Keeping Centered With Tai Chi

Hello to all our members and people who may just be stopping by here to check us out! I hope all of you are finding ways to make the best of things during these difficult and anxiety provoking times.   We miss seeing all of our members at classes and hope that we will be able to resume them sometime in the near future.  In the meantime, we wanted to share a some thoughts from  Justin Landers  at Slanted Flying on the importance of mastering the many details of our Tia Chi form.  We hope you enjoy this article! We’ll be looking for more interesting Tai Chi related content to share with you over the next few weeks.  In the meantime we hope that everyone stays healthy and we look forward to seeing you all back at the studio (or at the park!!) in the near future!

Memorizing Those Annoying Basics Is The Road To Mastery

Tai Chi Revolution New Beginner Class Starting March 3, 2020!

This six week class will teach you the fundamental movements of Tai Chi.  You will learn the first 17 movements of the 108 movement set with qualified and knowledgeable instructors. This class is meant for everyone and anyone regardless of skill level or prior experience.  If you’ve never practiced Tai Chi before this class is calling your name!  You can expect to learn in a supportive and positive environment with instructors who will help build your confidence and help you succeed in your Tai Chi journey.

If you aren’t familiar with Tai Chi, it is a form of moving meditation.  It accomplishes multiple objectives at one time: working on balance, posture, movement through space, and calming your mind.  The regular practice of Tai Chi provides scientifically proven health benefits.  Our studio is large, open, well lit and has off street parking.  Do a little something for your mind, body, and spirit while we wait for the warmth of the  Spring to make an appearance!   Consider spending that time with the friendly people at Tai Chi Revolution as you begin your Tai Chi journey!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on March 3rd and running through April 7th (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

We look forward to meeting you!

Jump Start 2020 with a New Tai Chi Class!

Yikes!  It’s happening!  2019 is rapidly coming to a close and a new year is almost upon us.  For me, the start of a new year brings an opportunity to refocus on my own health and well-being and bringing balance back into my life.  That’s something that I often struggle with and Tai Chi has become an integral part of helping me maintain that mind – body balance.

Here at Tai Chi Revolution we’d like to invite you to join us for a new six week class (class details below).  This “beginner’s class” is designed to give students a foundation in Tai Chi movement principles, basic concepts and techniques, and the health benefits of regular practice. This class is for people who have no prior experience with Tai Chi or who have practiced Tai Chi but have been away from it and would like to get back into it.  This class is conducted in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment where everyone is welcome.

Our practice of Tai Chi is focused on the mind/body interaction and integrating slow, intentional movements to help strengthen, relax, coordinate and integrate the physical body and mind to improve overall health.  Regular practice of Tai chi can improve balance control, fitness, and flexibility, and may offer the benefits of reducing the risk of falls.  It is safe for people of all ages, as it does not put too much stress on the muscles and joints.   We hope to see you at our studio!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 and running through February 18th (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

Don’t Miss Our New Beginner Class!

Would you be interested in a little Tai Chi?  We are offering a six week beginner’s class starting on Tuesday, November 5, at 6:00pm!

This can be a difficult time of year for many people.  The days are getting shorter and colder and winter is starting to nip at our heels.  It’s so easy to get lost in all the things around us that need our attention that we sometimes forget to pay attention to our own health and well-being.  We don’t want that to happen to you!  Read on to learn about the benefits of a regular practice of Tai Chi:

Mind: memory retention, confidence, self control

Body: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance

Spirit: patience, perseverance, respect

Great stuff right?!!  Tai Chi has a lot to offer and we provide trained instructors, an open studio, and a friendly supportive group of members who enjoy working with new people.  So…

  • If you’ve never tried Tai Chi before but always wondered about it – this class is for you
  • Practiced Tai Chi but fell out of the routine and want a quick brush up to motivate you to pick it back up again – this class is for you
  • Looking for a way to shed the stress of your day – this class is for you
  • Currently practice Tai Chi and wondering how to help support new students – you guessed it… come to this class and cheer on new students!

Our studio is large, open, well lit and has off street parking.

Tai Chi Revolution Studio

This six week class will teach you the fundamental movements of Tai Chi.  You will learn the first 17 movements of the 108 movement set with qualified and knowledgeable instructors.  You found our website – now we’d really like to meet you in person!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 and running through December December 9th (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

We look forward to meeting you!

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.  ~ Lao Tzu

Don’t Miss Our New Beginner Class!

