TAI CHI CLASSES
Develop physical and mental fitness and find a new harmony
of the mind, body and spirit using this ancient Chinese
martial art. Mastering the essentials of Tai Chi is
especially valuable for bodyworkers, medical Qigong
therapists and acupuncturists alike because Tai Chi
teaches centering, natural bodily alignment, grounding,
and integration of posture, breath and intent. These
skills help reduce body stress and fatigue and maximize
physical power and qi flow when treating.
Yang Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan)
Simplified 24-Style Yang Tai Chi was created in the
1950's as the National Tai Chi form in mainland China.
It features many of the major movements from the original
108 movement Yang Tai Chi form, but without the numerous
repetitions present in the long form, and can thus be
completed in 5-7 minutes of practice. As a short form,
it is well suited for modern people with busy lives
who still desire an exercise system for fitness and
health. Simplified 24-Style Yang Tai Ch is the world's
most popular version of Tai Chi, and is featured in
Tai Chi form competitions internationally.
Tai Chi - Level 1
Starting with basic movements, warm-up techniques
and breathing exercises, you will learn a short 13-step
Tai Chi set of flowing natural movements done slowly
with calmness, balance and awareness.
Style Tai Chi – Level 1
Chen Style Tai Chi is the mother of all main Tai Chi styles taught around the
world today. You will learn its sinuous and beautiful spiraling movements,
open up your joints, increase your strength, balance and flexibility, and learn
the meaning of true internal power. Chen Style Tai Chi’s unique features
include a more obviously martial flavor than it's offspring Tai Chi styles,
changing it's tempo from slow and soft movements to sudden movements of grace
and power. Because of Chen Style’s vigorous movements, it is most suitable
for younger people in relatively good physical condition who also have are
interested in Tai Chi’s martial arts features in addition to its health
promoting benefits. Prior martial arts experience a plus.
Chi - Level 2
You will refine and correct the movements
learned in Tai Chi 1. You will also begin to
explore the principles of Yin and Yang, and
discover deep relaxation in movement.
Chi - Level 3
In Tai Chi 3, you will be introduced
to the rarely taught "inner structure
of Tai Chi." You will be given time-tested
traditional principles for developing structural
alignment, drawn from the Tai
Chi Classics.. This knowledge is the
key to integrated power, grace, grounding,
and increased qi flow in your Tai Chi.
Chi - Level 4
Tai Chi 4 deepens your exploration and
mastery of Tai Chi's inner structure. We will
also begin Tai Chi two person practice, called tui
shou or Push Hands, where you will develop
sensitivity and learn practical applications
of Tai Chi with the aid of a partner.
Chi - Level 5
Tai Chi 5 enhances your ability to stay grounded,
centered and calm in the midst of everyday stress. You
will expand your repertoire of poised responses through
new Tai Chi partner exercises, and will learn the practical
use of the 13 postures of Tai Chi as related to the
eight trigrams and five elements.
Tai Chi - Level 6
Tai Chi 6 introduces the moving step exercises of Tai
Chi partner practice. You will acquire the art of skillful
distancing and timing, and will learn both Tai Chi martial
applications and the way of neutralizing these applications.