This class is mixed with beginner and intermediate students. All students warm-up together and learn the martial arts applications to strengthen muscles and bones with Tai Chi repeated moves. The steps of the form are then taught at a beginner’s level, one step each week. The last 25 minutes of class will focus on the intermediate students to practice the form. Newer students are encouraged to stay and watch or participate.
Intro to Chi Gong & Meditation 3-Week Series
Thursday, August 9, 16, 23, 2018, 7:15pm-8:30pm
Adam Montoya, Chi Gong Instructor, CYI
Eastern Tools for Western Stress Are you feeling run down by stress? Would you like to melt away tension and replenish energy reserves? Discover how to use basic Chi Gong and Meditation techniques to: Increase Immunity Improve Mental Clarity Build Energy Decrease tension-related pain, such as, tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems Increase serotonin production that improves mood and behavior Improve sleep In this 3 week workshop, each week we will explore basic qi gong movements to invigorate the body and mind, followed by a meditation technique that you can apply in your daily life to recharge.
Introduction to Meditation
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Gain Clarity, Focus & Spiritual Awareness Meditation is relaxing and also provides a range of other benefits too, from more clarity and focus in your daily activities, to connecting to your self and having more spiritual awareness in your life. Meditation can be awakening! Emma is an expert in this field, with over 16 years’ experience and having taught 100s of beginners all around the world. She will introduce you to a meditation based on the chakras as well as a Yoga Nidra practice. This workshop will be a foundation for the 3 week Introduction to Meditation in September. Emma is an expert in meditation, having dedicated her life to the practice for the last 16 years, including a decade of intensive practice at a retreat center. She has taught numerous meditation workshops not just in the US, but in Europe and Australia. Emma is passionate about helping people explore their inner world in quest of further self-knowledge. She also understands the challenges of modern life and has a patient approach, creating a safe and loving space for her students.
Intro to Meditation 3-Week Series
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 2018, 7:15-8:30 pm
Gain Clarity, Focus & Spiritual Awareness Having taught 100s of beginners all around the world, Emma Swan will be providing an introduction to a meditation based on the chakras. Each week will include both a sitting and lying meditation, as well as a discussion focusing on a particular element. Week 1: Internalization of consciousness. Inner qualities as the device for meditation. Week 2: Practicalities – where and when to meditate. Posture, and what to do about pains in your body. Week 3: Dynamic awareness. How to bring what you’ve learned into your daily activities. Emma is an expert in meditation, having dedicated her life to the practice for the last 16 years, including a decade of intensive practice at a retreat center. She has taught numerous meditation workshops not just in the US, but in Europe and Australia. Emma is passionate about helping people explore their inner world in quest of further self-knowledge. She also understands the challenges of modern life and has a patient approach, creating a safe and loving space for her students.
Intro to Tai Chi 3-Week Series
Friday, September 7, 14, 21, 2018 12:30-1:30 pm
Kathy Lucia, Tai Chi Instructor, B.Sc., M.Ed.
Tools for Effective Movement and Balance This 3-week class is designed for any student new to Yang Style Tai Chi or anyone wanting to learn the 24 Step Tai Chi Form taught in the Wednesday and Friday Tai Chi classes. Focus is on stretching, balance techniques, flow of breath with the body, and all the hand and foot movements of Tai Chi. The first 3 steps will be taught, one step per week, of the 24 Step Form. One can be better prepared for the current day classes we offer on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:15am and 12:30pm after taking this intro class. Wear toe socks (sticky bottom socks) or a very light-soled shoe. The class is performed standing, but the option is available to sit in a chair to rest when needed.
|1 hour private sessions||$65|
|Series of 4 private sessions||$240 ($60 per session)|