in abundance for each new day as  2020 unfolds,

           Sheila

“Don’t ask what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive and do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
    ~ Howard Thurman


November, 2019

RE: Playtime with Facebook

NOTE: I am playing with Facebook options for sharing about T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong classes, retreats and other special happenings with a wider audience. Wondering if some of you who use Facebook may be able to help … could be as simple as clicking the “Like” button on my page … or passing along the info other ways if you wish …

Both T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong are mindfulness practices, moving meditations rather than just  “exercises”, and yet proven to be some of the best “exercises” we can do. Each offers potentially amazing benefits physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for anyone willing to commit to a faithful practice, as life and time allow, whether seriously committed or simply curious to begin with.

Please see the two Facebook links and details below …

I still have an original personal Facebook account that I had begun playing with several years ago for this same purpose. Time now for another look. Meanwhile, I have deliberately been avoiding  doing “Friends” on Facebook. Thank you to any of you who have sent Friend requests. Far too time consuming for me. I use my personal page simply for general posts and I connect with friends and family other ways.

Thanks to some much appreciated help I have just used my original Facebook account to set up a single Facebook “Page” that Googles as Sheila Leonard – T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong.  Seems this kind of page can be “tagged” for wider sharing and my original Facebook page cannot.

I am also told that this newest single page can be more easily and effectively shared through “Likes” without the need for doing “Friends”.  Looks like maybe the original page can, too, but still learning how that works …

I would greatly appreciate it for anyone who might choose to  “Like” the single page, or even both and see where it goes.

Sheila Leonard  (T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong) – single page …
https://www.facebook.com/pg/SheilaLeonardTCCandWHQ

Sheila Leonard (original personal page)
https://www.facebook.com/sheilaleonard67

With renewed thanks  for so very much …🌞🌺🦋🙏

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,
                     Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

– Howard Thurman


October 12, 2017

Free Webinar replay from Retreat 2017
plus personal sharing of part of my Healing Story
with Wisdom Healing Qigong

Hi to each and to all,

I completed my Level One Certification as a Wisdom Healing Qigong Instructor the first week of October at the Intensive Wisdom Healing Qigong Retreat at The Chi Center in Galisteo, Santa Fe, NM. Looking forward to continuing on this energy healing path in my on-going studies and in my classes as we start up again for the Fall.

Part of the Intensive Healing Retreat included a free Livestream webinar of the October 8th Sunday morning Wisdom Healing Qigong teaching session with Mingtong Gu at the Kiva, the sacred gathering space at The Chi Center. At the end of the key presentation I was invited by Master Mingtong Gu to share some of my personal Wisdom Healing Qigong story as a way of offering hope and encouragement to others through the practice. My personal sharing is the last 10 minutes or so. Here is a link to the Sunday morning teaching session with its focus on Transformation and Healing effectively for conditions such as Cancer, Parkinson’s, Lyme Disease, Auto-Immune Conditions, Neurological Disorders, and more.   My sharing is the last 10 minutes or so.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR REPLAY  from October 8, 2017
(Sorry, temporarily unavailable fro Chi Center Library)

The link was scheduled to be available for widespread viewing and sharing until Sunday, October 15th . Availability for viewing has been extended … unsure for how long.  You are welcome to listen to part or even all of the webinar by way of introduction to the essence of Wisdom Healing Qigong and its benefits for the healing and prevention of disease. The practices are talked about but not actually done in this particular session.  Meanwhile, for some other links for anyone who may like to explore it further, you are welcome to visit the Wisdom Healing Qigong menu on this site.

I have such awe and gratitude for so much in my life, including the gift of Wisdom Healing Qigong. It was both a pleasure and a privilege to share some of my own story on-line in the hope that it could somehow offer encouragement to others. It was all the more so, to be asked to do that on a Livestream broadcast that was being transmitted around the world.

Mingtong had finished his talk on a note of Wisdom Healing Qigong being a form of service, a fitting note to pick up on.  As a Presentation Sister I began my sharing using a quote from Nano Nagle, our Foundress,  “If I can be of service … in any part of the world, I would gladly go.” Traveling via the world wide web perhaps was not quite what Nano had envisioned in the 1700’s! Today she may well have engaged!  I felt her very much with me in love and support as I walked toward the front of the room. Her story then. Our story now.

If even one person were to be helped and given more hope for healing through my sharing, then I am more than happy to have said yes to doing it, however daunting the idea at first on being asked.

The following excerpts accompanied the link to the replay …

In Wisdom Healing Qigong, you work with mental and physical manifestations of energy in a way that releases and reduces stress, including biological stresses, that may have built up over years. This dissipation of negative stress allows you to increase the natural positive energy in your mind and body.  And as you know, a change of energy creates a change in reality.

The consistent practice of Wisdom Healing Qigong can transform the deep blockages that cause acute, chronic, and seemingly “incurable” health conditions, reviving your vitality, and giving you back your natural joy for life.

And to start using this healing system yourself, all you need is a commitment to learning and practice – the rest comes naturally as your capabilities grow over time.

As Master Mingtong teaches, our body is a living system of energy transformation. And your mind is an integral part of that system, helping guide energy through and around you …


A general note re “donations” for my Lantern sessions

All weekly sessions are an hour and a half…
Suggested Donation: $10/class … or simply contribute what you can,when you can, if you can …
As your situation allows, you can also simply “pay forward” in kindness. Please never let $ keep you from joining us!

Faithful attendance, and faithful practice between sessions, as your life and time allow, are key for both learning the practices and experiencing the amazing benefits that await you and which so many others have experienced and share enthusiastically about. Weekly attendance also honours yourself as one way of gentle self-care.


Articles/Research re Benefits Body Mind Spirit
Curious about the body mind spirit health benefits  of T’ai Chi Chih?
See amazing articles/research re benefits at http://www.taichichih.org/in-the-news
Also see “Reported Benefits”  under About T’ai Chi Chih  menu bar on this site …

Also see Wisdom Healing Qigong page for more details re its amazing benefits.


Support Materials and other Resources 
Support materials such as books, DVDs,CDs, including digital downloads, are available.

A list of resources can be found on both official web sites:
For T’ai Chi Chih site visit  www.taichichih.org under Instructional Materials
Or click here to go directly to all resource listings  https://justinstonetcc.com/shop/

For Wisdom Healing Qigong site visit www.chicenter.com
Please also see the Resources menu for a wide variety of resources  https://chicenter.com/resources/ 

For both T’ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong I have a small # of Books/DVD’s available for purchase on site … as well as copies available in a “Lending Library”.

For T’ai Chi Chih  hard copies or digital copes can be ordered individually at  https://justinstonetcc.com/shop/
For Wisdom Healing Qigong, digital copies can be ordered at https://chicenter.mykajabi.com/store

NOTE: Postage costs re individual orders for hard copies 
Postage can be incredibly high from the USA for individual orders. I periodically place an extra pre-paid order just for students if quantities are sufficient. Bulk orders spread the postage out and make it more manageable.    If large enough, a bulk order may also qualify for a teacher discount and that could also help offset postage and customs charges.


Mailing List
If you would like to be added to my “interested” mailing list, please e-mail me at sheilaleonard@nf.sympatico.ca