Tai-Chi and neigong: health & movement in mindfulness

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Workshop in French

This course will introduce taijiquan (tai-chi) as an art of health and a daily means to practice mindfulness. Neigong (“internal work”) comprises foundation training exercises on which this practice of tai-chi rests. By exploring our body in motion, we undertake a process of transformation: of our physical condition, of our self-awareness, in our body and in our relationship to movement and space.

With Philippe Gagnon

12 week class Winter 2018

Starting from Jan 17th to April 4th, 2018  

You may also register for 6 classes and/or participate to 1 class.   

Advanced: 10:00 - 11:30am

  • $ 160   12 sessions
  • $  80     6 sessions  
  • $  20    1 session

Beginners: 11:50 - 1:00pm

  • $ 128   12 sessions
  • $  64     6 sessions  
  • $  15    1 session

* Requirements: For beginners, memorization of the movements taught and executed in sequence requires a daily practice of approximately 10 to 20 minutes. Health increases with practice… Those who already know the form may register at any time.

The instructor for this course, Philippe Gagnon, is a member of the sangha at the Mindfulness Practice Centre. He has been practicing the art of taijiquan for 40 years, having studied with reputed teachers in Canada, as well as China (Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland) where he lived for a number of years. He has taught classes and held workshops in several continents. Philippe will teach the modernized Yang style form with which he perfected his skills for 23 years under master Moy Lin-shin. This course is an opportunity for him to deepen and share the benefits of his own practice of mindfulness.

Participants will be invited to read to the following text and confirm their agreement:


In view of my participation in the tai chi class given by Philippe Gagnon (or his replacement):

Being aware of my own limits and of the risks associated with any physical activity, namely with the practice of tai chi, I have been careful to ask any questions relevant for me and to become better informed about these risks.

I assume responsibility for these risks and my own limits, and I agree that it is my duty:

  • to ensure that my state of mental and physical health and fitness allows me to execute the proposed exercises,
  • to assess attentively the requirements and the effects of the postures and movements during training in order to minimize the risks, and
  • to stop or reduce my participation when it is prudent for me to do so or as soon as I feel pain or discomfort.




Do not miss :

25 April 2018 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
26 April 2018 - 12:00 : Méditation du jeudi midi
26 April 2018 - 19:00 : Thursday evening meditation
30 April 2018 - 13:00 : Méditation du lundi PM
30 April 2018 - 19:00 : Méditation du lundi
02 May 2018 - 19:00 : Méditation du mercredi
Just as vegetation is sensible to sunlight, mental formations are sensitive to mindfulness. Mindfulness is the energy that can embrace and transform all mental formations. Mindfulness helps us leave behind "upside-down perceptions" and wakes us up to what is happening.
- Thich Nhat Hanh