Special Events 2020

Key:
for adults;
for children (and their parents);
all ages.
Saturday, January 4
12-1pm
Wednesday, January 8
6:30pm
Thursday, January 9
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, January 11
Winter Quarterly Cleanup Day
9am-1pm
Saturday, January 18
Winter Quarterly Promotion Ceremony
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, January 25
11am-2pm
Saturday, February 1
6:30pm
Wednesday, February 5
6:30pm
Thursday, February 6
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, February 8
12-1pm
Saturday, February 8
Blood Drive
9am-1pm
Friday, February 21
February Parents Night Out
6:30-9pm
Wednesday, March 4
6:30pm
Wednesday, March 11
8-9:15pm
Friday, March 20
March Parents Night Out
6:30-9pm
Wednesday, April 1
6:30pm
Sunday, April 12
Closed for Easter
all day
Wednesday, May 6
6:30pm
Monday, May 25
Closed for Memorial Day
all day
Wednesday, June 3
6:30pm
Wednesday, July 1
6:30pm
Saturday, July 4
Closed for Independence Day
all day
Wednesday, July 8
8-9:15pm
Saturday, July 18
Summer Quarterly Promotion Ceremony
11am-12:30pm
Saturday, August 1
12-1pm
Wednesday, August 5
6:30pm
Thursday, August 6
6:30-8:30pm
Friday, August 14
August Parents Night Out
6:30-9pm
Saturday, August 15
Blood Drive
9am-1pm
Wednesday, September 2
6:30pm
Thursday, September 3
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, September 5
12-1pm
Monday, September 7
Closed for Labor Day
all day
Friday, September 11
September Parents Night Out
6:30-9pm
Saturday, September 12
12noon-5pm
Saturday, September 19
Quarterly Cleanup and Fall Maintenance Day
9am-1pm
Thursday, October 1
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, October 3
12-1pm
Wednesday, October 7
6:30pm
Saturday, October 10
Fall Quarterly Promotion Ceremony
11am-12:30pm
Friday, October 23
Halloween Costume Party
6:30-9pm
Wednesday, November 4
6:30pm
Thursday, November 5
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, November 7
12-1pm
Saturday, November 7
9am
Friday, November 13
November Parents Night Out
6:30-9pm
Thursday, November 26
Closed for Thanksgiving
through Nov. 27
Thursday, November 26
morning
Wednesday, December 2
6:30pm
Thursday, December 3
6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, December 5
12-1pm
Friday, December 11
Winter Holiday Pot-Luck Supper
6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, December 24
Closed for Christmas and New Years
through Jan. 1

Junior Mastery Seminar – Wu De: Martial Arts Respect and Virtue

Saturday January 4,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Wu-De: Martial Arts Respect and Virtue

Wednesday January 8,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Yoga Seminar – Yamas & Niyamas

Thursday January 9,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday January 25,
11am-2pm
All Ages

lionkoThe Peaceful Dragon is hosting its 23rd annual Chinese New Year’s Festival on Saturday, January 25th, from 11am to 2pm. Admission is just $5 per family, or FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item for Loaves and Fishes charity.

Fun for the entire family, come celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat! The festival will begin with the colorful ceremonial Lion Dance and Dragon Dance, said to bring good luck to everyone for the coming year. Then throughout the festival you can enjoy exciting demonstrations of Chinese martial arts and health arts including Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Yoga, and performing arts such as traditional Chinese dance and music.

Local experts will be on hand to exhibit various Asian arts and cultural practices such as feng shui, calligraphy, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. There will be a fun game room for kids, arts & crafts and more. Catered Chinese noodles will be available to purchase for lunch.

Additional festival highlights include ongoing raffle drawings and door prizes, and FREE shuttle parking. The festivities are all held indoors so the festival takes place rain or shine.

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Chinese New Year Banquet

Saturday February 1,
6:30pm
All Ages

newyearcorkpopOpen to Peaceful Dragon students and their families, this is the most important event of the year at our school. In accord with wu-de and the customs of a traditional Chinese martial arts and health arts school, this banquet affords our entire martial arts and yoga family the chance to welcome the new year together to show support and bring good luck to each other.

This always-exciting annual banquet includes Student, Disciple and Teacher-level promotions; special awards ceremonies; raffle prizes and more. Family and friends are welcome! The banquet dinner will be catered and held this year right here at The Peaceful Dragon, and will include appetizers, multiple entrees, dessert, and soft drinks. For spirits it’s BYOB.

Tickets are on sale now at our front counter on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited and tickets may sell out so don’t wait. Last day for purchase is Wednesday, January 29th – sorry, no exceptions for latecomers.

Adults tickets $50, children 12 and under half price, infants on laps free.

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Mastery Roundtable – Unlocking the Wisdom of Zen Koans and Parables

Wednesday February 5,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Yoga Seminar – Eight Limb Path of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)

Thursday February 6,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Junior Mastery Seminar – Creating Authority as a Leader

Saturday February 8,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Optimizing Your Diet for Personal Health and a Sustainable Planet

Wednesday March 4,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Meditation Course – Level One

Wednesday March 11,
8-9:15pm
Adults

This 10-week Level One meditation course will be led by Master Sbarge every Wednesday night from 8-9:15pm beginning on March 11th. Discover the traditional Chan (Zen) and Taoist approaches to developing greater focus and awareness, reducing stress and worry, and boosting health and overall happiness. This course will blend both discussion and theory with actual practice.

