Classes and Practice Groups

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Tai Chi Easy – Stuart – Thursdays 2pm

Practice group meeting indoors at Unity of Stuart, 211 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994.  $10 drop in or $40 for six weeks.

Tai Chi Easy is a program that removes barriers to learning.  Many beginners are frustrated by the complexity of classical Tai Chi forms, and quit before they can gain the20160916_110106 immense benefits of practice.  Tai Chi Easy was developed to make those benefits available to everyone – even those with disabilities.  The Beginner’s Tai Chi Easy practice can be done sitting or standing, and focuses on relaxation, deep breathing, and learning the arm movements.  Advanced Tai Chi Easy adds the footwork and stepping methods that will increase balance and brain plasticity.  Tai Chi Easy is derived from the major Tai Chi family styles, and utilizes the principles of the Tai Chi Classics.

Tai Chi Easy – Fort Pierce – Fridays 10am & 11am

Practice group meeting indoors at Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982.  $10 for drop-ins, $40 for six weeks.  Practice Leader Amy Dahan.

10am – 10:45am – Beginner’s Tai Chi Easy Five Movement Form with Qigong warm-ups.  The Beginner’s section includes more repetition of the basic movements, and more verbal cueing.

10:45am – 11:00am – Self-massage and Class Transition

11:00am – 11:45am – Advanced Tai Chi Easy Nine Movement Form and Qigong warm-ups.  The Advanced section adds four movements to the basic Five.  More time will be spent in silent practice of the full Nine Movement Form.

Participants are welcome to stay for both sessions.  For those attending one session only, please plan to depart/arrive between 10:45 – 11:00am  during the Self-massage Class Transition period.  Thank you.

First Sunday Free Qigong

Meets at 11:15am on the first Sunday of each month at Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd. unless a special church event is planned – check here to confirm the schedule!  Love offering accepted.

Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan – Stuart

Traditional training conducted by Sifu Dimitri Mougdis at the Internal Arts Institute, 5146 SE Federal Hwy. Stuart, FL 34997  (just north of Salerno Road on US 1.)  For complete information visit www.InternalArtsInstitute.com

Tuesday and Thursday 9am – noon

Saturday 10am – noon

Wednesday and Friday 5pm – 8:30pm

Offering a traditional family style curriculum for Self-Defense, Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong, the Internal Arts Institute works with students of any level providing intense, customized instruction based on each student’s strengths, weaknesses and personal goals. Sifu Dimitri Mougdis leads his students to an ongoing education of the forms and introspection that make up the schools offered disciplines even as he continues to learn himself.  Curriculum includes solo forms, push hands, sparring, weapons, and other advanced practices including Pangu Mystical Shengong.  Member of the Gin Soon Tai Chi Federation.

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Breath Empowerment Workshop – Saturday, July 22, 2017  1pm-3pm

Location:  Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982

Breath is life!  During the first hour, Amy Dahan will present simple and natural breathing techniques that optimize the body’s innate ability to sustain itself and heal.  You will discover how conscious breathing can affect your moods, metabolism, and body function.  During the second hour, Shawn Hearing will lead a group Breath Empowerment.  Shawn is certified as a Level 2 Facilitator by the Supreme Science Qigong Center.  The Breath Empowerment is an intense and powerful practice that hyper-oxygenates the blood and flushes out blockages better than drugs.  Breath Empowerment is a transformation experience.   Bring a yoga mat or blanket and bottled water.  Empower yourself with every breath!  Breath Empowerment has proven safe for tens of thousands who have practiced it, but it is not recommended for pregnant women or people who suffer asthma, seizures or heart problems. 

Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

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Summer Solstice Qigong Celebration  Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10am – 12noon

Free! Solstice Qigong is a series of gentle, meditative exercises which are designed to mark a turning point, and to help you to firmly set your intention using body, mind and spirit.  One hour of Solstice Qigong will be followed by meditation.  Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982.  Love offering accepted.

sunflowersEvery year, every day, every project, every relationship, even every breath has a natural cycle of beginning, waxing, waning and ending.  Four times each year, at each Solstice and each Equinox, we have a special  opportunity to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and to align ourselves with the rhythm of life.  Summer is the season to work on bringing to fruition the intentions you planted in the Spring.    What can you release that no longer serves you?  What can you call forth in its place?   Join us, and harness your intentions to the cycle of the seasons and the power of creation.

FREE Introductory Workshop:  Tai Chi Easy and Healing Qigong Thursday, June 15, 2017 2pm – 3pm

Harvard Medical School says “This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity  for the rest of your life.”   Dr. Memet Oz says “If you want to live to be 100, learn to do Qigong.”  Learn why the experts are recommending these ancient, gentle practices for health and longevity.  Experience an introductory practice.  Love offering accepted.  Unity of Stuart, 211 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994.

World Tai Chi Day Celebration

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9am at Riverside Park in Vero Beach.

Join students, teachers and curiosity-seekers as we celebrate World Tai Chi Day!  Sample various practices and stay for a pot luck breakfast afterwards.  Bring a dish to share.  Riverside Park is on North Hutchinson Island just south of the Route 60 bridge.  Free!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00am – 5:30pm  Workshop:  Three Treasures and Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation

Participants will learn a form that consists of nine movements, in three phases of three movements each.  The phases of Earth, Heart-Mind, and Heaven progressively build awareness of the resources, the choices, and the unlimited potential that is Life.  Discussion of the profound “Three Treasures” philosophy, and brief meditations will mix sitting time with standing time.

