Saturdays @7:30 am – 8:30 am
This class includes pretty much everything: taiji, bagua, xingyi, qigong, basic stretches, foundation exercises. All students are asked to learn several stretches and some foundation exercises.
After an introduction to each system, each student has the opportunity to choose one to focus on. Once practice is sufficient, the student can learn another system. Clarity and the character of the movements matters.
The topics move from fundamental anatomy to specifics for each movement to the basics of traditional Chinese medicine to the concept of qi and what it means in daily practice.
Basic concepts and vocabulary in Mandarin are included.
Saturdays @8:30 – 9:30 am
This is a free class for people who want to ask questions and explore the different topics associated with internal martial arts. Attendees receive an introduction to basic practice methods for each of the different systems along with some foundation stretches and warm ups.
This class is for people who would like to start their weekend in a beautiful natural setting (real photo), relaxing and exercising at the same time. Instead of feeling tired at the end of a workout, participants leave refreshed.
Topics include Taiji, Xingyi, Bagua, Qigong, and other internal arts.
Yang style taiji (tai chi) is known for its elegant sweeping movements with an even, relaxed, and smooth flow. People interested in relaxing, building resilience, and exercising at the same time will enjoy this workshop.
We’ll cover the fundamentals of movement for taiji (Tai Chi) and a portion of the form. While it’s important to relax, it’s also important to pay attention. Keeping the movements even requires a degree of leg strength and a sense of timing. All are learned skills.
We’ll cover several stepping methods, some key requirements for each of the forms, and the foundations for taiji principles of movement.
The Student rate applies for currently enrolled students. If you are currently enrolled in my Saturday morning class, you pay half-price for the workshop.
Introduction to Xingyiquan
People who want to develop and deepen their breathing while working on posture and balance with simple movements will appreciate this workshop.
We’ll cover the fundamentals of movement for xingyi (Hsing I) and the 5 Elements of traditional Xingyiquan. We’ll also cover Xingyi correspondences, some key requirements for each of the forms, and xingyi principles of movement.
Characteristics of Xingyiquan movements are direct and clear; prompt and focused. The footwork and timing are important. Keeping the movements clean and even is as important as using strength in completing each one.
The Student rate applies to currently enrolled students. If you are currently enrolled in the Saturday morning class, you pay half-price for the workshop.