The Ancient Art of Tai Chi
Mindful Movement for Vitality and Health
Take a moment and imagine what it would be like to experience absolute comfort in your body as you effortlessly move through space and time. You feel light as you deeply connect to the earth where you stand. Your bones are so aligned with the force of gravity that your muscles can soften, opening a rush of warmth throughout your body. As you continue to cultivate this feeling, all your worries wash away and are replaced with the blissfully empowered connection that is your birthright. Your breathing begins to deepen and you are renewed by your own life force. This is the art of Tai Chi.
Rooted in ancient China, Tai Chi has stood the tests of time in secrecy as a healing art, a martial art, and an insightful philosophy about how life creates life. We invite you to learn this art with Tai Chi Instructor Adam Montoya. Explore how to direct healing and transformational awareness through your body, mind and daily life.
Why Adam Montoya’s Tai Chi class has been important to me
"I have been attending Adam Montoya’s Tai Chi class for more than two years now and have found it to have been transformational in the healing of some deeply buried shoulder problems I have been dealing with, as well as with “performance nerves” issues I have as a violinist.
The reason is Adam’s philosophy of teaching, which involves an emphasis on the “meditations” directing one’s attention inside the body to first become aware of what is going on inside, and then subtly directing different areas to relax. This has a spiraling effect, in that the more you are able to relax the more aware you become, and the more aware you become, the more you are able to relax. Once Adam brings you to this state of relaxed awareness, he helps you to find a flow in the form through an understanding of how what is going on internally affects the movements you are making.
I cannot claim that my understanding is totally conscious, but my body seems to understand and that is what is important to me, since I have been able to transfer the resulting ease of motion to my violin playing.
Also, I have noticed that muscle tension in my neck and shoulders has eased so much that I am aware of areas around my shoulder blades that seemed totally immovable at the beginning are now much more flexible. One of the keys for me has been to continue the class over a long time and never give up, even when the road to understanding has not been completely smooth. In any case, I never fail to feel relaxed and stress-free at the end of every class."
Tai Chi has amazing healing benefits which include improved concentration, increased feelings of peace and enhanced mind-body connection. Our new step by step program will help you cultivate a greater sense of well being while you learn the proper techniques through foundational building practices.
In addition, tai chi improves balance, coordination, strength and flexibility through meditation, alignment, and movement.
Meditation develops the keen awareness necessary to know how to improve posture. As posture improves through better alignment, movements become more relaxed, and balanced.
Students can supplement personal practice time with 1 on 1 lessons, arrange for group classes or sign up for workshops.
Click here to sign up for the next Intro to Tai Chi series or RSVP for a class.
Group classes require a minimum of 5 students and are $10 per student.
If you would prefer to take one-on-one sessions only, then you can purchase a 4 part series for $180 ($45 per session) or $50 per session. One-on-one Tai Chi sessions can help you promote self-healing for various health conditions, or accomplish specific goals like balance, flexibility, coordination, and peace of mind. One-on-one Tai Chi sessions are easily tailored for your specific needs. Adam will safely build your confidence in learning Tai Chi while deeply understanding how you want to use Tai Chi to improve your life.
Call to set up a group class or see if there is one available that you can attend. (602) 265-8222
You can also sign up with Adam's Tai Chi meetup group here for upcoming group classes or workshop invitations.