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August 9, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

A note to update you regarding the August Wisdom Healing Qigong  sessions …

The 10:30 – 12:00 sessions will be going ahead on both Thursdays, the 10th and 17th

The 7:00 – 8:30 session tomorrow, the 10th is being cancelled … hardly any response at all …

The 7:00 – 8:30 session next week , the 17th … shall be decided next week in case there are more responses still to come during the week … only a couple of responses so far…

Wishing you well … and enJOYing these summery days …

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,

            

            Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;

ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have

 

 

August 7, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

Wondering how much interest there would be in a couple of basic Wisdom Healing Qigong  classes at The Lantern on two Thursdays in August, the 10th and 17th . Classes would be 10:30 – 12:00 and 7:00 – 8:30 each week. Welcome to come one or both days and for as many sessions as might work for you.  A mid-summer treat for yourself! All kinds of wonderful benefits body/mind/heart simply by learning to open up your own natural energy flow more. “Where the mind goes, Energy flows!” (Master Mingtong Gu)

Your response will naturally determine whether these practice sessions go ahead. Please let me know by Wednesday if interested. Please share this any way you can.  Thank you …

Sessions would be open to new and returning students.  You are welcome to join us whether you are simply curious about Wisdom Healing Qigong and would like a taste, are exploring possibilities with a view to perhaps whetting your appetite for more classes in September. Or perhaps you would simply like to gather for some group time to take your practice a little deeper after classes you have already taken.

Will be mostly actual practice time,  with very little use of videos in class for this set of sessions. However, I will sending participants some specific video/audio links you will be able to use at home for continuing practice. You can always read more about Wisdom Healing Qigong  on web my site at www.taichichihnl.ca by clicking on the Wisdom Healing Qigong  menu bar at the bottom on the left. There are some links there at the end which you may enJOY browsing. Another easy access set of videos you may enJOY browsing has just been put together by The Chi Center and can be found by clicking this link Chi Center You Tube Videos & access to practice videos .

A goodwill offering would be deeply appreciated rather than a specific fee for the August classes. The amount is up to you for these two days.  The option to “pay forward” instead by giving the gift of your time or sharing a kindness for someone else is always there for those who might need it. From a perspective of Oneness, what we do for one, we indeed do for all!

Because of other commitments, I will be doing only Wisdom Healing Qigong  sessions for these two weeks in August. These are related to my Certification later in September. Meanwhile, Fall sessions in both Wisdom Healing Qigong  and T'ai Chi Chih will begin again in early September. More Fall schedule details to follow the end of August.

My apology for the delay in getting this invitation out to you.  I had planned for a much earlier mail-out.  Life is simply like that sometimes!

As always, if you wish to have your names removed from my mailing list, please simply let me know.

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,

            

            Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

- Howard Thurman

 

 

July 19, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

Please click here to view the flyer for a one or two day Wisdom Healing Qigong Workshop with Master Mingtong Gu on July 30th /31st , 2017 primarily designed for Health Care Professionals/Practitioners. The Workshops originate in California and can be availed of in person or on-line. There will be Educational Credits available for those attending in person. Livestream replay access will also be available for two weeks following the workshop. The first day is actually open to the public as well, while the second day is for Professionals/Practitioners only, with a special focus on practices for sharing it with patients/clients as well as benefitting themselves in their own personal lives. Please see the attachment. The attachment contains links to further information as well as registration.

NOTE:   For anyone registering with the Chi Center for the on-line workshop,
please contact me if you woud like to gather as part of a group for the on-line sessions.
The experience would be all the richer in a group context.
We could arrange to do that at The Lantern or some other convenient site.

Some of you on my mailing lists are Health Care Professionals/Practitioners. Others of you may be able to pass this information on to some of your own health care providers who might be interested in exploring it. The attachment is easily printed for dropping off to their offices or clinics or can be forwarded by e-mail. Please share the information any way you can. Would be very much appreciated. Could help open up all kinds of new and wonderful vistas for health and healing and help empower all of us to engage more actively in our own wellness.

While many Health Care Professionals may have very little understanding or experience of Wisdom Healing Qigong, many of us who practice Wisdom Healing Qigong know well the experience of being encouraged by them to "Keep on doing whatever you are doing. It’s working!" It is intended as a complement and support to other healthy practices rather than as something to simply replace them.

Meanwhile, I offer Wisdom Healing Qigong sessions at The Lantern on Barnes Road in St. John’s and am in the process of completing a first level Certification in September. Many of you have already done some of the sessions I have been offering as part of my training and have been sharing your experiences with others. Students’ experiences have been quite positive and often amazing. I would be more than happy to have further conversation with those who may have questions. My cell # is 709-727-7863.

