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 December 8th 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 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.
Enhance 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!
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!
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 →