Join Us for T’ai Chi in the Park!
We meet for class in Huntington Beach every Saturday morning at 9 am for fun and Qi! Whether you are brand new to T’ai Chi and want to find out what it is like, or you are an experienced player, you will find something to teach you, entertain you and challenge you to the next level.
Who should come: All levels and ages
Where we meet: Huntington Beach Central Park (behind the library). Follow the walking path to the right – not down the hill toward the lake – and find us on the flat stretch of grass.
What time is class? We meet from 9 o’clock until 10:30 – but we have been known to hang out longer if we’re having too much fun!
How much is it? First class is always FREE! Regular tuition is $90/month (or $25 for a single class.) But come check it out first and see for yourself how training with America’s T’ai Chi Champion will change your life.
How I teach my classes
I have always loved the adventure of teaching class. Every T’ai Chi class is unique as my students and I explore this experience together. My students have come from every age, nationality and walk of life. I have worked with athletes, celebrities, and retirees. I have also had the great honor to teach military veterans as they work to regain their mental, spiritual and physical health. Each class allows us to explore some other aspect of our inner and outer T’ai Chi.
I have a unique background for teaching T’ai Chi, since I have a degree in Kinesiology and 35 years experience in conventional fitness and physical therapy – along with my traditional background in T’ai Chi, yoga and Pilates. I don’t know of any other teachers with this foundation. I look at the way our bodies move through space as metaphors for how we move through life. I believe that mastering the shapes, motions, stretches and balance challenges of T’ai Chi can teach us how to overcome the stresses and challenges of everyday life.
My curriculum consists of exploring what are called the three pillars of T’ai Chi: the practice of standing Qigong meditation; the interactive T’ai Chi game of “Pushing Hands;” and the beautiful choreography of the T’ai Chi dance (which we call “forms”). These three pillars correspond to the elements of harmony known as power, freedom and flow.
But most of all, my approach to teaching class is to keep alive the element of fun and playfulness. Traditionally, T’ai Chi students are called “players” – as in “I play T’ai Chi.” And I always remind my students that T’ai Chi was meant to be played – not “worked!”