The Academy offers four public programs:
• Foundation Qigong ("chi-gung")
Qigong means "energy cultivation." It's one of the great traditional arts of China, where many different kinds are practiced daily for health and vitality, relief from stress, recovery from illness or injury, and promotion of longevity. Qigong is also the theoretical and practical foundation of Tai Chi. We offer three kinds of Qigong in the Foundation program:
• Dynamic Qigong is more rigorous, and helps build the basic strength
and skill of body and mind needed for Tai Chi.
• Primordial Qigong is gentler and more meditative, and is essential in
developing the higher levels of Tai Chi gongfu.
• Women's Qigong. We also offer a special Women's Qigong class on
Sunday morning, with a focus on self-care in body, mind, and spirit.
Although Qigong is the foundation of Tai Chi, it's also a highly effective stand-alone practice for anyone working on health and harmony in body and mind. Many of our students, including seniors, find that the Qigong program satisfies all their health and recreational needs. Qigong Program tuition covers all classes.
Degree of difficulty: 1-star (easy)