Classes

Taijiquan & Qigong Ongoing Class Schedule – last updated 9/20/2020

Due to COVID-19 PANDEMIC, our normal class schedule is on hold, as we have temporarily transitioned to a schedule that allows for personal distancing. We now have a growing schedule of weekly outdoor ( observing personal distancing consistent with federal and state mandates and CDC guidelines) and online classes and videos. And we are also encouraging pop-up outdoor practice groups for our members. Given the rapidly changing landscape, specifics about our schedule will be sent to MCT members via e-mail each week. 

In addition to our membership, anyone interested in joining our online classes should contact us. We will provide access to appropriate classes for non-members, using PayPal ($12/class). If you are not currently a MCT student, contact us about class availability: 207-712-6264 or e-mail maineqi@gmail.com.


PERSONAL DISTANCING CLASS SCHEDULE 

Monday

Chen Family Style Taijiquan- 12:00 noon

Tuesday

Qigong (all levels)- 9:00am

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 noon

Chen Family Style Taijiquan- 5:00pm

Wednesday

Chen Family Style Taijiquan (mixed level/advanced)- 12:00 noon

   Thursday  

Yang/Wudang Style Taijiquan (mixed level/advanced)- 8:30am

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 noon

Online Tutorial (30 minutes; changing topics)- 5:00pm

Friday

Qigong (all levels)- 9:00am


ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING CLASSES AND LOCATIONS IS ON HOLD UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO MEET INDOORS SAFELY AGAIN. WE ARE NOT USING THE COLLEGE CAMPUS DURING THIS TIME.

INDOOR CLASS SCHEDULE (Resumes When The Coast Is Clear!)

   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- Full (open to college community)

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

Wednesday

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 @ First Parish Church, Brunswick- Open 

   Thursday  

Yang/Wudang Style Taijiquan (mixed level/advanced)- 9:00am @ South Freeport Barn-Studio- Call

Yang Family Style Taijiquan (all levels)- 12:00 @ Bowdoin College- Full (open to college community)

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

Friday

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 2020. 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:  The Chen Style classes will meet at South Freeport Church Community Hall on South Freeport Road, across from the post office. A limited number of classes are held at our barn-studio in South Freeport; please contact us for directions. 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.  Bowdoin College faculty/staff/students attend for free during the school year. 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.

Memebership Cost:    $70/month for one class/week; $85/ month for 2 classes/week;    $100/month for unlimited class attendance. Off-site teaching is available. Classes held at Bowdoin College are free or significantly discounted (during the summer) for Bowdoin College students, faculty and staff.

Online Classes are open to all MCT members. Visitors are welcome to audit our online schedule by the class ($12/PayPal) or the month ($75/PayPal).

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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 other 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.

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