Dragon & Tiger Qigong – 2015 Sunday Series with Bill Ryan

Beginning in January 2015, Bill Ryan will 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 ... [Continue Reading]

The Nei Gung of Xing Yi, Level 1 with Marcus Opalenik

He Bei Style Xing Yi with Marcus Opalenik: Nei Gung Level 1 Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm $75/$65 for members Open to everyone (no prerequisites) For centuries the internal work ("Nei Gung") of Xing Yi has been regarded as the quickest way possible to develop internal skill. The process and step-by-step method has historically been shrouded in secrecy and thus hard to come by. Come learn the methods for developing internal skill on the vertical, horizontal, and diagonal ... [Continue Reading]

Tai Chi Jibengong I Teacher Training

  An 8-week, 24-hour training leading to certification in Tai Chi Jibengong I: (Foundational Practices / Solo)   COURSE DESCRIPTION: Jibengong, or "Foundational Work", is the basis for complete development in all traditional Tai Chi (and other Chinese Martial Arts, both Internal and External). Jibengong builds the physical structure, basic mental states, and primary energetic patterns that form the basis for form work, push hands, and applications in Tai Chi. In this 24-hour training, ... [Continue Reading]

Xing Yi: 5 Elements Series – Earth element, Oct 11 with Marcus Opalenik

He Bei Style Xing Yi with Marcus Opalenik: Earth Element Saturday, Oct 11, 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 Heng Chuan - the Neutraling Fist of Xing Yi Chuan. Heng belongs to the ... [Continue Reading]

Spinal Qigong & Ting Jing (“Listening Energy”) Workshops with Robert Tangora, October 18 & 19, 2014

Spinal Qigong The more subtle aspects of Spinal Qigong include the bowing and lengthening of the spine in conjunction with the rotations of the vertebrae. Controlling these combinations give rise to the internal spirals in the spine. Without both components, the internal spirals are much less pronounced. The combination of rotations with bowing and lengthening allow a subtle balancing of the spirals which greatly improve the deep healing, meditation and martial aspects of spinal ... [Continue Reading]

Yin-Yang Lengthening and Gods Playing in the Clouds – Sept 27-28 2014

Yin-Yang Lengthening and Gods Playing in the Clouds Qigong Brookline Tai Chi, September 27-28, 2014 with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Eric Peters   An important goal of the Taoist qigong taught by Bruce Frantzis is the lengthening of the soft tissues of the body. As the body bends and stretches, it should also lengthen in and out. Over time, internal space is created in the body by releasing the nerves and lengthening muscle fiber, fascia and connective tissue.   The yin ... [Continue Reading]

Wu Style Tai Chi Long Form with Craig Barnes

with Energy Arts Senior Instructor Craig Barnes September 13-14, 2014 The weekend of September 13, Craig will continue this spring's Long Form workshop series and will teach from the 2nd and 3rd sections of the Long Form.   Craig will help you learn to improve your tai chi by emphasizing and teaching the following topics: unifying the body balancing top, bottom, left, right, front and back developing greater fluidity of movement releasing the shoulders This ... [Continue Reading]

Xing Yi: 5 Elements Series – Fire element, Sept 13 with Marcus Opalenik

He Bei Style Xing Yi with Marcus Opalenik: Fire Element Saturday, Sept 13, 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 Pao Chuan - the Explosive Fist of Xing Yi Chuan. Likened to a cannon ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, Sun Dec 14, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Bagua with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 Please Note: In these workshops we will review the material we taught in our November workshops. Registration Level 1: Breathing to Relax Where You Hold Your Stress, Breathe Into and Relax Your Upper Lungs 12:30-4:00 PM Level 2: Breathe Energy Through the Core of Your Body 4:15 - 5:45 PM REGISTRATION You may ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, Sun Nov 9, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Bagua with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, November 9, 2014 Please Note: In these workshops we will review the material we taught in our October workshops. Registration Level 1: Breathing to Calm Your Mind, Breathe Into and Relax Your Upper and Middle Back 12:30-4:00 PM Level 2: Let Go of Your Breathing Expectations and Beliefs 4:15 -5:45 PM REGISTRATION You may ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, Sun Oct 5, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Bagua with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, October 5, 2014 This Sunday's workshops are part of a four-month series this Fall to help you learn to breathe better - with deeper, longer, more relaxed, and more relaxing breaths. You may attend any of these workshops even if you missed those in September, as long as you otherwise meet their prerequisites. In these workshops we will ... [Continue Reading]

Taoist Breathing with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa, Sun Sept 7, 2014

TAOIST LONGEVITY BREATHING The Core Inner Practice within Brookline Tai Chi's Qigong, Tai Chi, Meditation, and Bagua with Bill Ryan and Ana Popa Sunday, September 7, 2014 This Sunday's workshops are the first in a four-month series this Fall to help you learn to breathe better - with deeper, longer, more relaxed, and more relaxing breaths. Registration Introduction 12:30 - 1:30 PM Level 1: Breathing to Relax Your Nervous System, Breathe Into and Relax Your Abdomen and Lower Sides ... [Continue Reading]

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]

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]