• Tai Chi & Taoist Yoga For All

  • What is Tai Chi?

    Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

    Also called tai chi chuan, is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

    How do I learn?

    We learn by doing. It takes about three to four months to learn the 108-move set. It's a relaxed class atmosphere and the moves demonstrated many times, then we perform it together. People of all ages and conditions can learn and the moves can be performed in any comfortable clothing.

    Tai Chi is a lifelong process and every step along the way is enjoyable experience. It's never quantity of movement that matters with the Internal Arts. Far better to deeply know a couple of postures from the form and train them several times a day than to superficially know a (or multiple) whole forms and run through them every day. You will have a much more satisfying experience from the deeper practice.

    While there may be a handful of helpful study guides, it is simply impossible to learn from a book or video. A DVD cannot correct your form, and everyone needs correction as a beginner. Moreover, the social support gained by attending a class is invaluable. So come join us for a session and find out all the benefits this ancient art has to offer.

  • The long form of the traditional Yang style performance by Master Zhang Junfeng of Beijing, China. Master Zhang is a renowned teacher of Traditional Yang and Wu styles.