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:

•    Please remember to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes
•    T-shirts and athletic/sweat pants are standard
•    Flat non-stick soles that allow for movement in all directions are ideal
•    For your safety please avoid clogs, slides or flip-flop type shoes
•    Please remember to bring (and drink) plenty of water ~

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Although we ask that all participants follow the current protocol for COVID ~ Please do not come to class if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms of any kind or have been exposed to COVID ~ We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety!


Regularly scheduled classes have been postponed indefinitely.  For information regarding Private classes, workshops and lessons please see our Contact Page to make an appointment for a free consultation.

Private and semi-private classes and workshops are available

Outdoor and online Classes:

Outdoor/Online classes have been postponed indefinitely.

Please see our Welcome page for potential workshops and “pop up” classes, delays or cancellations.

All classes and workshops TBA

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

Regularly scheduled classes have been postponed  

Indoor classes have been postponed indefinitely ~

including classes previously located at

Trinity Lutheran Church 

109 Main St, Centerbrook, CT 06409

(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 

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 have an appointment and need to cancel for any reason, please give sufficient (24 hours) notice. 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. Otherwise, please contact Sharon Didato, Certified Instructor, and Qigong Practitioner at or send a TEXT to 860-301-0126. Thank you.