2024 T'ai Chi & Qigong Courses & Events
Suitable for most people and levels.
1. Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork. T45 K124:
(Weather permitting, some classes take place outdoors on the Green.)
2. Youghal: Holy Family Church Hall, Co. Cork. P36EC65
3. Lismore: No Limits Group, Red Hall. Lismore, Co. Waterford. P51 T9K0.
4. Online. T'ai Chi / Qigong practices and Forms.
T'ai Chi / Taiji
Recommended to those who have already completed some Qigong courses. Suitable for most people.
Ongoing T'ai Chi Class:
Glounthaune Community Centre, Glounthaune, Cork T45 K124
Booking essential for all courses and events - See Courses & Workshops page.
Introduction to Qigong
Introduction to Qigong
Anne Marie Maguire - T'ai Chi Instructor and Senior Qigong Instructor with the Irish Health Qigong Association. Herbalist and Naturopath, with special interests in the mystical traditions, energetics, plant medicine, and the inherent rhythm found in Nature.
I am a graduate of UL in European Studies & Languages, and later of DCU where I completed my MBS thesis exploring Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. I worked for Irish, German and Australian multinationals writing informational, promotional and spiritual material, before devoting myself to teaching T’ai Chi and Qigong.
I was first introduced to T’ai Chi and Qigong in 1995 and began a lifelong love for these healing forms of meditative movement. Over the years I trained as a T’ai Chi and Qigong instructor and began teaching in 2002. Since the beginning of this journey, I have always held a particular affinity with Qigong and the meditative, healing and spiritual aspects of energy work.
I also trained as a Herbalist and Naturopath, including the healing modalities of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I like to incorporate these ancient modalities of health into my teachings, including organ and meridian health, 5 Element principles, Meditation, as well as traditional T'ai Chi and Qigong forms, sets and sequences.
The role of neuroscience and the great gift of understanding the nervous system, brings many benefits in our training in self-regulation, self-care and inner compassion. The wonderful impact Qigong and T’ai Chi can have on nervous system regulation continues to inspire and humble me.
I continue to train with Charles Thackaberry, Irish T’ai Chi Chuan Association, Ann McIlraith, T’ai Chi Cork Heartwork, the Irish and British Health Qigong Associations and have completed a Qigong teacher mentorship programme with Mimi Kuo Deemer. I completed the Facilitator training in the Sedona Method of Releasing.
I hold much gratitude to these teachers and their teachers, who have managed to generously pass on their wise and compassionate experience in a way that activates those same qualities in others.
Gratitude, wonder and reverence especially go to the contemplatives of all traditions, the teachings of the Mystics, the Dao, Nature and Stillness itself.
I currently teach courses, workshops and retreats in T’ai Chi and Qigong with this focus on healing, meditation, contemplation and spirituality. Seminars and retreats are held throughout Ireland. In-person courses are held primarily in County Cork.
Wishing you much wellbeing.