If you liked our first class in Concert Park, why not join us again on Sunday, September 12 at 10 a.m. for Tai Chi Foundations. We will start with a warmup to help us find and release tension and circulate Qi (chee), our energy and vitality, and then flow through several movements that follow the rhythms and patterns of nature and the movements of animals, such as blossoming, waterfall, digging in the garden, the tiger, the crane, and the dragon. We will end with a standing meditation and some time at the end to meet others in the class and share our experiences with each other.

Save the date! On Sunday August 15 at 10 a.m. I will be teaching an Outdoor Tai chi Foundations Class in Playa Vista (West LA). Classes will be in Concert Park or other Playa Vista parks. No experience necessary, no gear, no mat, just register to complete your waiver prior to class and bring yourself and your energy and enthusiasm for a relaxing yet invigorating Tai chi session. We will learn an easy tai chi warmup, some flowing qigong meditative movements, and practice a little “walking tai chi.”

I’m excited to begin offering two new classes starting in August. The first class will be Tai chi Foundations, offered in the West LA area in outdoor settings. This class will focus on the fundamentals of QiGong and Tai chi: breathing, flowing dynamic movement, meditation, and shifting the nervous system to a restorative state.

The second class, Tai Chi Flex, will focus on agility, mobility, balance and flexibility for outdoor athletes of all types: hikers, surfers, swimmers, and runners. Learn how to use qigong and tai chi as an active recovery workout and smooth out your rough edges through flowing, dynamic movement.

I will continue to offer my online classes twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays, where we practice the Vitality Enhancement Method from the Institute for Integral QiGong and Tai Chi and the QiGong of the Animals, my animal-based movement system of tai chi and qigong practice, based on the Five Animal Frolics and modern body-mind scientific research.