We’re baaaack… with a New Beginner Class!!

Tired of being cooped up in the house? Looking to get some of your flexibility and focus back? Would you like to begin to improve your balance and muscle strength? Do you enjoy learning in a fun and supportive environment? Well you’ve come to to right place! We are happy to announce that we are going to start a new six week beginner class!

In this beginner class you will learn:

  • the first 17 forms of the set
  • proper alignment and angles
  • body mechanics

Tai Chi is a low impact slow motion exercise that is done without pause and addresses some of the key components of fitness: muscle strength, flexibility and balance. You can start a Tai Chi practice no matter what your level of fitness or health because Tai Chi may be altered to fit the level of the student.

This class is great for someone who has never done Tai Chi before or someone who used to practice and would like a refresher class to help get back into the practice. Our studio is an open, bright and relaxing environment to learn in. We have friendly instructors and enthusiastic students who support people who are new to Tai Chi. All are welcome! You’ll find the specifics of the class below.

What: A new 6 week beginner class – Tuesday evenings

When: Starts on Tuesday, June 22 from 6 -7:30 pm (last class will be on Tuesday, July 27th).

Where: 2817 James Street – corner of James and North Edwards in Eastwood (Syracuse, NY). Look for the Moonlight Deli on James St. and turn onto North Edwards. We are on the North Edwards side of the building where there is a parking lot (free parking in this lot). Our sign is in the window of the studio.

Cost: $60 for the 6 week class. We accept cash or checks (sorry no credit cards). Payment accepted at the start of class.

What to wear: comfortable loose fitting clothing and comfortable flat shoes that enclose you whole foot (no flip flops).

We are looking 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.

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!