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3 Updates as we “Fall Back”!

3 Updates as we “Fall Back”! 1st-Weekly Ty Warner Park Meetups Move Inside! TU/TH  10AM TaijiFit Flow Meetup & TH 4PM Yang Style Simplified Movement 24/32 Forms will be hosted by Dawn Nader at her Home Studio. Our weekly gatherings began in the Summer of 2014 for those interested in Tai Chi. It is just like a weekly Book Club for Tai Chi! Group members agree to donate $5 per person to defray the costs associated with hosting the weekly gatherings. Space is limited-RSVP.  Mary would be happy to meet in the main parking lot of Ty Warner Park at 9:45AM and you can drive over with her. (Ty Warner Park Main Parking lot is located on Blackhawk Dr.) Please plan to arrive early to enjoy conversation and refreshment 9:45-10AM.  Movement begins at 10:05AM with 30 to 45 minutes of movement depending on how chatty we feel. Home Studio- 24 Iroquois Dr, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Cass & Norfolk Or Blackhawk Dr and Algonquin will get you to Iroquois Dr-Dawn’s house is on the west side of the street.  Park on The …

Joliet Junior College-North Campus (Romeoville,IL) Wow-wow-WOW It’s time to register! We start M 11/04 & W 11/06-it’s the last 4 week session of Fall 2019!

Joliet Junior College-North Campus (Romeoville,IL) Wow-wow-WOW It’s time to register! TaijiFit Flow LLC 5629 T5 M 6:30PM (Nov. 4-Dec. 2) T6 W 10AM (Nov. 6- Dec.4) On Monday, we will begin our final 4 week session in the Fall 2019 Calendar. Just a reminder-5 participants are needed to run a time slot-so bring your friends and family! I have 2 weekly time slots. When we have 5 Lifelong Learning Participants, JJC will open the remaining 25 seats to the Veterans Administration Community Care Network-Tai Chi For Veterans Program. Register online www:// Register by phone (815) 280-1555 For Veteran enrollment information contact Brenda Large (815)280-1504 or

5 Things To Know-NEW VA CCN Tai Chi For Veterans Program

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 …

Fall 2019-TaijiFit™ FLOW with Dawn Nader. Mark your calendar NOW!

Good Morning Chicagoland TaijiFit Family- The Fall 2019 Calendar & Schedule starts this week! Here’s everything you need to FLOW with Dawn Nader. Mark your calendar NOW! Fall 2019 Calendar Week 1- Begins M 9/16. (Joliet Junior College JJC Fall 2019 Session 1-wk 2) Week 2- Begins M 9/23 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 1-wk 3) Week 3- Begins M 9/30 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 1-wk 4) Week 4- Begins M 10/07 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 2-wk 1) *Week 5- Begins M 10/14 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 2-wk 2) No M 6:30PM Evening Class at JJC on M 10/14 & No Classes/Meetups on TU 10/15. Week 6- Begins M 10/21 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 2-wk 3) Week 7- Begins M 10/28 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 2-wk 4) Halloween TH 10/31 Week 8- Begins M 11/04 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 3-wk 1) *Week 9- Begins M 11/11 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 3-wk 2) Veterans Day M Nov. 11 (JJC Closed-No M 6:30PM Class) Week 10- Begins M 11/18 (JJC Fall 2019 Session 3-wk 3) *Week 11- Begins M …

Fall Reminders-

Hi there TaijiFit Family, Just a few reminders for my participants online and throughout Chicagoland:  Don’t Forget-Mark your calendar NOW!  NO CLASSES/MEETUPS  TaijiFit w/Dawn Nader  TU 10/15 Thanksgiving Day TH 11/28 & F 11/29 Winter Break SA 12/21-SU 1/05 One additional note with regard to our outdoor meetups- In this time of transition to cooler temperatures, please bring layers gloves and something to cover the ears. I am offering outside meetups in the park through October 31st and then we can reassess the situation for November. My home studio is our alternate location. If you would like confirmation please text or reach out through email. Sincerely, Dawn Nader  Certified TaijiFit Instructor  408-204-1229 (text only) Find out more. Visit: Connect on Facebook- Dawn Nader Certified TaijiFit Instructor

NEW! Coming Soon to Joliet Junior College-Main Campus Winter/Spring 2020- TaijiFit Flow and Free Tai Chi 4 Veterans VACCN Expanded Complimentary Care Program

Joliet Junior College System will offer TaijiFit Flow and our Free Tai Chi 4 Veterans VACCN Expanded Complimentary Care Program at their Main Campus for Winter/Spring 2020. FREE Tai Chi 4 Veterans is a VA backed, fully funded, ongoing program. Your Community Care Network now includes service providers for Tai Chi! Please help me a spread the word. Get your referral in Illinois starting December 9 for Will County and DuPage County! M 6:30PM North Campus- Romeoville, IL W 10AM North Campus- Romeoville, IL NEW W 5:00PM Main Campus – Joliet, IL (Begins Winter/Spring 2020) $49 per Session Winter/Spring 2020- Session 1: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 Winter/Spring 2020- Session 2: Feb. 26-March 18 Winter/Spring 2020- Session 3: March 25-April 15 Winter/Spring 2020- Session 4: April 22-May 13 (Veterans attend for FREE w/ a referral from their Primary Care Physician at the VA. Veterans must contact Brenda Large to enroll in this class. Brenda will be asking for your referral number. Please bring the original referral with you to the 1st class and present it to Dawn. …

Celebrating our Fry Family YMCA AOA Community & healthy lifestyle choices that create inner power, freedom and flow!

Oct. 1, 2019 Did you know—it’s Active Older Adult Day? We are celebrating our YMCA AOA Community & healthy lifestyle choices that create inner power, freedom and flow. My heart is thankful for those who choose to come and play each week with an open heart and mind. Pictured above is just a few of our wonderful Fry Family YMCA TaijiFit Participants! Come and FLOW with us in Studio 1 ! (FLOW- Follow Love Over Worry) All are welcome. Participate in this mindful exercise from a seated or standing position. TaijiFit is a gentle way to exercise, a moving meditation, a sanctuary to heal & an ancient martial art. The goal in this movement experience is to improve the condition of the human body mind & spirit one exhale at a time. It is about noticing & reducing tension in the body-not creating more. Bring the body you have today and play. If you are breathing and smiling you know you are doing it right for you! It is a pleasure to introduce AOA Tai …

Saying Goodbye & Thank You-

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

Teacher and Student Lifelong Learners Side By Side

Teacher and Student Side By Side-Lifelong Learning

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.

CMAT 2019

Dawn makes her debut performance @ CMAT 2019 – California Martial Arts Tournament-Berkeley, CA- March 2019 Teacher, Master David-Dorian Ross and student, Dawn Nader take a moment to celebrate a personal goal achieved- “I won as soon as I stepped onto the mat with 3 very important people by my side and in my heart- teacher, Master David-Dorian Ross; husband, Mike Nader and my teacher who was there to welcome me as I took my 1st steps in this journey, Sifu David Chang of Wushu Central Martial Arts Academy-San Jose, CA. Sifu, although you were not able to attend in person, please know that to this day your love remains in my heart and keeps me moving forward toward new discoveries. This day marked the culmination of 15 years of personal growth that began with your encouragement. I am here today only because of the generosity & love of ALL of my teachers, training partners, family & community. With deepest gratitude and respect, I thank you.”