An Invitation to Tai Chi Wellness

“World peace comes from world health. When you feel better, you are kinder, friendlier, more cooperative. It is that simple.” – Master Peng

Those were the words of my father Tai Chi Master Peng who devoted his life to promoting peace as a diplomat from China and then as a Tai Chi teacher. They are my words now to honor his philosophy and fulfill his legacy. I am his daughter/his student/his disciple. He gave me the gift of this wholistic exercise to share and create as many healthy people as possible.

You are warmly invited to learn a series of fascinating steps culled from nature’s finest movements. This gentle exercise brings life enhancing benefits to fortify us against stress, fatigue, depression, imbalance, brain fog. Classes are fun and learner-friendly. No athletic skills or prior experience needed. Students will enjoy graduating to more moves and complexity.

Classes

Orientation

Intro: Learn about the Movements, the Health Benefits, the History and Philosophy behind this ancient exercise.
March 27-May 29
Sat 9:00- 10:00am
FREE

Levels

Level 1: Beginners
<Steps#1-25> Learn the Basics. These are Foundation steps to improve balance, muscle tone, and the integration of body/mind/spirit.
April 1-June 3
Thurs 12:00-1:00pm
Level 2: Intermediate
<Steps#25-50> Explore more intricate moves after you have mastered Basics or Level 1 – such as Repulse Monkey, Slanting Hand, Pick Needle from Bottom of Ocean, Fanning Hands.
April 1-June 3
Thurs 6:00-7:00pm
Level 3: Advanced
<Steps#50-85> Try more challenging moves after you have mastered Level 2 – such as Golden Pheasant Standing on One Leg, Snake Crawls Under, Four Corners, Bend the Bow to Shoot the Tiger. 
April 2-June 4
Fri 10:30-11:30am
$160 for 10 classes Drop in $25

Practice Sessions

Full Set Practice Sessions
<Step#1-85> This hour is devoted to students doing the full set in a continuous flow – ultimately experiencing the “meditation in motion” for which Tai Chi is known. There will be no instructions, just the joy of doing the moves. For details, instructions or explanations enroll in any of the classes.
April 7- June 12
Wed 12:00-1:00pm
$160 for 10 classes Drop in $25

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi Chuan (its long formal name) translates as “Supreme Ultimate Fist.” For students enjoying this ancient Asian exercise, it simply means to reach the highest with your optimal power. That may sound very challenging, but what a wonderful, no nonsense goal! The exercise is a sequence of steps culled from nature’s best movements to awaken the Qi — “intrinsic energy” in you. Our bodies have not changed that much over the centuries, but our connection to that vital force has. It has diminished, and so unnecessarily.

Because the exercise has been viewed as “esoteric” – something specialized or foreign – by the Western World, Tai Chi Chuan has remained an untapped source of health for several years until recently. Mixed into the various martial artists, it may have been an ancient Chinese secret, but the most obvious question should be: “Why are MILLIONS practicing it? And for centuries?” If you are still unsure about whether Tai Chi is for you, check out the popular misconceptions that has kept many from exploring its great benefits.