4th Anniversary Open House & Student Celebration - Sunday, October 16
1:30-4:30 - Demos and Mini Classes
5:00 pm - GateWay Student Party
Join us for fun and mindful exercise in our warm & 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.
New Mens Yoga Class - Mondays 6-7pm
Instructor Katherine Perrin
- Reduce stress
- Increase flexibility & strength
- Improve your sleep
- Have better focus
- Improve your golf game!
- No experience necessary
Noon-time "Reset" Yoga - Wednesdays at 12pm
Instructor Nicolle Casey, RYT-500. Take time out of your busy day to stretch, reinvigorate, and balance your body and mind. This all-levels class focuses on relieving stress, activating your body and gaining a mindful awareness over your routine - which can include how you eat. We start with 45 minutes of invigorating yoga, followed by 15 minutes of mindful eating or meditation. Need to get back to work? After 45 minutes, you can step out and go about your day, or continue until 1pm with your own brown bag lunch. Everyday clothing is acceptable, but should be loose enough to allow you to bend comfortably.
Restorative Yoga - New Fall Schedule
New Meditation Retreats with Liz
- Introduction to Mindfulness - October 8, 10:30-1:30
- Mindful Eating - November 12, 10:30-1:30
- Stress-Less for the Holidays - December 10, 10:30-1:30
Not only is taiji fun, mentally stimulating and great for improving balance, but it also appears to be good for your heart. According to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, Taiji may improve the health and well-being of those living with heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke. Read the article online.
Taijiquan: Moving for Better Balance
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, 7:45 -8:45 am. 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.