Tai Chi Chuan Berkeley: Yang / Chen style Tai Chi classes in Berkeley, close to the UC Berkeley campus (California / San Francisco Bay Area / East Bay)
Taichi hand and weapons forms: Tai Chi 8 Form, Tai Chi 16 Form, Tai Chi 24 Form, Tai Chi 40 Form, Tai Chi 108 Form,
Tai Chi 48 Combined Form, 32 Tai Chi Sword Form, Tai Chi Plum Blossom Fan Form
Tai Chi movement names: Opening, Grasp Sparrows Tail, Grasp Bird's Tail, Brush Knee, Partition the Wild Horse's Mane, White Stork Spreads its Wings, Play the Fiddle, Repulse Monkey, Single Whip, Snake Creeps Down, Needle at the Sea Bottom, Carry the Tiger, Apparent Closure, Wave Hands Like Clouds, High Pat On Horse, Parry And Punch, Heel Kick, Toe Kick, Strike Opponents Ears with Both Fists, Double Fist Strike to Ears, Cross Hands, Golden Rooster stands on one Leg, Fan Through the Back, Fair Lady Works Shuttle. Group and solo routines. Chen 18 Form, Chen 24 Fan Form, Chen Silk Reeling
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WE ARE STARTING A *NEW* REVIEW ROUND OF THE 108 FORM. Some prior Tai Chi experience is required.
This class will introduce the beautiful Yang Style 108 Long Form - the crown jewel in the Yang style curriculum as well as the 8-Brocade Qigong Set (also known as the 8 Pieces of Brocade or 8 Jewels). No prior Tai Chi experience required.
Tai Chi Impressions: Sculptures performing Tai Chi are displayed at Peking University.
The Yang style is characterized by evenly paced, soft flowing movements which are almost 'zen-like' distilled in their postures and transitions - while also offering a myriad of delicate intricacies within the execution of each move, transition or stance. The gentle physical requirements of Yang style Tai Chi make it suitable to a wide audience in regards to physical requirements as well as age range.
The 8-Brocade Qigong Set is one of the most commonly practiced forms of Qigong used to harmonizes body, mind and spirit and to circulate, cultivate, enhance, and guide vital internal energies to achieve health, vitality, and spiritual awareness.
Tai Chi can help you:
Enhanced body awareness and conditioning: Learn a more holistic, gentler approach to conditioning and harmonizing body, mind and spirit than through high-intensity, high-impact exercises or sports that can harm joints, muscles or ligaments. Experience not only being physically balanced but also emotionally.
Nourishing inner peace, stillness and connectedness: Focus, clarity & inner harmony through connecting mind, body & spirit - not only within but also without. Only by being connected can we become whole and in balance.
Finding fulfillment in physical practice and spiritual immersion: A good martial artist is like a superb traditional craftsman - always refining, deepening technique, feeling and knowledge - knowing that the whole universe exists in the tiniest of movements. The art of Tai Chi Chuan instills the practitioner with a deep feeling of gratitude and humbleness, of being part of something bigger, something deeply meaningful in which the self becoming less and less important.
Class Level: Beginner II, Intermediate Class Times:Fridays, 9:30-10:30am
The Berkeley Performing Arts
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119
Berkeley, CA 94710 Map/Directions
Monthly Group Class Tuition: $100 (class once a week, 4 classes a month).
Trial Class: $10 (your first class)
Private Lesson: $120 (1 hour, can be shared (max. 2 students))
Payment Options: personal check, cash, Zelle (online payment)
Why is pre-registration required? The no-obligation pre-registration simply gives us a little bit of an idea of the to be anticipated class size and also allows us to contact you with the exact start date/time for this class.
*Payment Policy: Tuition payments ($100/month for online Zoom group classes once a week, $100/hr. for online Zoom private sessions) are accepted via Zelle, an online instant payment service that almost all major banks offer or Venmo. Please inquire with the instructor for payment details. The following cancellation fee applies for private lessons: $35 for cancellations received at least 24 hours prior to scheduled class. For same day cancellations the full private lesson fee ($100) is due.
Tuition is payable in advance 2 days prior to the first day of class in a given month. To keep the program viable we unfortunately cannot offer a per-class or drop-in fee with the exception of our trial class which we offer at $10.
Students already paying the full monthly tuition fee can pay a simple drop-in class fee of $20 per class if they would like to attend additional classes in another form that is appropriate for their level. Please ask the instructor for details/approval.
Please understand that the monthly tuition is a fixed fee as in any other martial arts, fitness or health program and cannot be reduced if classes are missed for any reason from the student's side. Tuition payments are paused if the student's absence exceeds 4 weeks - please notify the instructor in a timely manner if you anticipate any prolonged absence from class.
Students will receive a credit or reduction in the monthly tuition for classes cancelled by the instructor due to vacation, illness or unforeseen events. Classes are closed on federal holidays - the monthly tuition though is not affected by holidays falling on class days and remains payable in full.
If you decide to sign up or join a class after the 1st week of the month your monthly tuition will be prorated based on the remaining number a classes for that specific month.
Please email us with questions in regards to our payment policies.