Gods Playing in the Clouds evenings with Dan Kleiman (Aug 12-14 2014)

The six movements of Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong are designed to be done in continuous circles. The more circularity you integrate into your practice, the more you can release stuck energy and improve your energetic circulation. Learning how to feel for when one movement stops and the next one begins greatly increases your flow -- physically and energetically -- and activates the restorative qualities of your qigong practice. Each night in this 3-part series, we will focus on one ... [Continue Reading]

18 Ways To Do The Form with Don Ethan Miller – August 16, 17, 2014

Saturday August 16, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm Early registration (before August 9): $90, $75 for members Late registration (on or after August 9): $100, $85 for members Sunday August 17, 2014 10:00am – 1:00pm Early registration (before August 9): $90, $75 for members Late registration (on or after August 9): $100, $85 for members Limit: 20 participants per day 15% multi-course discount applies if registering for both days 18 Ways To Do The Form: A 2-part workshop in Expanding Form ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa – August 10, 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, August 10 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]

Xing Yi: 5 Elements Series – Water element, July 12 with Marcus Opalenik

He Bei Style Xing Yi with Marcus Opalenik: Water Element Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members Open to everyone (no prerequisites) Invented by the famous General Yu Fei, Xing Yi or "form mind" boxing is designed to enliven the body, making it internally flexible and elastic. It strengthens the mind and sharpens the intent, giving one a vibrancy into old age. In this seminar we will focus on Xing Yi's Zuan Chuan, or "water fist". Zuan uses an upward directional ... [Continue Reading]

Xing Yi: 5 Elements Series – Metal element, June 14 with Marcus Opalenik

He Bei Style Xing Yi with Marcus Opalenik Saturday, June 14, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members Open to everyone (no prerequisites) Invented by the famous General Yu Fei, Xing Yi or "form mind" boxing is designed to enliven the body, making it internally flexible and elastic. It strengthens the mind and sharpens the intent, giving one a vibrancy into old age. This seminar will be the first of a Five part seminar series exploring the five elements of Xing Yi. The first element Pi ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Longevity Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa – June 1, 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, June 1 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]

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]

Thank you Dan, retrospective, and appeal for transition contributions

The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who has joined us so far in welcoming our new Executive Director Nate Hribar. In classes he is currently teaching and in our recent potluck, there has been an outpouring of excitement and support. As we prepare to welcome Nate into his new role and say goodbye to outgoing Director Dan Kleiman, we want to acknowledge that making smooth transitions is at the heart of our shared practice. In many ways, it affirms the choice we made ten years ... [Continue Reading]

New Tai Chi Courses for Late Spring 2014: Foundation Training or “Jibengong”

Many of our Tai Chi courses focus on learning the “form.” We do this to help you improve your coordination, learn to let go of overt tension, and encourage relaxation of the body and the mind as you move. Classically, there were additional practices, called “jibengong” or basic, foundational training exercises, that were used to prepare the body for more advanced training, including self-defense, meditation, and weapons sparring. Jibengong basic training exercises help you build leg and ... [Continue Reading]

Expanded Qigong Courses for Late Spring 2014

Next session, we are excited to announce 7 new hours per week of qigong classes. Both of our current courses, Energy Gates and Dragon and Tiger courses will add additional sections in Late Spring and Dragon and Tiger Level 2 will be available again. You will be able to: Continue the Energy Gates standing series with BTC’s new Director Nate Hribar on Sundays and a new Tuesday evening time (replacing the current Monday class), as well as Wednesday mornings and Thursday night. Study Dragon ... [Continue Reading]