An Invitation to Wellness

World Peace is achieved through World Health.
When you feel better, you are a kinder, friendlier,
more cooperative person.

It is that simple”

–Tai Chi Master Peng

Classes

Orientation

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

Levels 1
Levels 2
Levels 3

Level 1: Beginners <Steps#1-25> Students learn the Foundation Set, the Basics plus movements to improve balance, muscle tone, body/mind/spirit integration.
April 1-June 3
Thurs 8:00-9:00am or 12:00-1:00pm
Level 2: Intermediate <Steps#25-50> Students who have mastered Basics and Level 1 can explore more challenging moves – e.g. Repulse Monkey, Slanting Hand, Pick Needle from Bottom of Ocean, Fanning Hands
April 1-June 3
Thurs 6:00-7:00pm
Level 3: Advanced Students who have mastered Level 2 can now try Golden Pheasant Standing on One Leg, Snake Crawls Under, Four Corners, Bend the Bow to Shoot the Tiger. <Steps#50-85>
April 2-June 4
Fri 10:30-11:30am
$160/10 classes Drop in $25

Practice Sessions

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

3 thoughts on “An Invitation to Wellness

  1. I enjoyed the demonstration you gave at the Belmont Library last week. You looked and sounded familar to me. I may be mistaken but I belive you have done toastmasters. Am I correct? If am I enjoyed listening you when you gave a test at one of the big toastmaster contests. If I am wrong I apologize. You definitely know your Taichi.

  2. Elliote, is the right person for learning Tai-Chi. She is a very caring person, her energy is very peacefull, her smile say a lot about her. Her knowledge about Tai-Chi and other energy works make her like an Angel when comes to find ways of relaxation and health. I strongly suggest to take clases from Elliote, I know her for so many years and she is a great person to be with.
    Tai-chi is great way to find that balance within our selfs.
    Edgar

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