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 and 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. Register Online under WORKSHOPS to attend. Continue your Tai Chi practice in group classes after completing intro.  Look for Introductions to Tai Chi for specific forms: Arthritis, 24 Forms and Fundamentals.

Tai Chi for Health & Arthritis

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 Yang 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.  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.

 

Tai Chi Schedule

Tai Chi classes are included in membership. No registration required.

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