Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise using slow, relaxed movements for complete development of the self, i.e. Mind/Body/Spirit. The Mind develops its powers of concentration, will power, & visualization; the body finds an efficient exercise that increases blood flow & strengthens muscles, increases balance, and improves immune functioning; and the spirit discovers harmony through calm movements. Practitioners of Tai Chi learn to control the flow of Qi (chi), our essential vibrational life force, for better health and improved emotional balance. Each class will be a study of the 8 ways exercises, plus learning the 37 posture Yang Style Short Form developed by Master Cheng Man-ch’ing.
Tai Chi Wellness
Based on the 8 Ways Exercises passed down by Master Cheng Man-ch'ing, Tai Chi Wellness is for people that do not want to commit to learning a Tai Chi Form. Each class explores Meditation, Joint Warm-ups, the 8 Ways Exercises, Combined Tai Chi poses, and Qi Gong.
Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention
This program, designed by Dr. Paul Lam, is based on the Sun style of Tai Chi. It is slow and gentle enough for all people, all ages and all physical capabilities. Nancy E Presser holds a Certification in Teaching this Class.