Welcome

 

Holiday Gift Ideas!

  • Introduction to Taiji - 10 week course $110; new session starts in January.  Learn more about this popular class.
  • Class cards - $25-$300.  Good for all ongoing yoga, taiji and qigong classes except the Beginner Balance class.
  • Introductory membership - $25 (new students only).  One month of unlimited classes!

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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.

Healing Through Emotions - Free Workshop

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:30am - 11:30am

This free, one-hour workshop with Dr. Krystal Couture will provide you with a unique framework to access, connect with, communicate with, appreciate and release your emotions.  Tuning into our emotional selves and integrating healthy balanced emotional healing strategies can assist us in living the delicious life of our deepest desires.  Click through for event details.  Dr. Couture is a Physical Therapist and owner of Pure Balance Holistic Healing.

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.

Buckley Named Qigong Master

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

Qigong (Chinese Energy Work) is a rich and ancient art, and there are many wonderful sets of exercises designed to move energy through the body for fitness and healing purposes. This fall, we're exploring two beautiful Qigong sets:
  • 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)

Click here to learn more about Qigong at GateWay - and check out our video section, which includes introductions to several of the sets we teach at GateWay.

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.