Tai Chi Jibengong Boot Camp

            Start the Summer by taking your Tai Chi to the next level, with an intensive half-day of "old school Tai Chi" basic training, including: root and jing training stance and posture work equipment training two-person exercises form movement repetition internal circuit training, ... and much more. This is not a class, or seminar where you will be instructed in the subtleties of form, qigong, or two-person practices. It ... [Continue Reading]

Circling Hands: Ligamental Spring and Bowing the Spine

An important goal and skill in Tai Chi and Chi Gung is to develop spring in the ligaments of the body, especially in the arms, legs and spine. In this one day workshop, Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters will use Circling Hands Chi Gung to teach the “C curve” of bowing and stretching the spine to develop the anterior and posterior ligaments of the spine. Circling Hands is a simple one movement chi gung exercise. It is the easiest way to learn how to bow and stretch the spine while ... [Continue Reading]

Brookline Tai Chi and LivingSocial

“What got me is that after three days of doing tai chi, though I didn’t know what I was doing and felt totally inadequate, my energy was up. I had the feeling, ‘There’s something going on here; this is doing something for me.’ Now I’ve been doing this for a long while and it’s still working. I’m 83. I should be going downhill but I’m not.” — from a BTC student Brookline Tai Chi has been teaching Chinese movement arts for 23 years to people of all ages, skills, and fitness levels. Located in ... [Continue Reading]

Chinese Healing Exercises in Energy Arts Practices

 Chinese Healing Exercises have been used for thousands of years as prescribed or self-directed practices to promote health, increase functionality, improve energy levels, relieve aches and pains, and treat many common ailments. Easy to learn, simple to do, and very effective, they are drawn from acupressure, medical qigong, paidagong, Daoist yoga, warm-ups for taiji and various qigongs, and other related practices.   In this four hour workshop, acupuncturist and Energy Arts-certified ... [Continue Reading]

Tai Chi Jibengong II Intensive/Teacher Training

Jibengong, or Fundamental Training, is a term used in all Chinese martial arts to describe the foundational skills required to become an accomplished practicioner, whether of Tai Chi, Bagua, Xingyi, Tongbei, Shaolin, or any other internal or external art. Traditional Tai Chi has a very specific Jibengong curriculum, including stance work, posture holding, equipment training, specialized chi kung, single move power training, 2-person posture testing and jing training, footwork, sensitivity ... [Continue Reading]

Pulsing the Cavities and Gods Playing in the Clouds, with Eric Peters

March 28-29, 2015 with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters An important goal of the Taoist chi gung taught by Bruce Frantzis is the internal releasing, opening and lengthening of the soft tissues of the body. One critical method of this practice is pulsing the joints and cavities of the body. The cavities of the body are important fluid and energetic centers. The kwa, midriff and armpits help regulate the flow of energy up and down the side channels of the body. There are also the ... [Continue Reading]

New Meditation Classes for Winter 2015

We are pleased to be able to offer two new classes in Taoist Water Method Meditation beginning in January 2015: Introduction to Meditation and Inner Dissolving Mentoring.  Energy Arts-certified instructor Janak Sanariya will teach both classes - please see his writings below on meditation in general and the scope of these two classes specifically. What is Meditation? Introduction to Meditation 101: Description and Registration Link Inner Dissolving Mentoring: Description and Registration ... [Continue Reading]

Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2015 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

In 2015, Bill Ryan will continue to teach monthly Dragon & Tiger Qigong workshops at multiple levels. These workshops are designed to allow you to learn and train Dragon & Tiger qigong in a systematic and progressive manner - on whatever Sundays fit your schedule and learning speed. They are also designed to complement Brookline Tai Chi's weekly (level 1a and 1b) Dragon & Tiger classes, so that you can study a topic in depth with Bill in a workshop format and then unpack it ... [Continue Reading]

Tai Chi Jings Training: New Winter Course with Don Ethan Miller

JING TRAINING Jing (or jin, or ging) is a term in Chinese Martial Arts for an expression of energy with a particular pattern or quality, as distinguished from ordinary, untrained force. There are the Four Primary Jings ( Peng, Lu, Ji, and An) as well as kao jing, chan su jing, fajing, ting jing, kong jing, and many more. Many Tai Chi players learn the physical movements of their forms, but do not understand the specific qualities and energies that are meant to be associated with them. In ... [Continue Reading]

Introduction to Yiquan: A New Winter Course with Don Miller

INTRODUCTION TO YIQUAN Yiquan is a unique internal martial art/qigong system developed in the last century by Wang Xiang Zhai, a Xingyi master who combined the most powerful and direct methods of all the Chinese internal martial arts and qigong systems, including Xingyi, Bagua, Tai Chi, Shaolin, Taoist and Buddhist methods. Yiquan is a formless art, containing no fixed, choreographed sets of movements or techniques. Rather, it works to develop one's natural vitality, strength and mobility ... [Continue Reading]