Welcome

 

Photo by Bill Truslow

Join us for fun and mindful exercise in our cool & 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.

Summer Martial Arts Seminars With World Class Instructors

We had great fun on July 16 learning/practicing Taiji Sword and Taiji Staff with Jon Chang and Michelle Lin.  We're honored to host them each summer for special seminars.  Continue your practice at our weekly Taiji Sword class on Thursday evenings at 6:30.  Newcomers are always welcome!  You'll get up to speed in no time with our friendly crew.

New Qigong "Sampler" Class

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.  Each week in this Sampler class, we'll explore a different set from the martial and medical branches of Qigong, among them:
  • Soft Crane Qigong
  • Taiji Ball Qigong
  • The 18 Louhan
  • Five Animal Sports
  • The 8 Pieces of Brocade
  • Four Seasons Qigong
  • The Coiling Set
If you've never tried Qigong, this is a great introduction to a wonderful new world. If you're a qigong practitioner, this class will be a great refresher and a chance to deepen your practice.  Click here to learn more about Qigong at GateWay - and check out our video section, which includes introductions to several of the sets we'll be exploring.

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).  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, 6:30pm,  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.