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Tai chi & Qigong questionnaire

I have been thinking of bringing more classes in tai chi and Qigong in the Inverness and surrounding area. So here is are a few questions to see what it is YOU are looking for. I hope you will enjoy answering the polls and I look forward to seeing you soon in class

Please do let me know if you have further ideas that you would like to add.

email helenehealing@hotmail.com

 

 

 

ALL good things come to those who wait…

Talks of the creation of an outdoor tai chi space at our place have certainly been doing the rounds this year. And I am pleased (and a bit scared) to announce that the work is underway! An outdoor space will enable us to do weapons work with a few people as well as hand forms work and Qigong. If you come for individual sessions and it’s a nice day we’ll also probably use it too. The space is directly in front of our house, it is sheltered and captures the sun very well indeed.

Don’t be afraid if you are passing the house on your way to sessions or courses! It’s only temporary and for the betterment of our tai chi and qigong.

Phase 1 is now complete, check out Murray’s handy work

This doesn’t look so scary until you enter the garden then it does scare you lol. However I am sure it will be worth it.

The second phase, will be all about building the wall and flattening the planters up top

Phase 3 will be the laying of the tiles for total tai chi experience!

In there somewhere I think a bagua circle is due to be installed too on the higher portion of the garden.

 

I’ll keep you all updated…

Holiday dates for summer 2018

The summer holiday is upon us again and I thought I would keep you all posted about the changes that will happen to our regular tai chi classes.

  • First of all the Monday class is displaced from Sports Hall 2 to Lower deck Lounge, I believe until the 20th of August.

As far as I know the friday class will still be in sports hall 1 but if you can’t find us there please ask at the desk.

  • Secondly here is the list of dates when there will be no tai chi

In July:

Friday 20th of July

Monday 23rd of July

Friday 27th of July

In August:

Monday 13th of August

Friday 17th of August

The rest of the classes are on as usual

Wednesday Tai Chi class **** Updated****

The Wednesday Tai Chi Class is taking a break just now, it may be back in the future if there is enough interest…

Look out for new things happening on Wednesday evenings and Saturday workshops

 

I am pleased to let you know the changes for the Tai Chi Qigong class on Wednesdays. As of wednesday 18th of April ’18, the class will operate on the following basis:

1-The formal class will last 1 hour with an extra 30 minutes for weapons forms and extended personal practice.

2-The class will focus on Tai Chi although we will still use a qigong form to warm up. This form will change from time to time.

3-The class will now be charged by the block. If you come regularly to the class, then you will be charged by the block. Blocks (for now) will be 5 or 6 weeks in a row. A 6 week block will be charged at £30, a 5 week block will be charged at £25. This will enable the class to be managed in a more continuous way.

If you wish to join through the block: Then yes you can do this. You can attend a trail class (£7) if you wish and when you decide to sign up for the class you will be charged pro rata for the number of weeks left in the block.

 

If you are unsure about any of the changes or want more information about the class, then get in touch on 07985 983 160

or email helenehealing@hotmail.com

 

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As you know a few months ago our wednesday evening class moved premises. It has been nearly 6 months and I feel a review is now due.

As it stands I am looking at shortening the class from 1h 30 to an hour, and to move the focus of the class. I am also looking at alternative modes of payments.

I would appreciate if you could take the time to fill in the questions below.

-The first question regards you prefered length for the class,

-Secondly, we look at the type of class

-Finally we look at the way to pay for the class

 

Thank you for taking the time to review these, I aim to keep the class relevant to you so please additional input is also welcome

email  helenehealing@hotmail.com

text -07985983160

 

 

Wednesday tai chi is moving!

Our Wednesday evening tai chi class is moving premises. From Wednesday 25th of October the class, which used to be held in Milton of Leys primary, will now be held at 34 high street (Yee’s hung ga Kung fu school). The time is also changing and is being brought forward to start at 6pm, the class will run until about 7:30pm. In this class we will now have time to do some qigong warm up before starting our tai chi practice which is a great bonus. 

Prices remains as before, £7 for a single session or £35 for a 6 session card. 

Just bring a warm jersey, maybe a yoga mat, some water, flat shoes and you are all set!

Please do get in touch if you have questions 

07985983160

helenehealing@hotmail.com

TAi chi room update for week of 1st of May 2017

Because of the local elections this week our classes are being moved around a little

 

monday 1st of May : Inverness Leisure, 11-12 in Colin Bailie room , that’s upstairs next to the cafe

wednesday 3rd of May : our Milton of Leys primary school class is moved just for this week to Hilton community center. Time remains 7:30 till 8:30.

friday 5th of May: Inverness Leisure, 11-12 in lower deck lounge, that’s facing the pond, next to the pool.