The fee is $169 for the public, $99 for family members of current students, free for students of The Peaceful Dragon. Please register for the course ahead of time at our front counter or by calling us at (704)504-8866. Bring your meditation cushion or bench of choice, or we have some available for purchase or limited numbers that you can borrow.

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Mastery Roundtable – Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Practical Guidance Beyond the Combat Field

Wednesday April 1,
6:30pm
Adults

TOpen only to Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Essentials of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wednesday May 6,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Meditations from Chan Grandmaster Venerable Sheng Yen

Wednesday June 3,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Self-Defense Strategies and Tactics – Including Awareness

Wednesday July 1,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Meditation Course – Level Two

Wednesday July 8,
8-9:15pm
Adults

This 10-week Level Two Meditation course will be led by Master Eric Sbarge, head instructor at The Peaceful Dragon, every Wednesday night from 8-9:15pm beginning on July 8th.

Following up on the Introductory Level One course, in this course you will probe more deeply into the traditional Chan (Zen) and Taoist approaches to developing greater focus and awareness, reducing stress and worry, and boosting health and overall happiness. This course will blend both discussion and theory with actual practice.

The fee is $169 for the public, $99 for Peaceful Dragon family members, and free for all Peaceful Dragon students. Please register for the course ahead of time at our front counter or by calling us at (704)504-8866. Bring your meditation cushion or bench of choice, or we have some available for purchase or limited numbers that you can borrow.

NOTE: The prerequisite for this course is that you have completed our Level One Meditation course, or permission from the instructor if you already have an equivalent consistent seated-meditation practice. To request the permission of the instructor, please email info@thepeacefuldragon.com describing your practice and how many months/years you have been practicing regularly.

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Junior Mastery Seminar – Dealing with Bullies and Self-Defense Strategies

Saturday August 1,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Living the Way: Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching

Wednesday August 5,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Yoga Seminar – Mudras & the Art of Communication – How to Direct your Prana

Thursday August 6,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Mastery Roundtable – Setting Effective Goals – While Letting Go Effectively

Wednesday September 2,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Yoga Seminar – Cross Mat Practice

Thursday September 3,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Junior Mastery Seminar – Maintaining a Black Sash Attitude

Saturday September 5,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Medical Qigong Workshop

Saturday September 12,
12noon-5pm
Adults

In this workshop you’ll learn practical medical qigong exercises and visualizations to boost energy and reduce stress, resulting in greater healing of injuries or illnesses, and improved maintenance of good health.

Led by The Peaceful Dragon’s head instructor, Master Eric Sbarge, you’ll discover how yin-yang theory and the Chinese 5-element theory apply to your physical and mental health, and get detailed instruction on exercises to strengthen your lungs, heart, kidneys, spleen, liver and more.

Workshop fee is $99 for the public, FREE for all Peaceful Dragon students.  Please register ahead of time at our front counter.

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Yoga Seminar – Introduction to the Practice of Shiva Nata

Thursday October 1,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Junior Mastery Seminar – Eating and Lifestyle Habits of a Champion

Saturday October 3,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Life Lessons from the Confucian Analects

Wednesday October 7,
6:30pm
Adults

Open only to Mastery Program students.

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Mastery Roundtable – Leadership Principles to Guide Others – and Yourself – Toward Success

Wednesday November 4,
6:30pm
Adults

Open to Mastery Program students only.

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Yoga Seminar – Practicing with Intention – The Role of Agni (Fire) in Yoga

Thursday November 5,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Junior Master Seminar – How to Set and Achieve High Goals

Saturday November 7,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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Fall Classic Kung Fu Tournament

Saturday November 7,
9am
All Ages

The Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy of Troutman is hosting a Fall Classics Tournament. Sifu Sbarge would like to encourage our students to join in by competing or cheering on our competitors! For more information about the tournament, the divisions, or registration, please see their website here.

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Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday November 26,
morning
All Ages

Join us for a fun celebration and show off your community pride.  The Peaceful Dragon will be marching in the Charlotte Thanksgiving Parade.  We will be taking the Lions and the Dragon.  Please let the front counter know if you would like to join us!

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Mastery Roundtable – Interpreting the Tai Chi Classics

Wednesday December 2,
6:30pm
Adults

Open to Mastery Program Students only

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Yoga Seminar – Yin & Yoga Nidra – Stepping into the Peaceful Season

Thursday December 3,
6:30-8:30pm
Adults

Led by Yogini Diane La Croix Corah
Open to all teens and adults:  FREE for Peaceful Dragon students, $29 for guests.
Note: There will be no regular yoga classes on the evenings of the monthly yoga seminars.

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Junior Mastery Seminar – Cultivating Loving Kindness and Compassion

Saturday December 5,
12-1pm
Children

Open only to Junior Mastery Program students.

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