Join us for fun and mindful exercise in our welcoming studio!
GateWay is a beautiful center for learning and practicing taiji (tai chi), qigong (chi kung), yoga, meditation and the martial arts located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. What connects all of our classes is a focus on energy and mindfulness. You'll never find anyone here with headphones on! Click here for our online calendar. Try out a variety of classes with our unlimited introductory membership - $25 for one month. Good for any ongoing classes except the beginners' Taijiquan: Moving for Better Balance. We also welcome drop-ins.
Creating the Conditions for Healthy Caregiving. Saturday November 18, 10:30am – 12:30pm with Liz Korabek Emerson. In this workshop for professional and family caregivers, we will explore how mindfulness, self-reflection and creative expression can help you find a healthy balance between you and the people in your care. Learn more
Mindful Practices for Controlling Pain
Two recently re-published articles by Harvard Medical School tout the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, yoga and taiji for controlling pain and improving both physical and mental health. Check them out - and join us at GateWay, where we pursue these practices for fun as well as health.
We're pleased to announce that GateWay founder, Bill Buckley, has been promoted to Qigong Master by Grandmaster Yang, Jwing Ming, founder of YMAA. Achieving this top rank reflects Bill's several decades of Qigong training, study and teaching. In the Spring of 2017, Bill was also named an Instructor by Mantak Chia, a master qigong teacher with an extensive worldwide following.
Qigong Fall Focus
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9AM
- Soft White Crane Qigong: This ancient Qigong set comes from the Shaolin Temple. This set aims to teach the practitioner how to smoothly transmit physical power through the body smoothly and how to link this physical movement with the body's Qi. The movements are simple, beautiful and mindful. Repetitive practice develops soft power and excellent body control.
- The 18 Louhan (click through for details)
Taijiquan: Moving for Better Balance
Beginner Class: Mondays & Wednesdays at 9am. Continuing Balance: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:15am. The medical benefits of taiji continue to attract media attention, and numerous studies indicate that taiji is the most effective form of exercise for improving balance. The beginners class follows the nationally acclaimed curriculum developed by Dr. Fuzhong Li and a group of researchers at the Oregon Research Institute: Taiji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Students in the continuing balance class move beyond that curriculum to learn the Yang Style Taiji Long Form – with a focus on balance and strength-building movements. Learn more - and read what current students have to say about this fun and effective class! Watch Bill's short explanatory video.
YogaQi® ("Yoga Chi")
Wednesdays, 5:30pm, and Thursdays, 7:45am. YogaQi® is a fun, rejuvenating class that blends yoga stretching and flowing qigong exercises to bring energy to the internal organs and acupuncture channels. Learn more about this fresh new yoga style created by GateWay founder, Bill Buckley.
Taiji or Tai Chi? Qigong or Chi Kung?
You’ll notice that we generally use the less common spelling: “taiji” and “qigong,” which is now more broadly accepted within the international Taiji community.