Monday, April 27, 2015

Qigong for Stress Workshop

I am leading a Qigong for Stress Workshop on May 9. Qigong is an ancient Chinese meditative practice designed to open energy pathways and increase internal energy (Qi) flow. This Qigong for Stress Workshop will feature different systems of Qigong that follow the basic tenants and principles of this great practice – including focused breathing, visualization techniques, posture, and body movements. The unique part of Qigong is that the exercises not only strengthen and heal the body; they also strengthen and heal the mind, balance the emotions, and boost your overall energy level.

May 9th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | $20 pre-registration, $23 day of workshop

Anthea Center & Healing Art Center
34-01 45th Street, 2nd Floor
Queens, NY 11101
Astoria / Long Island City
http://www.antheayoga.com/



Monday, April 20, 2015

World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park This Saturday

The Tai Chi Chuan Center will celebrate its 13th World Tai Chi Day in Bryant Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015. There will be free classes and demonstrations by students from CK Chu Tai Chi from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, near the fountain at the western entrance on 6th Avenue and 41st Street. Participants are advised to wear loose clothing and flat shoes or sneakers. All are welcome to participate so bring your friends and family.

Schedule of Events (all classes open to the public)

-- 10:45 the day begins with the Tai Chi short form. (Students will continue to practice the form non-stop until roughly 2 pm on the north side of the terrace.)
-- 10:55 Eternal Spring Chi Kung™ Class (an exercise system developed by Grandmaster Chu),
-- 11:40 Flute Form and Two-Person Stick demonstrations
-- 11:55 Nei Kung Class (a related discipline to chi kung)
-- 12:40 Broadsword and Double-Edge Sword demonstrations
-- 12:50 Tai Chi Class (an introductory class in the tai chi short form)
-- 1:20 San Shou Demonstration
-- 1:25 Push-Hands Class (an introductory class in a two-person drill)
-- 1:40 Long Form and Fast Form Demonstrations
-- 2:15 Conclusion

The celebration also kicks off the Tai Chi Chuan Center’s summer-long program of Free Eternal Spring/Tai Chi Classes in Bryant Park. Classes will be held from April 28 to September 29 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7:30 am to 8:30 am. This program has delivered tens of thousands of free class hours over the last eleven years, with average class sizes of more than forty people.


ABOUT THE TAI CHI CHUAN CENTER. The Tai Chi Chuan Center  is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote health in body, mind and spirit through the teaching of Grandmaster C.K. Chu’s Tai Chi curriculum. For more information, contact program coordinator Jeremy W. Hubbell at 212.221.6110.