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.
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
- Improve Your Balance Through Yoga & Taiji
Sunday, October 1; 1PM - 4PM. Special workshop with master balance instructors, Jeanne Russell & Bill Buckley. Register Online
- Taiji Moving for Better Balance - New Session
A new 12-week session begins Monday, October 9
Mondays and Wednesdays, 9-10am. Instructor Susan Anderson
- Introduction to Taiji - 10 week course
Wednesdays at 11:30am beginning October 11. Instructor: Bill Buckley
- New Yoga and Cancer Class - Free
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 beginning Oct 16 with Sherry Evans
- Energy Medicine Yoga Teacher Training
October 27-30; 9-6. Instructor: Lauren Walker.
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)
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.