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September 24th-November 11, 2019
$104 Early Bird /$120 after September 17, 2019
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.
8 consecutive Tuesdays, starting September 24th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Early Bird Registration until September 17th: $104
After September 17th: $120
Drop In’s available when space is available for $20/class
Pre-requisite: Must have taken the Pangu Tai Chi class from Erin Tracy, Mark Paris, or Vincent Chu sometime in the last 3 years or talk to Erin first. This class will go a little faster than previous versions and will be tailored to meet the needs of the students.