~ LOCATION, SCHEDULE, AND FEES ~
Classes are arranged in 10- to 13- week terms in order to ensure that people can progress through the sequence and learn the entire form. Students can begin as late as the third week.
Classes are at the Pan Arts Studio, 1049 C Samoa Blvd., Arcata
(K St. And Samoa)
2016-17 was my 28th and final year of teaching T’ai Chi sequences.
I thank all my students over the years–I’ve learned so much from you. You’ve nourished and stimulated me with your energy, dedication, curiosity, and humor. Candice Brunlinger and Anna Pinsky have stepped forward to continue the Wu Style and T’ai Chi Sources classes. Contact Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org and Anna at email@example.com. They’ve set up summer practices and will resume instruction at the Pan Arts Studio in the fall. I’m impressed with their energy and sincerity and trust that their classes will be a rich learning experience.
I hope you will continue with your practice and derive more and deeper benefits from it–whether you choose to join Anna and Candice, or find other teachers, or simply practice on your own.
I’ll be focusing on other pursuits, primarily my own T’ai Chi and meditation practice and my writing.
(I’ll replace the schedule and fees below with Candice and Anna’s program soon.)
SPRING 2017 TERM MARCH 28–JUNE 1:
Wu Style ~
Beginning: Tues. 5:30-6:45 pm and/or Wed. 10:00-11:15 am
Intermediate: Tues. 8:30-9:45 am and/or Tues. 7-8:30 pm
Advanced: Wed. 5:30-6:45 pm and/or Thurs. 8:30-9:45 am
The Combined 42 Forms ~
Wed. 8:30-9:45 am (Section 1 is offered each fall. This class will continue into Section 2 in the winter term and complete the form with Section 3 in the spring.)
Chen Style (36 movements) ~
Tues. 10-11:15 am (Section 1 is offered each fall. This class will continue into Section 2 in the winter term and complete the form with Section 3 in the spring.) The closest to the martial art, this is a very athletic form.)
T’ai Chi Sources ~ NEW CLASS
Thursday 10-11:00 am (Foundational exercises including posture, breathing, Feather Walking, Qigong, Silk Reeling, Liangong, Push hands, Tao Te Ching, meditation, and stretching.)
FEES FOR 10-WEEK SPRING TERM:
$115 for 1 class per week, $180 for 2 or more classes per week
Wu Style Long Form has 104 movements (about 50 different ones—most movements are repeated, although with variations). Students learn the early part of the sequence in the beginning class, start from there and add on in the intermediate class, and finish the form in the advanced class. This a very traditional, circular, internal form.
The 42 Combined Forms blend the principles and characteristics of the 4 main family styles—Chen, Wu, Yang, and Sun. It is primarily Yang style–33 of the 42 movements. The levels of this style will rotate through the academic year–section 1 in the fall, section 2 in the winter, and section 3 (completing the form) in the spring.
Chen Style has 36 movements. Chen is the first form of T’ai Chi to be developed and is the closest to the martial art. It is very athletic and contains fa jin or the forceful delivery of energy. The levels of this style will rotate through the academic year–section 1 in the fall, section 2 in the winter, and section 3 (completing the form) in the spring.
T’ai Chi Sources will give us more time to practice foundational exercises such as Posture, Breathing, Feather Walking, Qigong, Silk Reeling, Liangong, Push Hands, Tao Te Ching, Meditation, Taoist breathing, and stretching.
Various related qigong, silk reeling, and meditative exercises are taught along with all the sequences. Some time will be given to explaining the origins and history of T’ai Chi.
ENROLLMENT IN THE CLASSES
Check out the first class (or any class) with no obligation to pay or enroll.
Come to the first class 15 minutes early in order to fill out an enrollment form. (This is for insurance purposes and does not obligate you to enroll.)
Fees are due when a student enrolls. Installments can be worked out with the instructor.
Students can start as late as the third week.
If you know ahead of time that you’ll miss 3 or more weeks of a term, the fee will be prorated. Talk to the instructor. This cannot be done retroactively.
Students who sign up for one class a week can attend any appropriate class that suits their schedule in a given week. One way or another (including attending more than one class a week), try to get in the same number of classes as there are weeks in the term.
Students who pay the higher fee can attend any number of classes each week. Some people study more than one style at a time.
A full refund will be given if the instructor is notified within two weeks of the start of the term that the student will not be able to take the class. After 2 weeks, credit will be given for a future term.
Classes missed in one term cannot be made up in future terms.
Students already familiar with the entire sequence who want an occasional refresher class may drop in for a $12 fee.