Claire shares the transformational practices of Qigong, Taijiquan, and Dance. She teaches workshops, group classes, and private sessions online and in-person in Toronto, Guelph, and abroad.
SUNDAYS January 28 - March 10, 2024
Axis Syllabus class series in Toronto
Embodied investigation of the foot in motion
"My joy is helping people discover deeper connections and empowerment through movement."
Claire Turner Reid is a movement artist and educator with a background in Dance, Internal Martial Arts, Chinese Medicine, and Theatre. 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:
Claire has been a member of Spiritwind Internal Arts since 2010 where she trains in Qigong, Taijiquan, Baguazhang, and Gongfu. Claire has been on faculty at the Ontario College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as a Qigong Instructor since 2017 and has been teaching movement and dance classes independently since 2009. Among her work with various communities, Claire taught Taijiquan to teens at Trails Youth Initiatives, has volunteered teaching Taijiquan at the Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Men’s Shelter, and has been a fundraising auction contributor for the Toronto Environmental Alliance. She currently teaches Qigong, Taijiquan, and Falling Prevention and Negotiation at Evergreen Seniors Centre in Guelph.
She is grateful to her father for being her first Qigong teacher and teaching her push hands as a kid, and for the lineages shared by her teachers and mentors, Sifu Dylan Kirk, Sifu Chik Qadir Mason, Daisy Lee, and David Earle. Along with many theatre credits, she has performed with dance companies Dancetheatre David Earle, Being Human Dance, Je Suis Julio, and has collaborated with artists Andrea Spaziani, Robert Kingsbury, Meagan O’Shea, Janet Johnson, and Alice Irene Whittaker-Cumming.