Tai Chi & Chi Gong

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Class Schedule

See our class schedule below. These are subject to change.

ONGOING CLASSES

Monday-Thursday
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Location:
The Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
1060 River St., #111
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Evening Classes (starting Nov 1st, 2016)
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening
5:30pm-6:45pm

Location:
Louden Nelson Community Center
301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA


Class Format:

  • Warm-ups: Gentle Stretches, to open up the joints of the body.
  • Chi Gong: Eight Pieces of Brocade and Muscle Change Classic or Marrow Washing Classic
  • Floor stretches
  • Hua Tuo Five Animal Frolics
  • Tai Chi: 'Tai Chi Circles' (developed by Master Chungliang Huang)
  • Basic Taijiquan Eight, Yang Style. This form is popular for its simplicity and it requires little space. It is symmetric. Also known as Taijiquan 10 form.
  • NOTE: Please bring supportive shoes and comfortable loose clothing, and layers in case we go outside.
We practice Chi Gong before Tai Chi in order to build stances, flexibility, awareness of the meridians and special acupuncture points (like the Bubbling Wells or the Dantian), coordinated movement, strength, balance, and ability to step from one stance to another. If one has basic abilities gained through the warmups, qigong, and stretches, then progress in Tai Chi will be that much faster. Furthermore, if one can open their meridians through basic qigong and has already built basic stamina and power, then one can use the Tai Chi set to circulate and compound energy.

CONTACT Linda for more information: 831-334-7757