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.
9:30 am – 11:00 am December 14, 21, 28
This class is an introduction to taiji (tai chi) in general with specific exercises from Yang style taiji. 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.
Over the 3 lessons, participants will learn some fundamental stretches and warm ups, basic stepping methods for taiji, and the first 10-12 movements of the traditional 108 movement form.
Traditional practice stresses centering, keeping the body relaxed and the mind alert; connecting the movement with the breath. Each movement should be complete and full, using the entire body.
After practice, the body will be relaxed, comfortable, and energized.
(The legs may be a little sore after the first class and tips for how to manage this – and build up leg and core strength – will be included. )
Basic concepts and vocabulary in Mandarin are included.