What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the benefits that tai chi has to offer. You also can improve your daily activities through tai chi. Tai chi’s smooth, gentle movements promote balance, fluidity, strength, calmness, relaxation, and rooting. Tai chi also contains powerful qigong movements that promote health and vitality. We also explore tai chi’s martial arts side through push hands practice. Through tai chi, you can develop an internal self-awareness that goes beyond your tai chi practice to enhance your life.

We will begin with a series on the 10 Essentials of Tai Chi. We will cover one principle each week starting on March 12th. This way, you can concentrate on integrating that principle into your practice. Don't worry if you happen to miss a week, as I will do a review each week as we go.

I really enjoy teaching this series. It's a great way to focus on one aspect at a time, and it lays a solid foundation for your tai chi!

Tai chi’s slow movements are the trademark of this ancient martial art known for its ability to improve balance, calmness, and relaxation. Our approach to tai chi emphasizes the body mechanics behind the movements. This added emphasis to structure and form enhances the internal energy flow to foster additional fluidity, strength, and rooting. These attributes cross over to enhance daily activities and improve sports performance. Body mechanics also contains powerful qigong movements that lead to improved health and vitality. Our curriculum features William C.C. Chen's 60-movement Yang-style form, sword form, body mechanics applications, and push hands.

Our tai chi classes are structured for people of all ages and fitness levels. We offer an easy beginner routine to get started making it easy to start reaping tai chi's many benefits immediately! Sifu Russ works with each new student in learning tai chi at our relaxed and supportive environment in the Shorin Center: 955 Garden of Gods Rd Suite E in Colorado Springs 80907.

We will have weekly tai chi classes beginning/all levels tai chi from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you have significant tai chi experience, join our 7:00-8:00 pm class, where we focus on advanced body mechanics concepts, the sword form, and push hands practice. Contact us, and we’ll recommend the class that is right for you! The cost is $15/session.

Join us on Tuesday Nights!

CONTACT: Sifu Russ McWhorter

https://springstaichi.weebly.com/

http://www.facebook.com/yangtaichicoloradosprings

Phone: 719-963-4312

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FREE TAI CHI -- World Tai Chi and Qigong Day & 2nd Anniversary in the Springs

FREE EVENT: Come on out and help us celebrate World Tai Chi and Qigong Day and help mark my second year of teaching in Colorado Springs. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, so bring a friend! We will meet by the Windmill in the park at 9:30 AM to share some powerful qigong movements that I've yet to share in class and to provide an introduction to Yang-style tai chi to get you ready to share in this event. Then we will join the rest of Mountain time zone as it comes together at 10:00 AM to become "One World ... One Breath." Bring water and be sure to wear a hat or put on sunscreen. In case of inclement weather ... the event will not take place, and I will send out an announcement and post on Facebook @yangtaichicoloradosprings

Tuesday Night Tai Chi-Week 8 of the 10 Essentials-Internal & External are United

We will continue our series on the 10 Essentials of Tai Chi with 'Internal and External are United.' This week we continue tying all the principles together to give you a feeling of moving as an integrated, confident manner. Don't worry if you have missed a week, because I will review each week. You can join any time in the series! You will need to bring shoes that have only been worn indoors to prevent tracking rocks into the training area. Sock feet and bare feet are also acceptable. Our classes emphasize Tai Chi with Body Mechanics. Tai Chi with Body Mechanics promotes balance, fluidity, strength, calmness, relaxation, and rooting. Body Mechanics also contains powerful qigong movements that promote health and vitality. Our curriculum features William C.C. Chen's 60-movement Yang-style form, sword form, and push hands practice. Look forward to seeing you at the Meetup! Russ McWhorter: springstaichi.weebly.com [masked] www.facebook.com/yangtaichicoloradosprings

Tuesday Night Tai Chi-Week 9 of the 10 Essentials-Linked Without Breaks

We will continue our series on the 10 Essentials of Tai Chi with 'Linked Without Breaks.' This week we continue tying all the principles together by focusing on the continuous, flowing motion that draws many to tai chi in the first place. Don't worry if you have missed a week, because I will review each week. You can join any time in the series! You will need to bring shoes that have only been worn indoors to prevent tracking rocks into the training area. Sock feet and bare feet are also acceptable. Our classes emphasize Tai Chi with Body Mechanics. Tai Chi with Body Mechanics promotes balance, fluidity, strength, calmness, relaxation, and rooting. Body Mechanics also contains powerful qigong movements that promote health and vitality. Our curriculum features William C.C. Chen's 60-movement Yang-style form, sword form, and push hands practice. Look forward to seeing you at the Meetup! Russ McWhorter: springstaichi.weebly.com [masked] www.facebook.com/yangtaichicoloradosprings

Tuesday Night Tai Chi-Week 10 of the 10 Essentials-Seek Stillness in Motion

We will conclude our series on the 10 Essentials of Tai Chi with 'Seek Stillness in Motion.' This week we continue tying all the principles together to give you a feeling of moving as an integrated, confident manner. Don't worry if you have missed a week, because I will review each week. You can join any time in the series! You will need to bring shoes that have only been worn indoors to prevent tracking rocks into the training area. Sock feet and bare feet are also acceptable. Our classes emphasize Tai Chi with Body Mechanics. Tai Chi with Body Mechanics promotes balance, fluidity, strength, calmness, relaxation, and rooting. Body Mechanics also contains powerful qigong movements that promote health and vitality. Our curriculum features William C.C. Chen's 60-movement Yang-style form, sword form, and push hands practice. Look forward to seeing you at the Meetup! Russ McWhorter: springstaichi.weebly.com [masked] www.facebook.com/yangtaichicoloradosprings

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