You can also read more about Wisdom Healing Qigong on my web site at www.taichichihnl.ca. (New site under construction.) My current site is primarily a T'ai Chi Chih web site with a Wisdom Healing Qigong menu bar on the left at the bottom. There you can also find links at the end that will allow you to experience a taste of it for yourself. The main web site for Wisdom Healing Qigong is www.chicenter.com where there is also a wealth of information and experiences to explore.

Renewed thanks for any way you can share this information.

As always,if you wish to have your name removed from my mailing list, please simply let me know.
Wishing you WELL as we enJOY these lovely days of summer.

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,

                  Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

- Howard Thurman

 

July 13, 2017

Had a wonder-full Retreat afternoon today with 13 participants!

Shall keep you posted re other hapenings over the summer ...

Want to be added to my mailing list? Simply e-mail your request to me at sheilaleoinard@nf.sympatico.ca

Blessings!

 

July 11, 2017

Hi again,

Our Thursday afternoon 1:30 – 4:00 Wisdom Healing Qigong  “Retreat” session at our Presentation Sisters Virginia Waters Retreat House  is definitely a GO.   Looks like between 10 – 15 participants. Amazing!  Promises to be wonderful and relaxing … perhaps a mini-vacation from the ordinaries of our lives. You are welcome to arrive around 1:15 to settle in and allow us to start on time at 1:30 so we make the most of our time together. The time always seems to go quite quickly.  Still some spaces available.

The evening session is canceled since it had only a couple of replies and those two people could come in the afternoon as well.

 

Here are the directions for our Retreat House at Virginia Water.  Feel free to drive down ahead of time to get your bearings for Thursday …

Our Presentation Sisters Virginia Water Retreat House  is on beautiful Virginia Lake,  at # 47 Parsonage  Drive, the relatively “new street”   on the left off Logy Bay Road just past NL Drive, going north towards the NTV building. Parsonage Drive  is between Rocksley Place and Marconi Place.  You will come upon  ABC Windows on the left on the Corner of Marconi and Logy Bay Road if you miss the Parsonage Drive turn.  If you get to the NTV building, you’ve definitely gone too far!

You drive a minute or so along Parsonage Drive  as far as # 41. There you will come into view of Virginia Lake on the left.  You take that left turn into the private driveway where our house is.  There is a small, not very tall sign at the entrance to the driveway with numbers 43 and 47 on it.   Our house, #47, is on the right as you drive down a little ways. It is a two-story light coloured wood finish house with lots of windows and a 2nd storey deck.  Parking is mostly in the lower driveway area with some up top as well.

In case you go astray on Thursday, my cell phone is 727-7863. The house line there is 754-1582. 

Looking forward to sharing our afternoon … simply come, relax and enJOY! Whatever you take home from the afternoon will be gift!

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,

            

            Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;

ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”
- Howard Thurman

 

July 9, 2017

Hi to each and to all on my mailing lists,

An opening exists on Thursday of this week, July 13th , for some Wisdom Healing Qigong  “Retreat Time” at our Presentation Sisters Retreat House on 47 Parsonage Drive, (off Logy Bay Road) overlooking Virginia Lake.  The sessions would be open to both new and returning participants. Will be a mix of quiet and teaching and practice. The property itself is soothing and relaxing! 

I realize this is short notice … a little summer spontaneity!  Many of you may already have other plans. It is also during the regular work week for some of you.  We usually have these sessions on a Saturday but Saturdays are at a premium at our Retreat House this time of year. Grateful for this option in the middle of the week. Let’s simply see where it leads.

One session would be in the afternoon from 1:30 – 4:00 and the other in the evening from 7:00 – 9:30. Wondering how many might be available and would like to come along. You can choose one or the other ... or some might like to come to both ... they will be very similar.  Your response will determine if one or both will be a GO.  Please let me know as soon as you can if you would like to join us... and please specify for which session. You can e-mail me or call me at 727-7863.  I would like to be able to confirm with the Sisters there during the day on Wednesday. Will send directions for getting there to those who are coming once I know we have enough interest for it to go ahead.


A suggested freewill offering of $10 would be appreciated instead of my usual retreat fee. Or you can also “pay forward” and extend a kindness to someone else … what we do for one, we do for all …

Perhaps we shall be able to do something for T'ai Chi Chih another time the summer … maybe even some practices in the park!  Will keep you posted.

