Author: dnader01

The Magic of Using Music to Enhance the Meditative State of Your TaijiFit Experience -The Bathroom Blog of Mindful Movement(s)…AND Moments. An early morning mind flush from the Mind-FULL Mom. Because everything just FLOWS better when you’re in balance and harmony.

Monday 01.08.2018 It’s Monday morning- I wake to a bing alerting me to a new lesson on the David-Dorian Ross YouTube Channel. Today’s lesson-Tips for adding music to your classes…which was absolutely beautiful! Then, the next video starts to play-The Secret to the Meditative State. Immediately, all these feelings start swirling around. My thoughts about the two lessons coalesce around a central theme- establishing, maintaining and deepening the flow state. For me-music reaches into my heart and expresses what I do not / cannot express verbally. It has the power to reach in and give all that I am to another to help others connect to me and help me connect to myself. There is something very special about this lesson that now plays and my heart keeps finding it’s way back to it. There is something very special about a teacher and his family that can reach out and invite you to connect and get you to start to open your heart. There is something very special about this movement experience. TaijiFit is the …

Feel for yourself the Mind/Body connector we call FLOW.

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 Taiji (Tai Chi). Feel for yourself the Mind/Body connector we call FLOW. 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 fitness class. Experience 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 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. She brings with her TaijiFit™ and  Silver Sneakers FLEX: TaijiFit™ Instructor certification, over 10 years experience as a student / instructor in the art of …

Welcome to the Dawn Nader Home Studio

Unplug the noise. Connect to NOW. Now is a quiet space that whispers to you, a calm and centered state where life slows down.  The mind, the heart and the body let go and the only thing that matters is the breath you are taking. At the Dawn Nader Home Studio, each class offers a fun and stress free way to enjoy the healthful benefits of Tai-Chi- all from the comfort of my home studio in Clarendon Hills, IL. Plenty of personalized care makes your introduction to Tai-Chi a wonderful experience.   I am currently enrolling new students for small group and private classes.  I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce you to TaijiFit & the most popular Tai-Chi forms in the world: the 24 Movement Simplified Yang Style Form and it’s companion the 32 Movement Sword Form.  I offer a compassionate & stress free studio with the ability to taylor your experience to give you exactly what you are looking for.  It’s a safe and relaxing space for you to come and explore movement. …

Thank you for an incredible year!

Thank you for an incredible year together & here’s to many more memories to come! A reminder to all current and future Home Studio participants- Our 2 week break begins Saturday, December 23. Winter Session 2017-18 will resume week #4 begins Monday, January 8, 2018! If you are interested in flowing with us in the new year please reach out to me. We have a loving group that meets each week on TU & TH 10AM & we are opening M & F to all who are interested including existing studio participants.  Come as often as your schedule allows- M, TU, TH & F 10AM  TaijiFit 11AM  FREE Open Studio 24 Form Review & Beginners Intro 9AM  FREE Open Studio Self Lead Workout Time Cardio & Strength Development New participants are welcome to join us. No drop ins. Pay As You Go $5 per class until we finish the Winter Session (7 Weeks Remain in the Winter Session) AND then for Spring Session you have the option to prepay and get 10 weeks of classes …

New Practice Video! 24 Form-Sections 1-4 has just been added to our Student Only Page.

New Practice Video! 24 Form-Sections 1-4 has just been added to our Student Only Page and is up and running! Students now have access to the following videos: 24 Form- Section 1 24 Form- Section 2 24 Form- Section 3 24 Form- Section 1 – 3 24 Form- Section 4 NEW 24 Form- Sections 1-4 Find the Student Only Page in the Drop Down Menu at the top of this website. Remember- if you do not see the menu at the top, look for the three lines in the top corner of this website. This is a Password Protected Page. Enjoy! A resource page just for students in Dawn’s Taijifit- 24 Form Class. Use the practice videos to deepen your flow in your weekly class(es). Reach out to Dawn Nader directly if you need the password or assistance. dnader01@mac.com

Updated Winter Session 2017-18 Schedule (Updated on Jan. 14)

