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Tai Chi with OAK TREE — Monday nights starting 5/5
January 14, 2016 @ 1:39 pm EST
Tai Chi Chuan Movement: “Meditation in Motion”
Tai Chi movements help to relieve tense muscles and lubricate joints that promote automatic body alignment and a solid center of gravity. The mental concentration, deep breathing, relaxing, sinking and pressing, generates a marvelous inner energy flow throughout the system, resulting in the movements of Tai Chi Chuan. The full exhalation increases lung capacity for incoming oxygen. The more oxygen we have in our system, the more energy we produce and the healthier we are. Tai Chi Grand Master William C. C. Chen says that the motion of Tai Chi Chuan also helps to regulate the nervous system, and reduce anxiety, stress and depression. It is a positive result of mental/physical fitness and spiritual well being.
60 Movements that you learn in this class are derived from Traditional Yang Style Form by Grand Master William C. C. Chen.
Fee: $15 (general)/$10 (seniors 60+ & students)
* Artists discount (-$2) is available.
*$10 (general)/$5 (seniors 60+ & students) for the first time trial.
*Private sessions also available.
About the Instructor
Kiyoko “OAK TREE” Kashiwagi, dancer/choreographer/tai chi player was born and raised in Japan. She began her dance training when she was 5 years old and began practicing Tai Chi Chuan when she was 15. While working as a dancer, she also earned a certificate for Tai Chi Chuan 24 Movements. After moving to New York for her dance career, she started studying traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with Grand Master William Chi-Cheng Chen, and practices Tai Chi Chuan Long Form 132 movements, Short Form 60 movements, Cheng Man-Ching 37 Form, Tai Chi Sword Form 64 movements, and Pushing hands. She has also learned Tai Chi Cloudy Fan and Tai Chi Qigong 18 movements from Sifu Luis Molera.
May – June 2014Mon6 – 7 pm