Welcome

 

Photo by Bill Truslow

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.

Learn the Taiji - New 10-Week Introductory Course

New to Taiji?  This class is designed for you.  Each Wednesday at 11:30am, beginning October 11, Instructor Bill Buckley will progressively develop the foundation of Taiji and introduce the movements of Part 1 of the Yang Style Long form.  On Tuesday afternoons at 5:30, the class will re-enforce and refine the skills introduced on Wednesday and allow for students to deepen their understanding based on their individual skill level. $110 course fee includes all 20 classes!  Register Online

Special Events & New Classes This Fall

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.

Sherry Evans, Yoga Instructor

Advanced Instructor Training

We're pleased to announce the GateWay Yoga Instructor Sherry Evans has completed the 45 hour intensive at Kripalu to become a certified Yoga for Cancer (Y4C) teacher.  In addition to her classes at GateWay, she is a member of the Yoga and Cancer teaching faculty through SATYA (Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action). A new Yoga and Cancer class begins October 15.  Learn more about Sherry.  

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.