DaoShima

Lessons in life have taught me how to negotiate the business world but not to dwell there, to incorporate efficiency without giving up the joy of discovering a new way, and to be fiscally conservative without being stingy.
 
I now make choices that support my best interests as well as the interests of my community. My pleasures are designing interesting and functional clothing, creating flavorful organic foods and, of course, teaching TaiChi and Qigong. 
 
 


DaoShima instructs the following:
  • TaiChi Basics
  • Regardless of your skill level, coming back to the basics is like coming home. – DaoShima
     
    This class is designed for beginners. We will connect philosophy and breath as we develop balance and control. Already studying TaiChi? Come to fine-tune your postures, deepen internal emptiness and feed your form with breath, control and intent.

  • TaiChi Sword
  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in 24-Movement Tai Chi. EXPECT: Faster movement for warm-ups, work with wooden sword, hand postures, wrist articulation, faster pace than Tai Chi. WEAR: Loose fitting, layered clothing.

  • Core Conditioning for TaiChi
  • A great workout! Using Daoist breathing techniques, you will learn to cultivate internal energy, increase mental focus and develop relaxed awareness. This increased awareness will be used to develop each person's optimal TaiChi stance. 
     
    PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT
    YOU MAY ALSO BRING 2 LB WEIGHTS (OPTIONAL)

  • Qigong for Arthritis
  • Active or sedentary, more than 10% of adults are affected by Arthritis within their lifetime. Qigong exercises have been used in China for many years to successfully circumvent and even treat this condition.
     
    Let this gentle and graceful exercise help you relieve joint stiffness and move more freely in your everyday activity.

  • 8 Brocades for Health Qigong
  • All abilities welcome! This form is done standing but also can be done in a chair and performed in varying degrees of challenge. Whether you are recovering from an injury or have a wide range of movement, this form will lessen overall anxiety and increase your ability to relax.

  • TaiChi at the Triangle (by donation)
  • Jade Lady offers basic Meditation and TaiChi instruction every Saturday morning throughout the year. Come join this fun outdoor exercise.

    Jun-Aug we meet outside at 2nd & E (The Triangle). Sept-May we meet at Jade Lady Studio (also Summer rain location). You may park along 2nd Ave and E St, or down the hill across from Alaska Geographic.


  • Long Form TaiChi
  • Prerequisite: Proficiency in 24-Movement Tai Chi. EXPECT: Intense warm-ups, strengthening postures, new movements, breath work, some push hands. WEAR: Loose fitting, layered clothing.

  • Meditation/Qigong (by donation)
  • Enjoy a mix of seated, guided, and standing meditation.

  • Intermediate TaiChi with DaoShima
  • Prerequisite: Ability to lead 10-Movement TaiChi.

    Students will learn a Yang-style 24-Movement TaiChi form. We will explore the essence of optimal stances and stable transitions, provide more opportunities to lead, and offer one-on-one personal feedback.

  • WORKSHOP: Qigong Techniques
  • Experience a profound moving meditation where you connect breath, visuals, and movement. Work within your own strength and capacity. From deep stances to using a chair, all abilities gain a sense of accomplishment. For the past 20 years, DaoShima has developed modifications that make this relaxing exercise available to a wide range of abilities.

    Participants are encouraged to asked questions.

    Save with a package! OK to share with friends & family.

    Drop-in: $45
    3-Pack: $125
    5-Pack: $175