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    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 25 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    What is it?
    Calling Spanish speakers!  Yes, for the first time, DBA teacher-in-training, Tatiana Beltran, will conduct classes in Spanish!  In this class, we will introduce students to Taiji Basics. The session will start with warm up exercises And then drill on basic Taiji movements such as "brush knee", "single whip", "playing the lute", "grasping the bird's tail" among others.  The introduction of these movements will familiarize you with the proper execution of these Taiji basics in coordination with deep breathing.  In no time, you will be able to move on to the short form of 28.  This is a great introductory class for those who do not have experience with Taiji. 

    What are the Teachers-In-Training Classes?

    DBA is again offering this series of classes by our teachers in training.
    This series is part of the practicum requirement for students who seek teacher certification and plan to teach Wudang Martial Arts to the public. This initiative is a further step in promoting Master Zhou’s mission to pass the Wudang Arts on to future generations by providing more people access to the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits these healing arts provide.  Courses taught by teachers-in-training offer an important pathway to inspire more students to learn, to practice, and to teach Wudang Martial Arts.

    Why are these classes called "Classes by Donation"?

    When you take a class led by our teachers-in-training, you not only assist them in fulfilling the capstone of their many years of training, you also support Shifu Zhou's Daoist Benevolent Association, his non-profit organization. Master Zhou hopes to encourage his students and supporters to take classes for their wellbeing while simultaneously donating to his foundation.  Financial support is crucial to maintaining and sustaining this organization.


    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, December 28, 2021
    • 23 sessions
    • Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
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    What is it?
    Our certified teacher, Jennifer Finley, will teach the basic stances and movements of Wudang Taiji 108 via Zoom. The goal is to understand the concept, practical application, breathing coordination of each movement; and in addition, to physical perform this concept correctly. This is a class for those ready to move to a deeper understanding and practice of Taiji.

    Taiji 108 is the long form version that consists of three parts.  Woven in them are basic and transitional movements consistent to all Taiji practice:  primodial opening, single whip,  brush knee, playing the lute, grasp the bird's tail, Chi na, lion's kick,  Pat the horse, Cloud hands among others.   

    Location - Via Zoom
    Time -  Every Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM (EST) 
    Starts - October 5th
    Ends - December 28th 

    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 8 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    Daoist Meditation & Autumn Qigong for Health via Zoom

    What is it?

    Fall is a time of transition when the hot Yang energy of summer gives way to the cool Yin energy of winter. The days are shorter, the leaves fall from the trees, and we say goodbye to the long, beautiful days of summer. It is time to take the Yang energy of summer and store it away so that it is preserved on the inside. This Qiqong was designed to help the body smoothly move through the shift from Yang to Yin. Also good for Lung Energy and Boy's Wei Qi.

    In this course, Daoist Master Zhou Xuan Yun will be teaching the Daoist Meditation and Autumn Qigong and discussing their health nourishing properties, such as emptying your mind and letting your Qi flow and breathing methodology. The 4-Movement Autumn Qigong Set is suited for practice this coming season. The workshop will include standing and sitting positions, discussions of theories and methods of the Qigong Set. 

    Pricing: $140 (Members price: $126 - become a member)

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • (CEDT)
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • (CEST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
    Register

    What is it?

     Anita Eredics, our Wudang certified teacher from Hungary will lead Four Season Qigong every Thursday from their Studio in Hungary. 

    Four Seasons Qigong

    Four Season Qigong is the practice of breathing exercises according to the changing seasons. In harmonizing with nature, we learn to regulate our inner Qi to maximize our health and to balance the changing demands of each season. Please note that this class will be conducted in Hungary and in Central European Time (CET). North American students can enroll in this program. The EST time is from 12 - 1:00 PM. 

    Here's a list of related blog about Four Season Qigong
    1. Four Simple Qigong Exercises
    2. The Problem of Fall

    Location - Via Zoom
    Time -  Every Thursday, 18:00-19:00 CET) or (12 - 1:00 PM EST)
    Starts - October 7th
    Ends - December 30th 
    Fee - $90.00 for 3 months

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • (CEDT)
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • (CEST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
    Register

    What is it?

     Kristóf and Anita Eredics, Wudang certified teachers,  will teach Taiji 28 and Taiji 108 every Thursday from their Studio in Hungary. Although this will be conducted in Hungary, North American audience may participate. The EST time in 1-2:00 PM) if it suits your availability. The goal is to understand the concept, practical application, breathing coordination of each movement; and in addition, to physical perform this concept correctly. This is a class for those ready to move to a deeper understanding and practice of Taiji.