Welcome to the Winter 2017-18 Session! Click on the link below to get a newly updated (on Dec.22) Winter Session 2017-18 Weekly Schedule, Basic Studio Info & Class Descriptions. Winter 2017-18 Session Dates to Remember: Monday 12-04-17 Winter Session Begins Friday 12-22-17 Studio Closed for 2 Weeks (Christmas & New Years Break) Monday 1-08-18 Winter Session Resumes & New Classes Begin.  We will have 7 Weeks remaining when we come back from break. If you are starting the week of 8th of Jan. Please pay as you go until the end of the Winter Session. You will have the option to Prepay the Spring Session. Friday 2-23-18 Winter Session Ends *Our Home Studio is NOT APPROVED as a Silver Sneakers FLEX Class venue. M, TU, TH & F 10AM TaijiFit $5/Class  (Come as often as your schedule allows.) 11AM FREE Open Studio- 24 Form Review & Beginners Intro to the 24 Form will be after the review. 9AM FREE Open Studio Before the 10AM Class- Self Lead Workout Time for Cardio and Strength Development OR You …

New Practice Video! 24 Form-Section 4 has just been added to our Student Only Page.

New Practice Video!  24 Form-Section 4 has just been added to our Student Only Page and is up and running! Students now have access to the following videos: 24 Form- Section 1 24 Form- Section 2 24 Form- Section 3 24 Form- Section 1 – 3 24 Form- Section 4 Find the Student Only Page in the Drop Down Menu at the top of this website. Remember- if you do not  see the menu at the top, look for the three lines  in the top corner of this website. This is a Password Protected Page. Enjoy! A resource page just for students in Dawn’s Taijifit- 24 Form Class. Use the practice videos to deepen your flow in your weekly class(es). Reach out to Dawn Nader directly if you need the password or assistance. dnader01@mac.com

Winter 2017-18 Session begins Monday, December 4, 2017!

Winter 2017-18 Session begins Monday, December 4, 2017! The week of Thanksgiving brought a few unexpected changes… Humana Lombard Neighborhood Location-Lombard, IL Is closing it’s doors.  The last class will be Friday, December 15, 2017.  As such, I have opened new time slots in the Home Studio schedule to accommodate my Humana Students. I am submitting the Home Studio Classes to Silver Sneakers FLEX. UPON APPROVAL classes will be free to all verified Medicare Advantage Participants w/ Silver Sneakers benefit.  Please come to each class w/ your Silver Sneakers Card or a print out. No drop ins – Please contact Dawn Nader directly to participate in the 10 week session.  dnader01@mac.com CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL -$5 PER CLASS – Pay As You Go for 10 Weeks  CASH ONLY OR  Prepay Session to get 10 Weeks for the price of 8 weeks! (2 weeks free) PERSONAL CHECK OR CASH ONLY.  Use the 2 weeks free as a bonus for perfect attendance or built in make up weeks if you become ill or travel.  Sessions are always …

New! Student Only Page-Find it in the Drop Down Menu at the top of this website.

New! Our Student Only Page is up and running. Find it in the Drop Down Menu at the top of this website.  Remember- if you don’t see the menu at the top, look for the three lines in the top corner of this website.  This is a Password Protected Page. Enjoy! A resource page just for students in Dawn’s Taijifit- 24 Form Class.  Use the practice videos to deepen your flow in your weekly class(es). Reach out to Dawn Nader directly if you need the password or assistance. dnader01@mac.com  

Fall 2017 Session Calendar Reminders

10/24/2017 Good morning. It’s a rainy, slow Fall morning. A perfect opportunity to look ahead for a moment to pass along a few important reminders. Please take a moment to put the following information on your calendar: Home Studio- M 10/23/17-Week #7 Begins F 11/17/17-Fall 2017 Session Ends M 11/20-Closed 2 Weeks Thanksgiving Break M 12/4-Winter Session 2017 Begins M 12/25-Closed 2 Week Christmas & New Years Break M 1/8-All Classes Resume F 2/23-Winter Session 2017 Ends On-line Studio TaijiFit- I am not available to lead class on the dates listed below. Please connect with the TaijiFit Community Page on Facebook for daily schedule updates. TU 10/31, TU 11/21, SA 11/25, TU 11/28 TU 12/26, SA 12/30, TU 1/2 Humana Neighborhood Location-Lombard No TaijiFit Classes M 11/20, TU 11/21, M 11/27 TU 12/26, TH 12/28, F 12/29, TU 1/2, TH 1/4, F 1/5 Humana Closed TH 11/23, F 11/24, M 12/25, M 1/1 I want to thank you in advance for your support as I use this beautiful gift of time to focus on family, …