Tai Chi

Tai Chi: An ancient Chinese art of movement, Tai Chi is a sequence of slow, gentle movements which strengthens the internal flow of chi to promote focus an

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d clarity. It encourages upright posture, openness in the joints, fluid movements, balance, and full even breathing.  There are several styles of Tai Chi practiced throughout the world.

Introduction to Tai Chi

Introduction to the essential principles of Tai Chi, including mind and body integration, fluid movements, coordinated breathing and mental concentration. 4 week sessions. Register Online under WORKSHOPS to attend. Continue your Tai Chi practice in group classes after completing intro.

Introduction to Tai Chi Fundamentals is based on the YANG style. It covers the beginning movements in a step by step process. Watch, follow, show and practice together. Practice will focus on balance, body alignment and relaxed breathing.

Introduction to Tai Chi for Arthritis is based on the SUN style form. It covers the beginning movements in a step by step process. Watch, follow, show and practice together. Practice will focus on balance, body alignment and relaxed breathing.

 

Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi for Health & Arthritis (TCHA)       

TCHA is a short modified SUN form developed by Dr. Paul Lam. It is an appropriate introduction to the study of Tai Chi.

Intermediate Tai Chi                                                                                               

This class is appropriate for students who have experience in both modified forms: TCHA (SUN)& Tai Chi Fundamentals(YANG)

Tai Chi Yan 24 Form 

This form is also known as the Yang family short form and the Beijing form. It was popularized by China’s National Physical Culture & Sports Committee as China’s national fitness program. This form is widely taught and practiced throughout the world. It is an appropriate introduction to the study of Tai Chi.

Qi Gong: A gentle and expansive form of movement that uses repetition, inviting you to focus your attention and explore the movement. Posture, full range of motion, long diagonal stretches, and balance are all aspects of this style.

Qigong                                                                                                             

This restorative practice includes an integrated, flowing form that is simple yet powerful for releasing tension and calming the body, mind and spirit while bringing vitality to your life. No experience necessary. All ability levels welcome.