Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa – May 4, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Other Arts with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, May 4 Introduction 12:30 - 1:30 pm Level 1: Relax Your Breathing, Quiet Your Mind 1:45 - 3:00 pm Level 2: Fuller, Deeper Breathing 3:15 - 4:30pm Level 3: Longer, Smoother Core Breathing 4:45 - 6:00 pm You may attend any or all of the sections of this event for which you meet the prerequisites listed below. The fee for the ... [Continue Reading]

Expand Your Tai Chi Vocabulary

Do you know what each of these terms means? Can you feel them in your body? Here is just some of the essential Tai Chi language you should know. Body locations and energy centers: Yong Chuen (Bubbling Well) Dan Tien (actually there are 3 Dan Tiens) Bai Hui  Ming Men Lao Gong Kwa Essential qualities and energies: Song Peng Zhong Ding  Yi Chan Su Jing Wu Ji Classical instructions for all Tai Chi practitioners: Han Shiong Bai Bei Use Mind not External ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, – April 6, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Other Arts with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, April 6 Introduction: Principles, Possibilities, and The Core Physical Practice 12:30 - 1:30 pm Level 1: Natural Breathing - Awareness and Relaxation 1:45 - 3:00 pm Level 2: Expanded Natural Breathing - Your Abdomen, Sides, Lower Back, Upper Back, and Upper Lungs 3:15 - 4:30pm Level 3: Seamless Breathing - Longer, Softer, Smoother ... [Continue Reading]

Xingyi: Linking Form, March 8 with Marcus Opalenik

with Marcus Opalenik Saturday, March 8, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members This seminar will focus on the Linking Form, a set that utilizes all 5 fists. Check out the video for more details: Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik: ... [Continue Reading]

The Inner Form of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail with Nate Hribar – March 23, 2014

with Nate Hribar Sunday, March 23, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm $75/$65 for members   Rescheduled from February 16, 2014. If you had previously registered for February's workshop, your registration will be automatically transferred to this event. In this workshop series, Nate will take you through several key internal components of Tai Chi. The challenge, when we learn to pulse, twist, or lengthen, is that it's hard to activate and feel these principles when you are also trying to "do ... [Continue Reading]

Moving Step Tai Chi with Don Ethan Miller – March 2, 2014

Sunday, March 2 10:00-1:00pm $95, $80 for members By Popular Demand: Moving Step Tai Chi, Part 2 This is a continuation of February's workshop, but key concepts will be reviewed, so any experienced Tai Chi practitioners are welcome to attend. Most modern Tai Chi forms (particularly in the Yang and Wu styles) utilize weight shifting and torso/arm movements, but involve very little actual stepping and footwork.  This is in stark contrast to the other two major Internal Arts, Xingyi and ... [Continue Reading]

Long Form Spring Series

with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Craig Barnes 3 Weekends in Spring 2014: April 26-27,  May 17-18, June 7-8 This year, Craig will continue the Long Form Series on the Second and Third Sections of the Form, spread out over 3 weekend events. Special emphasis will be placed on strengthening the compressions in the body to increase the flow of chi to make your Tai Chi work at deeper and deeper levels. Craig will also show you increase relaxation in Tai Chi, by understanding proper alignments, ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Water Tradition Sitting Meditation With Bill Ryan – March 16, 2014

SITTING MEDITATION - TAOIST WATER TRADITION Introduction, Presence, Inner Dissolving with Bill Ryan Sunday, March 16, 2014 Introduction to Taoist Water Method Meditation, 12:30-1:30pm Presence, Level 1 - Instruction & Practice, 1:45 - 3:00 pm Presence, Level 2 - Instruction & Practice, 3:15 - 4:30 pm Inner Dissolving, Level 1 - Practice, 4:45-6:00 pm   You may attend any or all of the sections of this event for which you meet the prerequisites listed below. The ... [Continue Reading]

Xingyi: Horse, February 8 with Marcus Opalenik

with Marcus Opalenik Saturday, February 8, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members This seminar will focus on the nei gong components derived from the He Bei style forms. Check out the video for more details: Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik: ... [Continue Reading]

The Inner Form of Grasp Sparrow’s Tail with Nate Hribar – February 16, 2014

with Nate Hribar Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm $75/$65 for members   In this workshop series, Nate will take you through several key internal components of Tai Chi. The challenge, when we learn to pulse, twist, or lengthen, is that it's hard to activate and feel these principles when you are also trying to "do your form." Nate will show you how to work back and forth between principles and form to integrate deeper, more fluid, and more connected movement into your ... [Continue Reading]

