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UPDATE 04/04/2020- Illinois Governor Extends Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order through TU April 30th. Our action plan now runs through TH 04/30/2020

UPDATE 04/04/2020-Illinois Governor Extends Statewide Shelter-in-Place Order through TH April 30th.  Our action plan now runs through 04/30/2020! TaijiFit Family- The mind-body fitness/martial arts industry is now faced with unprecedented decisions and the response appears to be moving toward live online classes for the foreseeable future. I invite you to pause and consider a possibility- compassion. Your instructors are asking for the support of the communities they lovingly serve.  Please stand behind your instructors. In the wake of these evolving circumstances here is what WE CAN DO to create ease in our community: WE ARE OFFERING MOVEMENT EXPERIENCES ON AN ONLINE PLATFORM CALLED ZOOM.  ALL live movement experiences at local venues have been canceled and a NEW online schedule launched TU 03/17/2020. DO NOT go to your community venues. *NOTE- The IL shelter in place order has been extended. With this information in place, our action plan will extend through 04/30/2020. At that point in time we will reassess and make adjustments as needed as new information is released.  Click the link for details about …

Meet Your Instructor & Where to Find Classes!

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 a 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, …

UPDATE 04/04/2020- Living Tao Foundation Lang Ting Institute remains CLOSED: MAY Seminar Canceled & AUGUST Seminar TBD

UPDATE 04/04/2020- Living Tao Foundation has now canceled all events in March, April & MAY. AUGUST SEMINAR is TBD.  I have posted the dates of these future events as a courtesy for planning purposes.  EVEN if the events are canceled I will still take this time to nurture my continued education & personal growth.  Please keep these dates on your calendar and plan accordingly.  Thank you in advance for your love and continued support of self care and personal growth to continue to serve our communities to the best of my ability. Time to return to the mindset of the beginner student is a precious gift.  Continuing her education Dawn has been invited to return as a work scholar / seminarian at the Living Tao Foundation-Lan Ting Institute Spring & Summer Seminars.  Dawn will continue to explore the FLOW of QI (energy) through movement side by side with her teacher Master David-Dorian Ross and their teacher Grand Master Chungliang (Al) Huang. Please mark your calendar NOW- Dawn will be attending seminars @ U of I …

UPDATE 04/04/2020- Carillion Club Active Adult Community remains CLOSED through TH April 30th. Our action now runs through 04/30/2020.

UPDATE- I have been notified that the clubhouse has closed through TH April 30th. ALL classes are canceled. Please read our action plan on this website for details to participate online. Please note that your normal class days/times have been altered. The new schedule offers more weekly opportunities to flow from the comfort and safety of your home, but please reach out to me directly if there is a schedule conflict that I am not aware. dnader01@mac.com Our Spring calendar will end Friday May 22. As more information is released by Eileen, I will keep you posted here. With the evolving circumstances, your support is greatly appreciated. Mark your calendar NOW- 2 Week Break NO Classes / Meetups Friday May 22-Sunday June 7 & 3 WEEK BREAK- SA 8/01- SU 8/23. Even if the trainings I am scheduled to attend are canceled, I will be taking this time for self care and personal development. This will not change. Please plan accordingly. You can always reach me @ 408-204-1229 (text only) or dnader01@mac.com Schedule- Gather in …

UPDATE 04/04/2020- HomeStudio Clarendon Hills, IL remains CLOSED through TH April 30th. Our action plan now runs through TH 04/30/2020.

UPDATE 04/04/2020- HomeStudio Clarendon Hills, IL remains CLOSED through TH April 30th. Our action plan now runs through TH 04/30/2020. Online Classes on the ZOOM platform began TU 3/17/2020. Theses offering are streamed LIVE my Facebook page simultaneously. A detailed action plan has been posted on this website. Take a moment to read it. If questions arise you are invited to reach out. I am happy to assist you with the transition to online platforms. Please stay connected during this time of change. When the shelter in place order is lifted will move classes to Ty Warner Park and continue the social distancing protocols for your continued safety. Our Spring Calendar will end Friday May 22. Mark your calendar NOW- 2 Week Break NO Classes / Meetups Friday May 22-Sunday June 7 & 3 WEEK BREAK- SA 8/01- SU 8/23. This will not change. Even if the training sessions are canceled, I will still take this time for self care and personal development. Please plan accordingly. You can always reach me @ 408-204-1229 (text only) …

UPDATE 04/04/2020- Fry Family YMCA-Naperville, IL remains CLOSED through TH April 30th. Our action plan now runs through TH 04/30/2020

UPDATE- 04/04/2020- ALL GroupEx classes at the Fry Family Y canceled and the center has closed through April 30th. You are dearly missed Fry Y Family! As more information is released by the Fry Y, I will keep you posted here. With the evolving circumstances more changes will be coming – your patience & understanding is greatly appreciated. Please review the TaijiFit Action Plan. You are invited to reach out if help is needed to transition to the online format. Mark your calendar NOW- 2 Week Break NO Classes F 5/22- SU 6/07 & 3 WEEK BREAK- SA 8/01- SU 8/23. This will not change. If the training I am scheduled to attend is canceled, I will still take this time for self care and personal development. Not sure if your class will be held? You can always reach me @ 408-204-1229 (text only) or dnader01@mac.com. Please let me know who you are. Weekly Schedule- TaijiFit-Flow w/ Dawn Nader @ Fry Family YMCA- Naperville, IL (95thSt. & Book Rd. ) Studio 1 M 10:25AM TaijiFit-Flow …

UPDATE 04/04/2020- Joliet Junior College remains CLOSED through TH April 30th. Our action plan now runs through TH 04/30/2020

UPDATE- 04/04/2020 I have received notification from Brenda Large-Lifelong Learning Coordinator for Joliet Junior College System.At this time the Joliet Junior College-Main & North Campuses are closed through April 30th. Campuses are closed and no classes will be running during this time.What does this mean for you? TaijiFit-Flow Spring 2020 Catalog CANCELED- Session 3: M 3/23-F 4/17 4 WeeksCANCELED- Session 4: M 4/20-F 5/15 4 Weeks To those participants who have registered for Sessions 3 & 4, please expect communication from JJC regarding a refund. Updates for Summer 2020 Catalog will be posted here. Summer 2020 Catalog has not been released- use this link for registration. http://www.jjc.edu/llc We are currently in the Spring 2020 Catalog-Updated TaijiFit- Flow information regarding the Spring 2020 Catalog can be found below: Spring 2020- Life Long Learning Catalog TaijiFit™ Flow (LLC 5629) Instructor-Dawn Nader 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 *JJC will keep registration open until a section fills to …

TaijiFit- Real. Simple. Easy to Follow. Tai Chi. It’s all about 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 Jan. 22, 2020 in Chicagoland! As the program becomes fully operational Veterans can visit their VA Primary Care Provider to get a referral for Tai Chi.

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 …

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

Continuing Education @ The 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.” His now distant voice invited me to “tell me more.”  I explained, “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 …