The School of Tai Chi Chuan teaches the Yang family style short form as developed by Grand Master Cheng Man-Ch'ing. We offer a comprehensive series of classes for beginning and advanced students. The full Tai Chi form can be learned in the Beginning Form courses (approximately 30 one-hour classes), usually divided into thirds that we refer to as B1, B2, and B3.
New Class for Beginners - Mondays 7:30-8:30 pm:
- September 15 - First class & Free Introduction of Fall semester
- December 8 – Last class of Fall semester
- January 12, 2015 – Winter semester starts
You may take the first class of B1 as a free introduction - and decide at the end of the class whether you want to sign up for the course. The first class will include a demonstration of the first third of the Tai Chi form, a class in which you will learn the opening moves, and a question and answer period. No preregistration required. If you can't come to the first class, you may attend the second class and decide at the end of class if you want to join the course.
In this course, you will learn the First Third of the Beginning Tai Chi Form up to Cross Hands. You will be introduced to basic principles including correct placement of the feet, alignment of the knees and hips, a straight and relaxed spine, and above all complete relaxation of the major joints in the body. It is this relaxation that allows the qi (chi, vital internal energy) to flow freely in your body, bringing a pleasant sense of well-being, and pointing you in the direction of good health.
$175 per semester. Payment is by semester, not by the class.
No pre-registration is required:
You may register when you come to the Free Introduction or one of the first classes.
What to Wear:
We recommend wearing flat shoes and comfortable clothing. We sell cloth-soled Tai Chi slippers for $10 a pair, most sizes available.
NEW: Tai Chi Exercises for Health – 7:00-7:30 pm:
A half-hour class. Learn five easy sets of postures, walks, and qi (energy) massages for daily practice. This course brings together the movements of Tai Chi and the wisdom of 5 Element Chinese medicine. Based on the DVD, Roots & Branches: 5 Element Qi Gong (available on Amazon). $80 for the semester as a standalone class. Free to students registered for one of the 7:30 Tai Chi form classes (replaces WarmUps).