Author: dnader01

Spring Break Begins Friday!

Hey there TaijiFit Chicagoland- Don’t forget-We’re about to go into our Spring Break. If you take classes w/ Dawn, please take a moment to mark your calendar. NO CLASSES – F 3/22 & the week of M 3/25 YES, WE WILL HAVE CLASSES – M 4/01 TU 4/02 & W 4/03 NO CLASSES-TH 4/04 F 4/05 & M 4/08

Personal Power

Good Morning- I woke up and found this essay waiting for me. Just a gentle reminder from the universe to keep going! 🤩Shine bright!  Stand in the moment with the ability to be fully present. Own the emotions. Own the space. Own the moment.  With clarity of heart and mind let your energy flow…let that inner smile shine through. Personal Power BY MADISYN TAYLOR Power is not about exerting our will over others, it is about being in complete truth with yourself. Many of us do not understand what personal power means. We have been given the false notion that power is bad–that it is something we use to exert our will upon others. In fact, when our personal power is intact, we are neither overbearing nor meek. We have a clear sense of our strength and the impact we can have on others. This actually enables us to be more sensitive. Personal power is what permits us to work on behalf of our dreams and desires. It allows us to realize that we are …

Groundhog, Polar Vortex & Winter Updates…Oh my!

Hello TaijiFit Community in Chicagoland- If the weather had you looking for your ruby red slippers while chanting -there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…there’s no place like home…you were not alone-especially this week! With the cancellation of classes this week, let me just begin by saying thank you for going with the flow. Your patience and understanding has been appreciated as Mother Nature does the temperature tango. It is time to toss this lady a rose and get her a new partner to dance with. I heard a groundhog would like the next dance. Yes. Today is Feb. 2nd. Can you believe it? Today is Groundhog’s Day and Phil did not see his shadow! Perhaps Phil could set his gaze upon this chilly lady-take her for a lovely spin around the dance floor and warm things up-waltz right into an early Spring this year! Quick Reminders- We are currently in the middle of our Winter Calendar . Spring Calendar will be released the last week in February. Spring Calendar-Week 1 Begins M …

Peace starts within us – we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer.

The essay that follows found its way to me this week and I have found a moment today to read, reflect and practice- just the perfect whisper that the peace I desire in my daily interactions begins from within me. To my husband Mike, my boys and to all who share part of their week with me to experience movement through Tai Chi. Deepest gratitude to you for this time to learn and grow with my teacher and his loving family. I am ready to move my body and fall in love with the moment. From the moment I step out of my house today, I step out of my comfort zone and begin to play with energy inside and all around me. So many opportunities to neutralize the internal and external story that plays in my mind while staying present in the moment. With my why/goal-to receive the love of others and feel the presence of balance and harmony in the moment. My teacher will nurture my ability to change my center, to change …

It’s official-A NEW partnership with the American Association of University Women-Naperville, IL Chapter

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 …

The Last Leaf of Fall

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! In this week of reflection and thanksgiving I am grateful for the many opportunities I have been given to experience the facets of love. I woke this morning to the essays that follow below. They were the catalyst for the thoughts you are about to read. It has been a year filled with gentle invitations to explore love and even more revealing – to feel love. As I reflect in this moment, my eyes have found the last leaves of Fall – withered and crafted by the elements of nature, they cling to the snow covered branches outside my window. What if I was that last leaf of Fall. What if, the wind was love and once again it sent out a quiet whisper to the leaf.  A gentle invitation to simply…let go. To the leaf- One day soon you will choose to take me by the hand, you will find safety in my presence and we will fully embrace-to dance and play. With wild abandonment,  you will connect and …

Winter Meetup Calendar Begins M Dec. 3rd!

Welcome back to all of our returning participants who have been away over the Summer and Fall!  It was great to flow with you again. Time is moving forward quickly- I am in denial that November is here!  I am forever grateful for your presence in my life. And, I am always looking forward to sharing a little bit of my heart with you each week. As life gets increasingly busy during this time, let me invite you to consistently create time in your day to slow down to listen to your heart-the greatest gift to yourself is to dedicate part of your day to self care. You are worth it! I wish you all good health and peace throughout the holiday season. Sincerely, Dawn Weekly Meetups Calendar & Announcements- Just in case you have missed the announcements, here’s what you need to know- 1st- The cold weather is upon us! TU/TH 10AM Taijifit Meetup @ Ty Warner Parkhas moved to Dawn’s home studio for the winter. W 7PM TaijFit Meetup @ Ty Warner Park has ended …