THURSDAYS, MAY 11 – JUNE 29
5:45 – 6:45PM
MUST REGISTER BY MAY 9
Early Bird Price if you register by May 5th: $96
For this series, Erin will introduce the form and sequence of powerful Tai Chi Chu’an form that was created by Tai Chi Chu’an Master Vincent Chu working closely with Qi Gong Master Ou, Wen Wei. Tai Chi Chu’an was originally a martial application of Qi Gong (energy cultivation). Erin has been studying Tai Chi with Master Vincent Chu and his advanced students and instructors since 2013. She will be introducing the Level I of Pangu Tai Chi (Returning Tai Chi Chu’an Form).
We aren’t doing anything difficult or using martial applications in this class. Tai Chi Chu’an strengthens and protects the joints – working gently with the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The added benefit of this form is the support for your organs as well. We will take it easy in this class; it will not be intense or require a lot of endurance. However, it is best to already have a regular movement routine (like walking, yoga, gardening) since we will be on our feet for 55-60 minutes. Of course, you may sit as needed.
Benefits of Returning Tai Chi Chu’an Form (Pangu Tai Chi): This Tai Chi, like other Tai Chi forms, “works on the fundamentals for physical fitness and martial abilities such as agility, balance, coordination, and opening the body’s joints by stretching the ligaments, tendons, and muscle groups. Pangu Tai Chi has two unique features.”
“First, Pangu Tai Chi harnesses the qi of the universe in order for it to improve the body’s physiological condition, including the immune system; and, second, an emphasis on exercising the lower body – while not neglecting the upper torso – to improve blood circulation, thus making it easier for the blood to return to the heart.” -pangu.org about Returning Tai Chi Chuan Form aka Pangu Tai Chi.
Those with recent knee, back or hip injury should have the clearance of a physician. Tai chi is good for strengthening healing joints but only after trauma has settled.
Teacher Bio: Erin Tracy
Erin is so thrilled to be able to share Pangu Tai Chi practice with Open Door Yoga! In her private practice, she mentors and empowers people with chronic pain, anxiety, and stress to access their ability to heal chronic health conditions to have healthier, happier and more balanced lives.
Her training and gifts as a qi gong healer combined with skills in mentoring and coaching allow her clients to experience lasting transformational change. She loves seeing the radiance and light return to people who have been challenged with chronic conditions or static emotional states. There is always hope and potential – some times we just need a little help remembering that.
Erin Tracy is a certified health coach, medical qi gong practitioner, qi gong instructor.