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LATE FALL SESSION STARTS NOVEMBER 2
This season we will be conducting a full slate of classes online, in the Zoom format that allows for abundant 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!

NEW AND FEATURED CLASSES:

STICKS AND STONES: TAI CHI EQUIPMENT TRAINING
In ancient times, practicioners of Tai Chi used rocks, logs, stone balls, iron weights, as well as staves, swords, spears and other weapons to enhance structure and alignment, increase root and mobility, and expand energy flow and extension.  In this course, we will explore both traditional and modern equipment training to strengthen all aspects of our Tai Chi, including internal power, rooting, balance, intention, and Qi flow.  Almost-immediate upgrades are guaranteed! Open to all levels beyond TC101/102.
 
TAI CHI 301: ADVANCED WORK
For advanced students and instructors with a minimum of 5-10 years experience in Tai Chi  and other Internal Arts. In keeping with the original methods of the Taoist arts, there is no fixed curriculum, but classes will cover such subjects as:  the 16 Major Jings of Tai Chi, Yiquan Standing and Moving Practices, Dan Lian "deep form" Work,  Transformational Processes (hua jing), the relation of Martial and Healing energies, wu wei (non-doing), and the like.  We will also include individualized work to enhance each person's specific path to progress.  Limited to 12 , admission to class by permission of the instructor (BTC Director Don Miller) only.
 
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. 
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TAI CHI FOR HEALTHY AGING AND BETTER BALANCE

The BTC Tai Chi For Healthy Aging And Better Balance (tm) project is about to begin Phase II of the progression toward official Evidence Based status for Falls Prevention. We have just concluded our first Teacher Training/Certification Program, with 10 wonderful TCHABB Instructors finishing an intensive 40-hour program held over the past six months. In Phase II, beginning early November, instructors will conduct 10 trial groups delivering the 12 week, 24 class TCHABB program. Data from these groups will be collected to demonstrate the benefits of the TCHABB program with respect to fall prevention and mitigation, balance improvement, and improved physical and mental well-being.

A separate mailing will go out next week regarding participation in the 10 study groups. If you know someone age 60+ who would be a good candidate to participate in this program, please forward their contact info to Don at: don.miller@brooklinetaichi.org.

Testimonials from former TCHABB students:
"I had taken some bad falls. With Tai Chi it is never too late. I feel rescued and rejuvenated, able to take on the challenges of travel, raising grandkids, and my garden.  It has made a difference in my competence, resilience, and general well-being. " --J.S.

"It has changed my whole way of moving in the world." --T.M.

"The practices were simple and profound...The increase in self-reliance has been global...The effect in my life has been immeasurable." --S.S

FROM THE DIRECTOR

In these turbulent and often profoundly disturbing times, Tai Chi can provide much needed relief from the confusion, struggle, stress, and pain many of us are experiencing. An island of time without the news, without the cell phone or the computer, without the noise and cacophony of the world. A chance to breathe, to release tension and fear, to feel our legs and feet connecting us to the Earth. Restoring what is natural and good. "Stand like a tree, move like a river." Where fear has been diminished, the spirit rises.
--Don Miller

Tai Chi Sword master Ken Van Sickle, at 80.
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