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HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE TAI CHI ?     Pronounced (tie-gee)

WHAT IS TAI CHI?
Tai Chi is a low impact exercise. We practice mindful stretching for the entire body, then practice a 64 movement “set,” a pre-determined pattern of movements that are multi-purpose:

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Physical Development from tai chi comes from the stances and steps of tai chi. Balance is improved through single leg weight bearing, which allows quicker movement, and individually improves strength of the legs, for one leg supports entire weight, while the other steps, and then weight is shifted.

MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Mental Development is improved with tai chi, in areas of concentration, and focus, and the meditation we practice which teaches physical techniques to calm the mind and body, deal with stressors, and to rebalance the energy systems of the body.

ENERGETICALLY
Energetically, tai chi improves breathing, corrects imbalances in the body, increases lymph flow, and balances the acupuncture meridians of the body (WITHOUT USING NEEDLES!)

WHERE DO YOU TEACH?
I am currently looking for and exploring teaching location options in Gallipolis, Ohio.

CLASS INFORMATION
HOW OFTEN?
Classes are in six week sessions, one day per week. I teach 2-3 movements per class, so self-practice, preferably every day, is gently encouraged.

WHAT TIMES?
Classes usually start at 5:30pm and last around 80 minutes. Private classes can also be scheduled.

DO YOU HAVE A DRESS CODE?
This is an informal class, exercise clothes are preferred, but due to the flexibility of tai chi, you can practice in formal wear (but not preferred).

PLEASE CALL WITH QUESTIONS, CONCERNS OR SPECIAL REQUESTS
       PLEASE CALL WITH QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR SPECIAL REQUESTS

TAI CHI

We learn stretching and meditation, and practice the set. I also teach some acupressure for self-help, energy balance and pain release. I encourage a self study and practice; the deeper the practice,  the more improvement seen, but you can stretch and practice every few days, and still feel better. A class lasts 80 minutes or so. We also have fun, and concentrate on learning.


WHAT STYLE OF TAI CHI 
DO YOU TEACH?

Eric Chambers of Middleport, OH was my first instructor  in Yang Style Tai Chi. The form I currently practice is K’uang Ping Yang Style, found in Simmone kuo’s book - “Long Life, Good Health through Tai Chi Ch’uan."  I practice George Dillman pressure point theories, applied to the tai chi pattern, and welcome any question or discussion. Pressure points are taught only in specified classes, a regular class is designed to improve health, and the only acupressure taught is for energy balancing and pain release.


WHO CAN PRACTICE TAI CHI?
Anyone! I have training in seated tai chi, as well as the standing form. We can design a program for you, that includes taking  frequent breaks. In addition I practice  medical massage ,craniosacral Therapy  and Touch for health kinesiology and we can correct anything that arises during practice.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN A CLASS?