Metro Chicago YMCAs

You can now find Dawn Nader facilitating the TaijiFit experience for our Metro Chicago YMCA’s!

M 10:25-11:05AM  TaijiFit – Fry Family Y (95th Street/ Book Rd. -Naperville, IL)

Coming Soon! January 2019                               M 7PM TaijiFit  – Kroehler Family Y (37 S. Washington St.- Downtown Naperville, IL)

It’s official! Starts November 7, 2018.              W 7:30-8:25PM TaijiFit- Fry Family Y (95th Street/ Book Rd. -Naperville, IL)

F 8:45-9:30AM  TaijiFit- Beginning October 19th, 2018, we will meet on the racquetball court. If you do not navigate stairs, a safe alternative will be provided at the font desk. Kroehler Family Y- 37 S. Washington St.                                                                This location is in down town Naperville.  Please plan to arrive early.  You will need additional time for parking.

F 10:30-11:15AM YMCA TaijiFit 24 Form (Tai Chi Beginners) – Fry Family Y (95th Street/ Book Rd. -Naperville, IL) Learn the most popular Tai Chi form in the World-Beijing 24 Movement Simplified Yang Style Form!

TH 8:00-8:45AM  Summer Park TaijiFit -Offered On Select Thursdays During the Summer!  Check with the front desk for a flyer with the specific dates or check online. 
Central Park Behind Kroehler Family Y- (37 S. Washington St.- Downtown Naperville, IL) Meet @ the Gazebo/ Offered June, July & August.  Rainy day alternate location information will be available at the front desk- If you need further assistance, please contact the front desk. This location is in down town Naperville.  Please plan to arrive early.  You will need additional time for parking.

If this will be your first time participating, welcome.

TaijiFit is a wonderful way to introduce you to Taiji/ Tai-Chi & Qigong.

For those of you with previous experience, this is a wonderful opportunity that is sure to transform and deepen your personal practice. Enjoy.

I will be facing you throughout this movement experience.  I am connected to you like a reflection in a mirror or your shadow on the wall.  Do what you see.  There is nothing to memorize or “get right”. Participants follow along using the TaijiFit 5 Part Cueing Method developed by David-Dorian Ross.  This cueing method is specifically design to bring the body, mind, and spirit into a state of flow. Feel the movements and forget about how they look.  We encourage the mind to rest and body is invited to let go of tension. Participants experience the flow of Taiji (Tai-Chi) wether this is your 1st or 100th time.  In this experience we invite you to bring the body you have today and play.  Breathe, smile, laugh & find your own “ah—”.  As you let go of tension, the body organically improves balance, muscle strength, circulation, stamina, coordination, functional range of motion & immune system.  This is a safe space where all are welcome to come and explore movement and reconnect to your body, mind and spirit.

Participants are invited to join me as I warm up 15mins. before the start of class with a run through of the Beijing 24 Form. Please note, this is a silent warm up open to participants who are familiar with the 24 Form and would like a run through, start to finish- no instruction will be given.  If you are interested in learning this form, please let me know.

Looking forward to flowing with you!

Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance-

Thank you for the opportunity to grow as I share my Tai Chi with you.  I am surrounded in love-what an incredible gift that is!


Dawn Nader