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March 06 - 27, 2024

Tai Chi: 24 Forms

Culpeper County Fieldhouse • 16388 Competion Drive CulpeperVA  22701 Organized by Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

This is a Basic or Beginner class. There is no pre-requisite. You may take this course repeatedly or move to the Foundational class offered on Thursday mornings.
Learn the ancient art of Tai Chi from a Board-Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor who will incorporate tai chi principles into the practice using authentic tai chi forms.
Tai Chi for Health (Foundational Part 2) is the sequel to the Foundational Part 1 class. It's the perfect way to continue improving your physical and mental wellbeing, with its slow and flowing movements helping to reduce stress and boost your energy levels.
Sun-style tai chi (from Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis Program) is easy to learn, effective, and safe. This evidenced-based approach is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Form variations will be taught to offer students of all different levels of practice and to those who may have varying medical conditions to make tai chi fun, accessible, and enjoyable.Further, it includes incorporating Seated Tai Chi for those with limited mobility.
As in the Foundational Part 1 class, the teaching system is the Stepwise Method. This approach effectively teaches students of all different learning styles (e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic, combination).
We invite you to invest in yourself, your health and discover the mental and physical health benefits of tai chi.

Program Outline:
Day 1: IntroductionsTai Chi BenefitsQigong Benefits and Why It’s Incorporated with Tai Chi Tai Chi Brief HistoryWarm-up of musclesLearn step-by-step with repetitions:• Tai Chi transitional greeting and understand its meaning• Tai Chi Walk• Forms: Brush Knee, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and Close• Incorporate: QigongCool down
Day 2: Tai Chi Transitional Greeting Warm-up of musclesLearn step-by-step with repetitions:• Tai Chi Principle 1: Movement• Qigong (incorporated throughout Tai Chi practice)• Tai Chi Walk • Forms (review): Brush Knee, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and Close• Forms (new): Single Whip, transition movement, Punch Under ElbowCool down

Day 3: Tai Chi Transitional Greeting Warm-up of musclesLearn step-by-step with repetitions:• Tai Chi Principle 2: Body Control• Qigong (incorporated throughout Tai Chi practice)• Tai Chi Walk• Forms (review): Brush Knee, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and Close, Single Whip, transition movement, Punch Under Elbow• Forms (new): Repulse Monkey, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and CloseCool down

Day 4: Tai Chi Transitional Greeting Warm-up of musclesLearn step-by-step with repetitions:• Tai Chi Principle 3: Inner Control• Qigong (incorporated throughout Tai Chi practice)• Tai Chi Walk• Forms (review): Brush Knee, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and Close, Single Whip, transition movement, Punch Under Elbow, Repulse Monkey, Leisurely Tie Coat, Open and Close• Forms (new): Reverse Forms Cool down

Location

Culpeper County Fieldhouse (Aerobics Studio) 16388 Competition Dr., Culpeper 22701

Instructor

Rose Phillips

When

March 06 - 27, 2024

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Wednesday

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Age and Gender

Ages 15-255 · Co-Ed

Location

Culpeper County Fieldhouse

16388 Competion Drive CulpeperVA  22701

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