Program Options

8-Week Classes

Click this link for my Spring 2024  Flyer – T’ai Chi Chih/Wisdom Healing Qigong

These 8-week sessions usually start in January, April and September, with morning or afternoon, as well as  evening classes available, and run for an hour and a half once a week. Classes are designed for both new and returning students.

 

 

For T’ai Chi Chih the Beginners class covers all 20 moves in a particular sequence, usually adding two or three new moves each week after reviewing previously learned moves, each class ending with a silent group practice of the moves learned so far or maybe a full silent practice. Students may opt to do the Beginners class more than once to help deepen and refine their practice or move on to do the Beyond Beginners class. Once students have done one full session at the Beginners level and feel fairly comfortable with all the moves, the Beyond Beginners classes focus more deeply on the key principles of T’ai Chi Chih as we work on refinements, applying these principles to the various moves. Each class would end with a full silent practice.


For Wisdom Healing Qigong the class covers all 6 introductory Awakening Vitality movements over the 8-week period, adding new moves each week after reviewing previously learned moves until the set is complete. Each class would continue the practice and review, while adding a variety of other practice components and teachings as the class continues.

 

Students may opt to do the on-going class more than once to help deepen and refine their practice and maximize its benefits.  Returning students are encouraged and supported in focusing more inwardly and hence more deeply on the key principles and their many and varied applications in their day to day living.

 

 


Saturday Retreat/Reflections Days

Retreat/Reflection Days are periodically offered at our Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on Virginia Lake, 47 Parsonage Drive,   (just off Logy Bay Road near NTV). These sessions are open to both new and returning students … a mix of quiet time and time for both new teaching as well as refresh and review time.

Times vary from full to half day. Full days may be from 9:30 – 3:30  always with the option to attend for half a day. Half days may vary, generally 3 hours, either morning 9:30 – 12:30 or afternoon 1:30 – 4:30

Spring 2024 Saturday Retreats planned for April 27th and May 25th
at Virginia Water Contemplative Centre on beautiful Virginia Lake off Logy Bay Road.
All welcome, whether new, or familiar with the practices. Can come for either half day or full day. Welcome, either way, to bring a brown bag lunch and have lunch together 12:30 – 1:30.
The day can be a great introduction or a great opportunity to go deeper into your practice.

Please let me know if you plan on attending am/pm or both
so I will know if we have enough participants to make it a GO.
9:30 – 12:30 for T’ai Chi Chih and 1:30 -4:30 for Wisdom Healing Qigong.

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

Virginia Water Contemplative Centre
47 Parsonage Drive, St. John’s
Bring along brown bag lunch …  will have the kettle on for anyone who wishes!

Suggested Donation:  $40 for full day …  or $20 accordingly for a half day …
or pay what you can, when you can, as your circumstances allow … can chat as needed.

Please never let $$$ be an issue …  you can always “pay forward” 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.


If you can only come for half a day,
please still do come and take from the day what life and time allow!

                                                   Both new and returning participants welcome!

Please check News menu on this site for updates
        re these periodic Saturday sessions.

Give your self a treat …
a little “time-out” just for YOU!
“Come, taste and see”!

All you need is a sense of adventure,
and, always, a “beginners mind”

As one student summed it up, “Doing it just feels good!



             


Weekend 6-8 Hour Course Sessions

The 6 or 8-hour weekend course sessions have in the past been offered winter, spring and fall, both in the St. John’s area and in other areas of the province, west, central and south, pending interest. These involve three sessions – one Friday evening, one Saturday morning, and one Saturday afternoon. They are designed for both beginning and returning students, and combine new teaching with review and refining of movements for both levels of students. Can be offered again as interest might determine.

Suggested Donation: $60 for the weekend … or pay what you can, as your circumstances allow …


Seijaku – Advanced form of T’ai Chi Chih

This 6 or 8-week class introduces students to the advanced form of T’ai Chi Chih which is called Seijkau (pronounced say-jaw-coo, with the accent on the last syllable). It is intended only for those students who have been faithfully practicing T’ai Chi Chih daily for at least a year and are quite comfortable with all the moves. Seikaku incorporates a different application of the T’ai Chi Chih softness principle for heightened Chi flow. It has been offered in the past pending student interest and readiness, and as my schedule allows.

Suggested Donation:  $15/session … or pay what you can, when you can, if you can, as your circumstances allow ….

Please never let $$$ be an issue …  you can always “pay forward” 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.

Seijaku Style Closing Cosmic Consciousness Pose
on the Jersey Shore!

Passing Clouds at Seijaku Accreditation Training