Category Archives: Ch’i Kung

Ch’i Kung and T’ai Chi Workshops

Ch'i Kung and T'ai Chi Workshop -- Sat, Oct 27Enhance your ch’i flow as we head into winter! Hiromi Sensei will be teaching two workshops on Saturday, October 27.

The Ch’i Kung Workshop at 8:30am is a great chance to go more deeply into the Walking Ch’i Kung forms, as well as to ask any questions you may have about Ch’i Kung in general, how it can help you, and easy exercises you can do at home to enhance flexibility and comfort throughout your day.

Hiromi will also be teaching a 14-Step T’ai Chi workshop at 10:45am. This workshop is limited to 10 participants who have finished the 14-Step form. (Please note: You are not required to have completed the entire 100-Step form to take this workshop.) This workshop will feature plenty of one-on-one instruction and focus on the alignment and footwork of the first 14 steps. Come with questions!

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

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Grandmaster Wang’s Summer 2012 Workshop

Summer 2012 Grandmaster Wang Workshop FlyerHiromi 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, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. A full schedule is below.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Download the poster here.

Friday, June 22 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Ch’i Kung Meditation $70
Saturday, June 23
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I $75
5:30 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner Free
BOTH WORKSHOPS $140
Sunday, June 24
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps $35
Lunch Break at Cafe 88
2:30 – 3:15pm 34 – 66 Steps $40
3:25 – 4:10pm 67 – 100 Steps $40
4:20 – 5:20pm Entire Form Free
FULL DAY $175
ALL WORKSHOPS $380

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using PayPal 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 “June 2012 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

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Warm-up and Ch’i Kung Workshop with Hiromi

Take advantage of this special chance to go more deeply into the warm-up and Ch’i Kung exercises!

Gentle stretching and warm-ups before practicing T’ai Chi help prevent unnecessary injuries. Hiromi will explain each movement, focusing on specific areas of the body, and show applications for the warm-ups. You will have fun, feel energized and relaxed.

The Ch’i Kung meditation will help ground us. Participants will learn standing and walking meditations. For those with physical limitations, both activities can be done in a chair. Both beginner and intermediate students are welcome!

Download the flyer here.

Date: Saturday, May 26
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: HTC Dojo
Cost: $60 pre-registration fee
($65 if paying the day of class)

World T’ai Chi Day 2012 Celebration – April 28

Come celebrate World T’ai Chi Day 2012 with Hiromi T’ai Chi!

World T’ai Chi Day has occurred every year on the last Saturday in April since 1999. Its mission is:

  • To educate the world of the profound health and healing benefits of T’ai Chi and Qigong for individuals, communities, and nations
  • To thank Chinese culture for creating and sharing these profoundly valuable gifts with the world
  • To bring together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries, to join together for the purpose of health and healing, providing an example to the world
  • To give a powerful example of how the power of the internet can be used to foster global health & healing

Hiromi T’ai Chi is happy to participate in the celebration with a T’ai Chi demonstration in Charlottesville’s Lee Park at 10:00am.

We will also be hosting a pot luck picnic in Crozet. For more information, please download the flyer here.

In the event of rain, the demonstration and the picnic will be held in the HTC dojo in the Michie building near the corner of 7th St NE and E. Market St.

Extremes and Their Opposites

John G., a second-year student at Hiromi T’ai Chi, explains some of the most meaningful changes that he has experienced studying T’ai Chi and Ch’i Kung.

I really want to write a story that is filled with good things from beginning to end, but that would not be completely accurate. Mine starts with great difficulty. My battles with chronic back pain and depression were overwhelming.

I was very lucky to “catch” the advice of someone near to me who suggested that I give T’ai Chi a try. So I began, and it was quite difficult at first. I felt self-conscious, worrying about what other people were thinking and I remember many times thinking, “I just can’t”.

Thankfully, I ignored these thoughts, and they slowly started to happen less frequently. Something strange started to happen. I started to step out of the pain I was in Continue reading

Chi Kung Meditation Retreat

Give yourself the gift of silence and space at this day of Ch’i Kung and meditation.

  • Mindful meditation, walking and eating with Tussi Kluge
  • Ch’i Kung for the Five Organs with Hiromi Johnson
  • Acupuncture and meridians with Mila Zimmerman

Sunday, October 16
At the Hiromi Tai Chi Dojo
10am – 4pm
$60 Suggested Donation (Gluten-free lunch included)

Please register by emailing registar@hiromitaichi.org.

Kath Weston Interview

Kath Weston, a two-year student at Hiromi T’ai Chi, answers some questions about her practice and experience with the school.

1.  How did you begin doing T’ai Chi?

I used to watch people doing T’ai Chi in the park back when I was a graduate student living in San Francisco.  The power and beauty of the practice intrigued me, so when I found out that a local YMCA was offering a class, I decided to try it. I loved it, but I didn’t pursue it at the time because I moved to another city. After that I focused on learning Qigong, a sort of moving meditation that works with the breath, which Continue reading

Tai Chi Is Grace

by Elizabeth Mastropierro

T’ai Chi and Chi Kung have truly been blessings to my life. I began practicing both while going to school for acupuncture and Chinese medicine over 10 years ago. They were both required courses, and I looked forward to learning them. We started with T’ai Chi the first semester. The class was at 7:30 a.m. 3 days a week, before a full day of intense classes. Many of my classmates grumbled at having to start class so early in the morning, but I always looked forward to it. I felt it helped oil the works of my brain and the rest of my body to get ready Continue reading