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Improv Choir Workshop – July 2015

“Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive”
~ Hafiz

Join us as we experience the joy of engaging the body and voice as ever-expanding vehicles for music making in this improvisational and contemplative group singing experience.

We will listen for what Music wants from us as we co-create compositions through exploration of rhythm, melody language, and harmony. We will invite the *music of the moment* into our bodies, hearts, breath and voices as we feel and hear our spontaneous compositions take shape.

This workshop is a chance for experienced singers to explore rhythmically driven improvisation within an Improv Choir setting. Instrumentalists who sing are welcome. If you are intrigued with the idea of experimenting with groove-driven vocal improv, please email gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 12 and 26 from 2:30 – 4pm

Cost: Sliding Scale – $8.00-$15.00 for each session

Registration: To reserve a spot in the class, please email Lori at gmt22@earthlink.net by July 10th.

Grandmaster Wang’s May 2015 Workshop

201505_GMW_FlyerCharlottesville T’ai Chi Center is very proud 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, May 29 through Sunday, May 31. For directions to the different events, please click the locations in the table below.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, May 29 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Push Hands (at CTCC dojo) $75
Saturday, May 30
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I – Empty Hands (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Lunch Break at Westminster Presbyterian Church — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I – Animals (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $85
Both Saturday Sessions $160
6:15 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at CTCC dojo) Free
Sunday, May 31
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
 
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at CTCC dojo) $40
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at CTCC dojo) Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop – Registration Fee on or before May 15 $400
Full Workshop – Registration Fee after May 15 $415

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 “May 2015 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

Other Amount:
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Live Internet Seniors T’ai Chi

Congratulations to JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) for celebrating its 40th Anniversary this month!

As part of the celebration, Hiromi Sensei will lead a live internet-streamed class of Ch’i Kung & T’ai Chi for seniors from 11:30am-12:00pm on Wednesday, May 13th.

Anyone who has internet access can join the live class on Wednesday — just click the link below. Please feel free to share with everyone you know!

Join here – http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jaba-tv

World Tai Chi Day 2015

World Tai Chi Day 2015World T’ai Chi Day is an annual free event where participants around the globe practice T’ai Chi at 10 a.m. (local time) on the last Saturday of April.

We will gather at Pen Park at 9:45 a.m. to warm up and then start the 100-Step T’ai Chi form at 10 a.m., followed by 10-15 minutes of Ch’i Kung.

Note: If it rains, we will meet at the HTC Dojo.

Afterwards everyone is invited to meet at Taste of China in Albemarle Square for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

If you are interested in trying T’ai Chi, please join us for this free chance to experience the relaxing flow of chi through your body!

World T’ai Chi Day
Place: Pen Park
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 (afterwards we will meet at Taste of China at 11:30 for lunch)
Cost: FREE

Self-Defense For All Ages

Come learn self-defense with Hiromi!

Learn to evaluate threats and choose the best response. In addition to practical methods of release from grabs and hand holds, we will cover the basics on psychology, tactical stances, and safety zone principles.

Benefits include developing courage, confidence, and heightened awareness. Participants will practice effective skills and build self-confidence in an energetic, fun, and safe environment.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo
Cost: $99 ($90 if paid before March 27)

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in $99 ($90 if paying before March 27), enter “Self Defense” in the Apply To field, and then click the Pay Now button.

Other Amount:
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Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Throughout herstory, women all over the world have gathered in circles, tended hearth fires and called forth their innate creative and healing powers through story, art and ritual. In this mid-winter women’s retreat, we will use painting, movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to awaken to the depths of artistry, body wisdom and resourcefulness within us. This is an invitation to enter into a he(art) inquiry, whereby we attend to what longs for nourishment, reflection and integration through contemplative arts practices that support insight, healing and transformation.

We’ll explore what it means to live wholeheartedly as we take time to rest into spacious silence and play, enlivening the long days of winter through our colorful expressions. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your discoveries, this retreat offers a soulful and generative space to cultivate embodied and artful ways of tending the creative fire in everyday life.

>>> Download the flyer and registration form

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)

Dates and Times: Friday, February 20 from 6pm – 9pm, and
Saturday, February 21 from 10:30am – 6pm

Cost: $180 ($165 before January 30)

Grandmaster Wang’s Winter 2015 Workshop

GMWJan2015_flyerHiromi T’ai Chi is very proud 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, January 16 through Sunday, January 18. For directions to the different events, please click the locations in the table below.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, January 16 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Warm Ups (at HTC dojo) $70
Saturday, January 17
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I – 5 Elements (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I – Weapons (at Westminster Presbyterian Church) $80
Both Saturday Sessions $140
5:45 – 6:30pm Demonstrations (at HTC dojo) Free
6:45 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner (at HTC dojo) Free
Sunday, January 18
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps (at HTC dojo) $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps (at HTC dojo) $35
 
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 65 Steps (at HTC dojo) $45
3:45 – 4:45pm 66 – 100 Steps (at HTC dojo) $45
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form (at HTC dojo) 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 “January 2014 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

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

Other Amount:
Apply To:

Free Pop-up Tai Chi Classes at UVA

Popup_Taichi_201411Master Hiromi will teach three free T’ai Chi classes at the Emily Couric Cancer Center at the UVA Medical Center!

All Medical Center and UVA employees are eligible to attend. Attend all three or just one.

Please contact Martha at mgt6v@virginia.edu to put your name on the list.

Place: 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Cancer Center at the UVA Medical Center
Dates: Nov 3, Nov 10 and Nov 17
Time: 3:00 – 4:15pm (includes 15 minute demonstration/introduction)
Cost: FREE to all Medical Center and UVA Employees

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

In this women’s expressive arts retreat, we will use art-making, authentic movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to awaken to the depths of creativity, resourcefulness and body wisdom within us. Exploring metaphors of the autumn season, along with images in our artistic expressions, we will surrender to what is “falling away” in our lives while simultaneously “falling awake” to the present moment and to what longs for expression, nurturance and harvest within us.

This weekend is an invitation to dwell in the rich nourishment available to us when we take time to reflect, replenish, play, and be in creative community with women who are becoming artists of their lives. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your explorations, this retreat offers an enlivening and supportive space to re-imagine your life while cultivating contemplative arts practices that will enrich your everyday life.

>>> Download the flyer and registration form

Place: HTC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)
Dates and Times: Friday, November 7 from 6pm – 9pm
                              Saturday, November 8 from 10:30am – 6pm
Cost: $165 ($150 before Oct 10) – 10% discount for HTC students

Respect The Elderly Week

HTC Respect The Elderly 2014Once again HTC will observe this Japanese tradition to honor senior citizens by giving 30 – 45 minute T’ai Chi presentations for free during the week of September 15th.

Last year we visited eleven assisted living care centers and retirement communities in Charlottesville and Orange County.

Demonstrations can be scheduled Monday, September 15 – Saturday, September 20.

Demonstrations are 30-45 minutes long and can be set any time between 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. or 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Please contact Hiromi at hiromi@hiromitaichi.org for more information or to schedule a demonstration.