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Improv Choir Workshop – September 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 September 9th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

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

Dates and Times: Sunday, September 13 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

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 Wednesday, September 9th.

Improv Choir Workshop – August 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 August 28th to register. Ages 16-adult.

>>> Download the flyer

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

Dates and Times: Sunday, August 30 from 2:30 – 4:00pm

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 Friday, August 28th.

Hands and Feet Workshops

Come join us for two workshops with Master Hiromi!

T’ai Chi classics tell us that if there is a problem with our form, look to the legs. The first workshop will focus on correct footwork on the 14-step Cheng-Ming T’ai Chi form.

In the second workshop will explore the role of the hands in the 14-step T’ai Chi form. The hand postures reflect the applications, and there are many possibilities.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Place: Charlottesville Tai Chi Center Dojo

T’ai Chi Footwork
Time: 8:30 – 10:30am
Cost: $60

T’ai Chi Hand Postures
Time: 10:45am – 12:45pm
Cost: $60

Cost for both workshops: $100

Online Payment for Workshop

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

Please select your option and then click the Pay Now button.


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CTCC’s Open House 2015

Place: CTCC Dojo (609 E. Market St, enter on 7th Street, across from SNL Financial)
Date: Saturday, September 19
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 19th at 2pm! If you’ve never attended an CTCC class before, you’ll receive a coupon to try a class FREE.

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.

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:
Apply To:

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:
Apply To:

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)