Qi Gong and Internal Martial Arts Class List
Qigong, roughly translates to "energy skill." It is a practice that works with the subtle energy of the body to cultivate health, vitality, and spiritual insight.
Class Fees: $15 drop in
Monthly Memberships: 1 class/week - $50, 2 classes/week - $75, Unlimited - $100
Chen-style Xinyi Hunyuan Taijiquan (abbreviated as Hunyuan Taiji) is the Taiji (tai-chi) lineage where the Hunyuan Gong set originates from. This is a very unique and powerful qigong set that was developed by Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang.
In this set we gather energy from our environment to open the meridians (energy channels of the body), develop Dantian (a storage area for qi, translates to "elixir field"), and cultivate stillness. This set has a profound ability to heal the body and has been known to heal issues like whiplash, scoliosis, organ dysfunction, and many others.
Hunyuan Gong - Wed at 6pm (In person or online) Fri at 9am (Online only)
Chansi Gong - Tue at 6pm (In person or online)
Chansi means "silk-reeling" and refers to the spiraling movements that are trained in this set. In nature, all energy spirals and when we train this movement we begin to move in a more natural way, with increased fluidity and ease. When the dantian qi is full and the joints are open, the spiraling movements of silk-reeling convey qi throughout the channels to connect all of the eighteen joints of the body together as one. This generates the tremendous power and fluidity of movement that is the hallmark of Chen style.
Hunyuan (Chen) Taichi Beginning Form (Wed at 7pm)
The hallmarks of Chen style Taijiquan are variation in speed, alternating soft and explosive movements, and a kind of spiraling movement called Chansi Jin (silk reeling energy). This Hunyuan form comes from the Chen style, but has a deeper emphasis on nourishing and internal cultivation. Qigong is a prerequisite for this class.
Xingyi Quan (Tue at 7pm)
Xing Yi is a more linear and martial appearing style compared to bagua or taichi. It is said that it is the easiest to learn initially, but the most difficult to master.
Baguazhang (Wed at 7pm)
Bagua is one of the three main internal styles of martial arts. It includes more complex foot work than Taichi, and trains one to be able to move in any direction while remaining rooted. It is as complex as it is beautiful.