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Tai Chi

Schedule and location

Fall 2020

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Building


Winter 2021

Please note: Early online registration is open Nov 24-30 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members December 1. 

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Central time)
Attend live sessions online.

Fees and registration

$10 member
$17 Guest
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Experience Tai Chi from the comfort of home with  live, online classes from The Morton Arboretum.

Move your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Tai Chi masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang – strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. TaijiFit™ is a form of Tai Chi suitable for beginners.

There is no routine or choreography to memorize or “get right.” Your instructor will lead you into flow using the Qi Cueing method developed by International Master, David-Dorian Ross.

Attending every class and practicing at home just to “keep up” will not be needed. Come as often as your schedule allows and never get behind.

Course number



Dawn Nader, certified instructor in Tai Chi and TaijiFit™
"My name is Dawn Nader.  My journey towards wellness through the Chinese Martial Arts provides a unique perspective on using mindful movement as an exercise to empower the mind, strengthen the body, boost the immune system, and improve the condition of the human spirit. 
I bring to participants 15+ years of experience as a student and instructor in Wushu, Yang Style Tai Chi & Straight Sword. Highlights include:
  • Black Belt in Wushu- Specialized in 24 Movement, Simplified, Yang Style Form & companion form-the 32 Movement Sword Form
  • 200 Hour and 500 Hour Certification for the TaijiFit™ Method
  • 1600+ hours of Private training and continuing education in Classical Tai Chi and the TaijiFit™ Method w/ Master David-Dorian Ross, Grand Master Chungliang (Al) Huang, and AMSAT Certified Jeremy Cohn-Freedom In Motion-Alexander Technique Chicago
  • Master Trainer / National Trainer for TaijiFit™ International"

Course details

Notes:  Wear comfortable clothes that allow for easy movement. This class will meet outside if weather permits. Please check the forecast and come prepared for the weather with sunscreen and layering options to match the temperature. Limit 10

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