This Fall we will be conducting a full slate of classes online, in the Zoom format that allows for a lot of interaction between teacher and students (and student to student!)

We will be offering more than a dozen different courses, ranging from A Taste Of Tai Chi and Tai Chi/Qigong 101 to Wu Style Long and Short Forms, 8 Essential Moves, and Rise Up Rooted. Check out the new schedule and course descriptions, and sign up soon!


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.

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.

"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. 

We have entered the Fifth Season, the time "when the pendulum reverses its swing". A still-point, between the Yang months of Spring and Summer, and the Yin period of Fall and Winter. A moment when time stops, when the breath deepens, when we heal our wounds, gather our strengths, review our progress, and restore balance; and prepare for the seasons ahead.

In these turbulent and profoundly disturbing times, Tai Chi and Qigong can provide an island of relief from confusion, struggle, stress, and pain. Not an escape so much as an opportunity to explore our mind/body/energy state(s), and to improve them in the direction of greater vitality, centeredness, harmony, and healthy empowerment.

"When approached as a time to truly slow down and self-nurture, late summer can help us re-ground in an incredibly steadying sense of stability and balance. It is a kind of homecoming, where you are given the opportunity to come back to the fields of yourself and rest there for the time being."   --Asia Suler

Join our fall online classes, yes, but also make some time every day to walk, to breathe, to practice at home, or outside in some natural environment. This is where real change will occur.

--Don Miller

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