Study Classical TaijiQuan

 

 


How to apply: Go to the Sign Up page, and fill out an application.

Who should apply: All levels and ages

What time is class? New students meet Sunday mornings at 7:30 am (Pacific) and are joined by the on-going group at 8:00 am. Another on-going class meets Thursday mornings at 11 am.  All students are welcome to attend all class meetings – including additional open class times where you can meet other students and “work out” together.

How much is it?  Tuition is $99/month (private sessions and workshops additional)

 


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!”