Author: dnader01

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 …

Reconnecting kids of all ages to their smile-that’s how we roll!

Each Wednesday, Dawn Nader has the opportunity and the pleasure of re-introducing elementary and middle school children to the art of play! Dawn is independently contracted to facilitate group movement activities during PE classes at Acacia Academy Private Day School for Special Needs- LaGrange Highlands, IL. We’re having a great time playing together! Today’s activity (Noodle Hockey) is quickly becoming a student AND teacher favorite!  Each smile has the power to create change for the good.  A smile is a drop of water falling into a pond.  It’s ripples traverse the surface carrying love that reawakens the heart. You can never go wrong when you lead kids of all ages back to love.  Love for yourself. Love for others.  Love for your community. Love for this beautiful day!  You want to become the best version of yourself-find your smile. My goal is simple…improving the condition of the human spirit one breath at a time.  Fall in love with the moment. Fall in love with play. Are you a kid at heart deep inside?  Would you …

TaijiFit is coming to The Carillon Club Active 55+ Community in Naperville, IL!

I am excited to announce a new partnership with The Carillon Club Active 55+ Community! (Naperville, IL – 95th St & 248th Ave.  We meet in the recreation clubhouse.) A special thank you to my Fry YMCA Participant-the lovely Mrs. Miller Chow for passing my name to Eileen Obradovich! Grateful for the opportunity to share my love for Tai Chi with your amazing community.  I am looking forward to meeting your friends Mrs. Chow. A demo class was offered TUESDAY, November 13th at 2PM. The community response was incredible! I am thrilled to announce our new weekly classes. Each participant agrees to contribute $4 per class to defray the costs associated with bringing Tai Chi to this community. TU 2PM TaijiFit 24 Form TU 3PM TaijiFit Flow F 11:45AM TaijiFit Flow Private instruction in the 24 Movement Simplified Yang Style Form available upon request. No classes the Friday after Thanksgiving-Clubhouse is closed. No classes the weeks of Christmas and New Years. Are you interested in bringing Tai Chi to your community activity calendar? Do you …

Fall Updates!

It’s official!  NEW EVENING CLASS starting November 7th @ Fry Family YMCA in South Naperville (95th ST & Book) W 7:30-8:25PM TaijiFit  NEW EVENING CLASS at Kroehler Family YMCA in Downtown Naperville (Washington ST) is coming soon-January 2019! Important Changes! Fall is upon us and Winter has decided to make an early appearance. 1st-Due to sudden turn in the temperature our Public Meetups @ Ty Warner Park-Westmont, IL have ended for the year! TU / TH 10AM TaijiFit Meetup W 7PM TaijiFit Meetup We go with the flow on this one my friends. Thank you for coming out to play and please look for updates this Spring for their return! 2nd-If you attend Kroehler Family YMCA, TaijiFit Fridays 8:45-9:30AM is moving to a new location. Beginning Oct. 19th we will be meeting on the raquet ball court. If you do not use stairs, please ask the front desk for assistance. A safer option is available.  

Have you heard the news?

Have you heard the news? 1st-TaijFit in the Chicago Western Suburbs is expanding! Check out Dawn’s new classes for Fall! NEW! It’s official-Begins F September 14th. F 10:30-11:15AM Tai Chi (Beginners) Fry YMCA (South Naperville) NEW! Coming Soon-Starts W November 7th. W 7:30-8:15PM TaijiFit Fry YMCA (South Naperville) NEW! Coming Soon- Starts in Mid October! M 7PM -7:45PM TaijiFit Kroehler YMCA (Downtown Naperville) Let’s start a new TaijiFit experience at your favorite place to exercise! ❤️ For more information contact – dnader01@mac.com 2nd-Don’t miss out- Here’s you chance to work with the creator and founder of TaijiFit, David-Dorian Ross. Over 40 years of experience in Tai Chi and the fitness industry. He is 8 time US gold medalist, world silver medalist and 2 time world bronze medalist for Tai Chi performance. As seen on PBS and The a Great Courses. And, holds the#1 Selling DVD On Amazon for Tai Chi-Tai Chi Fit: Over 50! David-Dorian is now booking hosting venues for our 2019, 2 Day Weekend Educational Workshop Tour: Day One-Tai Chi For Better Aging …

Where can I find Dawn? – Fall 2018

Find Dawn this Fall at Metro Chicago YMCA’s in the Western Suburbs of Chicago -New Fall Times Beginning Friday, September 7th! M 10:25 -11:05AM YMCA Tai Chi Flow (TaijiFit)- Fry Family Y (Book RD. & 95th St- South Naperville) NEW! M 7:00 -7:45PM YMCA Tai Chi (TaijiFit)- Kroehler Family Y (Downtown Naperville) Coming Soon- Starts in Mid October! NEW!  W 7:30-8:15PM YMCA Tai Chi Flow (TaijiFit)- Fry Family Y (South Naperville) Coming Soon-Starts W November 7, 2018. F 8:45 -9:30AM YMCA Tai Chi (TaijiFit)- Kroehler Family Y (Washington ST -Downtown Naperville) NEW! F 10:30-11:15AM YMCA Tai Chi (Beginners 24 Form )- Fry Family Y (South Naperville) It’s official-Begins F September 14th, 2018.  Let’s start a new TaijiFit experience at your favorite place to exercise! ❤️ For more information contact – dnader01@mac.com You can also join Dawn’s Weekly Meetups @ Ty Warner Park, Westmont, IL (It’s just like your weekly book club and more!) TU / TH 10:00-11:00AM & W 7:00-8:00PM- TaijiFit Meetup @ Ty Warner Park in Westmont, IL-$5 Pay As You Go. Open to the general public. Drop-ins welcome. 1st time Free. …

Fall 2018 Weekly Meetup Calendar begins this week! (August 1st – November 16th)

Monday, July 30, 2018 Our Fall 2018 Weekly Meetup Calendar begins this week! Take a moment to mark your calendars. If you have been vacationing during the Summer welcome back! Please note that we are still meeting at Ty Warner Park until the weather turns cold or Nov 16th what ever comes first. Our TU /TH 10AM and W 7PM TaijiFit Meetup Group is a gentle, follow along, mirror image movement experience that offers a fun and stress free way to enjoy the healthful benefits of Tai Chi. A small group setting with plenty of personalized care makes your introduction to Tai Chi a wonderful experience. Come as often as your schedule allows. New friends are welcome! I am truly grateful for the opportunity to share my love for Tai Chi with new friends. Thank you for your generous gift of time and love each week. Should questions arise feel free to reach out. I look forward to flowing with you this Fall! Be well. Dawn Nader dnader01@mac.com Find out more. Visit: dawnnadertaijifit.me Facebook Page …

The Magic of Music.

Monday 01.08.2018  The Magic of Music! Early morning thoughts on using music to enhance the FLOW state of my TaijiFit experience – From The Bathroom Blog of Mindful Movement(s)…AND Moments. It’s a mind flush from the Mind-FULL Mom. Because everything just FLOWS better when you’re in balance and harmony. 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. Why is music so important to the TaijiFit experience? 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 …

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 Nader is a proponent of mindful movement for health. She brings with her instructor certifications for: TaijiFit™, Silver Sneakers FLEX: TaijiFit™ & YMCA Tai Chi / Tai Chi Flow / TaijiFit™. Under the …