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About Tai Chi

Tai Chi (Taiji 太極拳) is a gentle, low-impact exercise suitable for students of any age and varying physical ability. It is a therapeutic exercise derived from Chinese martial arts, focusing on the circulation of Chi (Qi 氣), or "life energy" found within all living things. Sometimes called "moving meditation," millions worldwide practice it daily as a gentle stress-reducing exercise.

 

Practicing Tai Chi can:

  • Reduce Stress

  • Increase mobility, flexibility, and balance

  • Increase energy and vitality

  • Improve general health

  • Provide relief from asthma, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure and more.

 

Tai Chi classes include Chi Kung (Qigong 氣功), the ancient practice of using the mind to naturally develop the body's energy through breathing, movement, and meditation. Chi Kung helps to increase energy and stamina through the oxygenation of cells within the body.

 

We offer the following:

  • Beginner's Tai Chi Classes

  • Intermediate & Advance Tai Chi Classes

  • Chi Kung (Qigong)

  • Pushing Hands

 

Specialize workshops with staff & Guest Instructors are offered throughout the year.

Beginners Tai Chi class

Beginner's Tai Chi Classes
Instructor Alex Kiesel

Tai Chi (Taiji) is a gentle, low-impact exercise suitable for participants of any age and varying physical ability. It is a therapeutic exercise derived from Chinese martial arts, focusing on the circulation of Chi (Qi), or "life energy" found within all living things. Sometimes called "moving meditation," millions around the world practice it daily as a gentle stress-reducing exercise.

 

Qigong is introduced to help beginners understand and feel Chi (Qi).

Some benefits of Tai Chi include:
~ Reduced stress

~ Increased mobility, flexibility & balance
~ Increased energy & vitality
~ Improved general health
~ Relief from asthma symptoms, back pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, and more.

 

When: 

Wednesdays, Oct. 4th, 7 to 8:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 8th, 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Length: 8 weeks (Once or twice a week options!)

Instructors: Alex Kiesel 

Note: Missed classes can be made up within the 8-week session!
Location:  18 Red Spring Rd., Andover (inside Andover Fit Body Boot Camp)

Continuation Tai Chi
Level 1

This course is for those who have completed at least one 8-week Beginner's session. The goal of this course is to have participants complete Part One of Yang's 108 Style Tai Chi form. 

New Tai Chi fundamentals will also be introduced during the term.

 

When:

Tuesdays  7 to 8:15 pm (Not too late to join!)

Saturdays Oct 7th, 10:30 to 11:45 am (New Start Date)


Instructor: Alex Kiesel
Location: 18 Red Spring Rd., Andover (inside Fit Body Boot Camp)

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Tai Chi Continuation
Level 2 & 3

Tai Chi Continuation is for those who have completed  at least Part One of the Yang’s 108 Style Tai Chi Form as well as those who have studied the Long Form for an extended period.

When:

Monday, 7 to 8:15 pm  (Instructor Paul Blake)

Sunday, Forming a waitlist  (Instructor Meg Holmes)

(Email us at yangsandover@gmail.com to be added to the list)

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