 

we will all be back to normal next week! If you are unsure about any of this please phone,  text or email

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017 ***updated***

We had a fab and very well attended day practising

Qigong and Tai Chi

You made this day very special indeed by your presence.Thank you to all who attended, you made this a very special day indeed

Check out the photos and videos

Special mention to Hazel for putting yourself out there and doing the sword display with me, many thanks.

Preparing to do the Tai Chi hand form, 108 moves

 

Hard working students preparing for hand form practice

 

This Year for World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Highland Healing Space is organising an event. Unlike last year’s event which took place outdoors, this year the community room has been booked at Milton of Leys Primary school, just in case the weather is not quite what we expect…

The event is open to all, we will practice some qigong and some taichi, and hopefully there will be some of us to hand to do some displays.

The venue: Milton of Leys Primary School, community school
The date : 29th of April 2017
The time : 10 am till 11.30 am
The Price: Free

Please book your place with me and don’t hesitate to share with others.

Here is what the founders of WTCQD say about the event

At 10 am on the “last Saturday of April” each year, in 60 nations and 50 US states, hundreds of mass Tai Chi & Qigong exhibition events, open to the public are held to educate about Tai Chi & Qigong health benefits.
Beginning with the earliest time zones of New Zealand and then occuring at 10 am local time spanning 60 nations to end with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii.
All are welcome. Find local events you can join at http://www.worldtaichiday.org, or if there isn’t one in your area, you may start one yourself by using the free resources at the “Schools Resources” at http://www.worldtaichiday.org.
Feel free to post this announcement everywhere you can, as WTCQD is a global volunteer event that depends on all who’ve benefited from tai chi & qigong to help spread the world of this extraordinary global health & healing event. http://www.worldtaichiday.org
This event has been recognized by the United Nations World Health Organization, and proclaimed officially for 17 US states by their governors, as well as senates, legislatures and mayors of various countries.
It has been covered or served as a source for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Reader’s Digest, USA Weekend, CNN, FOX National News, and over 100 media worldwide.
Get this years “exact date” and learn more at: http://www.worldtaichiday.org

Celebrating one year of Tai Chi at MOL

On Wednesday 1st of March the class at Milton of Leys Primary school will be celebrating its 1st anniversary .

Here are the details of our open evening, please feel free to pass them on to whomever you feel will benefit or be interested:

Tai Chi Open evening, Wednesday March 1st 2017
Celebrating our first anniversary at Milton of Leys
Come and try Tai Chi for free with our friendly group
Beginners very welcome
7:30 pm till 8:30 pm
Location: Milton of Leys Primary school, Community room

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Tai Chi is suitable for people of all ages and improves
* Health * Wellbeing  *  Balance * Relaxation *
*Core *Agility * Focus * Memory *

 

Just turn up on the day or for more information get in touch with
Helene Fleming on 07985 983 160
or email helenehealing@hotmail.com
Or PM me on Facebook.com/highlandhealingspace

Improver Tai Chi Class

This class is open to all who attend the Friday class (or a tai chi class regularly) and want more practice and wish to improve their understanding of the form, breath work, how qi works… Currently we are working a qigong set at the beginning of this class and we will be developing our listening skills in the tai chi set over the next while, which will include some light partner work. 

The Friday class is a beginner/ general practice class, where we introduce the form and it is officially our beginners class. 

These classes are both part of your highlife membership  if you have one.

 

 

Hope to see many of you there, happy practice 

New style sessions for Reiki, Meditation and Tai Chi

A fresh look at how sessions work

If you are feeling out of sync, stressed out, or that things are not quite right… Maybe you feel like there is something missing from your life? A lot of us go through life seeking, looking to ‘improve ‘ our condition, whether that is because we have a physical issue or a mental and/or emotional trouble, or sometimes we search to explore further afield.

Help is at hand! I am currently revising the way session work is being proposed at Highland Healing Space, so we can tailor the contents of your sessions to your needs. When we first meet we will talk about your interests, the things that brought you here, and which modalities you are interested in, we will also examine the outcomes you are looking for. Working in this way you are truly empowered to make the choices that are right for you!

From my point of view working in this way means that your sessions will be that much more effective and we can focus on what is needed. So for example if you would like to do some tai chi and some meditation we can work them both into your session. If you feel reiki is the thing for you we can look at all the different tools and choose which ones we think will be best suited.

You can have a look at the modalities that I propose on the reiki, meditation and tai chi pages and then you can get in touch to book your 1st session.

For Tai Chi, Meditation and Qigong sessions time will usually last around one hour,  although the first session can take a little longer, because of the set up process. Comfortable clothing, and grippy socks are advised.

Reiki sessions last  one hour and a half minimum.

If you have questions or wish to book your first session please do get in touch either through the phone or text 07985983160, email helenehealing@hotmail.com or facebook.