Symphony of Sacred Sound is Baaaacckk!

If you missed this amazing event last time around we hope to see you this time! Please join us for a SYMPHONY OF SACRED SOUND! A Sound Bath of Crystals, Singing Bowls, Chimes, Bells, and Tuning Forks. Sound healing uses the power of sacred music to reharmonize the entire body to its most beneficial state. When one hears the sound frequencies, the cells become attuned to that frequency and cause perfect harmony within the body. The different frequencies played during the sound bath will quiet the mind, decrease stress and anxiety, improve sleep, release physical and emotional pain to restore the body, mind and spirit to a sense of balance, creating a deeper sense of peace and well-being.

Please bring your own yoga mat, sleeping bag, blanket and pillows as needed for comfort (the studio is not carpeted) as you will lie on the floor. Some chairs will be available for those who cannot use the floor position or you may bring your own fold-up chair. This is a very transformative experience. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you there.

Event hosted by Lorri Mathewson, RMT, LMT has been using sound in her massage therapy practice for 30 years. She is a certified Biofield Tuning Practicioner and uses tuning forks in her healing practice.

When: Saturday, October 30th from 7 – 7:45 pm

Where: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2827 James Street (corner of James and North Edwards), Syracuse, NY. The studio entrance is around the corner on North Edwards. Look for the Tia Chi Revolution sign in the window. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the studio and parking on the street.

Cost: $20/person, payable at the door or call Lorri at (716) 465-2784.

Check It Out! Two More Classes Added!!

We are excited to announce that we have added TWO more classes to our weekly schedule and we hope to see you there!

In addition to the Tuesday night (6 – 7:30 pm) class starting on May 5th, we’ve added the following two classes for on-going students:

Thursdays from 10:30 – 12pm – starting on May 6th at the the studio. Want to do a set or two? Practice some specific moves? Enjoy the company of other Tai Chi practitioners in a friendly low stress environment? This open class is the place for you!

Fridays from 12:30 – 1:30 pm – starting on May 7th at the studio. Take a lunch break and relieve some of the workday stresses! Come practice tai chi with us and go back to work feeling like you did something that is good for you! Improve your balance, your endurance, leg strength and make a new friend. For this class you should have some tai chi experience.

We look forward to seeing everyone! If you are a new student and looking to learn Tai Chi please e-mail us at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com to inquire about new beginner classes. We will also post new starting dates for beginner classes here so please check back often. You can find out more about us here

Things to know if you are planning to attend a class at the studio. Everyone attending a class in the studio will be required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the class for the time being. We will provide hand sanitizer and continue to ask that everyone wash their hands when entering the studio. We will keep the windows open for the entire duration of the class for added ventilation and will ask everyone to continue practicing social distancing for the time being. Many of the people in our club are older, immune compromised, or have other health issues that the practice of tai chi helps with. Let’s all continue to look out for each other at home, in our studio and in our community. We look forward to seeing all of our members and new people back in class!!

Tai Chi Revolution Classes Resuming in May!

Hello to everyone! We’ve made it through the terrible winter spike of COVID and are now looking at lower rates of infection and the opportunities that vaccination provides for people who are able to be vaccinated. We are really excited to finally be able to say that the studio will now be opening up again in May and, depending on weather conditions, some classes may also be held in the park as we move into the summer months.

The first class will be on Tuesday, May 4th from 6 – 7:30pm at the studio (see information below for indoor protocols). This weekly Tuesday night class will continue to be a beginner class with a focus on fundamentals and learning the basic movements of the set. We will start the month off with some review to get everyone back into thinking about form and focusing on our mindfulness in the moment.

Our other on-going classes will also be starting back up in May. Check back here for updates as we put our schedule together. You can also find us on Facebook; search for “Tai Chi Revolution” to find our page. Join our group to stay in the loop on new class offerings, what’s going on at the studio, and for some interesting reading about Tai Chi in general!

