Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tai Chi Class beginning February 27

Tai Chi Easy/ Qi Gong

Class Description
This class is designed to introduce you to Tai Chi and Qi Gong in a gentle, fun, and relaxed way. Posture, breathing, and movement are all covered on the first day. The classes consist of a warm up, Qi Gong(movement, breathing exercises, self-massage techniques, meditation), and Tai Chi Easy. It can be done sitting or standing. Tai Chi walking is taught for those who are able and ready. This class has been shown to improve your balance, develop mobility, improve focus, enhance immune function, and more. If you want to learn a new way to move your body, improve your focus, and learn to prevent disease then this class is for you!
Professional Biography
Jameson Platt is a dedicated student and teacher of the Qi cultivation arts. He started his journey into this mysterious world of Qi Gong and Tai Chi in March 2013. He found a teacher in his hometown of Athens, Ohio and realized it was what he had been looking for. In September 2013, Jameson started his teaching journey when he attended the first of three levels of a teacher training in the Qi cultivation arts with the Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi lead by Dr. Roger Jahnke. Jameson has found great joy in sharing this ancient wisdom with anyone who wants to learn and hopes to continue helping others learn how to care for themselves with these healing arts.
Class Outline
During the course of this 9 week class, we will be starting with some basic Tai Chi principles such as posture, how to move, breath, and mind focus. Every class will include some Qi Gong to warm up followed by Tai Chi movements which can be done standing or even sitting for ease of learning. For those who are able, Tai Chi walking will be introduced after all movements are learned standing. By week 9, students will be able to perform the whole form whether it be moving, sitting, or standing.
February 27th - April 23rd
Saturday's 12:30-1:30pm
$45 for 9 classes, $7 drop-in rate
Or stop by ARTS/West and sign up!