Dear Tai Chi and Culinary Chi friends,

March is National Optimism Month

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  During your optimistic journey, keep in mind that learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher.

Japanese Friendship Garden Lecture Series: Experience Tai Chi-QiGong

On Sunday, March 16th at 1pm, I will share Tai Chi at the serene and tranquil Japanese Friendship Garden in central Phoenix. I am especially fond of this location where my second DVD was filmed. For more information, visit Japanese Friendship Garden for the details of the monthly lecture series, plus many other cultural events!

UPDATES for Kim’s Weekly Easy & Gentle Tai Chi Classes – view Kim’s Tai Chi -Qi Gong schedule in detail.

Reminder: ALL venues and classes are fragrance-free. No equipment needed – just rubber-soled shoes and water!

Cottonwood Country Club – FREE to eligible Silver Sneakers members!

Day/Time: Fridays, 10-11:00am – Intermediate OR 11:30am-12:30pm – Beginner

Cost: $5.00 per one hour drop-in class or a series of six for $25.00. There is no charge to eligible Silver Sneakers members.

Venue: Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (attached to the ladies fitness center)

Fitness Forum

Day/Time:  Wednesdays, 11:10-noon

Cost: All participants must be qualified Silver Sneakers member, a Fitness Forum member or pay a guest fee.

Venue: northwest corner of Dobson Road & Chandler Blvd

Renaissance Senior/Assisted Living Center

Day/Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15am

Cost: Residents only

Please join me in sending CONGRATULATIONS to our Tai Chi friend:

Janet Mills, long-time resident of Sun Lakes was awarded the Crystal Award on March 2nd at the annual event dinner. As a Friend of the Library, Janet was instrumental in the fund raising efforts that led to building the new library that is enjoyed by Sun Lakers and where she continues to volunteer today. For two years, Janet has been practicing Tai Chi at Cottonwood, as well as swimming, gardening, and exercising!

Want more exercise? Get Out on the Dance Floor andDiscover the Fountain of Youth:

A free sample of social dancing class will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio (A6) at Cottonwood.  Bring or drag your honey and all your friends to have a really fun afternoon.  Dancing is a delightful way to stay fit and get exercise while holding a good looking partner in your arms.  Get your name on the roster by calling Mary Lou Kaye at 480.491.4942 or e-mailing

Upcoming events:

– Sunday, March 16, 1 pm: Lecture at Japanese Friendship Garden: Tai Chi-QiGong to Relax the Mind and Body with Kim Kubsch

– Saturday, March 29: Edible Garden Tour by Justin Rohner & TV’s Chef Brad

– Thursday, April 3:  Workshop: Smoothies For Energy, 2-4pm

– Saturday, April 26:  World Tai Chi Day, Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, 9:30am – noon