FREE PRACTICE SESSIONS
Tuesday, December 17, 2014 (no snow date)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 (snow date January 28)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (snow date February 25)
RELAX using tai chi postures and movements from the five phases of chi energy (the five elements)
ENJOY a simple daily practice to regain and maintain your health and vitality
Our classes introduce you to basic tai chi principles including correct placement of the feet, alignment of the knees and hips, an upright and relaxed spine, and relaxation of the major joints in the body. It is this relaxation that allows the qi (chi, vital internal energy) to flow freely in your body, bringing a pleasant sense of wellbeing, and pointing you in the direction of good health.
Beginner Class: Roots and Branches: Tai Chi and the Five Elements
Tuesdays, March 4 through April 15, 6:50 pm to 7:50 pm (seven weeks)
A course that includes movements and postures that work with qi, the life force that exists in all of us. In each class we will generate qi, circulate and unblock qi, use qi to nourish ourselves, and return the qi to the deepest level. The work condenses the tai chi form into standing postures, walks and shifting movements, which follow the cycle of the five elements of Chinese medicine. The simple movements can be learned easily and have a deep effect on the body, mind and spirit.
Tuition $85, $75 early bird
Beginner Class: The Eight Ways of Tai Chi
Tuesdays, April 22 through May 27, 6:50 pm to 7:50 pm (six weeks)
A course to learn and practice tai chi movements with images in order to achieve the benefits of tai chi quickly and deeply. For beginners, this is a wonderful introduction to tai chi. For those with illness or injury, this is an opportunity to recover balance and movement. For tai chi students, this is an opportunity to fine-tune your practice and work more deeply. One focus of this class is using tai chi in your normal daily activities in order to be more conscious of how we move in health.
Tuition $75, $65 early bird
8955 Guilford Road, Suite 240
Columbia MD 21046
From Rt 32, take Broken Land going south. Turn L on Guilford Road. First L into office area (before the light at Murray Hill).
First L in parking lot, drive to end and turn R. Suite 240 will be on your right. Plenty of free parking.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes/ slippers with flat soles (no sandals or high heels).
We will have cotton tai chi shoes for sale at the first class.
Edna M. Brandt, LAc Erik ten Broecke
Licensed Acupuncturist Artist and musician
Tai chi teacher since 1978 Tai chi teacher since 1980
Call WisdomWell 443-393-2650
20 students maximum/10 students minimum each class
MORE INFO: Call Edna at 301-953-3413
Tai Chi Classes for Seniors in College Park
Spring 2014 schedule to be announced soon
College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park
Taught by Frances Korbly-Canter, L.Ac.
Call 301 441-2647 to register
10:30 am T'ai Chi Principles and Qi Gong
For those recovering from illness or those with balance and strength issues. Simple movements you can learn to do and practice at home in limited space and with limited time.
11:30 am Beginning and Advanced T'ai Chi Form
One group for new students to learn the basics of the tai chi form, and a second group for experienced students to learn more of the form.