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Yang Style Tai Chi 108 Long Form

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 Statues

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

Class Location:
  • The Berkeley Performing Arts
    2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119
    Berkeley, CA 94710
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Class Tuition:
  • 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)
*For payment policy & details please see bottom of page.

Enrollment:

  • on-going (started Summer 2019)

   or call 415.422.9933

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.

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*Payment Policy: Tuition payments ($100/month for group classes once a week, $120/hr. for private sessions) are accepted in cash, personal check or if you prefer you can pay your tuition online via PayPal, Zelle or Venmo, an online instant payment service that almost all major banks offer. Please inquire with the instructor for more 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 ($120) is due.

Tuition is payable in advance the first week of the 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 ($25 credit per class cancelled) . 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.