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Greetings, you are invited to join like-minded individuals who are committed to the improvement of their physical, mental and spiritual health and are interested in the exploration and practice of the art of tai chi and qigong. Note: This group is open to the public, you do not need to join Meetup to attend. Typical class size is 5-10. Just contact me prior to showing up to confirm meeting. Jason@jasonchanproductions.com

Tai chi is a complete, wellness system originating from Chinese martial arts (Wushu, Kungfu). The gentle flowing movements are integrated with philosophical teachings from Taoism (Daoist) and Buddhism's "Mindfullness" as a means of spiritual cultivation. Although this group’s primarily focus is on tai chi we will also explore various Chinese arts such as massage (Tui na), acupressure and lion dance and drumming.

Mountain View Tai chi and qigong (chi-gong) combines the popular Yang and Chen tai chi styles as well as the “chi” (qi) cultivating practice of qigong. The “chi” is the life force energy or can be thought of as bio electric aspect of ourselves.

A unique aspect of this class is that I bring my seventeen years experience as a wellness instructor and soft tissue therapist to help guide my students towards the healing their bodies. I consider the teaching of Tai chi in itself an art and offer many innovative teaching techniques to develop a feel and understanding of the science behind the art.

There are countless physical benefits to practicing tai chi. I have personally experienced the following: Increase energy and stamina, improved metabolism and weight reduction, stronger healthier joints, reduced stiffness and pain in low back, neck, shoulders, reduction of stress effects, and a fuller sense of self in relationship to nature and community.

Local Classes: Please return to this site for current Mountain View class postings. Sunday classes are held at 1500 W. Middlefield Rd at the Whisman Sports Center (not to be confused with Whisman Park). see photo album "How To Find Us" for specific directions. On rainy days we are under the gym roof overhang.

Invite Me to Your Community of Company: Looking for new clients who may be interested in contracting me for classes. Contact me for a possible FREE demo.

Donations: This class is free although a $10 donation is very much appreciated.

Classes are out doors with the benefit of the natural chi of surrounding trees and nature. At Whisman Sports Center there is access to clean restrooms and a drinking fountains.

No experience is necessary, all levels are welcome. RSVPing to any event on here is acknowledging your healthy enough to participate and assuming ALL responsibility for your own safety and health. We assume absolutely NO responsibility for loss, injury or incidents incurred at any event or meet posted on this site. Ask me about private lessons. Blessings of Peace to You, Jason

Also New Classes In Menlo Park at Little House Community Center:

https://www.meetup.com/Menlo-Park-Tai-Chi-For-Better-Balance-Meetup/

Weekly, on-going classes Mon to Thursdays 945am or 12 noon. Check the above link to see schedule and fees.

Upcoming events (5+)

Meet at Little House To Sample Tai chi For Better Balance and Mobility Class

If you are someone who is concerned about falling and/or someone who has a definite need to improve your balance this is the class for you! Taking the evidence, based benefits of tai chi as well as the latest fall prevention education, Little House's "Tai chi For Better Balance & Mobility" class offers a direct intervention towards fall prevention and overall health enhancement. This class also features easy to follow exercises for beginners with no requirement to memorize complicated tai chi routines. Regardless of your age if you can stand upright for a couple of minutes you will be able to participate. Click on or use the following links below for more information or contact me from this Meetup site. Come on any of the following dates to sample this class without charge. You do not need to be a Meetup member and you can bring a guest. If you want to continue just sign up according to what is convenient to your schedule ( twice a week highly recommended). Class times and Fees: Mondays & Wednesdays 945am to 1045am Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm to 1pm Drop-In rate: members $13, no-members $20 optional membership fee (includes many benefits and fitness gym access) $70/ yr. Little House is Menlo Park's hidden treasure for older adults! Additional Information: https://www.meetup.com/Menlo-Park-Tai-Chi-For-Better-Balance-Meetup/ Little House[masked] www.penvol.org [masked]

Meet at Whisman Sports Center for a free beginner's tai chi class.

1500 W. Middlefield Rd entrance.... Pull into this driveway with the blue and yellow banner and park in the back lot in front of the school buses.

Meet at Little House To Sample Tai chi For Better Balance and Mobility Class

If you are someone who is concerned about falling and/or someone who has a definite need to improve your balance this is the class for you! Taking the evidence, based benefits of tai chi as well as the latest fall prevention education, Little House's "Tai chi For Better Balance & Mobility" class offers a direct intervention towards fall prevention and overall health enhancement. This class also features easy to follow exercises for beginners with no requirement to memorize complicated tai chi routines. Regardless of your age if you can stand upright for a couple of minutes you will be able to participate. Click on or use the following links below for more information or contact me from this Meetup site. Come on any of the following dates to sample this class without charge. You do not need to be a Meetup member and you can bring a guest. If you want to continue just sign up according to what is convenient to your schedule ( twice a week highly recommended). Class times and Fees: Mondays & Wednesdays 945am to 1045am Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm to 1pm Drop-In rate: members $13, no-members $20 optional membership fee (includes many benefits and fitness gym access) $70/ yr. Little House is Menlo Park's hidden treasure for older adults! Additional Information: https://www.meetup.com/Menlo-Park-Tai-Chi-For-Better-Balance-Meetup/ Little House[masked] www.penvol.org [masked]

Meet at Little House To Sample Tai chi For Better Balance and Mobility Class

If you are someone who is concerned about falling and/or someone who has a definite need to improve your balance this is the class for you! Taking the evidence, based benefits of tai chi as well as the latest fall prevention education, Little House's "Tai chi For Better Balance & Mobility" class offers a direct intervention towards fall prevention and overall health enhancement. This class also features easy to follow exercises for beginners with no requirement to memorize complicated tai chi routines. Regardless of your age if you can stand upright for a couple of minutes you will be able to participate. Click on or use the following links below for more information or contact me from this Meetup site. Come on any of the following dates to sample this class without charge. You do not need to be a Meetup member and you can bring a guest. If you want to continue just sign up according to what is convenient to your schedule ( twice a week highly recommended). Class times and Fees: Mondays & Wednesdays 945am to 1045am Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm to 1pm Drop-In rate: members $13, no-members $20 optional membership fee (includes many benefits and fitness gym access) $70/ yr. Little House is Menlo Park's hidden treasure for older adults! Additional Information: https://www.meetup.com/Menlo-Park-Tai-Chi-For-Better-Balance-Meetup/ Little House[masked] www.penvol.org [masked]

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