Read About Our Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi Intro Course
Yang 10 Form
The Tai Chi Intro class is an 8-week course for students that want to learn a traditional tai chi form. Traditional tai chi is a disciplined art form that requires dedication and patience to realize its profound benefits. If you are in the ‘Flow’ class and want to explore deeper, this class is the next step!
Students in the Intro Course will learn the ‘Yang 10’ form. Yang 10 is a great starter form for those that want a taste of traditional tai chi. The form is short and can be done in a confined space. For that reason we fondly refer to it as our “Travel Tai Chi Set”. It can be practiced anywhere in 3-5min!
Step-by-step instruction of the ‘Yang 10’ form restarts every 8 weeks.
Tai Chi Flow
Drop-In Class for ALL LEVELS
Qigong for Health
‘Qigong’ is a moving meditation that serves as the perfect stress-management tool and mind-refreshing tonic after long hours of work. In addition to deep breathing and graceful movements, qigong uses concentrated imagery to guide qi throughout the body. In this way, qigong “washes” the body with the mind using intrinsic energy-flow to restore organ function and strengthen the mind-body connection.
Qigong movements originated from dao-yin stretching or “Taoist yoga.” They differ in that qigong’s soft movements focus on gathering qi to rejuvenate the body, whereas dao-yin aims to improve flexibility and release energy blockages by stretching the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Together, dao-yin warms-up the body for more efficient cultivation in qigong; and qigong gathers energy for more effective qi-flow during tai chi practice.
Saturday’s ‘Qigong for Health’ has open enrollment anytime. This class will focus on physical mechanics of each move, first, and then will focus on flow, breath and imagery.
Each qigong set will be followed by a Sunday seminar once-a-quarter that will provide time to explore deeper concepts and details of each move. Hand-outs and instructional material will also be provided at these seminars. See our ‘Events Calendar’ for our next seminar!
Tai Chi 24 Form
The Tai Chi 24 class is an intermediate level class for students that have completed the “Tai Chi Intro” class or have an understanding of tai chi fundamentals. ‘Tai Chi 24’ or ‘Yang 24’ is the most widely practiced tai chi form in the world! It is a great intermediate or starter form for those that are new to tai chi…
Step-by-step instruction of the ‘Yang 24’ form restarts every 16 weeks.
Tai Chi 24 Practice Class
This class is intended for students that desire an additional practice night for the 24 forms. The instructor may use this class to add more detail to certain movements and incorporate breathing and qi-flow, however, this is NOT an instructional class, rather a class to emphasize the meditative and internal aspects of tai chi practice. In general, the instructor will guide the form, but will not stop to teach the movements. Just breathe, relax and flow!
Wudang Tai Chi
Wudang Mountain is the birthplace of tai chi and internal martial arts as designed by Zhan Sanfeng over 700 years ago. Originally designed for “warrior priests” on Wudang Mt., Wudang Tai Chi uses martial arts as an internal alchemy practice to heal the body and foster spiritual growth. The Wudang style demonstrates powerful rooting, waist power and internal cultivation methods. The style is both more martial and internal with great detail and subtleties.
Square-foot Tai Chi & Wudang 28
After students gain a firm understanding of the Yang 24 form, students may learn the advanced Wudang style of tai chi. Level 1 Wudang Tai Chi consists of forms derived from the Wudang 108 Tai Chi form. Level 1 will alternate between the Square-foot Tai Chi form and Wudang 28. Square-foot was designed by Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen) as a short, condensed form that can be practiced in a small confined space. The form is characterized by lots of twists and turns and is excellent for the kidneys! Wudang 28 is another modern derivative of 108 that was recently designed on Wudang Mountain for competition purposes. These forms take 4-6 months to learn.
Sanfeng 13 Tai Chi
Sanfeng 13 is the original Tai Chi form created by Zhan Sanfeng himself. From Wudang 13 all other tai chi and internal martial arts was born. This form was not taught outside of Wudang until recently. The “Advanced Practice” is for students that already know the form. Wudang Lv 2 is for students that want to learn the form from the beginning. Although 13 sounds small, this is a large form and takes roughly 1 year to learn.