Date(s) - vrijdag 16 februari 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
This is a free introductory Tai Chi class aimed at people who are interested in starting a 6 week beginners course commencing on Friday 23rd February 2018. If you have been curious about Tai Chi and have always wanted to try it this is the perfect way to do so!
Below is a lot of information for your interest so take your time reading, make some space to receive the words and see how it feels to you.
About Tai Chi and Chi Gong
Tai Chi and Chi Gong are ancient forms of Chinese exercise which have been practised for hundreds of years. The soft yet strong, flowing movements, combined with meditative breathing and mind focus, help to develop a deep sense of connection within our bodies and minds. Through regular practice this can develop a strong and flexible body and a calm and quiet mind.
Amsterdam Chen Tai Chi & Chi Gong focuses on the teachings of Chen style which is more dynamic and powerful than lots of other styles of Tai Chi. The Chen style is the oldest form of Tai Chi ever practised. It uses lots of explosive movements as well as the soft and flowing type which gives it as a practice, tremendous potential to develop and evolve ones body and mind as a Tai Chi practitioner.
About Sophie your instructor
Sophie Fagan is a Tai chi instructor from the UK now living in Amsterdam. She has studied Tai Chi for over ten years in a variety of settings. Having trained and taught at Tai Chi schools in Bristol UK as well as deepening her training at The Wudang Gong Fu Academy in China. This range of experience and inspiration has fuelled the enthusiasm and knowledge inherent in her teaching.
“I discovered Tai Chi at a very stressful time of my life, when work got on top of me and I was finding it very difficult to switch off and find any ‘me time’. Discovering Tai chi has changed all that, helping me control my stress levels and providing me with that vital space to let go and relax. In turn it has deepened the connection between my mind and body developing good core strength and finding beauty in the movements, which are created in the Tai Chi forms. I love nothing more than to share the teachings of Tai Chi with those around me and to witness their development and learning.”
Free Intro Class Friday 16th February 10am -11am
We will enjoy having a taster of all the aspects of the Tai Chi beginners course starting on Friday 23rd February. This includes:
– A gentle warm up.
– Chi Gong exercises (moving meditation).
– Partner exercises to develop our internal strength and connection to our Tantien (energy centre).
– Tai Chi Form – choreographed movements which develop our Chi (inner energy) flow as well as our bodies strength and balance.
– Plenty of opportunity to ask questions throughout our session together.
6 week Tai Chi Beginners Course
This is a weekly class on Friday mornings 10am – 11am starting on Friday 23rd February at the Therapeutisch Activiteiten Centrum Amsterdam
Open to people of all abilities and experience, everyone is welcome!
The cost is €70 for the entire course.
There are limited places available. To register and confirm your place contact your instructor Sophie – email@example.com / 0627356429 and make payment to her bank account (details to follow your email).