MARTIAL ARTS

 

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI
Friday 10-11am
First course: Feb. 17th - April 21st.
Second course: April 28th - June 30th.

Instructor: Paul Mahoney
Series: $160, Drop in $18
Register by emailing Paul here.

Students will learn the Yang style Short Form with complimentary Qigong (Chee Gong) practice. It will be a very gentle and relaxing class. Practicing Tai chi is a great way to reduce stress and to organize the way you use your body for more efficiently with movement and less effort with all physical activities. Some of the health benefits from Tai chi practice include: better balance, increased bone density, less stress, better sleep, lower blood pressure, and a general feeling of well being. 

The class is for those at a beginner or intermediate level. It is alright to start at anytime and the first class is always free. 

Sifu Paul Mahoney has been practicing Tai chi for over thirty years and has taught tai chi and the related arts for over twenty years. To learn more about Paul please visit www.greatbaytaichi.com

 

INTRODUCTION TO TAI CHI
Tuesdays 5:30-7pm
Begins Feb.28th (first class free, 10 week series ending May 2nd)
Instructor: John Lee
Series: $180. Register here>

This will be a 10 week introduction to the practice and study of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. We will focus on balance, strength, grace and relaxation, as we learn the First Section of the Yang Slow Set. This class is open to all ages and interests, and our emphasis will be on the practice of Tai Chi as a way to increased wellness and peace of mind.

John Lee has been studying Tai Chi for the past 16 years, both here in the Upper Valley and across the country. He is a visual artist whose interests in sculpture (balance, meditation, energy transformation and the work of early Chinese figurative sculptors) lead him to the study of Tai Chi. Shortly after discovering the practice, he found that there was no boundary or distance between his work in the studio and his daily tai chi practice.