Qigong
Tai Chi
Dance


Classes

Claire teaches group classes, workshops, and private lessons in Toronto, Guelph, and the GTA. She is faculty at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, teaches teens at Trails Youth Initiatives, and independently runs classes welcoming all ages and ranges of experience.

Qigong Meditations ~ online

SUNDAYS April 5th - 26th, 2020


online qigong practice for support and grounding


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Women’s Qigong ~ Guelph

TUESDAYS March 17 - April 14, 2020 *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*


Women's Qigong evening classes in Guelph


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Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong ~ Guelph

SATURDAY March 28, 2020 *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*


Guelph workshop


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Qigong and Tai Chi ~ Toronto

SUNDAYS March 1 - March 22, 2020 *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*


Sunday afternoon internal arts practice


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Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong ~ Toronto

SATURDAY April 4, 2020 *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*


Toronto workshop


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Expanding Anatomies :: a movement mini-retreat

May 1 - May 3, 2020 *CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*


Toronto mini-retreat led collaboratively by Claire Turner Reid and Madeleine Shen Lopez


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Hip Dialogues

February 21, 2020


Axis Syllabus inspired movement workshop


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Micro/Macrocosmic Alignment: the Metaphysics of the “I”

December 22, 2019


A day-long workshop led collaboratively by Claire Turner Reid and Lugh Whittall


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Private Classes

Ongoing


One-on-one customized sessions


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"My joy is helping people discover deeper connections and empowerment through movement."



Testimonials

"The integrity and skill Claire brings to her teaching is incredibly satisfying and useful. Through her critical understanding of the body in motion she is able to analyze and convey subtleties of internal martial arts in ways that are so practical. Her contagious joy for movement is wonderful to experience. If you have an opportunity to study with her, don’t pass it up!" ~ L. Greco, RMT, CST, Osteopathy
"When I found Claire's dance classes I finally found a safe space where I could explore my body, mind, emotions and spirit without the rigidity that I had experienced in traditional dance classes, nor any ounce of body shaming! Her classes helped me to embrace my body as it is while also pushing my limits to explore its beauty and the miraculous things it is capable of. I considered her classes a type of therapy for me. Always leaving them feeling rejuvenated, alive and at peace with myself and the turmoils of life. On a practical level, her classes have assisted me tremendously to respect and nurture my body's natural alignment. I continue to apply the movement principles I learned in her class on a daily basis." ~ Caitlin Lindsay, Registered Nurse/mental health nurse and mother of two
"I absolutely love taking dance classes with Claire and I’ve been taking them for over seven years now. Claire creates a wonderfully welcoming and fun space for people of all backgrounds and levels, which is part of what got me hooked at the very beginning. Throughout the years, I’ve learned so much about how my body is designed to move, and how to work with my body fluidly and in a place of integrity—both in dance and in my daily life. And it always feels so good to do. The choreography we learn is beautiful and challenging in all the best ways, and Claire also carefully selects the best music for us to move to. I can’t recommend Claire and her classes enough!" ~ Rebecca A., Actor
"Claire is a patient and generous teacher with a wealth of knowledge from her years of experience as a dancer, martial artist, and student. As a dancer myself taking Claire's classes has introduced a new vocabulary of movement into my work, and pushed me to challenge my ways of thinking about and executing dance movement. As someone who suffers from chronic lower back pain from an injury her classes have opened my awareness to a new way of managing pain, as well as teaching me ways to protect my body from further injury though load distribution and ideal movement pathways." ~ Sarah H., Accountant & Belly dancer
"Claire is a deeply knowledgeable teacher who guides her students with patience and compassion to explore movement and their bodies in new ways. As a dancer, I've learned so much about human anatomy and movement from Claire. Her knowledge has helped me work through old injuries, find more easeful movement paths, and create stability in my body, while opening up to joyful and creative expression." ~ Andrea H., member of Lavish Dance Company
"The classes I've taken with Claire have had a profound effect on my understanding of the body, and the ways I think about and move my body. Her instruction is always incredibly informative, and she is a supportive, thorough and thoughtful teacher. I cannot recommend studying with her enough!" ~ Audra Simmons, Owner and director of The Dark Side Studio
"Claire fosters a supportive learning environment, where, as a new student, I could take the time to explore new concepts and movement pathways without judgment. Over the weeks, I noticed that my movements came more easily and with a greater range of motion, with less stress on joints or particular parts of the body. I look forward to learning more!" ~ Laura T., Research Analyst
"Claire is a knowledgeable, powerful, and delightful teacher of movement, qigong, and tai chi. Her years of training and commitment to the art is evident in how she teaches from such an embodied place. She is clear enough to keep classes engaging, relevant, and at a good pace and shows up with a vibrant and inclusive energy." ~ Sonja den Elzen, Zen Shiatsu Therapist, Student Acupuncturist, 500RYT Yoga Instructor
"Taking Qi Gong with Claire has been a very valuable experience. It has given tools to create space and calm in my otherwise hectic and high-paced life. Claire is a knowledgable instructor who has has a bright and positive energy that will stay with you even once the class is over." ~ J.Jang, Web Developer and Student
"I’ve taken several Qigong classes with Claire in the past 2 years and found her to be a wonderfully attentive and accommodating teacher. Her calming and uplifting energy always sets a peaceful, joyful tone among students. I couldn’t recommend a better qigong/tai chi teacher, especially if you enjoy an embodied approach to learning!" ~ Karen T., Technology Risk Management


About Claire

Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist and educator with a background in dance, theatre, and internal martial arts. Drawing on her diverse experience, Claire uses movement and healing practices to deepen awareness, honour the integrity of the body, and enrich inter-relational possibilities.

Her certifications include:

  • Certified Spiritwind Internal Arts Qigong and Taijiquan Instructor
  • Certified Level I & Level II Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong Instructor
  • Teacher Candidate with the Axis Syllabus International Research Network
  • Diploma of Acupuncture – OCTCM Toronto
  • B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor

Along with many theatre credits, she has performed with dance companies Dancetheatre David Earle, Being Human Dance, Je Suis Julio, and has collaborated with Andrea Spaziani, Robert Kingsbury, Meagan O’Shea, Janet Johnson, and Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming. Claire has been a member of Spiritwind Internal Arts since 2010 where she trains in Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Gongfu. She is grateful for the lineages shared by her teachers and mentors, David Earle, Daisy Lee, and Sifu Dylan Kirk.

Photo by R. Kolewe

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