On Sunday, November 20 from 10am - 1pm, come refine your Dragon and Tiger Chi Gung set with BTC founder and Energy Arts Senior Instructor Bill Ryan. Specifically, you will learn how to use the movements of Dragon and Tiger to develop better physical balance and agility.
Sunday, October 2, 10am-2pm
The highlight of this year's Tai Chi a Thon will be featured teaching sessions from our instructors who are just back from a Tai Chi intensive in England. For an entire month, they trained all day long, improving their personal practice, studying tai chi theory, and learning the art of teaching. While you might already be taking a class with one of these instructors, chances are they’ve learned a thing or two beyond what they’ll cover in class.
Here's what they'll be teaching during the individual sessions of the Tai Chi a Thon:
Sunday, October 2, 10am-2pm
Normally, you practice for very personal reasons like improving your health and your sense of well-being. Once a year, though, we like to encourage you to share your practice with the world. On Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 10am-2pm, we are holding our 5th annual Tai Chi a Thon.
For two evenings, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26, from 7 to 9:30pm each night ($160, $130 for members), come work on the flow of your tai chi form. Whether your primary practice is the short form or long form, there is a specific way to loosen up the body built into the movements of tai chi. When you begin this loosening process, you start to develop much greater flow.
On Monday evening, October 24, from 7 to 9:30pm ($80, $65 for members), Robert will lead a one-night workshop on Push Hands and Martial Applications. This is a continuation of material Robert taught in previous seminars at BTC (although you are welcome to attend whether or not you participated in the past).
Cat Walking is a traditional tai chi method for bridging practices like sitting and standing meditation and the form. The simple, natural movements allow you to focus on coordinating the internal work you develop while sitting and standing, without the complexity of the full form.
You may have seen people marching up and down the big room at the school, twisting, turning, and definitely breaking a sweat. For a few months now, Derek Notman has been leading a group in Xin Yi Liu He, which we also call Six Harmony Fist, and is often referred to in China as Ten Animal Shapes. Now, Derek will be presenting this material in workshop format, focusing on each one of the shapes.
Whether your main practice is tai chi, chi gung, or even ba gua, one of the keys to developing more energy over time is increasing your sensitivity to energy and learning to store it as you practice. In this 3-hour Sunday workshop, Senior Instructor Craig Barnes will teach you simple exercises to add to your existing energy arts practice.
(please note the date change from the originally posted date -- now October 9)
On Sunday, October 9 from 10am - 1pm, come refine your Dragon and Tiger Chi Gung set with BTC founder and Energy Arts Senior Instructor Bill Ryan. Specifically, you will learn how to use the movements of Dragon and Tiger to develop better physical balance and agility.
For the first time ever, we are going to begin offering Sunday morning classes in Dragon and Tiger Chi Gung. We've had requests for more Sunday morning classes for years and now we can finally offer them. You can learn the entire set in one session and then move on to our Level 2 refinements class. Because the course only meets one time per week, it will meet for an hour and a half.