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HTC Wins Two Best of Cville 2013 Awards

HTC Best of C-Ville 2013 Awards
Thanks to the Charlottesville community for the Best Martial Arts Studio and Best Martial Arts Instructor Awards! Photo: John Robinson

Hiromi T’ai Chi is very proud and honored to have won two “Best of Cville 2013” awards – Best Martial Arts Instructor and Best Martial Arts Studio!

We would like to express our thanks to the Charlottesville community and The C-Ville Weekly for this honor.

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HTC’s 11th Annual Open House

Join us for our 11th Annual Open House!

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: FREE

If you or someone you know is curious about T’ai Chi and its calming influences and positive effects on health, please join us on Saturday, September 21st at 2pm!

We will demonstrate some of the forms that we teach and discuss how T’ai Chi works to strengthen and integrate the mind and body from 2 to 3pm. You will have the opportunity to try several movements and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.

Afterwards, stick around for snacks and opportunities to ask questions of any of the current students.

Parking: You may park in the SNL Financial parking lot across from the entrance to the dojo on Seventh Street. You may also park in the parking deck next to the police station on East Market Street. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the dojo — we can validate it for two hours.

Respect The Elderly Week Sept 9 – 15

Respect The Elderly Week 2013 FlyerHiromi T’ai Chi is excited to announce Respect The Elderly Week, a time of appreciation and honor for our senior citizens. Please see the letter from Hiromi Johnson below for more information.

>> Download the PDF Letter

>> Download the PDF Schedule

Dear Sir or Madame,

My name is Hiromi Johnson. I am a founder and director of Hiromi T’ai Chi, a non-profit educational organization teaching the art and health benefits of T’ai Chi in Charlottesville community.

I am originally from Tokyo, Japan. My husband and I moved to Charlottesville 15 years ago. In Japan, we celebrate “Respect the Elderly” on the third Monday in September. It is a holiday to honor the elderly citizens. The origin of this national holiday traces back to September 15, 1947.

I would like to bring this tradition to honor the senior citizens. Hiromi T’ai Chi will hold the “Respect the Elderly” Week from September 9 (Mon) to 15 (Sun). Our instructors and I would like to visit centers and organizations to give a 30 – 45 minute T’ai Chi presentation for free on a first come, first served basis. Please choose your preferred date and time from the attached schedule chart.

T’ai Chi is proven to prevent falls in elderly and people in wheelchairs can practice, too.

I have been working with Mary Williams Senior Center and they put up a video of our class on Youtube. Please check it out below.

I am excited to share the benefit of T’ai Chi with seniors. If you are interested in this program, please contact us at hiromi@hiromitaichi.org.

I look forward to sharing this wonderful exercise with your community.

Sincerely,

Hiromi Johnson

Founder & Director

Hiromi T’ai Chi

Grandmaster Wang’s Summer 2013 Workshop

Hiromi T’ai Chi is very excited to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. For directions to the workshop, please click the link at the bottom of the sidebar in the Contact Us Section.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, July 12 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Warm-up Workshop $70
Saturday, July 13
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I Workshop – 5 Elements $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I Workshop – Linking Forms $80
Both Saturday Sessions $140
5:45 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner Free
Sunday, July 14
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps $35
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 66 Steps $45
3:45 – 4:45pm 67 – 100 Steps $45
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $380

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and enter “July 2013 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.

Other Amount:
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Walking Meditation and Martial Etiquette Workshop

Walking Meditation and Martial Etiquette Workshop -- Sat, June 22Come Join us for two Workshops with Hiromi Sensei on Saturday June 22. This is a perfect way to start the summer.

From  8:30 to 10:30 am, Hiromi will be reviewing the first set of four of the Eight Walking Meditations we learned and then teaching the second set of four.

From 10:45 am to 12:00 noon She will be going over martial etiquitte in preparation for Grandmaster Wang Fu Lai’s visit in July.

Walking Meditation   $60       Martial Etiquette    $20     Both Workshops     $75

 

To register or for more information, please call 877-880-2479 or email registrar@hiromitaichi.org.

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Mindful Eating Seminar at HTC

Join Caverly Morgan, the founder and director of the Portland, OR based nonprofit, One House of Peace, for a mindful eating seminar on May 12.

This workshop will be an opportunity to delve into the nuances of bringing consciousness to what we eat and how we eat it. Through guided imagery, mindful eating exercises, journaling and group discussion, we will reveal the conditioned habits we’ve created around food and open ourselves to a practice that allows eating to become a nourishing and joyous event.

Join us as we create a relationship with food based on presence, compassion and consciousness. This workshop is an invitation to transform how you relate to food through bringing Awareness Practice with you to the table every time you sit down to eat.

>> Click to download the flyer.

Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hiromi T’ai Chi
#110 Michie Bldg, 609 E. Market St.
Register at: onehouseofpeace.org/events/the-joy-of-mindful-eating-3/
Cost: Sliding Scale: $50 – $75

Hiromi To Speak at Tandem School Lecture Series

Hiromi Sensei Speaks at Tandem Lecture Series May 1Hiromi will speak at the Tandem Friends School lecture series on “Exploring Contemplative Practices in Teaching and Learning”. Come hear Hiromi speak about “T’ai Chi: Health and Healing From Within”.

Date: Wed, May 1, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: The Tandem Friends School
Address: 279 Tandem Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Room: The Blue Room in the Main Building
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