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:
  • 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.

  • FREE Meditation Donations Welcome
  • Learn the basics of Qigong Meditation, including breathing techniques, simple postures and gentle ways to manage a wandering mind.

    This class meets all year. From Sept 2016 - May 2017 we will meet at the Jade Lady Studio.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Qigong Basics
  • Qigong, a many faceted art, has countless ways to connect the breath with movement and visualization. Since the hands play a key role in generating and aligning internal energy, this class will explore hand shapes, using both seated and standing postures. All abilities welcome. 

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

  • Core Conditioning with TaiChi
  • A great workout! Using traditional Yang-style TaiChi postures, you will learn to cultivate internal energy, mental focus and relaxed awareness. To optimize internal focus and tranquility, one-on-one feedback will determine each person's stance. 
     
    PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT
    YOU MAY ALSO BRING 2 LB WEIGHTS (OPTIONAL)

  • Guided Meditation with Qigong
  • Relax and refresh in safe and serene surroundings. Some spoken direction, some silence, and a little tea... all to connect you to your calm and stable center.

  • WORKSHOP: Meditation Basics
  • How do I quiet my mind?!! That's the most common question people ask when trying to meditate. I've developed some clever techniques over the past 20 years to trick the mind into a more focused state.
     
    Join us on the first Saturday of the month to explore ways to create a peaceful mind. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants so that everyone has lots of one-on-one instruction as well as quality feedback.
     
    Workshop Series: Study with one or all Jade Lady Practitioners
     
    Drop-in: $45
    5-Pack: $175
    3 for $125 Sampler

  • WORKSHOP: Qigong Basics
  • Learn the basics of moving meditation. This form is typically performed standing but also can be done in a chair, which means it's an excellent exercise for those who are recovering from injury. For the past 20 years, I have been working on modifications so that this beautiful exercise is available to a variety of people with different abilities.
     
    Join us on the second Saturday of the month to learn a series of graceful, peaceful movements. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants so that everyone has lots of one-on-one instruction as well as quality feedback.
     
    Workshop Series: Study with one or all Jade Lady Practitioners

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

     

  • WORKSHOP: TaiChi Basics
  • TaiChi is really gaining in popularity since it has so many health benefits. The problem is that it takes commitment to learn a form. TaiChi is not for everyone! If you want to relax, I highly recommend Qigong. But if you really want to learn TaiChi, you must begin with the basics and take your time learning good posture. These workshops are designed to give you the building blocks necessary to establish a quality TaiChi practice. Approached in this manner, TaiChi will give you years of pleasure and peace-of-mind.

    Join us on the third Saturday of the month to explore the building blocks of TaiChi. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants so that everyone has lots of one-on-one instruction as well as quality feedback.

    Workshop Series: Study with one or all Jade Lady Practitioners

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