General Info

Welcome to Spirit Rising:

General classes are open to everyone regardless of current levels of experience or activity.  

Classes move at a moderate speed to allow students to progress at their own pace.

Tai Chi Chuan Level I & II are more rigorous and require prerequisites or permission from the instructor. 

 

General Information:

 Classes Located at: 

Trinity Lutheran Church 

109 Main St, Centerbrook, CT 06409

We will be returning to classes at the TLC location soon!

(Please enter through the double red doors and come down the stairs on your left)

 Free Parking is street side – Please be safe and use the crosswalk 

Regularly scheduled classes run in 8-week sessions 

Please see the Schedule Page for current dates by clicking on the monthly Calendars.

•    Please remember to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
•    T-shirts and athletic/sweat pants are standard.
•    Flat non-stick soles are ideal (basketball/racquetball-type shoes that allow for movement in  all directions are best).
•    Please avoid clogs or flip-flop/slip-on type shoes.
•    Please remember to bring (and drink) plenty of water!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  We will be practicing social distancing recommendations until further notice and ask that you please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated ~ We thank you for your understanding and participation to ensure everyone’s safety!

Online Classes Via Zoom:  

For Those With Secure Internet Access: 
 
•       Online classes listed on our schedule page will be offered by invitation only
•       Please see Registration guidelines below to receive an invitation 
•       Sessions typically run in 8-week intervals with breaks for holidays – 
 
Professional Online Services to include: 

•       24/7 Access to live recordings posted for up to one week following each class
•       Pre-Registration Required for new students
•       $100 per session* per household (video access included)

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES:
  1. TO RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO ONLINE CLASSES or for information regarding Outdoor Classes ~ PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO sharon@spiritrisingtaichi.com
  2. NEW STUDENTS TAKE NOTE: PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED/ARRANGED TO GENERATE AN INVITATION TO ONLINE CLASSES
  3. PLEASE SEND PAYMENT TO THE ADDRESS LISTED BELOW
  4. CHECKS CAN BE MADE OUT AND SENT TO:

Sharon Didato
Po Box 427
East Haddam, Ct
06423

Class Policies

No refunds: There are no refunds for missed classes without approval ~ if you cannot attend all the classes in a session please contact the instructor in advance. Missed classes may be made up online~ Otherwise, there will be no refunds or discounts unless you have made prior arrangements with the instructor.

Make-up classes are currently online only: If you miss an online class for any reason, you will be able to make up classes at any time during the week by accessing a live recording on Zoom. Please note: You must be registered for online classes to access videos.  For classes by appointment:  Due to limited scheduling, you will be offered a rain date (if available) or a refund for any classes canceled due to weather.

Cancellation policy: The instructor may cancel classes at her discretion due to weather or any other unforeseen situation.  In the case of instructor cancellation, a rain date or refund will be issued.   If you need to cancel for any reason, please understand that when you do not give sufficient (24 hours) notice, time is spent preparing for the appointment, and/or we miss the opportunity to utilize that time for another student.  Please note: In the event, this policy is abused a $25 cancellation fee will be applied to your balance or a 50% charge will result in less than 24-hour notice ~  “No Shows” will be charged in full.

Please notify the instructor before class of any prior injuries or impediments to your full potential. Please contact Sharon Didato, Certified Instructor, and Qigong Practitioner at Sharon@spiritrisingtaichi.com or call 860-301-0126. Thank you.

Notice to all students:

  • Masks will be optional for vaccinated participants until further notice
  • All indoor participants are asked to please stay home if you have any flu-like symptoms
  • Please be prepared to wear a mask if not you are not vaccinated
  • Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination at registration

We thank you for your understanding and participation to ensure everyone’s safety!

~ Please feel free to inquire about guidelines as CT mandates continue to change ~