1.8 ESSENTIAL MOVES
Deep exploration of single movements is one of the key practices in the original, ancient method of Tai Chi. In this course, we will study 8 movements that are of major importance in all styles of the art. Each move will be practiced as Standing Meditation; Moving Qigong; Interactive Maneuver; and Energetic Archetype. Variations in Frame, Height, Speed, Footwork, and Intention will all be explored. Improvements in chi flow and understanding occur through this method that are unattainable in any other way.
Open to those who have completed Tai Chi 102 and Peng Lu Ji An OR have at least 6 months experience in any Tai Chi Form.
2.WU STYLE TAI CHI : INTRO TO SHORT AND LONG FORMS
In these classes, we will introduce two choreographed sequences of the Wu Style of Tai Chi, as transmitted through Master Liu Hung Chieh of Beijing and Energy Arts founder Bruce Frantzis. The Wu Style utilizes small circular movements and relatively high stances, making it easy physically but with a great deal of internal energy. The Short Form contains 18 movements and takes 4-5 Minutes to perform. We emphasize precise alignments of the legs and spine, to facilitate relaxation and energy flow. The Long Form consists of over 100 moves, and takes about 25 minutes to perform. Learning Long Form provides access to deeper twisting, pulsing, and internal energy flows, as well as the "meditation in motion" that is the hallmark of all advanced Tai Chi practice.
3.A TASTE OF TAI CHI
"Tai Chi makes the weak person strong, the strong person gentle; the old person youthful, and the young person wise."
Always wondered about Tai Chi, but don’t know where to start? This is a perfect introductory short program that gives individuals a chance to experience the joys and benefits of Tai Chi, without having to commit to a full 7-week course. ATOTC introduces the essential Tai Chi processes of Quiet Standing, Rooting, Pulsing, and Mindful Movement, and is designed to be appropriate for students of all ages and levels of physical ability.
You can sample your first class for free. After that, you can purchase a special Introductory 3-Class Card for only $29.