Tai Chi Revolution is offering a new “First 17”  six week class!  Come join the “Revolution”!!

We want you to FEEL GOOD at the end of your day!  Work stress?  Kids homework stress?  Yard work stress?  Thinking about the holidays already stress (say it isn’t so!).  It’s so easy to get lost in all the things around us that need our attention that we sometimes forget to pay attention to our own health and well-being.  The regular practice of Tai Chi has the following benefits:

Mind: memory retention, confidence, self control

Body: balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance

Spirit: patience, perseverance, respect

Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation that accomplishes multiple objectives at once: working on balance, posture, movement through space, calming your mind, and spending time with friendly welcoming people.  Do any of the following describe you?  We have an answer!!

  • Never tried Tai Chi before but always wondered about it – this class is for you
  • Practiced Tai Chi but fell out of the routine and want a quick brush up to motivate you to pick it back up again – this class is for you
  • Looking for a way to shed the stress of your day – this class is for you
  • Currently practice Tai Chi and wondering how to help support new students – you guessed it… come to this class and cheer on new students!

Our studio is large, open, well lit and has off street parking.

Tai Chi Revolution Studio

This six week class will teach you the fundamental movements of Tai Chi.  You will learn the first 17 movements of the 108 movement set with qualified and knowledgeable instructors.  You found our website – now we’d really like to meet you in person!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on September 17, 2019 and running through October 22nd (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

We look forward to meeting you!

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.  ~ Lao Tzu

New Beginner Class Starting – Don’t Miss It!

Tai Chi Revolution is offering a new “First 17”  six week class.  This class is meant for everyone and anyone!

  • Never tried Tai Chi before but always wondered about it – this class is for you
  • Practiced Tai Chi but fell out of the routine and want a quick brush up to motivate you to pick it back up again – this class is for you
  • Looking for a way to shed the stress of your day – this class is for you
  • Currently practice Tai Chi and wondering how to help support new students – you guessed it… come to this class and cheer on new students!

Tai Chi is a form of moving meditation.  It accomplishes multiple objectives at one time: working on balance, posture, movement through space, calming your mind, and spending time with warm, friendly people.  Our studio is large, open, well lit and has off street parking.

Tai Chi Revolution Studio

This six week class will teach you the fundamental movements of Tai Chi.  You will learn the first 17 movements of the 108 movement set with qualified and knowledgeable instructors.  You found our website – now we’d really like to meet you in person!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on June 4, 2019 and running through July 9th (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

 

 

Tai Chi Revolution Supports Our Community

In our studio, the members of Tai Chi Revolution collected and donated 58 pounds of food to the Food Bank in January.   The Food Bank of Central New York provides more than 12 million meals each year to our hungry neighbors in central and northern New York.  If you can, please consider supporting this great organization!
Food Bank Donation
Thank you to our members for your generosity!

Benefits of Regular Practice of Tai Chi

When I started practicing Tai Chi I wanted to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible.  I had a difficult time hearing my instructor’s advice to just immerse myself in the moment and not worry about every tiny detail.  Over time, I found that my instructor was right <LOL>.  The goal of learning the many forms in the set was not to just “learn” the set, but to use what I was learning about each form to understand how my body moved in response to my “internal” commands.   I began to realize how watching my angles, shifting my weight, and paying attention to my body’s strengths and limitations allowed me to focus my attention more on fundamentals.  That in turn has helped me to better understand and master the flow of  body movements used in Tai Chi and to find the benefits of this “moving meditation”.

If you want to learn more about the importance of consistency in the practice of Tai Chi you may find this article from SlantedFlying.com helpful.

If you are interested in learning Tai Chi or want to get back into the practice, please feel free to e-mail us at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com.   Check back soon – we will be posting the start date for a new beginners class soon!  We look forward to seeing you in the studio!

 

Are You Curious About Tai Chi??

On Tuesday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m., members of Tai Chi Revolution, a group consisting of dedicated instructors and practitioners, will be giving a demonstration at the Paine Branch Library (113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206)

Come and learn about the many benefits of Tai Chi, while observing the slow, meditative movements of this ancient Chinese form of Martial Arts.  Tai Chi Revolution’s studio is located behind the Moonlight Deli on James St. (entrance is on  North Edwards Ave.) and we’re on FaceBook.

New members are always welcome and beginner’s classes are offered on a regular basis.  Check back here or on Facebook for announcements of new classes or contact us at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com.

We hope to see you at our demonstration!