Tai chi is a philo­sophy of seeking bal­ance and har­mony in life

Overview

Tai chi chuan, or taijiquan, is the martial art training practices organized around this philosophy. At Embody Tai Chi, we practice several styles of taijiquan as well as other Chinese martial arts (Kung Fu) which incorporate this balanced outlook to training. There’s not necessarily one set path for how balanced is achieved, so the curriculum is guided by the student’s interests. For example, some students may wish to start with slow, soft, and meditative styles of Tai Chi a before learning a more vigorous style. Others may wish to start with a stronger, more aggressive style, like xingyi, and gradually work on softness over time.

Benefits

Practicing the forms and conditioning exercises will develop of strong, mobile body as well as reduce markers of stress. While tai chi forms look simple, they take quite a lot of coordination to accomplish. The focus required to learn and remember the movements tends to bring a focused calm mind. Finally, push hands practice can improve ones timing and ability to adapt to different pressures. It can be also a fun, social activity that comes with a great work out.

Plan

Tai Chi: Fundamentals
Sun. 9am–10am

Tai Chi: Beginning Form
Sun. 10am–11am

Tai Chi: Advanced/Open Gym
Sun. 11am–12pm

Tai Chi: All Levels
Wed. 9am–10am

Kung Fu (all ages!)
Mon. 4:30pm–5:15pm

Open Push Hands (free!):
Sun. 12pm–1pm

Push Hands:
Mon./Wed./Fri. 6:30pm–7:30pm

Xingyiquan Baguazhang
Sat. 6:30pm–7:30pm

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