Our school banner. The poem (vertical columns) reads:

"In Hunyuan Tai Chi,

awareness and energy, spirit and form,

link and circulate continuously,

like water flowing…"


All new students begin with the Foundation Studies Program:
Foundation Studies Program
The one year (four term) Foundation Studies Program covers the 
fundamental theory and practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, in preparation for all advanced Tai Chi and Qigong classes. Foundation Studies "jibengong" in Chinese — focuses on the hidden inner essence of Qigong and Taiji, which we approach from all four Taoist planes: the physical, energetic, mental and spiritual.
This knowledge of the inner essence — the "gong" — was once a closely guarded secret. Here it is condensed into an intense one-year introductory training program which will save students years of searching, confusion and false starts, and put their personal Tai Chi practice on a firm foundation.

Classes are approximately 30% theory, 70% practice.
Classes are taken sequentially over four terms (one year).
Every class is offered each term.

• Foundation Studies I

The Human Energy Body: Structure and Dynamics

Monday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

 

• Foundation Studies II

Introduction to Qigong: Theory and Practice

Tuesday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM


 • Foundation Studies III
Introduction to Tai Chi: Theory and Practice
Wednesday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

• Foundation Studies IV
Introduction to Push-Hands: Theory and Practice  
Thursday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM


In addition to the required Foundation Studies classes listed above,
Foundation Studies Program members may also take the
following electives at no additional charge:
• Dynamic Qigong - Sat 9:00-10:30 AM
• Primordial Qigong - Sun 9:00-10:30 AM
• Push-Hands - Sat 1:00-2:30 PM
Program Tuition: $740 per term
Enrollment is now open for the 2018 Fall Term (Oct/Nov/Dec).
You are welcome to attend a Foundation Studies I class on a free trail basis.
To register for a free Foundation Studies I trial class,
email us using the form below:


PLEASE NOTE:

• We welcome all serious students of the internal energy arts.

• We do not offer "easy" recreational classes or therapeutic classes
for recovery from illness or injury, chronic pain, or the effects of aging.
If that's what you're looking for, drop us a line on the form below
and we'll send you a list of local classes that may fit your needs.

• We do offer serious, challenging, in-depth training programs in
the full traditional Hunyuan Tai Chi curriculum, including

body mechanics, energy dynamics, forms, weapons,
martial applications and push-hands, as well as
classical and modern Taoist philosophy,
and teacher preparation and certification.
Please use this form for student applications only. 

Sorry, we do not do corporate on-site classes
or workshops for visiting tourist groups or conventions.
Requests for such will no longer be answered.

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The Foundation Studies Program includes: 

• The required Foundation Studies classes in red, plus

• the optional Qigong classes in green, plus 

• the optional Elective classes in orange.

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Annual School Calendar, 2018

Class days in light yellow

Term breaks and holidays in green

Annual retreat in blue