Tai Chi

April 5, 2012 by  
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Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 5:45-6:45 p.m. OR
Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1 – 2 p.m.

Beginning Tai Chi

Tai Chi Beginners focus on the fundamentals of Tai Chi Chuan, including qigong (Qigong or Chi Kung is “breath work” that focuses on breathing and subtle movements that help focus energy and build strength based on Chinese Taoist medicine theory). Instructor Greg Illich will show you smooth, flowing exercises to increase your energy and vitality and reduce stress.
Cost is $15 per session or $45 per month.

Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26
2-3 p.m.
Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi

Intermediate/advanced Tai Chi focuses on Secret Yang long form, Traditional Yang Style 64 movement, Long Sword form, applications, pushing hands, and qigong. Instructor Greg Illich will show you smooth, flowing exercises to increase your energy and vitality and reduce stress.
Cost is $15 per session or $45 per month.

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