    108 Taijiquan

    Taiji 108 is the long form version that consists of three parts.  Woven in them are basic and transitional movements consistent to all Taiji practice: primodial opening, single whip,  brush knee, playing the lute, grasp the bird's tail, Chi na, lion's kick,  Pat the horse, Cloud hands among others.   

    Location - Via Zoom
    Time -  Every Thursday, 19:00-20:00 CET) or (1 - 2 :00 PM EST)
    Starts - October 7th
    Ends - December 30th 
    Fee: $120.00 for three-month commitment

    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 22 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    What is it? 

    In this class, we will introduce students to Taiji Basics. The session will start with warm up exercises in stretching, meditation and Qigong.  Then it will proceed to a drill on basic Taiji movements such as "brush knee", "single whip", "playing the lute", "grasping the bird's tail" among others.  The introduction of these movements will familiarize you with the proper execution of these Taiji basics in coordination with deep breathing.  In no time, you will be able to move on to the short form of 28.  This is a great introductory class for those who do not have experience with Taiji. 

    What are the Teachers-In-Training Classes?

    DBA is again offering this series of classes by our teachers in training.
    This series is part of the practicum requirement for students who seek teacher certification and plan to teach Wudang Martial Arts to the public. This initiative is a further step in promoting Master Zhou’s mission to pass the Wudang Arts on to future generations by providing more people access to the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits these healing arts provide.  Courses taught by teachers-in-training offer an important pathway to inspire more students to learn, to practice, and to teach Wudang Martial Arts.

    Why are these classes called "Classes by Donation"?

    When you take a class led by our teachers-in-training, you not only assist them in fulfilling the capstone of their many years of training, you also support Shifu Zhou's Daoist Benevolent Association, his non-profit organization. Master Zhou hopes to encourage his students and supporters to take classes for their wellbeing while simultaneously donating to his foundation.  Financial support is crucial to maintaining and sustaining this organization.


    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 12 sessions
    • Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
    Register

    What is it?
    Our certified teacher, Sam Wuest, will teach the stances and movements of Wudang Taiji 108 via Zoom. Sam is also a certified acupuncturist and proficient in Traditional Chinese Medicine, so he will share the integral components of these healing practices together. The goal is to understand the concept, practical application, breathing coordination of each movement; and in addition, to physical perform this concept correctly. This is a class for those ready to move to a deeper understanding and practice of Taiji.

    Taiji 108 is the long form version that consists of three parts.  Woven in them are basic and transitional movements consistent to all Taiji practice: primodial opening, single whip,  brush knee, playing the lute, grasp the bird's tail, Chi" na, lion's kick,  Pat the horse, Cloud hands among others.   

    Location - Via Zoom
    Time -  Every Thursday from 8:00 - 9:00 PM (EST) 
    Starts - October 7th
    Ends - December 30th 
    (12 sessions- ) - $180.00 

    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Xuan Ju Daoist Center (Francestown, NH)
    Register

    A Day of Hiking in White Mountain, NH, and One Hour of Meditation at the Summit with Master Zhou

    Where:  Mount Major, New Hampshire. A day of hiking trip to the summit and then it will follow by an hour of meditation on top of the summit. Easy and moderate trails about three-hour hiking. We will be back to Xuan Ju Daoist Center for a bonfire.  

    When: Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 to 5:00 pm EST
    meeting at 9:00 am at Xuan Ju Daoist Center

    What is it?  A NEW event! Since Master Zhou loves to scale and explore the mountains of NH, he thought about bringing his students, new and old, to experience the joy of savoring the fresh air of the mountain and the burst of fall foliage where the vistas of hues of gold, green, orange and burnt red are spread out as far as our eyes can see. What's more, an hour of meditation at the summit under the guidance of Master Zhou -- soaking in the magic of the changing season.  And then lunch Al Fresco! 

    We will descend the mountain in relaxing fashion in time to reach Xuan Ju at around 4:00 pm.  And if you are up for it, we will communally prepare supper and then follow up by a bonfire to end a beautiful Autumn day. 


    Is this for me? 
    Everyone is invited to join. The nature of this excursion is to hike the mountain taking in the scenery as we climb up. Mount Major trails are graded easy to moderate. If you are a new student and has not done climbing before, we suggest to prepare by working out in the gym or take some physical activities before the trip. 