Wishing you WELL … as we savour the special gifts of summer …

Continued blessings for each new day as it unfolds,

            

            Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;

ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”
- Howard Thurman

 

June 7, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

CLICK HERE for a jpeg of  the Healthy Living Show 2017 poster for the event which is happening this Sunday, June 11th from 11:00 – 3:00 at the Re/Max Centre (St. John’s Curling Club) … with 55 exhibitors from a wide variety of health and wellness perspectives. It is usually held in the Fall in October … so this is really early. Great timing though for anyone looking ahead to programs starting up in September .

If any of you are available and would like to come along for an hour or so to meet and greet and share your experience of T'ai Chi Chih or Wisdom Healing Qigong with visitors to our booth, you will be most welcome and it would be greatly appreciated. Please drop me note to let me know a time that would work for you.

Please share the information any way you can.Would be greatly appreciated.  For those of you using Facebook, the jpeg copy attached here can be used for posting.  I have added it to my Facebook page at “sheilaleonard67” in case you would like to click and add it from there to your own page … or you can access my Facebook page from the Home Page of  this web site.  

Meanwhile, I use my Facebook account to allow me to post bits like this for the most part as well as other T'ai Chi Chih and Qigong related  information and to access other professional group Facebook pages rather than doing “Friends” … so please do forgive if you make a “Friends” request and I do not add you. I already spend far more time on-line than I would like. Many of you are probably in that same boat.

 Wishing you all WELL …

With renewed thanks.

 

 

April 22, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

Dropping by with an UPDATE regarding our Spring T'ai Chi Chih  and Wisdom Healing Qigong classes … based on initial registrations last week  …

Click Here for flyer ... please note that Wednesday's Beginners T'ai Chi Chih classes have been cancelled. Next sessions will be offered in the Fall.

Wisdom Healing Qigong: classes going ahead the same as on the flyer:
Tuesdays 10:30 -12:00 and 7:00 - 8:30 with both new and returning students  welcome!

T’ai Chi Chih Beginners : Wednesday classes cancelled since only one or two showed up at each first class.  Next Session will be offered in the Fall.   Will keep you posted if any special sessions are offered before September.      

T’ai Chi Chih Beyond Beginners: classes going ahead the same as on the flyer:
Thursdays 1:30 -3:00 with any and all returning students  welcome!

NOTE: As long as you have already learned even just the basics of all of the T'ai Chi Chih movements, you are welcome to join us for the Beyond Beginners class, especially since the Beginners class is cancelled and some of you were planning to do that class over. This class is all about reviewing and refining the movements and taking your practice a little deeper. Great session for building your confidence with your practice! Your own best effort is all that is needed.

Both classes, T'ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong, are a  simple, gentle way to  “Awaken the Energy Within” to experience  more natural energy, to become healthier and to feel more joy!  An added bonus is simply enjoying the shared energy of the group practice as well!

An environmental reminder re fragrances and scented personal care products:
Please keep classes as scent free as possible because of increasing allergies among students, as well as my own, with regard to scents and fragrances, including all kinds of personal care products, hand sanitizers, laundry detergents and fabric softeners such as Bounce, etc.

Again, any way you can share this information regarding our Spring classes at The Lantern would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to get in touch by e-mail or by phone at 727-7863 if you have any other questions …

As always, if you wish to have your name removed from my mailing list, please simply let me know.

Continued blessings for each new day as our long awaited Spring begins to show signs,

                         Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

- Howard Thurman

 

April 10, 2017

Hi to each and to all,

Click here for a copy of our Spring 2017 T'ai Chi Chih/Wisdom Healing Qigong class flyer for easy reference and printing.

Spring 2017 T'ai Chi Chih and Wisdom Healing Qigong sessions start up next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 18th , 19th , and 20th for another 8 weeks, finishing the first week of June. Any particular class will go ahead depending on registrations. Come “Awaken the Energy Within” to experience more natural energy, to become healthier and to feel more joy!

Wisdom Healing Qigong is replacing the previously offered Chow Medical Qigong classes.  Information about any special Chow Medical Qigong sessions would be circulated and posted on my site if they are offered again at some point.

Meanwhile, in summary, our finalized Spring 2017 sessions look like this:

***      Wisdom Healing Qigong is on Tuesdays 10:30 -12:00 and 7:00 - 8:30 with both new and returning students welcome!

***      T’ai Chi Chih on Wednesdays is 10:30 – 12:00 and 7:00 – 8:30 with both new and returning students welcome!

***      T'ai Chi Chih on Thursdays is 1:30 – 3:00 and is a Beyond Beginners group, open only to returning students. There is only the daytime class for this group.

