Beginner Tai Chi Series

Often described as "meditation in motion," Tai Chi is a gentle form of martial arts that increases muscle strength, flexibility, and balance.

Evidence shows this low-impact exercise has endless benefits to physical and psychosocial health. Recent studies have linked Tai Chi practice to reduced heart disease, insomnia and chronic pain and improved cognitive function and immunity.

The next installment of the Beginner Series taught by Nathan Paulus begins on Monday, July 11th from 5:30-6:30. This 6-week course covers Tai Chi's basic principles, including five loosening exercises, the first section of short form and 4 of the 8 fixed push hand patterns. Once completing the 6-week beginner course, participants can attend the intermediate class on Mondays from 6:30-7:45.

We recommend you reserve a spot online since space is limited. The cost of the series is $80. Up to one class may be missed throughout the series, and that one session may be made up during the intermediate class at no charge. This series is run seasonally, so the next round will be in October.

Please email us with any questions, or ask your practitioner if Tai Chi may be beneficial for your condition.

Tai Chi Class Schedule

Tai Chi is a sequence of gentle, rhythmic movements through 37 postures, flowing one to the next. The practice serves as a way to deepen and refine the quality of body energy and circulation; it helps to develop the emotional self and works to improve focus and concentration of the mind. Tai Chi is one of the true methods of self-development, and as with all the great arts, can work on multiple levels of a person simultaneously. Both classes are taught by Nathan Paulus, Five Point's bodyworker and yoga instructor.

 

BEGINNERS SERIES

Mondays 5:30-6:30 beginning February 29th

  • For beginners to learn tai chi basic principles, including five loosening exercises, first section of short form and 4 of the 8 fixed push hand patterns.
  • Students must purchase entire series for $80
  • Missed classes can be made up during the next session which restarts every 6 weeks.

 

INTERMEDIATE SERIES (must have completed beginner series)

Mondays 6:30-7:45 beginning February 29th

  • As a continuation of the beginner series, this class is designed to get students comfortable with the entire short form and eight push hand patterns.
  • Will have focus for sections of the form, in 6 week increments rotating around, refining and working on deeper concepts
  • Drop-in price is $15/class, but packages of 6 ($80) or 12 ($150) are also available.

Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to reserve a spot online. Please call us with any questions or email Nathan at nathan@fivepointholistic.com.