Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang performing the Hunyuan 24 Yilu, c. 1992.
This is the first form students learn in Foundation Studies.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 
2019 SPRING TERM
(APR/MAY/JUN)
Next week is the last week to join until the Summer Term in July.

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING:

(1)
Our programs are challenging, in-depth, traditional Tai Chi training programs
for adults interested in professional development or a
deep lifelong personal practice.

(2)
We focus on body mechanics, energy dynamics, forms, weapons,
martial applications and push-hands, as well as classical and modern Taoist philosophy and teacher preparation and certification.

(3)
All new students begin with the Foundation Studies Program, which is
described in detail below. We are serious about attendance and daily practice.
Before applying, please ask yourself if you have the time and resources
to participate fully in a demanding program for the six months
required for completion.

(4)
When you apply, you will be invited to attend the next open class,

which is generally the first Monday evening of each of our four terms:

 WINTER (JAN/FEB/MAR)
SPRING (APR/MAY/JUN)
SUMMER (JUL/AUG/SEPT)
FALL (OCT/NOV/DEC).
You are welcome to attend this class on a free trial basis.

(5)
A Note on Health
Although we have many students working on health-related issues,
we are not primarily focused on therapy. If you are looking for
"easy" recreational classes or therapeutic classes for recovery from
illness or injury, chronic pain, or the effects of aging,
please check out our health page.

Foundation Studies Program
Foundation Studies is a six month (two term) program
covering the fundamental theory and practice of Tai Chi and Qigong,
in preparation for all advanced Tai Chi and Qigong programs.

Classes are taken sequentially over two terms.
Both classes are offered each term, so you have four opportunities a year
to start the program — January, April, July, and October —
which you will then finish exactly six months later.

  Tuition is $740 per term.
(Your program tuition covers both the required and
the optional elective classes listed below. See also the 
weekly class schedule below.)
There is also a one-time registration fee of $120, and
various smaller costs for textbooks, uniforms, weapons, etc.
Tuition is due in full the first week of classes each term,
unless you're on medical disability or you're a senior on limited income,
in which case special arrangements can be made. 
We do not provide financial assistance or internships.

Classes are approximately 30% theory, 70% practice.
All Foundation Studies classes are taught by
Academy founder and head instructor Malcolm Dean.
Class size is limited to 12.

Your class load for the program is as follows:
(required classes in bold, optional electives in regular)

1ST TERM
FOUNDATION STUDIES I
• The Human Energy Body - Mon, 1st six weeks, 6:00-7:30 PM
• Introduction to Qigong - Mon, 2nd six weeks, 6:00-7:30 PM
• Morning Qigong - M-F 8:00-9:00 AM
• Dynamic Qigong - Sat 9:00-10:30 AM
• Primordial Qigong - Sun 9:00-10:30 AM
• Modern Taoism - Sat 12:30-2:30 PM
• Push-Hands - Sun 12:30-1:30 PM
• Weekly reading assignments
• Daily practice

2ND TERM
FOUNDATION STUDIES II
• Introduction to Tai Chi: Wed, 1st six weeks, 6:00-7:30 PM
• Introduction to Push-Hands - Wed, 2nd six weeks, 6:00-7:30 PM
• Morning Qigong - M-F 8:00-9:00 AM
• Dynamic Qigong - Sat 9:00-10:30 AM
• Primordial Qigong - Sun 9:00-10:30 AM
• Beginning Tai Chi - see weekly schedule
• Modern Taoism - Sat 12:30-2:30 PM 
• Push-Hands - Sun 12:30-1:30 PM
• Weekly reading assignments
• Daily practice
TO APPLY FOR THE 
2019 SPRING TERM
(APR/MAY/JUN)
email us using the form below:

Please use this form for student applications only. 

Have you read the material above describing this program in detail?
If not, please go back and read it before applying.


Annual School Calendar, 2018-2019

Class days in light yellow

Holidays in green