The registration fee includes lunch, and a beautiful hardcover book, “The Healing Wisdom of Qi” by Dr. Roger Jahnke.  The Nine Phases form is extensively detailed in the book, along with philosophy and physiology.

Registration after March 11                         –  $129*

The provided lunch will include green salad, a variety of vegetables, legumes, boiled eggs, chicken and crackers.  Iced and hot tea, and water will be available.  Please provide for your own special dietary needs, if any.  You can bring a re-usable beverage cup and fork to help reduce landfill waste.   Presented by Amy Dahan, IIQTC Instructor.  For more information, call (772) 475-7561.

FREE Spring Equinox Sunrsise Celebration – Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00am at Fort Pierce South Beach Park

Spring is the season of new beginnings!  The Equinox marks the time when day and night are of equal length.  The balance is about to tip to the yang after the winter season of yin.  In the spring, we can tap into the natural energy of re-birth and emergence,    perhaps a particularly strong energy in this Chinese Year of the Rooster.

Equinox Celebration Qigong is a series of gentle, meditative exercises which are designed to mark a turning point, and to help you to firmly set your intention using body, mind and spirit.

Join us!  Light weight long sleeve shirt and pants might be recommended if no-see’ems are biting. Fort Pierce South Beach Park is on South Hutchinson Island, about 1/2 mile south of the Fort Pierce Inlet.  There is a small boardwalk and restroom facility.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017:  Master Ou is Coming!

Master Wenwei Ou will be visiting Stuart, Florida on Tuesday, Feb 21. Master Ou travels and teaches Qigong internationally. He is known as a great Qigong Master, an author, a poet, and a calligrapher. He is the originator of Pangu Shengong (PGSG) and currently serves as the President of the PGSG Int’l Research Institute. He is the vice Chairman of International Health, Fitness, and Longevity Research Institute. He was a council member of the International Medical Qigong Association and the former Director of the Qigong Science Research Institute of Guangzhou University in China. Master Ou speaks Cantonese and will give lectures during the workshop with the assistance of a translator.

After intensively studying ancient Chinese methods of preserving health, Master Ou created Pangu Shengong(PGSG) to enable practitioners to absorb the life force of the universe and to temper and improve their own life force and immune system. PGSG is based on the physiology of the human body and the miraculous relationship between man and nature. PGSG has successfully assisted many individuals with ailments such as a cancer, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, apoplexy, lupus, and other conditions.

Please visit Pangu.org for additional information, to review testimonials, and to register for the classes in Stuart.  The group healing session at 1:00pm is available by registration for $70, with no prerequisite experience required.

In Stuart, Master Ou will be teaching intermediate and advanced level Qigong courses (training in Foundational form is a prerequisite.)  If you have not already taken the Foundational Chi Pangu Shengong Moving Form course, please contact Dimitri Mougdis at the Internal Arts Institute to take this course prior to Master Ou’s workshop on Tuesday, Feb 21. See InternalArtsInstitute.com.  To register for Master Ou’s group healing (no prerequisites) and more information about Pangu Shengong, visit Pangu.org.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 1:00pm – 2:15pm FREE Introductory Workshop on The Three Treasures and Nine Phases of Qi Cultivation

Participants will learn about the philosophical and physiological dimensions that empower Tai Chi and Qigong, and experience an introductory practice.
FREE (love offering accepted)  Presented by Amy Dahan.
Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Pierce FL 34982

Saturday, February 4, 2017.  7:00pm – 10:00pm Chautaugua!

Ground Floor Farm is presenting its third annual Chautauqua on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. This year,  Chautauqua will be a theatrical variety show that untangles ideas around webs. Hailed by Teddy Roosevelt as “the most American thing in America”, chautauquas were a popular form of mass education and entertainment in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They celebrated education and culture, featuring music, lectures, demonstrations, performance, and sermons.  Amy Dahan of Three Keys Tai Chi will presenting a special group Qigong practice called “Honoring the Ancestors.” $5 admission to Ground Floor Farm.  To learn more about Ground Floor Farm click here.  Ground Floor Farm is located in downtown Stuart at 100 Southeast Martin Luther King Junior Blvd.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:00am-11:00am Winter Solstice Celebration Qigong

Free! Solstice Qigong is a series of gentle, meditative exercises which are designed to mark a turning point, and to help you to firmly set your intention using body, mind and spirit.  Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982

picture1Every year, every day, every project, every relationship, even every breath has a natural cycle of beginning, waxing, waning and ending.  Four times each year, at each Solstice and each Equinox, we have a special  opportunity to celebrate the changing of the seasons, and to align ourselves with the rhythm of life.

Winter is the season of ending and completion.  It is the time to rest, the time to go within and assess the fruits of the past, and dream the dreams of the future.  What can you release that no longer serves you?  What can you call forth in its place?   Join us to set your intention for the coming season.

Saturday, October 22, 2016  11:00am – 12:30pm  Gentle Self-Care Exercises for Healthy Breasts

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!   Learn how you can take better care of your breasts.  Participants will learn simple gentle movements that can

  • Stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems
  • Enhance immune function
  • Promote relaxation
  • Increase body awareness
  • Release past grief and trauma
  • Generate a sense of vitality and well-being

Presented by Amy Dahan, Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Trainer at Unity of Fort Pierce, 3414 Sunrise Blvd., Fort Pierce, FL 34982.  Cost $20 in advance / $25 at the door.  Click on “buy now” to register and pay with a credit card.

photo credit for Sunrise Qigong belongs to Cheryl McCormick…thank you, Cheryl!