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Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient exercise which embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement.
Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) T'ai Chi Chuan (also referred to as Tai Chi, Tai Ji, or Taijiquan) has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and an unexcelled form of self defense.
Click to see a short video introduction to T'ai Chi Chuan.
Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance.
T'ai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. In a very real sense, T'ai Chi helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being.
Tuesdays, March 4th, 11th, and 18th, 7:30 - 8:30pm.
Discover the basics of Qi Gong and T'ai Chi. This short course will lead right into our next Beginning level T'ai Chi form course starting in April. Try your first class with no obligation to pay unless you decide to enroll for the entire course. This is a great way to meet some of our instructors and find out how Qi Gong and T'ai Chi will benefit you. We hope you are able to sign up for all three classes, though if not you will still be welcome to attend, and we'll do our best to catch you up.
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm, starting March 25th.
If possible, please attend the "Introductory Course" listed above, which will lead directly into this T'ai Chi Form class for beginners.
Send us an e-mail for more info, or to have us keep you informed of updates in our schedule.
The three session Introductory course starting on March 4th, costs $52.50. The Beginners' T'ai Chi form course that follows the introductory course, runs for 36 classes, and is taught in three sets for 12 classes each (B1, B2, and B3), each class lasting one hour, meeting once a week, payable in blocks of four classes for $80, or 12 for $210. Free make-ups available for missed classes! Only $10 to repeat a class!
To register for one of our courses, or for more info, including location, start times and cost, please call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
- Newsday: Afraid of falling? Exercise with tai chi
- Huffington Post: This Ancient Martial Art Can Fight Disease, Calm The Mind And Slow Aging
- John Hopkins Health Alert: Tai Chi in the News for Chronic Heart Failure
- Berkeley Wellness Alerts - Health Benefits of T'ai Chi
- Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson's Disease
- Slow movements of tai chi helped with balance, reduced falls in Parkinson's disease study - Washington Post Article.
- New York Times article - Tai Chi Eases Depression in Elderly
- Johns Hopkins Health Alert Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia: Should You Try It?
- Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being, Study Suggests
- New York Times - article by Jane Brody about Tai Chi for personal health
- New York Times - Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia
- Santa Clarita Valley News
- Nine secrets to a healthier heart
- Tai Chi May Ease Arthritis Pain, By Miranda Hitti - WebMD Health News
- Mayo Clinic article on T'ai Chi
- Vanderbilt University
- National Institute on Aging
- Medical News
- A Fun Way to Shape Up
Dr. Oz explains why he likes T'ai Chi on ABC News:
The Dr. Oz ABC TV interview starts after a 30 sec commercial. The section on T'ai Chi starts at around 2:07.
Based on the work of Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing, these simple movements, taken from the Tai Chi form, promote healthy energy flow, relaxed breathing, and stress reduction. To learn our basic Qi Gong practice, please sign up for the "Introductory Course" listed elsewhere on this page.
Evening courses listed on this page are usually held in Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, on the 16th floor, between 36th and 37th Streets, unless otherwise specified.
For info on T'ai Chi classes in Washington Heights or Inwood please call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
Find out why corporate wellness should Include T'ai Chi and Qi Gong in this video. Contact us to arrange for t'ai chi in your workplace! Call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
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Contact the Tai Chi School
For more info or to register for a class call 212-502-4112 or send an e-mail.