WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi Course
This 8-week beginner course in WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi is led by Living Well Therapies founder Henderson Smith. In a practice that Harvard refers to as “medication 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 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 them to cultivate wellbeing 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 our lives. Unlike traditional exercise, Tai Chi relies on the internal power of Qi (Chi) with flowing, circular motions that have the ability to rejuvenate rather than exhaust from the practice.
Tai Chi will train the 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.
For questions, please contact [email protected].
Mondays, April 4 – May 23 (8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Please note that two classes will be moved to Tuesdays due to scheduling conflicts. The classes for Monday, April 18 and Monday, May 2 will take place on Tuesday, April 19 and Tuesday, May 3.
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 (SEA) Self Evaluation Assessments, 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.
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