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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

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 

Summer holiday 2016 tai chi classes timetable

Dear friends as the summer holiday is fast approaching, I thought I would drop a line as to the times and sessions for the upcoming Tai Chi classes.

Milton Of Leys Primary School Classes

Here are the classes that remain at this location for this session

Wednesday 15th of  June 7:30 pm till 8:30 pm (community room)

Wednesday 22nd of June 7:30 pm till 8:30 pm (community room)

Wednesday 29th of June 7:30 pm till 8:30 pm (community room)

I have now booked the community room to start up again on Wednesday the 31st of August.

Inverness Leisure centre classes

Here are the classes that remain at this location for this session

Friday 17th of June 11 am till 12 (sports hall 2)

Friday 24th of June 11 am till 12 (sports hall 2)

THURSDAY 30th of June 10am till 11 am (lounge next to pool)

Friday 8th of June 11 am till 12 (sports hall 2)

After that session we will break for 4 weeks and classes will resume on

Friday 12th of August 11am till 12 (sports hall 2)

I hope everyone will have a great summer holiday, and I hope to see you all refreshed in August .

 

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Sharing Reiki and Meditation Practice

I wanted to try and talk a little about the value of sharing practice. Whether we are talking about our meditation practice or our Reiki practice or for that matter our tai chi practice, coming together is great. There are several reasons why that is the case.

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1- Meeting other practitioners- a great motivator!

We practice all these techniques because ultimately they are good for us and those around us. However sometimes it can be a bit daunting to practice all by ourselves for weeks on end, and sometimes our practice will suffer from this and we will start to drop it more and more frequently, thus not getting so many benefits. The opportunity to exchange about our practice is great because we can chat about different techniques we use, we can share things that we have found useful in our practice, share how our practice has gone, we can learn new things, support each other and last but not least we can ask questions! So no more staying in the dark!

All of this combines to keeping our Reiki, Meditation and Tai chi practice fresh, and it helps us to stay motivated knowing that we don’t exist in a vacuum but that we are connected to others, to a network.

2-A different energetic dimension …

When we meet up for a Reiki Share or a Meditation meet up or a tai chi class, the energy there will be very different to what we generate when we are working on our own. For exemple during a Tai Chi group practice the Qi generated by the common practice becomes palpable, the same is true for Group meditation practice. So I encourage you to come and experience this for yourself.

3-Sharing Reiki: 

A fantastic part of the practice of Reiki is that we can share this with others. However often enough Reiki practitioners find themselves not receiving as much reiki as they would like. Let’s face it having a reiki session is fantastic, you are so refreshed and relaxed afterwards! Also there is great value in receiving sessions from other people as they will not necessarily pick up the same things that you would during your self treatments and it can have a great impact.

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Having looked at some of the direct benefits of sharing practice I want to encourage you to take part in Reiki Shares and Meditation meet ups. I have now set the ball rolling with our first sessions coming up very soon

For next meditation meet up please check the home page

For the next Reiki Share please check the home page

These now run on a regular basis!

(For Tai Chi classes please check the tai chi pages)

These will take place in our retreat space at 8 Balvonie Street, Inverness, these sessions operate on a small donation basis (for upkeep and supplies)

If you have any questions or wish to book a space for either of these then please get in touch by

email: helenehealing@hotmail.com

by phone or text : 07985 983 160

or leave a comment!

I look forward to seeing you soon

Program of classes for the holidays Easter 2016

Here is the program of Tai Chi classes for the Easter holiday.

Due to Milton of Leys primary school being closed over the holidays we will be missing the next 2 Wednesdays there, and the class will resume on Wednesday the 13th of April at 7:30pm.

The class at Inverness Leisure Center (aquadome) will still be running on a Friday 11 am till midday. It will take place in sports hall 2 on Friday 25th of April, however it is moved to the lower lounge room (next to the pool and overlooking the pond) on Fridays the 1st and the 8th of April, times remain unchanged.  Hope to see you all there.

Have a great Easter holiday and see you soon

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Improver Tai Chi Class at Inverness Leisure 

I am very pleased to announce that as well as  running a Tai Chi class at Milton of Leys Primary (THIS CLASS HAS NOW MOVED TO 34 HIGH STREET, times are 6 pm till 7:30 pm)school which takes place on Wednesdays during the school term, and is held in the community room 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm and a beginners Friday class at the Inverness Leisure center  11-12, sports hall 1 , I am now running a second improver class at Inverness Leisure center in sports hall 2 on Mondays 11 till 12.

This class is for people who practice Tai Chi and is more group based. We look at different parts of the Tai Chi form as well as weight transfer, breathing, cleaning up moves…you do not need to have practiced for very long to come along, but please note that learning the form now takes place on a Friday.

For all the classes please wear comfortable clothing and flat comfortable shoes, you might want to bring a bottle of water. Tai Chi has many great benefits provided that one practises regularly. This yang style, long form sequence helps you to relax whilst working out your whole body. The form classes are suitable for all abilities and levels as it can be adapted to suit the needs of each person. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience and learn Tai Chi in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

This new class is included on your highlife membership if you have one

For more information please check the following page here

Some Tai Chi benefits:

Balances your immune system

Builds your core muscles: has great long term benefits for people suffering from lower back problems and knee problems for example.

Stretches your ligaments to help you keep a full range of movements

Works on your body/mind/spirit connection, improving our general state of wellbeing

Tai Chi is also a great mood improver and can help when we are feeling low.

Come and try it for yourself and see how Tai Chi works for you