Explore your potential through the ancient art of tai chi in this two hour, introductory workshop, reconnecting your mind, body, and energy.
September 8, 2019 (Sunday)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
You are welcome to register for one or both classes.
Limited space is available.
£25 per two hour class.
£20 per two hour class if pre-register before August 1, 2019.
Discount code is required at checkout: EARLYBIRD
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, international 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 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
Alicia McGrann at: Alicia.Taijiquan@gmail.com (USA)
Miles Carrigan at: LearnTaiChiOnline@outlook.com (UK)
Estuary Clinic of Integrated Health, 19 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0HE