"T'ai Chi Ch'uan bases itself exclusively on gentleness, softness, naturalness and bringing you back to your original nature."
ABOUT TAI CHI CHUAN
Learn an ancient Chinese martial art based on the idea that in softness there is strength.
Tai Chi Chuan employs slow graceful movements and relaxed breathing to strengthen your mind-body connection. Often referred to as "moving meditation," we use softness and awareness instead of force and resistance to help the chi, or life energy within us, flow easily and abundantly throughout our body.
Discover a new way of life
Practicing Tai Chi daily can heal and strengthen your body, mind and spirit. That's why, for many, it is a life-long journey that harmonizes the nature of our internal ‘selves’ with the Universe outside. You can start and continue to progress to a higher-level no matter your age or physical condition.
Professor Cheng often said that there are three ingredients to success with tai chi - correct teaching, perseverance, and natural ability. Of the three, he said, correct teaching is the most important, because without it, one would not know how to practice. Natural ability is the least important, because regardless of how much one has, sufficient practice and perseverance will bring the full benefit.
We work hard to provide correct teaching. Perseverance is up to you.
"We offer an opportunity to learn the Tai Chi movements and the principles that make them worth practicing. How do you allow yourself to relax and align with gravity? How do you allow yourself to breathe slowly and deeply into your lower belly, thereby restoring and replenishing your body? How do you allow your mind to quiet, cultivating the space between thoughts where we are most conscious and aware? How do you develop your balance, sensitivity, and ability to live in harmony with yourself and with what is happening around you?"
David Goodell, Lead Teacher