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!

 

You’re Just In Time! New Beginner Class Starting on 8/29/18.

Are you looking to try something new?  Tai Chi Revolution is starting a six week beginner class on Wednesday nights and we’d love to see you there.  No prior experience is necessary although if you’ve done Tai Chi before and drifted away from it over time – you are also welcome to join us.  Practicing Tai Chi on a regular basis has been proven to provide health benefits, improved balance, and mental relaxation.  This six week class is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic foundations of Tai Chi and the first 17 moves to start you on your Tai Chi journey.  We hope to see you at our studio next week.

Tai Chi Revolution Studio

DETAILS

When: Wednesday nights from August 29 through October 3, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost:  $50 for the 6 weeks.  Payment by check or cash is due the first week of class.

Location:  Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave in Syracuse, NY.  The studio is on the North Edwards Street side of the building, look for the Tai Chi Revolution sign in the window.  You can park in our lot or the lot across the street.

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

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

 

It’s Back! The Full 108 moves set for Beginners – Come Join Us!!

We are excited to announce that Tai Chi Revolution is going to offer the full 108 move set as a Beginner’s Class starting on April 11th, 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve offered this class but its time has come!  Our instructors will take you through the full set of 108 moves over this 12 week course.  While this is a beginners class EVERYONE is welcome! Maybe you are completely new to Tai Chi, or took a break to focus on other demands in your life, or maybe you’ve been practicing but you enjoy the community of others or supporting people who are new to Tai Chi – wherever you are at in your Tai Chi journey we look forward to you joining us.  Just remember – you do NOT need ANY prior experience with Tai Chi to participate in this class.  You will learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi and experience the meditative effects of this practice in a relaxed and friendly setting.  Regular and on-going practice of Tai Chi has been proven to provide many beneficial health effects. Our studio is an open and welcoming space and well suited to taking advantage of this experience.  Our members will be there to help support new comers and to share their experiences.

If you’ve ever wanted to see what Tai Chi is about or you drifted away and want to come back to a regular practice… this class is for you!  Details are below.  We hope to see you at the studio!

DETAILS

When: Wednesday nights from April 11th – June 27th, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm

Cost:  $120 for the 12 weeks.  Payment by check due the first week of class.  Payment may also be made in three 4-week installments ($40/installment).

Location:  Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave.  The studio is on the North Edwards Street side of the building, look for the Tai Chi Revolution sign in the window.  You can park in our lot or the lot across the street.

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

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

 

Tai Chi Revolution’s Intensive Class

This is what you’ve been waiting for

and it’s finally here!

On SUNDAY, March 11, 2018 Tai Chi Revolution is going to host an Intensive Class for our members.  This is a FREE class for all members to attend.

The studio will open at 11:15 am and class will start at 11:30.  We will open the first hour of class with foundation and strengthening exercises then work on several Qi Gong  (“Chi Gong”) moves.  Qi Gong has been used for thousands of years in China to build energy, improve and maintain health and cultivate peace of mind.  These moves are designed for the beginner and fit in well with our Tai Chi practice.  After Qi Gong we will break for a pot luck lunch (a selection of snacks, quiche, soup, fruit salad, and desserts will be available).  After lunch we will practice our Tai Chi. Class will end at 2:00 pm.

This is an opportunity for all students to share a class and the fun of a potluck. We  encourage all the beginner students to come and see what Qi Gong is and to practice a part of the set that you may not be familiar with.
Please feel welcome to come to part or all of the intensive! We look forward to seeing everyone.

DETAILS:

When:  Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 11:30 – 2 pm
Cost:  FREE
Where: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave.  The studio is on the North Edwards Street side of the building, look for the Tai Chi Revolution sign in the window.  You can park in our lot or the lot across the street.

You Can Experience the Benefits of Tai Chi!

Tai Chi Revolution is a Syracuse, NY-based Tai Chi studio where practitioners of all levels have experienced first hand the benefits of practicing Tia Chi.  An recent article in Your Health Magazine reminds us that Tai Chi is more than just an exercise in moving meditation.  There are proven health benefits as Kym Huie, a tai chi instructor for more than 30 years, points out:

“It improves people’s balance,” Kym said. “Besides the physical balance issues, it can help with bone density issues, because we’re weight-bearing in tai chi. Tai chi also helps with deep breathing, and studies have shown that tai chi helps with fighting off dementia and strengthening cognition or the ability to think. Tai chi is very much a memory exercise, and it can help with anxiety, stress and depression.”

“…When you do tai chi long enough, in 15 to 20 minutes you can start to get a little chemical release of endorphins, the feel-good chemicals from exercise. And though we may never get rid of all of our pain if we have arthritis or a bad knee or hip, we can reduce our pain levels by deep breathing and getting this endorphin release, and it helps manage our pain.

We encourage you consider starting your own journey with Tai Chi.  It’s simple to start – just check out our calendar for dates, times, and practice locations.  We routinely hold a 6 week beginners class and on-going practice classes several times a week.  If you, a family member, or a friend has ever wondered what Tia Chi looks like, what it might be like to join a class, or want to pick up practicing again then stop by and check our group out.  No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome regardless of your experience levels.

If you would like more information, please send us an e-mail and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.  You can also learn more about us by visiting and following our Facebook page.