Water lily at Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Robin Brooks photo

Friday Mornings on Zoom, “Healer Within” Tai Chi

Spring Qi Greetings! Our “Healer Within” Tai Chi with Robin practice will continue on Friday mornings from 9-10 AM on Zoom through the summer months. New students are always welcome to our Zoom practice group. Our Friday morning practice includes a qigong warm-up with gentle movement, self-massage, and mindful breathing practices. We also play with the Tai Chi Easy™ five-movement form and the Integral Tai Chi nine-movement form. *Please note: There will be no Zoom class on Friday June 23rd as I will be at Omega Institute taking a qigong workshop with Ken Cohen. https://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/ken-cohen

Tai Chi with Robin at Merrymeeting Adult Education

I have a new session of tai chi for continuing students that begins on Thursday, March 23rd. Registration is open and there are still a few spaces. We meet from 1:30 to 2:45 pm at the adult education building in Topsham. https://maineadulted.coursestorm.com/merrymeeting/course/tai-chi-with-robin-for-continuing-students2?sort=alphabetically&page=234

A brief note about our history and a milestone!

This July will mark our Tai Chi practice group’s seven year anniversary. Interestingly, the group began when I returned home from an intensive five-day practice leader training at Omega Institute https://www.eomega.org/ Continuing my learning journey, I enrolled in the teacher training program Dr. Roger Jahnke and Institute for Integral Tai Chi and Qigong (IIQTC). http://www.instituteofintegralqigongandtaichi.org/ And amazingly, In 2019 I completed the IIQTC’s 200-hour program and became a certified tai chi and qigong teacher.

It is good to honor milestones. Some of you have been with me since the beginning while others are just discovering our tai chi practice group. Wherever you are in your health and life journey, I welcome you to join us!

Beach Roses at Two Lights State Park, Maine, Robin Brooks photo

Free outdoor tai chi coming at Head of Tide Park in Topsham

Please make a note in your calendar for outdoor Tai Chi Easy™ at the Head of Tide Park https://www.btlt.org/conserved-lands/cathance-river/head-of-tide/ I will be offering free drop-in tai chi on Saturday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM starting in late May. We will meet at the lower picnic area near the falls at Head of Tide Park in Topsham. Please email me at robinellenb@gmail.com to be notified about our start date.

Your monthly donation helps!

Your monthly donations ($5-10.00 per class, suggested) for our Friday sessions help me cover my web hosting expenses. And, as a monthly donor to the Healer Within Foundation, a portion of what you donate goes to support the HWF’s efforts to promote health and wellness through tai chi and qigong. Your checks can be mailed to me at: Robin Brooks, 47 Ivanhoe Drive, Topsham, Maine 04086 or by Venmo. Either way, I am grateful for your donations and appreciate your ongoing participation in our tai chi community.

Namaste. Stay well, and enjoy!