Tai Chi With Lynne Conway
Wednesdays 1.30 - 2.45pm for eight weeks starting 29 January
Cost: Free, but you must make a firm commitment to attending all 8 classes
About the classes
This class is suitable for beginners and those with some experience who want to explore “unlocking” the flow of chi.
In the first term we will cover:
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi
This Qigong form is easy to learn over a couple of weeks. It has few foot movements, but it includes two of the more tricky arm movements that are important in virtually all tai chi forms. It’s also a great way to start to experience the feeling the chi.
Yang Style Tai Chi Foundation 8 Form
This is a sequence of 8 foundation movements of Yang style Tai Chi and is an excellent introduction to the longer 85 Form. Once you feel comfortable with the form, you can start to concentrate on the six characteristics of tai chi (https://www.pkshiu.com/tai-chi/six-characteristics-of-tai-chi )
I have been learning classical Yang Style tai chi for four years with Charles Leong, a disciple of Xi’an-based Master Zhao Youbin. I have attended advanced classes with the Master in Xi’an and in Thailand. I am also now in the final year of the Alexander Technique teacher training program. Like others before me, I find these two systems, entirely complementary. Both are pathways to balancing body and mind in stillness and in movement with each enhancing the other. In particular, the Alexander Technique gives us tools to recognize and inhibit habitual patterns of movement and posture that block the internal energy flow.