Xingyi: Bear in the Eagle’s Shadow, January 11 with Marcus Opalenik

with Marcus Opalenik Saturday, January 11, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members Come learn effective training in the horizontal and vertical planes, the foundation of all internal Martial arts. We will learn authentic methods for power development in the the bear and eagle forms of Xing Yi. These forms are easily transferred to other martial arts so they can be effectively cross trained. Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik: ... [Continue Reading]

Moving Step Tai Chi with Don Ethan Miller – February 2, 2014

Sunday, February 2 10:00-1:00pm $95, $80 for members Most modern Tai Chi forms (particularly in the Yang and Wu styles) utilize weight shifting and torso/arm movements, but involve very little actual stepping and footwork.  This is in stark contrast to the other two major Internal Arts, Xingyi and Bagua, which both introduce dynamic stepping methods quite early in the curriculum. Tai Chi footwork is one of the "lost" components of the complete art. In this workshop we will ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, – February 9, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Other Arts with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, February 9 Introduction: Principles, Possibilities, and The Core Physical Practice 12:30 - 1:30 pm Level 1: Natural Breathing - Awareness and Relaxation 1:45 - 3:00 pm Level 2: Expanded Natural Breathing - Your Abdomen, Sides, Lower Back, Upper Back, and Upper Lungs 3:15 - 4:30pm Level 3: Seamless Breathing - Longer, Softer, ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Water Tradition Sitting Meditation With Bill Ryan – January 12, 2014

SITTING MEDITATION - TAOIST WATER TRADITION Introduction, Presence, Inner Dissolving with Bill Ryan Sunday, January 12, 2014 Introduction to Taoist Water Method Meditation, 12:30-1:15pm Presence, Level 1 - Instruction & Practice, 1:30 - 2:45 pm Presence, Level 2 - Instruction & Practice, 3:00 - 4:15 pm Inner Dissolving, Level 1 - Practice, 4:30-5:45 pm You may attend any or all of the sections of this event for which you meet the prerequisites listed below. The administrative fee ... [Continue Reading]

Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik – December 14, 2013

Saturday, December 14 3:00-6:00pm $75, $65 for members Xing Yi Swallow Form Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik: Future Seminar Dates: January 11 and February 8 ... [Continue Reading]

Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik – November 9

Saturday, November 9 3:00-6:00pm $75, $65 for members Xingyi with Marcus Opalenik: ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, Sunday, November 17, 2013

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Other Arts with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, November 17 Introduction: Principles, Possibilities, and The Core Physical Practice 12:30 - 1:30 pm Level 1: Natural Breathing - Awareness and Relaxation 1:45 - 3:00 pm Level 2: Expanded Natural Breathing - Your Abdomen, Sides, Lower Back, Upper Back, and Upper Lungs 3:15 - 4:30pm Level 3: Seamless Breathing - Longer, Softer, ... [Continue Reading]

Neigong For Spinal Healing with Robert Tangora, October 26-27, 2013

October 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Map and Directions | Register Description:Saturday, October 26 10-12:30pm and 2:30-5pm Sunday, October 27 10-12:30pm and 2:30-5pm SPINAL HEALING: HOW TO USE NEIGONG TO CORRECT SPINAL INJURIES AND IMBALANCES In this two-day workshop for experienced students, Robert will teach the fundamentals of using neigong to heal spinal injuries and to fully open your spine. The methodology is base on two-person exercises as applied to Master Want Hao Da's Zhong Ding ... [Continue Reading]

Oct 6: Taoist Water Tradition Sitting Meditation With Bill Ryan

SITTING MEDITATION - TAOIST WATER TRADITION Introduction, Presence, Inner Dissolving with Bill Ryan Sunday, October 6, 2013 Introduction to Taoist Water Method Meditation, 12:30-1:15pm Presence, Level 1 - Instruction & Practice, 1:30 - 2:45 pm Presence, Level 2 - Instruction & Practice, 3:00 - 4:15 pm Inner Dissolving, Level 1 - Practice, 4:30-5:45 pm You may attend any or all of the sections of this event for which you meet the prerequisites listed below. The administrative fee ... [Continue Reading]

Jings: The Inner Core of Tai Chi and Neijia

TAI CHI ENERGIES A three-part Workshop Series with Don Ethan Miller 4-Time US Tai Chi Tui Shou Champion Most Tai Chi players learn the movements of their forms, but do not understand the discrete, specific qualities and energies that are meant to be associated with each of them. Jing (or jin, or ging) is a term in Chinese Martial Arts for an expression of energy with a particular pattern, quality, or "flavor", as distinguished from ordinary, untrained force. In this workshop series we will ... [Continue Reading]