Class Series

Tai Chi for Bone Density and Hip Health

Explore the Healing Aspect of Tai Chi in this 8 Week workshop with Daniel Pikelin

This 8 class series is open to anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of taiji movement and is suitable for beginners.

The focus is on becoming aware of the force of gravity creating torque as we shift and turn throughout selected sections of the Tai Chi form. This results in an increase in the Circulation of Chi in the body, particularly through the legs, hips, abdominal area and lower spine.

Ancient Chinese Medicine wisdom correlates this rooting of the body to our kidney energy, which relates to the health of the bones. The kidneys are the prime organ required for the maintenance of health and to achieve longevity. As we age our leg muscles, "our pumps", become less efficient to keep fluids moving. We generally call this sensation "stiffness". And this is where Tai Chi comes in to assist in reversing stiffness and prolong life.

Wednesdays 10:15 - 11:30
JAN 8, 15, 22, 29

FEB 5, 12, 19, 26

For more info email or call 416-465-6122.

Four Directions Tai Chi Qigong

6 Week Tai Chi Qigong workshop with Dondrub Wangchuk

The four Directions Tai Chi Qigong is a simple to learn Qigong set that includes 8 of the primary movements of Tai chi quan. The movements are done in the four cardinal directions, perfect for those practicing in limited space. Due to the low impact, meditative and breath conscious nature of this set it is accessible to practitioners of all fitness levels, especially those conscious of maintaining good health.
This set was shared by Sifu David Chandler at the 2019 Master Jou Tai Chi festival in New Jersey, U.S.A

6:00-7:00pm, January 6 – February 10, 2020

Use any card or drop in $20 per class.

To pre-register email or call 416-465-6122.

Introduction to Xingyiquan

6 Week workshop with Dondrub Wangchuk

Xingyquan (also spelled Hsing I Chuan) is the most direct of the three "internal" Chinese martial arts, which also includes Taijiquan and Baguazhang, being likened to the head of the dragon or to a cannon ball of energy (Qi) because of its direct, counterattacking techniques. The legendary 12th century Chinese general, Yeuh Fei, used it to train his victorious troops.
This style of Xingyiquan, which can be traced back to Liu Qi-lan, is based on the Wu Xing Quan or Five Element Fists: ¬ Splitting (Metal), Drilling (Water), Smashing (Wood), Pounding (Fire) and Crossing (Earth). Subsequent training includes the Five Element Linking sets, the Twelve Animal sets and 2-person sets. Related training includes Yi Quan standing meditation postures, which are a powerful Qigong tool.

6:00-7:00pm, January 14 – February 18, 2020

Use any card or drop in $20 per class.

To pre-register email or call 416-465-6122.

8 Week Introductory Tai Chi Chuan Beginner Series

New Sessions begin first Wednesday and Saturday of each month, with Suzanne Taka

Learn the form step by step. During this eight week session, you will learn the first section (first closing) of the short form, then you may choose to go on to join the all levels classes.

New sessions begin first Wednesday and Saturday of each month: Wednesdays November 6, December 4, and January 8, 7:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays, November 2, December 1, and January 4, 10:00-11:30 am with Suzanne Taka. Use any card or drop in $20 per class. To pre-register email or call 416-465-6122.

Check the class schedule for details.

All classes at 320 Broadview.