Explore your potential through the practice of Chen tai chi and strengthen your vital energy with the unification of mind, body, and energy.
Astanga Yoga Studio Copenhagen
2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
575 DKK for one hour private class. Please contact in advance to arrange time and location.
We will focus on basic fundamentals for the absolute beginner through step-by-step instruction and repetition to get you started on the right path with your tai chi practice. Over time, consistent training can transform the nervous system to react counterintuitively so that rather than reacting with the normal tension and force to stressful situations in life, we can instead react with a calm and focused awareness to work on a more harmonious and peaceful solution. Be more "alive" as your life energy builds through the practice and develop natural, spontaneous movement which springs from living in the moment and going with the flow with intention and control.
Standing Meditation: setting up your foundation; discovering movement within stillness; transformation of heart and mind to a peaceful state of clarity; grow your root and strengthen your equilibrium; develop deep relaxation
Silk Reeling: starting the flow of energy from a stationary position; introduction to correct body mechanics and whole body coordination; begin to develop awareness and control of subtle energy; continue to discover deep relaxation while in motion
Old Frame, First Road: culminate the principles of tai chi through a sequence of flowing postures; begin the development of total unification of mind, energy, and body; cultivate stillness of heart and mind within movement
Classes will be taught by Alicia McGrann, tai chi instructor and advanced tai chi practitioner under the tutelage of Master Chen Ziqiang, 20th generation Chen family member and one of the world's leading transmitters of classical tai chi. Alicia has been studying and practicing tai chi since 2003, has won international grand championship titles in tai chi competitions, and has been teaching tai chi since 2014.
"Alicia is the most patient teacher. We are an older couple who are too shy to join a class and are enjoying our private sessions. Not being very fit or having gone to a gym, we wanted to start with a teacher who could understand where we needed to begin. As our bodies and minds creak along, Alicia adjusts the motions necessary to achieve the lesson. She has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable. She is able to explain the motions and the connections it has to the next group of exercises. We are learning how complex Tai Chi is and to have patience for ourselves. Tai Chi appears very easy when it is actually a complex exercise both for the mind and body that is very enjoyable. Do not let Tai Chi fool you! You will find and strengthen muscles you never knew existed.We get a great workout with Alicia." - Aya & David
"Alicia is an advanced Chen style tai chi practitioner who has had extensive training with the world's foremost Chen style tai chi practitioner, Grandmaster Chen Ziqiang. As a person, Alicia is warm-hearted and has a charitable spirit about her. She is easy to talk to and very enjoyable to be around. As a teacher, Alicia has the skill to convey the most basic to the most complex tai chi concepts to any student's level of understanding. One can see the joy Alicia has at seeing her students lives being enhanced through tai chi learning and practice. I feel extremely fortunate to have found Alicia's tai chi class and to be her student. I believe all her students would say the same." - Dennis