    What to bring?
    Hiking shoes are recommended but comfortable sneakers with tractions will do. Bring a jacket, or wind breaker, and a day pack. Please pack your own lunch for the Al-Fresco. And bring plenty of water. 




    Pricing:

    • Day hike : $80/day (Members price: $72/day - become a member)
    • If you are staying for the bonfire and will be staying at Xuan Ju, kindly add on boarding and meals. 
    • Boarding: $30/night (Limited space - first come first serve, there are alternative boarding options in the area including local Hotels & Inns and AirBnB.) There will also be an option to set up your own tent on the retreat grounds with access to our showers and facilities at $15/night.
    • Meals: $20/day (Dinner on the night of your stay and Breakfast the following morning.) Departure after breakfast. 

    If you have any questions, please email us at:
    info@daoistgate.com



     


Past events

Saturday, August 21, 2021 One-Day Standard Workshop Session 2 - Kung Fu, Xingyi, Bagua, Weapons
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Bāguà Zhǎng (八卦掌) - Weekend Workshop
Monday, July 19, 2021 Summer Retreat - Wudang Taiji Form - One Week in-Person with Master Zhou
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 July 2021 - Summer Qigong Via Zoom
Monday, July 05, 2021 Summer Retreat - Wudang Kung Fu - One week In-Person with Master Zhou
Saturday, June 26, 2021 Xing Yi Quan (形意拳) - Weekend Workshop
Saturday, June 12, 2021 Taiji Sword - Taiji Jian (太极剑) Weekend Workshop
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Wudang Taiji for New Hampshire Residents
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Wudang Kung Fu for New Hampshire Residents
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Fu Hu Quan (伏虎拳 ) - Tiger Taming Fist Form - Weekend Workshop
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Weekend Standard Workshop- Session 1 - Kung Fu, Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Weapons
Saturday, April 03, 2021 April 2021-Spring Qigong Via Zoom
Monday, March 15, 2021 Three-Month Intensive In-Resident Training Program
Thursday, January 14, 2021 Session II - Taiji 108 - Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation with Sam Wuest
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Session II - Taiji 108 - Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation with J. Finley
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Session II - Taiji 28 - Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation with Stephanie Orme
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 EUROPE - Taiji 28- Teachers-In-Training with Anita and Kristof
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 EUROPE - Four Seasons Qigong - Teachers-In-Training with Anita Eredics
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Session II - Taiji Basics - Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation with Jennifer Finley
Saturday, December 05, 2020 Daoist Meditation - Winter Qigong (ZOOM)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Session 2- Taiji Basics for Beginners: Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation
Thursday, October 01, 2020 EUROPE - Taiji 28- Teachers-In-Training Classes by Donation
Thursday, October 01, 2020 EUROPE - Four Seasons Qigong - Teachers-In-Training Classes by Donation
Thursday, October 01, 2020 Taiji 28 - Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation
Thursday, October 01, 2020 Taiji Basics for Beginners: Teachers-In-Training - Classes by Donation
Saturday, July 18, 2020 Bagua Zhang for Beginners
Saturday, July 11, 2020 Standard Workshop
Saturday, June 27, 2020 Spring & Summer Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Spring & Summer Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops - CANCELLED
Saturday, April 04, 2020 Standard Workshop (Daoist Gate attendees only) - CANCELLED
Saturday, March 28, 2020 Xingyi (形意拳) Workshop - CANCELLED
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Wudang Tai Chi (Level 2) - with Master Zhou
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Wudang Tai Chi (Level 1) - with Master Zhou
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Baguazhang Intermediate Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Autumn and Winter Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops
Saturday, August 03, 2019 One Week Summer Retreat
Saturday, July 06, 2019 Taiji Teacher Training
Saturday, April 06, 2019 BaGuaZhang Basics Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Spring Qigong and Daoist Rituals for Health Workshops
Saturday, September 29, 2018 BaGuaZhang Workshop
Sunday, September 09, 2018 Boston - Free Tai Chi Classes

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Daoist Gate Wudang Arts
Goal: $50,000.00
Collected: $26,300.00
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Your support allows us to continue offering affordable workshops, retreats, and classes to the community. We are also working to build and beautify our Xuan Ju Daoist Center in Francestown, NH.

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info@dbahealth.org

132 2nd NH Turnkpike N. 
Francestown, NH 03043

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