Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes

Beginner Level TAI CHI - Indoor Fall/Winter Series

You will learn Tai Chi Basics as well as Yang style 24 movements. This ancient Chinese form of exercise, sometimes called "moving meditation" includes breath work and slow, circular body movements that are gentle on the joints. This mind-body practice can help promote healing, maintain balance, strength and flexibility, improve your well-being and mental focus and help with stress reduction.

Time: Every MONDAY starting October 4 - December 8

10 week class 6:30pm to 7:30 pm

SPACE IS LIMITED!

   Place: Sarasota Center for Light - Flexer Healing Chapel

2710 Browning Street (Off Tuttle) Sarasota

     Instructor:      Patti Gerlek, certified Qi Gong and Tai Chi Instructor

Fee: $120.00 for the session* - $15.00 DROP-IN

The class will be taught by Patti Gerlek, Level 3 Qi Gong Instructor/Tai Chi Instructor and Board Member of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Healing Institute. She brings to each class her passion and love for this ancient Chinese practice.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Everyone is welcome!

Contact Patti G at pattig@taichihealing.org<mailto:pattig@taichihealing.org> if you have any questions.

Tai Chi Sword 32 Steps, Yang Style

10-Week Class Starts October 20, 2021

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM (one hour class)

Tai Chi Sword is a special form using the sword to perform Tai Chi.  Tai Chi Sword involves controlling the sword like a warrior, coordinating movements like a dancer, with strong body stability like a mountain, and mind intent like nothing can break through.

 

Regular practice helps to improve balance, concentration, coordination, muscle strength, joint flexibility, self-confidence, emotion, alertness, and much more.  Many consider Tai Chi Sword to be one of the most beautiful/powerful forms of Tai Chi exercise. In addition, the sword symbolizes a spiritual tool as well as a tool for self-defense.  

 

Tai Chi experience is a plus but is not required. We recommend participants bring their swords. If you don’t have one, you can use a substitute or borrow it in class. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

 

Fee: $150.00 for 10-Week class.

*Refund policy:

90% refund if you cancel two weeks before class starts;

70% refund if you cancel less than seven days before class starts;

No refund if you cancel less than three days before class starts, but you will have full credit for the next course or other courses.

 * ( Please note: TQHI Members may register on the "Members Only" page and receive a 10% discount.)

In person class:

Qi Gong for Health and Immunity (all levels):

10-Week class, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Every Tuesday starting November 2, 2021

Location:  Shapes, 5451 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL

 We will start with a beginner Qi Gong form.  We will then continue with a special Qi Gong form, Spiritual Dance with Qi. This particular Qi Gong form is ideal for anyone looking for strength, balance, tranquility, inner peace, and spiritual enrichment. It is also suitable for wellness educators/teachers looking to expand their knowledge to share with others. When practicing this graceful slow Qi Gong form, you feel like doing a smooth dance in the Universe.  The total relaxation and fully controlled body movements bring your awareness to the invisible force that flows in the body. You feel rooted, balanced, energized, yet calm, as in meditation.  Over time, you will feel better posture and flexibility, better coordination, better emotional balance, and spiritual clarity.  

This class is an intermediate-level Qi Gong.  All are welcome to sign up. The class will continue after ten weeks. Students may then learn both “Chapter I, Journey to Spiritual Freedom” and “Chapter II, Renew and Rejuvenate” in turn.

The class will be taught by Dr. Aihan Kuhn, a Master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, award-winning author, and president of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Institute. Her teaching style has attracted people national and international for years.  She has trained thousands of Qi Gong instructors and Tai Chi Instructors nationally and globally. 

Fee: $150.00* for 10-Week class; Walk-In is $20.00 per class

*Refund policy:

90% refund if you cancel two weeks before class starts;

70% refund if you cancel less than seven days before class starts;

No refund if you cancel less than three days before class starts, but you will have full credit for the next course or other courses. 

In person Class:

Tai Chi Class, Intermediate Level

10-Week class, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Every Thursday starting November 4, 2021

Location: Shapes, 5451 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL

Tai Chi, also called “Tai Ji Chuan” is an ancient Chinese exercise practiced worldwide for its health and healing benefits. Especially in our fast-paced world, Tai Chi has been very effective in the relief of stress.

Tai Chi practice involves a series of movements performed in slow and circular motion. Practicing this low-impact exercise in a focused manner with deep breathing, you feel the smooth flow of energy, your stress melts away, and your energy is increased. You feel rooted and balanced. “Tai Chi Push Hands” is the practical part of Tai Chi, and it is helpful in self-defense.

This class is suitable for people who have Tai Chi experience, but we welcome people with no experience to try and participate. The class will continue after ten weeks.

The benefits from consistent Tai Chi practice:

  • Decreased stress, anxiety, and depression

  • Improved mood

  • Improved balance

  • Improved coordination

  • Increased energy and stamina

  • Improved muscle strength and stamina

  • Improved mental focus

  • Improved immune system

  • Help lowering blood pressure

  • Reduce joint pain

  • Improve overall well-being

  • Reduce the risk of falls in older adults

The class will be taught by Dr. Aihan Kuhn, a Master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, award-winning author, and president of Tai Chi & Qi Gong Institute. Her teaching style has attracted people national and international for years.  She has trained thousands of Qi Gong instructors and Tai Chi Instructors nationally and globally and is highly rated by her students.  In turn, she will be working on “Tai Chi 42 Steps”, “Two People Tai Chi Practice,” and “Tai Chi Pushing Hands.”

Fee: $150.00 for 10-Week class; Walk-In is $20.00 per class

*Refund policy:

90% refund if you cancel two weeks before class starts;

70% refund if you cancel less than seven days before class starts;

No refund if you cancel less than three days before class starts, but you will have full credit for the next course or other courses.

 * ( Please note: TQHI Members may register on the "Members Only" page and receive a 10% discount.)