Author: dnader01

Meet Your Instructor, Weekly Schedule & Winter/Spring 2020 Calendar

Meet Your Instructor– My name is Dawn Nader; you can find me playing and falling in love with the moment in the Western Suburbs of Chicago, IL. For more than 15-years, I have been a proponent of mindful movement and moving mediation for wellness. I dedicate my time to introducing communities to Tai Chi using the TaijiFit™ Method.   I have degree in elementary education from St. Cloud State University, specializing in early-childhood education.  I have been married to my junior-high sweetheart for more than 25 years and I am the mother of 2 college age boys. In my spare time, I enjoy spontaneous pack howls (with my beagles), digging in the dirt (aka gardening), and music (including singing by myself in cars and bathrooms). In addition, my husband and I have started to play and explore Brazilian Ju Jitsu. In 2004, I was introduced to Wushu (Contemporary Kung Fu) and quickly gravitated towards Tai Chi.   Moving beyond a forms-based approach, I continue to build upon this foundation as an indoor-student and protégée of Master David-Dorian Ross, and …

Reminder-2 week break in February! Dawn will be returning to the River House @ Gold Beach, OR in February: SA Feb. 8th – SU Feb. 23rd.

Please mark your calendar NOW-2 week break in February! Dawn will be returning to the River House @ Gold Beach, OR:  Feb. 8th – SU Feb. 23rd. Dawn is invited to return as a work scholar / seminarian at the Living Tao Foundation-Lan Ting Institute to explore the FLOW of QI (energy) through movement with her teacher Master David-Dorian Ross and their teacher Grand Master Chungliang (Al) Huang. Scheduled classes / meetups will resume on M Feb. 24th.

TaijiFit- Real. Simple. Easy to Follow. Tai Chi. FLOW-Feel Love Over Worry.

Dawn Nader is Certified, Licensed & Insured to provide Tai Chi services using the TaijiFit Method. She is a Certified Tai Chi 4 Veterans Instructor and is an approved VA CCN Service Provided for Tai Chi. Dawn is a proponent of mindful movement to improve the condition of the human spirit. The TaijiFit Method plays an important role in creating a safe, stress free experience that makes Tai Chi enjoyable and accessible to all. It’s all about FLOW-Feel Love Over Worry! Dawn is an independently contracted provider of Tai Chi Services. Reach out directly- dnader01@mac.com

5 Things To Know-NEW VA CCN Tai Chi For Veterans Program Prepares to Go Live – Chicagoland Veterans visit your VA Primary Care Provider to get a referral for Tai Chi starting Jan. 22, 2020!

VA CCN Tai Chi for Veterans is a new Federal program in the Veterans Administration Community Care Network for Complimentary/Integrative Services. The VA CCN Tai Chi for Veterans Program is offered outside of a VA Hospital, VA Clinic or any VA Federal Facility. It brings Tai Chi directly into our local communities and makes Tai Chi more accessible to Veterans. 1. VA Goal- In an effort to decrease drug dependency, VA is actively exploring alternative forms of therapy to help Veterans ease pain and trauma. Tai Chi, a moving meditation, focuses on breathing and mindfulness techniques paired with light physical motions. In addition to improved physical health, Tai Chi may prove beneficial in the management of opioid dependence & reducing the symptoms of mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). – VA Vantage Point-Alternative therapy: Veterans find relief through tai chi- May 22, 2018 2. The Mission Act- New legislation that expands benefits under the VA Complimentary / Integrative Health Services to include Tai Chi. Veterans can now find relief outside of the VA …

Weekly Meetup Groups Winter/Spring Calendar Begins M Jan. 6th (18 Weeks)

Happy New Year- Our Winter Meetup Calendar begins on M Jan. 6th ! TU/TH 10AM TaijiFit-Flow @ Home Studio TH 4PM Yang Style 24/32 Sword Form @ Home Studio- A request has been made to move to 9AM or 11AM Time Slot TBD Mark your calendar- January: TU 7 & TH 9TU 14 & TH 16TU 21 & TH 23TU 28 & TH 30 February: TU 3  & TH 6TU 11 & TH 13 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR)TU 18 & TH 20 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR) TU 25 & TH 27 March: TU 3 & TH 5TU 10 & TH 12TU 17 & TH 19TU 24 & TH 26TU 31 & TH 2 April: TU 7 & TH 9TU 14 & TH 16TU 21 & TH 23TU 28 & TH 30 May: TU 5 & TH 7TU 12 & TH 14TU 19 & TH 21 (Joliet Junior College- No Classes)TU 26 & TH 28 No Classes / No Meetups (May 23-29 U of I Urbana, IL) …

