This partnership was made possible through the generosity of my Naperville-YMCA Participant, the amazing Ms. Miller Chow. Thank you Ms. Chow for passing my name to Ms. Sue Topp. I am looking forward to meeting your AAUW community in January 2019!
What – An Introduction to Tai Chi with Dawn Nader
For the American Association of University Women-Naperville, IL Chapter
When/Where – Saturday January 12th-1PM – 3PM Central
Naperville Municipal Center
Program will run from 1:30PM to 2:30PM
Plus, 30 minutes before and after to enjoy conversation and healthy snacks.
A room has been reserved at the Naperville Municipal Center.
Plenty of room and free parking.
$5 per person / AAUW members only
Why –Dawn will introduce the AAUW community to Tai Chi done in the easiest, most enjoyable method for beginners – TaijiFit™. If you are looking for a gentle exercise for better aging – better balance, pain management, healthy heart- then let’s play! This experience is for everyone in the AAUW community – even if you’ve never tried Tai Chi before! Enjoy heathy snacks and wonderful conversation the first and last 30 minutes. This is a sponsored program by the American Association of University Women-Naperville Chapter.
Your experience will include –
An introduction to Tai Chi through a group movement experience using a method called TaijiFit™
An introduction to the health benefits of Tai Chi through a principal called FLOW
A take away- one simple question that will instantly transform how you experience Tai Chi and your day!
About Your Guest Speaker- Dawn Nader, Clarendon Hills, IL
Based in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, Dawn Nader is a Certified TaijiFit Instructor with over 500 hours of training and facilitating TaijiFit™. April 2019 marks 15 years experience as a student and instructor through TaijiFit™ and Wushu- specializing in straight sword and Yang Style Tai Chi. Dawn is a proponent of mindful movement for health. She brings a TaijiFit™ Basic Instructor Certification, TaijiFit™ 200 Hour Instructor Certification, Certification to lead TaijiFit™ for Tivity-Silver Sneakers FLEX Program and Metro Chicago YMCAs. She is fully licensed and insured to facilitate one to one as well as small or large group movement experiences in TaijiFit™, The 24 Movement Simplified Yang Style Form and its companion the 32 Sword Form at traditional fitness venues and non-traditional fitness venues.
Dawn’s love for Tai-Chi began in 2004, as a student at Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy in San Jose, CA. Under the instruction of Sifu David Chang, her training as a student and instructor provided incredible opportunities to transform her health and life. She explains, “For me, Wushu Central was a personal sanctuary to reconnect myself (body, mind & spirit). Along the way I reconnected to my smile & rediscovered what I CAN DO with perseverance & encouragement from a community rich in love.” Her dedication to life long learning has earned her a 5th duan black belt in Wushu. Her personal journey toward wellness & maintaining an active lifestyle through the Chinese Martial Arts provides a unique prospective on movement & it’s role in improving the condition of the human spirit.
Currently, Dawn is dedicated to building upon this foundation as she focuses her efforts on Yang Style Tai Chi w/ David-Dorian Ross as his indoor student. She volunteers to mentor participants in the TaijiFit™ Basic Instructor Certification Program. And, gives back to this growing TaijiFit™Community through service on the Senior Instructor Leadership Team for TaijiFit™ International. You can find Dawn in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. She facilitates meetups & group movement experiences using a method called TaijiFit™. Additionally, she provides instruction for the most popular Tai Chi form in the world- the 24 Movement Simplified Yang Style Form (Beijing Short Form) & it’s companion-the 32 Movement Simplified Yang Style Sword Form (Beijing Sword Form) .
Dawn’s list of previous and current clients include-
- American Association of University Women-Naperville, IL Chapter
- Carilion Club 55+ Active Adult Community-Naperville, IL
- Metropolitan Chicago YMCAs- Naperville, IL (Kroehler Family Y & Fry Family Y)
- Tivity Silver Sneakers FLEX Program
- HUMANA Guidance Centers- Lombard, IL & Naperville, IL
- Acacia Academy Private Day School for Special Needs, Elementary/ Middle School Physical Education Facilitator-La Grange Highlands, IL
- TaijiFit™International- David-Dorian Ross (Founder/CEO) Volunteer / Senior Instructor / Leadership Team: Studio Taijiit™- Online LIVE TaijiFit™ and On-Demand Recorded CLASSES , TaijiFit™ Academy , TaijiFit™Immersions / Retreats / Workshops , TaijiFit™ Basic Instructor Mentoring & Certification Program , TaijiFit™ Continuing Education Workshops for Fitness & Health Industry Professionals (ACE Certified)
- Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy-San Jose, CA Senior Instructor / Leadership Team for Children/Adult Group & Private Instruction under the direction of Sifu David Chang 2004-2012
What is The TaijiFit™ Experience?
TaijiFit™ is the most unique movement experience to come along in decades. It’s a ride along the wave of your inner power, like surfing on your own life energy – Qi. It combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi).
When you take a TaijiFit™ class, you find yourself moving your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Tai Chi masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. There is no routine or choreography to memorize or “get right.” The TaijiFit™ instructor will lead you into FLOW using the Qi Cueing method developed by International Master, David-Dorian Ross. Attending every class and practicing at home just to “keep up” will not be needed. Come as often as your schedule allows and never get behind.
Exploring the Frontier of How We Teach and Learn Tai Chi-
David-Dorian Ross is the creator of TaijiFit™: Meditation in Motion and the founder of the TaijiFit™ Method- Instructor Training Program. He is America’s “Chi-vangelist,” whose public appearances introduce people to the benefits, accessibility and sheer joy of learning Tai Chi. Inside Kung-fu Magazine called him “the man who brought Tai Chi mainstream.” David-Dorian holds the record as America’s competitive Tai Chi Champion – winning 8 US Gold Medals, a World Silver medal and 2 World Bronze medals in Tai Chi performance (Still the highest record of any American Tai Chi athlete).
Let’s start a new class in your community-
TaijiFit™is not just an exercise – it’s an experience! Great music, great energy – and most of all, great people. It combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Tai Chi. Feel for yourself the Mind/Body connector we call FLOW. Let go of tension and flow like water. Enjoy a movement experience & gentle exercise that leaves you relaxed, energized & refreshed. TaijiFit introduces you to the basics of Tai-Chi & Qigong and makes the art of moving meditation fun, stress-free & accessible to all.
TaijiFit™ is Meditation in Motion–ME time in the middle of WE time! Unplug the noise. Connect to NOW.
Enjoy 45mins. of continuous movement in this group movement experience. Feel the healthful benefits of these ancient martial art movements without stress. All are welcome. No experience needed. Come as often as your schedule allows. TaijiFit™ gives your body exactly what it needs… a gentle way to exercise, a peaceful place to slow down & breathe, a wonderful community.
TaijiFit™ is a wonderful compliment to an existing activity calendar & group fitness schedule.
Dawn Nader is independently contracted to introduce and facilitate the TaijiFit Experience throughout the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
If you have a questions about Tai Chi and the TaijiFit™ Method of sharing Tai Chi with others please reach out.
It is my pleasure to introduce Tai Chi to your community.
TaijiFit™ is improving the condition of the human spirit, one breath at a time.
Residing in Clarendon Hills, Dawn is a proponent of mindful movement for health and is working towards building a kinder, healthier world for children of all ages to play. Fall in love with the moment. Reconnect to your smile.
Find out more- visit: dawnnadertaijifit.me
Contact Dawn Nader directly: firstname.lastname@example.org