TAI CHI & QIGONG
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, based on the principles of Tao. It teaches us how to move connected with the flow of energy and how to balance the emotions and reactions to life's stresses.
Based on the principles of yin and yang, the movements offer a chance to release old energy through befriending gravity and receive new by freeing our breath, clear our minds by focusing on the present moment and feel integrated as a whole.
Qi Gong " Cultivation of the energy of life" consists of Taoist exercises for well being and boosting the immune system, as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (or Chi), translated as "life energy". It is a healing art, a way of cultivating physical, spiritual, emotional and psychical health, that originated in China about seven thousand years ago and it is now practiced worldwide for self- healing. It is a basis for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) --as working with Qi flows throughout the body’s energy pathways, or meridians, to help maintain essential health since a free flowing and balanced Qi energizes the organs, systems and cells.
Tai Chi at a higher level is a form of Qigong, provided that the fundamental principles of Tai Chi are applied in the practice.
Practicing these ancient and wise movements, aids in the release of stress, the invigoration of the organs (liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc), the sharpening of the senses and the clarity of mind.
Through the practice of combined exercises and through the conscious directions of the Alexander Technique, I am teaching how to focalize on the perception of the energy flowing in the body, the central vertical axis and the center of the body's weight, while harmonizing the breath with movement. In this way we reconnect with the reality of effortless existence restoring our health and empowering our whole self as a psychophysical unity.
I offer a variety of classes for different levels and needs. If you’re looking to improve your balance and release stress, you can find the support and resources you need right here. Additionally, I personally consult with every single client to understand each one’s unique needs.
I teach private lessons or in small groups, as well as weekly Tai Chi group classes of different levels and separate QiGong classes.