On another note … re costs ...
*** The T'ai Chi Chih Lantern class registration is still set at $80 for the 8 weeks, payable at the first class if possible. That works out to $10/class.   If need be, you can pay weekly, but I would still need to know upfront that you are committing to all 8 weeks. Paying upfront, committing upfront at the end of the first class is preferred since it lets me know that there are enough students committing to the particular class in order for it to go ahead. It also serves as motivation for students to come when tempted to skip some of the sessions. I have added a tag of “or pay what you can”, to make it available to others for whom the full amount may well be more than they can manage. Happy to chat with anyone for whom that is the case.

*** The Wisdom Healing Qigong  sessions are a continuation of my 1st year Professional Teacher Training started in September. As such, I am suggesting a “good will offering” rather than asking for a “course fee” as such.    All weekly contributions gratefully received and will serve to support the offering of programs as part of our Lantern Ministry. Our Fall and Winter experiences of Wisdom Healing Qigong were wonderfully positive.  Those who came learned lots … and benefitted lots ... and so did I!   We will continue to focus on the introductory practices as an opportunity for me as a “teacher in training” to continue to build on my own practice and teaching while inviting you to learn the practice more and more deeply  and experience more of its amazing benefits.  

An environmental reminder re fragrances and scented personal care products:
Please keep classes as scent free as possible because of increasing allergies among students, as well as my own allergies, to scents and fragrances, including all kinds of personal care products, hand sanitizers, laundry detergents and fabric softeners such as Bounce, etc.

Re this website:

Always welcome to browse this web site. Lots of Wisdom Healing Qigong video links in particular available at the end of that page (See Wisdom Healing Qigong menu bar at bottom on left) for anyone who might like to browse them and get a taste since this is so very new. My Facebook link on my Home Page has a couple of short videos of us as teachers doing practice at T'ai Chi Chih Conference, again to give a feel for it. I don’t do “Friends” on Facebook. Far too time consuming for me. Good for simple posts.   Flyer copy also there. This News Updates menu bar is also a good one to keep checking. Upgrading my web site … a work in progress … for “whenever”!

Feel free to get in touch if you have other questions.
As always, if you wish to have your name removed from my mailing list, please simply let me know.

EnJOY these tastes of Spring we are getting and an early Happy Easter to you …

Continued blessings for each new day as 2017 unfolds,

                         Sheila

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive. And go do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

- Howard Thurman

 

 

March 24, 2017

FREE 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES
Wisdom Healing Qigong and Conscious Aging

March 25th @ 10am MDT
Reclaiming Your Vitality, Resilience, and Personal Power in Uncertain Times
April 22nd @ 10am MDT
Reconnecting to Your Joy, Passion, and Purpose to Create a Legacy You Love
July 8th @ 10am MDT
Living with More Grace and Fulfillment through Conscious Aging and Conscious Dying


TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES go to www.chicenter.com and scroll down slightly.
You will see the Webinar advertized ... click on the GET ACCESS NOW button to go to Registration ..
You just might be amazed!

 

 

October 6, 2016

At the end of the Wisdom Healing Qigong Page you will find some links to some videos with Mingtong Gu for anyone who would like to have a taste.

Most of them are You Tube links that are readily available, along with numerous others. The last one is a link to a Free Class that Mingtong offered on July 23rd of this year.

Perhaps they may entice you to come and join us for a class at The Lantern on Barnes Road in St. John's, or to go on-line at www.chicenter.com  to find out more and maybe even register for an on-line 3-month course. 

  

An environmental request:

Please keep classes as scent free as possible because of increasing allergies to scents and fragrances, including all kinds of personal care products, laundry detergents, Bounce fabric softeners, etc

 

 Articles/Research re Benefits Body Mind Spirit

Curious about the body mind spirit health benefits  of T'ai Chi Chih? 

See amazing articles/research re benefits at http://www.taichichih.org/in-the-news/

 Also see "Reported Benefits"  under ABOUT T'AI CHI CHIH menu bar on this site ...

 

GENERAL ANYTIME NOTES:

Support materials in the form of books and DVDs/CDs continue to be available for both standing and seated T'ai Chi Chih and for Wisdom Healing Qigong.


If you would like to be added to my "interested" mailing list, please e-mail me using the link on my Home Page.  Paper mail is also available for those without e-mail access. My # is also on my Home Page.