Ocean of Light Tai Chi and Qigong

… using the evidence-based form of Tai Chi Chih, a series of 19 Qigong Movements, to heal ourselves in mind, body and spirit.

This practice promotes:

Mindful Presence

Compassion

Loving-Kindness

Health and Happiness.

Dennis has been working for the past 21 years as Director of Spiritual Care for two Connecticut health systems. Known originally as a meditation teacher, ten years ago he became certified as a Tai Chi Chih teacher to incorporate “moving meditation,” into the healing practice of physical, mental, and spiritual care.

Dennis is founder of the Middlesex Health Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. He continues to teach Tai Chi Chih for health care workers, patients and members of the community. He believes Tai Chi is one of the best practices for healing our deeper wounds caused by grief, anxiety, stress and social alienation.

According to Dennis, “Tai Chi helps us to heal our inner wounds which, being uncomfortable in themselves, may manifest as physical, mental, emotional or spiritual distress. Tai Chi Chih, which can be practiced standing or in a seated position, can help heal these wounds and prevent their deepening and causing further damage manifesting as physical debilitation, anxiety, or depression.”

The form that Dennis teaches, T’ai Chi Chih, (pronounced “chu” and means “the essence”) is easy to learn, immediately effective, and promotes healing on all levels as it incorporates movement, mindfulness and compassion. He supplements the movement with deepening instruction on the meaning of Qi and various forms of meditation. He makes all of this easily accessible to those interested in the goal of deepening and easing their experience of life.

Dennis McCann, BCC, PhD

Certified Tai Chi Chih Instructor

Former Director of The Middlesex Health Department of Spiritual Care and the current program director of The Middlesex Health Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

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What is T’ai Chi Chih?

This set of 19 movements and one pose is a soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings evidence-based benefits to many.

Wide-Ranging Health Benefits

T’ai Chi Chih brings about profound healing for many people by circulating and balancing the essential energy (Chi). For some it may be physical, for others emotional, and others spiritual.

In the News

Academic research studies, news reports and stories about teachers and students spread the word about the many benefits of doing T’ai Chi Chih.  Visit taichichih.org

Class Schedule

MonthWeekDay
September 2020
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
August 30, 2020 August 31, 2020 September 1, 2020 September 2, 2020 September 3, 2020 September 4, 2020 September 5, 2020

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT
September 6, 2020 September 7, 2020 September 8, 2020 September 9, 2020 September 10, 2020 September 11, 2020 September 12, 2020

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT
September 13, 2020 September 14, 2020 September 15, 2020 September 16, 2020 September 17, 2020 September 18, 2020 September 19, 2020

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT
September 20, 2020 September 21, 2020 September 22, 2020 September 23, 2020 September 24, 2020 September 25, 2020 September 26, 2020

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT
September 27, 2020 September 28, 2020 September 29, 2020 September 30, 2020 October 1, 2020 October 2, 2020 October 3, 2020

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT

10:00 am: Socially-distanced Tai Chi at Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT