Classes to be Held via Video Conference Only until Further Notice
After careful consideration and discussion with our instructors, due to the high risk of infection from the coronavirus, as well as the fact that many of our students (especially in the Tai Chi classes) are a vulnerable demographic, we have decided to temporarily close the school. None of our students have tested positive for the virus at this point, but unfortunately, it is no guarantee that someone could have been infected but asymptomatic.
CLASSES ARE NOT CANCELLED! We will hold classes via Zoom until further notice. Students should first download Zoom on their phones or computers. All students will be e-mailed a Zoom link prior to the class, and will be able to open the app on their phones or computers and follow along at home.
Kickboxing classes are suspended until further notice.
Kids Kung Fu Ranking has been suspended until further notice.
Seminars with Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming are cancelled until further notice.
Dragon & Tiger Qigong with Steven Cardoza has been rescheduled to April 26th.
World Tai Chi Day is rescheduled to May 30th.
We will be offering a free guided meditation Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. We will be offering free power yoga classes Tuesday mornings at 9am.
We appreciate your patience as we work to keep our business running during this difficult time.
Starting March 24th
Power Yoga with Claire
Starting March 24th, in response to many student requests for more challenging classes, our yoga teacher Claire will be teaching Power Yoga on Tuesday mornings. Power yoga is great for strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility, and working on focus. Each class will end with a meditation to help bring positive energy and calmness to your day. $15 to drop in, $120 for a ten class punch card.
Saturday April 18th
Kid Pinky and Restaurante Allende at ArtsNight Maynard
As a part of April’s ArtsNight Maynard, get the blues with Kid Pinky, a retro-style, four-piece blues band that is both authentic and unique. Lead man Steve Prisby was the founder and leader of The Movers, the 1995 International Blues Band Competition winner in Memphis, TN. Accompanied by three highly talented bluesmen from the New Hampshire area, Kid Pinky is a throwback to the future. While paying homage to blues from the 40s and 50s, as well as New Orleans funk and jazz, they have assimilated their influences to conceive an entirely innovative and original sound. Engaging personalities and comfortable volume levels always make the show FUN, creating an intimacy that feels like a private performance in your own living room…or kwoon. We’ll also be featuring delicious food from Maynard’s upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant, Restaurante Allende!
Sunday April 26th
Dragon & Tiger Qigong with Steven Cardoza
Rooted in Daoism and Buddhism, each of the seven movements of this 1,500 year old medical qigong set targets a specific traditional Chinese medicine organ system or core qigong energy pathway. Harmonizing movement, breath, and awareness, it deepens body-mind-spirit integration, increases energy, improves circulation and flexibility, and enhances physical and emotional balance. By stimulating qi flow through the meridians of the energy body, more qi moves within the related acupuncture meridians to promote deep healing and wellness.
Similar to Tai Chi, Dragon and Tiger is simpler to do and easier to remember. It is suitable for everyone, all ages, beginners and experienced students alike. This four-hour workshop is an introduction to Dragon and Tiger Qigong, the second in a series of monthly workshops. You’ll get an overview of the entire set, and will learn the second movement in detail. The workshop is $140.
For a detailed overview and introduction to Dragon and Tiger Qigong, please check out this video.
Steven Cardoza, M.Sc., L.Ac., has worked in the alternative health field since 1985. He earned his Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1994, is nationally certified and a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in both Massachusetts and California. He has taught qigong, Tai Chi, and related practices for over thirty years. Some of his teachers include Daoist lineage holder Master B.K. Frantzis; 13th generation lineage holder of China’s E Mei tradition, Grandmaster Fu Weizhong; double lineage holder Jeffrey Yuen; Master Hong Liu, author of The Healing Art of Qigong; and Paul Dong, author of Empty Force. He offers workshops in various Massachusetts locations.
Steven is the author of the books Chinese Healing Exercises, A Personalized Practice for Health and Longevity, and Chinese Holistic Medicine in Your Daily Life,” both published internationally by Llewellyn Publications. He produced the companion DVD to his first book, A Visual Guide To Chinese Healing Exercises. He has been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programs, and his articles have appeared in Qi: The Journal of Traditional Eastern Health and Fitness, Earth Star, and Spirit of Change, among others.
Saturday May 2nd
Kid Pinky and Restaurante Allende at the Spring Art Walk
As a part of this year’s Spring Art Walk, get the blues with Kid Pinky, a retro-style, four-piece blues band that is both authentic and unique. Lead man Steve Prisby was the founder and leader of The Movers, the 1995 International Blues Band Competition winner in Memphis, TN. Accompanied by three highly talented bluesmen from the New Hampshire area, Kid Pinky is a throwback to the future. While paying homage to blues from the 40s and 50s, as well as New Orleans funk and jazz, they have assimilated their influences to conceive an entirely innovative and original sound. Engaging personalities and comfortable volume levels always make the show FUN, creating an intimacy that feels like a private performance in your own living room…or kwoon. We’ll also be featuring desserts from Maynard’s upcoming Puerto Rican restaurant, Restaurante Allende!
Sunday May 3rd
Tai Chi Demonstration at Maynard Earth Day
Mill & Main Parking Lot, Maynard, MA 01754
The mission of Maynard Earth Day is to re-establish and commemorate the connection of Maynard Community members of all ages to their environment, by engaging in a mindful, educational celebration to promote gratitude and respect for their natural surroundings, and to inspire individual and collective action. We will be participating by sharing a demonstration of Tai Chi from 2-2:30pm.