Introduction to Tai Chi Weekend Workshop Series

 

Introduction of Tai Chi and basic overview of basic Tai Chi concepts.

Students will gain knowledge, practice, and resources to begin a daily Tai Chi exercise routine.


 

October 7th 10am–12:00 pm

Tai Chi Basics/ Tai Chi Walking
Introduce 108 Yang-Style Long Form

  • History of Tai Chi
  • Benefits
  • Warm-Ups
  • Introduce Qi Gong/ Building the Ball
  • Tai Chi Walking/Shifting
  • Wuji
  • Benefits of practice
  • Introduce Long Form/ Begin practice
  • Video support at home

October 7th 2–4:00pm

Breath Work
Intention/Focus

  • Diaphragmatic
  • Breathing benefits
  • Warm Up
  • Building the Ball QG
  • Practice Long Form,
  • First Section 70% Rule
  • How does intention influence your Tai Chi?
  • Sensory focus exercises
  • Practice Long Form, First Section

October 8th 1–3pm

Self Massage
Concentration and Meditation

  • Tai Chi for Health
  • Warm Up
  • Building the Ball QG
  • Self Massage
  • Practice Long Form, First Section
  • How can Tai Chi help me meditate?
  • Preparation work for meditation
  • Long Form as a meditative practice

 


 

  • Workshop Series Duration: 2 Days

  • Classes: Saturday (2) and Sunday; three classes total

  • Hours: 2 Hours per Class

  • Location: MGY2, 409 East Main St

  • Investment: One Class: $60; Two: $105; Three: $145

 


 


 

Kai Lewis is an instructor of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation and several South East Asian styles of martial arts. He has also completed his 200 yoga teacher hours and continues his studies in anatomy, massage, reflexology and sports science medicine. His interests lie in the practical methods of martial arts, healing, meditation, and yoga and applying these arts and their applications in a modern context. He currently teaches several public classes and is part of the MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center team, sharing the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qi Gong with the hospital’s cancer patients, caregivers, and staff.

 


New Year Yoga Foundation Course

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering our popular Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course beginning January 10, 2017.

This four-week course is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the many health benefits of yoga while gaining a foundation upon which to build a practice. The course is appropriate for those new to yoga as well as those who wish to refresh and fine-tune their understanding of the practice.

Yoga builds strength and flexibility while also helping students to better deal with stress and to relax. Students will learn basic yoga postures, proper alignment, and breath work, and be introduced to basic meditation techniques.

This class is suitable for students of various ages although it is geared towards adults; no children under the age of sixteen, please. The class is also suitable for people of various fitness levels. Poses will be modified to meet individual needs. Students should wear comfortable, moveable clothes and will remove their shoes during the class. A yoga mat is recommended but not required.


Dates: January 10 – February 02, 2017
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:15 pm
Place: Morning Glory Yoga Studios, 207 East Main St., downtown Nacogdoches
Instructors: Amy Sanford & Arrie Tucker
Cost: $125


 

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