Carillion Club-ClubHouse Closed January for Remodeling

Happy New Year- Our Winter / Spring Calendar begins on M Jan. 6th ! TU 3PM TaijiFit-Flow F 12PM TaijiFit-Flow Reminder- The Clubhouse is closed the entire month of January for remodeling. All January classes are canceled. Classes are scheduled to resume in February. However, I will be traveling in February. Please take a moment to mark your calendars. January: TU 7 & F 10 Clubhouse Closed TU 14 & F 17 Clubhouse Closed TU 21 & F 24 Clubhouse Closed TU 28 & F 31 Clubhouse Closed February: TU 3  & F 7TU 11 & F 14 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR)TU 18 & F 21 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR) TU 25 & F 28 March: TU 3 & F 6TU 10 & F 13TU 17 & F 20TU 24 & F 27TU 31 & F 3 April: TU 7 & F 10TU 14 & F 17TU 21 & F 24TU 28 & F 1 May: TU 5 & F 8TU 12 & F 15TU 19 …

Joliet Junior College- Tai Chi @Main Campus up and running for Spring 2020 Registration is OPEN. Classes Jan. 13th-May18th. Offered in 4 week sessions! Register now for multiple 4 week sessions.

Register online www://JJC.edu/LLCRegister by phone (815) 280-1555For Veteran enrollment information contact Brenda Large (815)280-1504 or blarge@jjc.edu I’m looking forward to flowing with you again in January! Until then, rest and fill your heart with joy.  Registration is open. The link can be accessed through www.jjc.edu/llc JJC will keep registration open until a section fills to capacity. 1 week before the start date JJC will confirm or cancel due to low enrollment.* Here’s what you will need to know for registration. (Please consider registering for multiple sections while you are thinking about it!) * Spring 2020- Life Long Learning Catalog TaijiFit™ Flow (LLC 5629) Instructor-Dawn Nader Session 1: M 1/13-F 2/07 (No Class M 1/20 MLK Day) 4 Weeks. We are currently running Session 1 at Main Campus. * Please register now for our next 3 sessions. We offer TaijiFit at Main Campus in Joliet & North Campus in Romeoville. Register early so these offerings are not cancelled. Session 2: M 2/24-F 3/20 4 WeeksSession 3: M 3/23-F 4/17 4 WeeksSession 4: M 4/20-F 5/15 4 Weeks Sections:T1 M 6:30-7:30PM …

Fry Family YMCA-Naperville, IL -TaijiFit-Flow Classes resume M Jan. 6th

Happy New Year- Our Winter / Spring Calendar begins on M Jan. 6th ! TaijiFit-Flow w/ Dawn Nader @ Fry Family YMCA- Naperville, IL (95thSt. & Book Rd. ) Studio 1 M 10:25AM TaijiFit-Flow W 7:30PM TaijiFit-Flow F 10:30AM TaijiFit-Flow January: M 6, W 8 & F 10 M 13, W 15 & F 17 M 20, W 22 & F 24 M 27, W 29 & F 31 February: M 2, W 4 & F 7M 10, W 12 & F 14 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR)M 17, W 19 & F 21 No Classes / No Meetups (Feb. 10-22 GoldBeach, OR) M 24, W 26 & F 28 March: M 2, W 4 & F 6M 9, W 11 & F 13M 16, W 18 & F 20M 23, W 25 & F 27M 30, W 1 & F 3 April: M 6, W 8 & F 10M 13, W 15 & F 17M 20, W 22 & F 24M 27, W 29 & F 1 May: M 4, W …

A Journey Out of the Head and into the heart. September 2019 Retreat Art of Living Retreat Center-Boone, NC

Art of Living Retreat Center-Boone, NC September 2019 TaijiFit Retreat- What more could you ask for-A room with a view.  An environment filled with peace.  And, plenty of time to seek stillness. In that stillness I could pause…breathe…pause and notice. The 1st time I was at this retreat center I was overwhelmed by emotions and energy.  Closing off from everyone.   The waves would rise and come at me all at once.  I found safety in the rocking chairs and spent much of my free time watching the rain skim down the tall panes of glass while rocking. I recall sitting with my teacher-he asked, “How are you?” and then there was a long silent pause.   Sometime later I said, “I feel everything until I feel nothing.” A distant voice invited me “Tell me more.” “I am here. But I am not here.” “I don’t feel, see or hear what is going on around me. I go away. The world melts away.” My teacher worked with me several times during that 1st visit to …

Teacher and Student Lifelong Learners Side By Side

Living Tao Foundation Lan Ting Institute-Gold Beach, OR "River House" August 2019

Teacher and Student Side By Side-Lifelong Learning in Gold Beach, OR-August 2019 “River House” Lang Ting Institute Summer Seminarians Master David-Dorian Ross and his student Dawn Nader continue to deepen their foundation in Yang Style Tai Chi w/ Grand Master Chungliang (Al Huang) during the Living Tao Foundation’s 3 Week Lan Ting Institute Summer Seminarian Program. Saying Goodbye & thank you- As their time at the “River House” comes to a close-a new chapter begins. Master David-Dorian Ross and his student Dawn Nader say thank you as Dawn is invited to join her teacher as a student, under Grandmaster Chungliang (Al Huang)- Gold Beach, OR @ the Living Tao Foundation “River House” Lan Ting Institute Summer Seminarians August 2019