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Mind, Body and Spirit – Tai Chi, Meditation
Beginning T'ai Chi (Easy T'ai Chi Primer Form)
This beginning course in t'ai chi ch'uan is designed especially for the novice and for seniors who wish to learn and practice a simplified version of this profound art form. In this class, the art of t'ai chi is taught as a holistic exercise that promotes health, improves balance, and enhances mind-body awareness. Step-by-step instruction is provided in an easy-to-learn primer form of less than 20 movements selected from the Yang and Wu styles of t'ai chi. The movements of t'ai chi are circular, soft, and flowing, and are performed slowly with concentration and control. In beginning t'ai chi, the participant can return again and again to the same class or use the lessons as a foundation if they wish to pursue continued studies of t'ai chi at an intermediate or advanced level. Wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Exclusions apply for pregnant women and those with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knees.
Intermediate T'ai Chi (Authentic Northern Wu Style)
This intermediate-level course features the authentic Northern Wu style t'ai chi ch'uan that was passed down via the late Grandmaster Wang Peisheng of Beijing, China. This class is suited for those continuing on from beginning t'ai chi and for those who are ready from the start to experience a more challenging method of t'ai chi ch'uan practice. Step-by-step detailed instruction will be given in the movements and principles of the 37-posture Wu style t'ai chi form. No previous experience with t'ai chi is required if you are in good health and feel you are ready to begin your t'ai chi experience at an intermediate level. Those who have taken one or more semesters of the beginner's t'ai chi course, and those who have practiced other t'ai chi styles, are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled shoes. Exclusions apply for pregnant women and those with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the knees.
Principles of Meditation - A Joyous Peaceful Way of Life
The practice of this ancient art will enrich your life experiences and expand your horizon. It is an excellent support to prevent, slow or control cardiovascular disease, improve the ability to sustain concentration, restore balance for depression, develop constructive use of thought patterns and ease pain associated with chronic diseases. If the practice of meditation is a new concept you would like to experience - or if you wish to renew your meditation practice, this course will help you establish a firm foundation.
For more information or to register, call 240-500-2236.