Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we are unfortunately currently unable to hold in-person classes but will be offering select remote online classes via Zoom (Online Video Conferencing Platform). If you are interested in remote class options in the Chen Style 18 Beginner Form, please fill out the no-obligation pre-registration form below so that we can keep you updated on final class dates/times.
This online class will introduce the Chen Style Tai Chi 18 Beginner Form as well as well as the 8-Brocade Qigong Set (also known as the 8 Pieces of Brocade or 8 Jewels), basic Silk Reeling Exercises (Chan Si Gong) and Warm-up/Stretching Exercises. The Chen 18 Form teaches the basic principles, stances and transitions of Chen Style Tai Chi making it a great stepping stone to the beautiful Chen 24 Fan Form as well as the highly dynamic and powerful Chen 56 Competition Form or the graceful and very traditional Lao Jia Yi Lu. (Old Frame, First Routine)
Chen Style Tai Chi is the founding style of all other styles of Tai Chi and is characterized by a pronounced coiling, spiraling energy (chan si jin), with interspersed faster movements (fa jin). This unique combination of predominantly soft and gentle movements paired with sporadic faster energy releases gives the Chen Style a beautiful movement dynamic and engages the practitioner at a very deep level - physically, emotionally as well as spiritually.
The 8-Brocade Qigong Set is one of the most commonly practiced forms of Qigong around the world. Qigong is a centuries-old Chinese health/exercise regimen that tries to harmonizes body, mind and spirit and cultivates, enhances, and guides vital internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness.
Silk Reeling (Chan Si Gong) is a series of exercises used to cultivate “Chan Si Jin” or Silk Reeling Energy and is especially emphasized in Chen Style Tai Chi. The coiling action of Silk Reeling - like pulling silk from a cocoon - creates a spiraling internal force which loosens the joints, develops deep relaxation and a feeling of connectedness, and improves efficiency of movement with the whole body moving as one continual spiraling unit driven from the waist.
Online Group Classes
$100 monthly tuition (4 or 5 classes per month depending on the month, class once a week). A first trial class will be offered at $10. Sorry, no single drop-in class fees.
Online Private Sessions
$100 per hour or $50 for 30 minutes.
Zelle or Venmo offer instant & convenient online payments. All tuition fees are payable before your first class and are non-refundable except when classes are cancelled from the instructor's side.
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