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.

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!!!

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!!

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

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!

 

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.

Join Us for an Open House and Learn Tai Chi!

Tai Chi Revolution was at the Wescott Street Cultural Festival today where we had the opportunity to talk about the benefits of Tai Chi and conduct a number of demonstrations of the first 17 moves of the set.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by and watched or talked to one of our members.

If you missed our booth or heard something that interested you and would like to learn more, we are holding an open house at our Studio on Sunday, October 1, 2017 and we look forward to meeting/seeing you.  We will do a few demonstrations of the first 17 where you can watch or jump right in!  No previous experience is necessary.  Light refreshments will be served.

Important information for attending the open house:

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017 (1-3 pm)

Where: Tai Chi Revolution Studio, located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave (you have to turn at the corner onto North Edwards).  The studio is on the Edwards side of the building, look for the sign in the window, and parking is free in our lot or the lot across the street.

BONUS!!! “First 17” class starting

Tai Chi Revolution’s studio is starting a new “First 17” class where you can learn the first 17 forms of the Tai Chi set in 6 weeks!  Classes will be held in the Studio on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7:30pm. Important information for attending the First 17 classes:

When: Wednesday nights (starting October 4th) from 6 – 7:30pm

Where:  Tai Chi Revolution Studio, located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave (you have to turn at the corner onto North Edwards).  The studio is on the Edwards side of the building, look for the sign in the window, and parking is free in our lot or the lot across the street.

Cost:  $50 (cash or check)

What to wear: comfortable clothing and flat shoes that enclose your feet

Have more questions?  You can check out our FAQ page or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com.