Things to know if you are planning to attend a class at the studio. Everyone attending a class in the studio will be required to wear a mask for the entire duration of the class for the time being. We will provide hand sanitizer and continue to ask that everyone wash their hands when entering the studio. We will keep the windows open for the entire duration of the class for added ventilation and will ask everyone to continue practicing social distancing for the time being. Many of the people in our club are older, immune compromised, or have other health issues that the practice of tai chi helps with. Let’s all continue to look out for each other at home, in our studio and in our community. We look forward to seeing all of our members and new people back in class!!

Classes Temporarily Suspended

Given the current coronavirus infection rates, we have temporarily suspended all of our Tai Chi classes. We are anxious to reopen as soon as it is safe for our members to be gathered in the studio. Please keep an eye out here or on our Facebook page (Tai Chi Revolution) for further information on reopening.

Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and continue to socially distance. We hope these simple measures will help to keep you and those around you safe during this frustrating and difficult time. We look forward to when we can all practice the calming benefits of Tai Chi together again.

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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!

Break it up, just break it up….

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that Mahatma, my eleven year old chocolate Lab is with out a doubt hands down my favorite exercise partner…she makes me laugh and inspires me to keep moving even when I don’t feel like doing much of anything. In this harried hectic world that we live in, carving out an hour to exercise may be a challenge. Or maybe your someone who is recovering from an injury or you are just starting an exercise program and thirty minutes of continuous activity is intimidating. If your someone who does not have the endurance to participate for the recommended thirty minutes five a times a week, try dividing the thirty minutes into two intervals of fifteen minutes or three intervals of ten minutes. Walk for ten minutes at a time, get on an exercise bike or an elliptical machine for 10 to 15 minutes and then take a break to catch your breath. Studies are showing that breaking up the thirty minute time period into manageable chunks offers multiple benefits including burning more fat, reducing blood pressure after each ten to fifteen minute exercise session and reducing spikes in blood pressure. Exercise is very important for anyone with diabetes, it is nature’s way of helping to control blood sugar levels. Endurance levels have also been shown to improve whether exercising for 10 minutes three times a day or once a day for 30 minutes. Perhaps an even more important benefit is that your likely to stick with it because it is easy to manage and fit into your schedule. Find something that you can do a couple of times a day to get up off the couch or away from your work desk and just move to feel better! Need a few ideas or activities? This is an excellent book to help get you get started and it is FREE. And don’t let the name fool you, EVERYONE needs exercise! https://eldergym.com/ebook.html

Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi Revolution is hosting an open house on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1 – 3 pm. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend regardless of your skill level. If you’ve heard of Tai Chi and wondered what it was about, or if it is a good fit for you, this is a great way to check it out. You will have the chance to try it out by joining in a short set or you can just observe if that’s more comfortable. We welcome you to stop by and say hello, ask questions, and take the opportunity to meet some new friends!  Light refreshments will be available.  If you need additional information you can e-mail us at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com or check our FAQ page.

We are located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave, the Tai Chi Revolution studio. The studio is on the Edwards side of the building, look for the sign in the window.

We’ve recently renovated our studio too!  Hope to see you there!

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Excerpt from a letter

A couple of weeks ago during Tai Chi Revolution’s Friday class at Barry park we were approached by someone who asked if he could join our tai chi practice. He was quickly welcomed into our circle and asked if he could do his own practice. Of course, your tai chi is yours, you should practice in the way that gives you the most benefit. After a few minutes he excused himself. But before this “stranger” disappeared, he gave Ellen a hand written letter that she read at the end of our practice. Here is a portion of that letter…

“THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for inviting me into your circle! I just got over a few days of fighting for my life, I had a terrible bout of ASTHMA and doing and being with your circle was very calming and connecting for me! And helped me to breathe better.
I’m very tired and weak-so I could only do a few minutes-which helped me sooooooo much! THANK YOU!