WINTER 2022 CLASSES

WINTER 2022 CLASSES OFFERED VIA MONTPELIER SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

Link to MSAC class listings: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/DocumentCenter/View/7929

MSAC CLASS LISTINGS include brief video demos for the three classes listed below

Link to MSAC online registration form: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/751/Classes

 

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY

An exploration of Chinese calligraphy.  Using brush, ink and paper ($15 materials fee) you will learn the basic strokes that make up Chinese characters, learn some simple characters, and learn about the evolution of Chinese calligraphy.  The last class will fall on the eve of China’s 15-day Lunar New Year celebration.  You will learn how to make “Happy New Year” and “Year of the Tiger” bookmarks or cards, as well as the character for “double-happiness”.

The class will be virtual only.  A short video will be provided to show you how to set up your calligraphy supplies and your laptop.

This course will be offered for four weeks only: January 11, 18 & 25 plus February 1.

Led by Ellie Hayes

 

FALL PREVENTION TAI CHI

Tai Chi Vermont’s Fall Prevention Tai Chi Program is not just for folks with balance challenges.  The simplified movements of this short form are easy and satisfying to learn, adaptable for all ages and abilities, and serve as an excellent introduction to basic Tai Chi principles.  In these times of so much change and daily doses of worrisome news, establishing a Tai Chi practice can lend some stability and stress relief, mindfulness and enjoyment to your life.  Please join us!

Hybrid option: when registering, please state your preference for in-person or virtual participation.   Adjustments to teaching “platform” may need to be made based on shifting COVID safety recommendations – though attending class in-person is the ideal way to learn.

Class will be led by Ellie Hayes.

 

WHITE TIGER QIGONG

To ring in China’s Year of the Tiger, learn to move like one!  White Tiger Qigong comes to us from the Nam Hoa Temple Tradition of southern China.  This form includes an Energy Workout –  simple Qigong movements practiced with repetition – as well as a sequence of movements looking very much like Tai Chi – flowing from one to the other, stepping, turning, etc.  The form has 36 named movements (some of which are repetitions), ranging from simple to complex; a few of them may pose challenges to balance, strength and flexibility, although these can be modified.  As the movements are learned, we can deepen our experience of their energetic qualities and spiritual intent.

Hybrid option: when registering, please state your preference for in-person or virtual participation.   Adjustments to teaching “platform” may need to be made based on shifting COVID safety recommendations – though attending class in-person is the ideal way to learn.

Class will be led by Ellie Hayes.


1st Thursday Series: “Exploring Standing Meditation”

A Tai Chi Vermont Enhancement Workshop led by Ellie Hayes

Dates
January 6
February 4
March 4
April 7

Time
8:00-9:00 AM

Practice
Each session will include opening and closing movements to circulate the Qi, and guidance using breath, visualization and postural awareness to ground and relax the body, settle and clear the mind, as we play with various hand positions for standing (or sitting) in stillness.
 

Inaugurate the Chinese Year of the Tiger by Learning

a Short Tiger Form

From Liuhebafa Lineage

A Tai Chi Vermont Enhancement Workshop led by Ellie Hayes

Workshop will be held via ZOOM on two consecutive Saturdays

within the 15-day Lunar New Year Festival 

DATES: Saturday February 6 & Saturday February 13 

TIME: 9-10 am 

A Zoom link is sent out to registrants before all sessions listed above.

Cost is $10 per session (if you are a certified Tai Chi Vermont volunteer instructor, your sponsoring agency will cover the fee) 

Questions or to register for any of the above classes, contact info@elliehayes.net