A Beginning Tai Chi Class
in the Yang Style Long Form
will start September 2, 2021
Class is now full. If you want to take this class then register for the online Zoom class.
Days: Monday and Thursday
Location: Unity Church, 2871 Churn Creek Rd. (located in the rear of the "Park Plaza" business park), Redding, CA 96002
New Class Starting September 2, 2021 . This class is only offered once a year. It is not an ongoing or drop-in class. You must start from the beginning and it takes approximately eight (8) months to complete the class. However, if you would like to visit and observe a class you are welcome to do that.
If you are interested in attending this class please send an email with your name and contact information to preregister or call (530) 223-2346.
This is a golden opportunity to learn China's most revered exercise for health and longevity! Tai Chi is an exercise that anyone can learn. It originated in China hundreds of years ago and is well-known among the Chinese for improving health and enhancing longevity. In this class you will learn the series of slow Tai Chi movements that will improve flexibility, balance, body awareness, and relieve stress. The movements are taught one at a time and explained in detail. Age or physical condition are not a factor in learning Tai Chi and no special clothing, shoes, or equipment are needed. Please come to class wearing clothes you are comfortable moving in. The one hour class emphasizes the health and meditative aspects of the art.
Introduction to Tai Chi: Section 1
This is the introductory class to Yang Style Long Form where the student learns the basic principles of Tai Chi and the 13 main movements. This class meets twice a week. Each class introduces new movements. At the end of two months you will have a sequence of movements that take approximately 5-8 minutes to complete. Learning Section 1 is comparable to learning a "short" form of Tai Chi.
Section 2 of the form introduces more advanced movements, such as turns and kicks. On completion of this section it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the first and second sections of the Yang Style Long Form.
Section 3: This class completes the three sections of the Yang Family Long Form. More complex stepping routines are introduced. Once the entire form is learned it takes between 32-38 minutes to practice. Once the class has learned the whole form you can advance to the Intermediate Class level where Push Hands (tui shou) will be introduced. Push Hands is a two person movement sequence that will develop heightened awareness of the individual Tai Chi movements.
To register please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (530) 223-2346.
Note: Due to social distancing, class size is limited to 12 people.
*Net proceeds from this class will be donated to the Redding Tai Chi Meditation Garden project.