Tai Chi in the Park 2020
This year, the 20th summer gathering, we will limit the number of people so we can have ample space for safety and community for Tai Chi in the Park.
This 8-week intro to Tai Chi and Qi Gong held in beautiful Lindsey Gardens at 7th Ave and N Street, begins Thursday, June 25th from 6-7:15pm.
(there will be 1 extra make-up class for those who may miss classes due to summer travel)
This introductory class will explore the rich world of Tai Chi and qi gong practice through the changing seasons in Lindsey Gardens, the lovely, quiet, public park at the top of N Street in the Avenues. A unique and rewarding approach to learning Tai Chi includes qi gong practices, along with Feldenkrais and other embodiment explorations.
Much more than just learning the form, our focus is on letting the qualities we explore through Tai Chi begin to influence our whole life.
We are living in challenging times, and for many of us, the bodily stress we are carrying has increased.
The tai chi principles and embodied practices can be so helpful in learning to release unnecessary tension, and grow the somatic elements of resilience, and deepen our embodied, relaxed, alert presence as we move through our lives.
Some of the questions we will explore are:
How do I discover, and continually return to, a vital, nourishing, living connection with the ground?
Can I learn to bring warmth, curiosity and friendliness to the places I hold tension?
Can I move in the world in a way that has a quality of grace, self-respect, power and integrity?
Can I maintain a connection to my own center without disconnecting from the world around me?
Can my breath be free, spontaneous, uncontrived?
Can I learn to inhabit and move from the vital center of the lower belly, known as the tan dien, or hara?
Can I be less stuck in my head, and learn to inhabit my whole body?
Can I grow my capacity for resilience, and how I respond to challenges?
Class will begin Thursday, June 25th, and will continue on from 6-7:15 pm for 8 weeks.
Class size is limited this year, so reserve your spot if you would like to join us!
Please read our cancellation policy here