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Work when there is work to do.  Rest when you are tired.  One thing done in peace will most likely be better than ten things done in panic.....I am not a hero if I deny rest;  I am only tired.  
                --Susan McHenry

Tai Chi

woman engaged in Tai Chi

Tai Chi, a form of mind-body exercise, originated as a martial art in China. The practice of Tai Chi requires the coordination of mind and body through a focus on cultivating internal energy and developing balance. Tai Chi has been referred to as a moving meditation and a powerful key to inducing relaxation, reducing stress, increasing strength and fostering concentration.


Tai Chi is appropriate for all individuals who are capable of standing independently and are looking for a relaxing exercise with gentle movements. The instructor teaches the Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan in three levels: Introductory, Continuing, and Advanced.  In addition, we also offer a Private Tai Chi/Qigong program.


Introductory level introduces the basic principles and six movements of Tai Chi Chuan. This class is suitable for everyone with no Tai Chi experience and for beginning Tai Chi practitioners.
Dates:  February 17 - March 24, 2014  (Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm)


Continuing Level Tai Chi teaches movements of the Yang-Style 24-posture form with an emphasis on core movements, centering, and breathing. This series is appropriate for students from the Introductory Tai Chi class and Tai Chi practitioners in the beginning and intermediate levels.
Dates:  February 27 - April 10 (Thursdays from 5:30-6:30)


Advanced level guides the incorporation of breathing into the 24-posture form. This class is best for one year or more Yang-style Tai Chi practitioners.
Dates: February 17 - March 24, 2014 (Mondays from 6:45-7:45pm)

$65 for each 6 week series
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Cindy Hui-Lio, Ed.D.

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