1.RISE UP ROOTED
Rooting is a mind/body/energy process that connects us to the Earth, increasing our stability, calmness, instinctual intelligence, and internal power. It is also the complementary pole to the Rising Energies of expansion, straightening, lightness, and openness: in the plant kingdom, the extending of roots into the earth enables the tree to grow upward, toward the sun. Methods to strengthen and deepen Root (Standing Qigong, Rooted Shifting and Walking, Equipment Training), will be balanced with practices to increase Rising/Expanding energies and qualities. Winter Into Spring!
2.TAI CHI/QIGONG 101
This program, developed by BTC master-instructors, enables students to “enter the gate” of authentic Tai Chi and Qigong, with a complete program of basic practices (jibengong) that are the foundation for all other Tai Chi and Qigong work. The program will introduce the fundamental principles of Rooting, Releasing, Pulsing, Alignment, and Flow. We will include an emphasis on breathing to strengthen our lung capacity and overall resilience.