WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi
This is a beginner course in WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi. In a practice that Harvard refers to as “meditation in motion”, this course will provide a basic introduction to the value of Tai Chi for its 21st century practical applications to reduce stress and improve your health. Delivered with a focus on movement, mindfulness and the power of breath, students will develop the foundation for a set of skills that will empower you to cultivate well-being at home, at work and at play for the rest of your life.
Each class will begin with Meditation and Qigong to establish an aware, centered state from which to learn this ancient 18 Form Tai Chi in three parts, with a beginning, middle, and end. Students are encouraged to develop organically at their own pace, embrace their own unique considerations and evolve in the capacity to better manage the thinking, feeling and doing that influences everyday of our lives. Students will find that Tai Chi is the perfect way to end a busy stressful day. Unlike traditional exercise, Tai Chi relies on the internal power of Qi (Chi) with flowing, circular motions that have the ability to rejuvenate you rather than exhaust you from the practice.
Tai Chi will train your mind to focus and direct the internal powerful energy of Qi. The movements are performed slowly with mindful intention on expressing this energy through the body to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and range of motion. The resulting influence is a scientifically effective therapy to strengthen the immune, digestive, circulatory, skeletal, neurology, and muscular systems of the body. Each class will end with a brief meditation, questions, and discussion of that day’s experience.
Course Dates and Pricing
Mondays, May 1 – June 26 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Please note that there will be no class on May 29 (Memorial Day).
Early Bird Pricing (through April 17): $204 Members; $238 Nonmembers
Regular Pricing: $240 Members; $280 Nonmembers
Wudang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi
Mondays, September 11 – October 23 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Tai Chi Community Health Challenge
Students looking for an opportunity to try a Tai Chi class before enrolling in a series course can join the Tai Chi Community Health Challenge, a FREE initiative led by Living Well Therapies instructor Henderson Smith.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Henderson J. Smith, Jr., IIQTC & NQA Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher
Henderson Smith is the Founder of Living Well Therapies and specializes in teaching Qigong and Tai Chi as the exploration of applied physical, mental, and energetic self-mastery. He began the exploration of Qi (breath or energy) as a medium for healing and maximizing power with Sei Bu Do Martial Arts, under Grand Master Dr. Donald Swansey, where he earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Henderson continued his study of Qigong as a system of self-care and self-control, earning a 350 hour Professional Certification with the (NQA) and a 200 hour Teacher Certification with the IIQTC under Dr. Roger Jahnke. Henderson recently earned advanced teacher certification as a Sr. Trainer with the IIQTC and served as Lead Assistant on a 2013 trip to China where he studied under 17th Generation Master Zhou Jin Bo. Henderson is currently studying under Master Shi Xing Hao of the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston, TX.
With a BS in Management and Marketing, 20 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits business, and a clear correlation between medical claims and the habits that drive them, Henderson formed Living Well Therapies in 2007. Founded on the understanding that each individual has the unique responsibility for managing him or her SELF, Henderson is committed to holistic wellness solutions that harness the power of our potential to exercise conscious control of SELF; (our thinking, feeling & doing). With a 7 year track record of improving pre to post program Self Evaluation Assessments (SEA) , Henderson’s unique approach to wellness is fast becoming a sought after asset for innovative companies seeking a competitive advantage through wellness programs that positively moves the needle on behavior and self-responsibility.
For more information about Living Well Therapies: http://livingwelltherapies.net/