Classes

Taijiquan & Qigong Ongoing Class Schedule – last updated 4/15/17

   Color Coding designates eligibility for new students:   Accepting New Students       Class is Full

Tuesday

Qigong (all levels)- 9:00am @ South Freeport Barn-Studio- Full

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 @ Bowdoin College, Brunswick- Open (space limited; check with instructor)

Chen Family Style Taijiquan (beginner)- 5:30 @ South Freeport Church- Open

Wednesday

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels) NEW CLASS– 12:00 @ First Parish Church, Brunswick (starting 3/1/17; open to new students)

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (advanced)- 4:15 @ South Freeport Barn-Studio- Full

   Thursday 

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 @ Bowdoin College, Brunswick- Open (space limited; check with instructor)

Chen Family Style Taijiquan (some experience necessary)- 5:30pm @ South Freeport Church- Open

Friday

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (advanced)- 9:00am @ South Freeport Barn-Studio- Open

Qigong Practice Group (all levels)- 5:00pm @ Bowdoin College, Brunswick- Open (meets most weeks; check before coming by getting on the e-mail list that provides weekly schedule updates)

Other Class Options: create your own class– group of 5 or 6 can start their own class; workshops & presentations upon request to suit specific audiences.

The existing class schedule will be expanding in 2017. If you don’t see what you are looking for in our current offerings, you are welcome to register on our wait-list via e-mail with your name, contact information, and interest in being on the wait-list for a particular class, day, and/or time, and we will notify you if there is new availability.

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Class Locations

  • Bowdoin College: Note: All Bowdoin College classes will be held in Buck Center #301 (3rd floor, end of the hall). Some spring/summer/fall classes may be outside on the main quad, in front of the chapel, if the weather is just right; look for a note at the elevator, or go outside if Buck #301 is empty.
  • First Parish Church, Brunswick: Classes held on the 2nd floor of the FPC Pilgrim House, corner of Cleveland Street and Park Row.
  • South Freeport: Classes in South Freeport are usually held at our barn-studio in South Freeport; please contact us for directions. The Chen Style classes will meet at South Freeport Church Community Hall on South Freeport Road, across from the post office. Last-Minute Changes: there can always be changes concerning our class location. To learn about last-minute changes regarding classes and special events, check this website. We rarely cancel classes.

How to Sign Up

  • Members of the college community (students & employees) are always welcome to join our classes held at Bowdoin College- no specific start time is required. During designated Wellness Sessions, college faculty/staff/students attend for free (see the college wellness schedule). Just drop by or contact the instructor. Not affiliated with the college? Please contact the instructor about registering.
  • Classes at First Parish Church and in South Freeport require pre-registration. Some classes are level-specific, and some are all levels, where new students learn from instruction and from the more experienced students.

Cost:    $70/month for one class/week; $85/ month for 2 classes/week;    $100/month for unlimited class attendance. Private lessons are available- $100/hour. Off-site teaching based on $150/hour plus travel. For classes held at Bowdoin College, classes are free or significantly discounted for students, faculty and staff.

 

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About the cost of classes: We have a “membership model”: students pay a monthly membership fee that can be terminated, with notice, at the end of the month. The first month is prorated, reflecting the number of weeks left before the next month begins. The fees support the school, but should never prevent participation. Anyone who sincerely wants to learn is welcome to join us- the monthly fee can be adjusted to make the classes affordable for all. Bowdoin students, faculty and staff are not required to be MCT members to take classes held at the college. MCT Students registered for any class are welcome to attend make-up classes; see the schedule above. The class and special events schedule will be expanding as the year continues. If you are not currently a MCT student, contact us about class availability: 207-712-6264 or e-mail maineqi@gmail.com.

See the January, 2017 issue of Maine Magazine for an article about our school.