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Tai Chi Classes and Events 2017

December 2016 Yang Style Tai Chi for Beginners 6 week yang style beginners class concludes on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 2016 Aging in Paradise, Longboat Island Chapel December 18, 2016, 9 a.m. SPECIAL EVENT:  Free Tai Chi Class & Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Décor Direct Wholesale Warehouse, 2333 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, Fl. Sunday, Dec. […]

November 30, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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Nobody Ever Made a Million Dollars….

Nobody ever made a million dollars…. ..teaching tai chi.  So why do teachers do it?  Why each year do we work at bringing folks together to learn tai chi and qigong? I can’t answer for others but for myself I do it because there is this sense of wonder for me each time I begin […]

October 21, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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Tai Chi Flowing News for Fall 2016 and Preview for 2017

Included in this newsletter: Fall 2016 Classes & Events: -Yang style tai chi (beginners) -Private Classes -Giving Challenge for Aging in Paradise Winter 2017 Classes Preview: -Sun style 73 forms -Yang 24 forms -Qigong in the Sacred Garden Fall 2016 & Winter 2017: Note: All classes are at Aging in Paradise, Longboat Island Chapel, 2nd […]

September 6, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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THOUGH THE STYLES MAY DIFFER, THE PRINCIPLES ARE THE SAME

Many people who begin tai chi classes are unaware that there are different styles of tai chi, three of which I teach: Sun the youngest style; Yang the most popular; Chen the most martial. Each of these styles has a different way of working with hands, feet, and overall body movement. This is confusing for […]

August 12, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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First of all let me thank those of you who are actually writing to let me know you are reading my blogs.  Then let me apologize for not replying.  As you may all be aware (especially those of you who have websites) about half of my “comments” from readers are actually sent by machines that […]

August 8, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD…..

For many tai chi seems like just a pretty dance that they would eventually like to learn. However, when you learn essential principles of tai chi like the importance of alignment, weight transfer and its requirement that you have a foot in place before shifting weight, tai chi becomes more than a dance. It becomes […]

January 27, 2016 in Tai Chi by

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PRACTICE MAKES THE MASTER

I have the privilege of teaching some wonderful folks who work hard in every class to improve their tai chi skills and in so doing strengthen their balance and coordination. Ironically the most difficult issue I have with students is how to get them to “practice” on their own. While students will get benefits just […]

December 4, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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TAI CHI’S EFFECTS ON INSOMNIA AND INFLAMMATION

Sleep or rather the lack of it is a continuing theme these days. Insomnia sufferers flock to physicians for prescription medication or look for over the counter solutions to the problem. Aside from the mental/emotional toll that lack of sleep can cause, did you know that lack of sleep or poor sleep quality is also […]

November 30, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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Yang Style Tai Chi Movements for Balance & Coordination

Yang Style Tai Chi Movements for Beginners: Improving Balance & Coordination Where: Aging In Paradise, Longboat Island Chapel, Longboat Key, Fl. When: Wednesday 9-10:00 a.m. Dates: Nov. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Dec. 2nd, 9th, 2015 (6 classes total) Cost: $56/student for the 6 week class (payable at the first class meeting) Pre-Registration required. To register […]

October 15, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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Tai Chi: The Original “Mobile App”

As I started my tai chi practice in my local park recently it occurred to me that tai chi IS the “original mobile app.” Here I was, facing the exquisite waters of Sarasota Bay, cool morning breezes blowing across the waters, and I could “pull” out my “mobile device” (in this case my tai chi) […]

August 28, 2015 in Tai Chi by

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