Curriculum

We offer beginning classes to get you started and then a series of classes that further the teachings of Professor Cheng ManChing’s 37 position form.

Beginning Tai Chi - Relaxing with Chi is designed to revitalize and energize you.  We will focus on Tai Chi principles through easy to follow movements, meditation, and breath awareness.  The form is taught in 30-36 one-hour classes, divided into B-1, B2- and B-3.  We teach the entire sequence of movements, where the hands go, where the feet go, and the principles (softness, straightness, relaxation) that makes doing the movements worthwhile.  Each class hour provides teacher demonstrations, lots of practice repetitions, individual adjustments, verbal guidance, and social interaction.

 

Additional Curriculum

Fundamentals is the next step in deepening our learning in beginning classes.  Now that you have learned the basic mechanics of the Tai Chi form, we change our focus to the principles that make Tai Chi unique.

Partner Work - Sensing Hands - Working with a partner to help each other become more aware of our tensions to help each other let them go.  Lighthearted and playful, laughter and camaraderie are present in all levels of partner work.

Intermediate Form Work is the next level.

GiGong - Improves circulation and balance of life force energy.  Simple, discrete movements.  Regenerative support for individuals with minor or serious illnesses, injuries, energy blocks, emotional/spiritual imbalances.  Easy to learn and practice; discernible benefits with modest time investment.

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