Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes

Location for all classes:

Shapes Fitness for Women

5451 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL

*Except Outdoor Classes - TBD

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

TAI CHI CLASS, beginner friendly - 2022

Time: Starts: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 2:00pm for 8 weeks session

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

Fee: $96.00 for the session* - $15.00 DROP-IN

Class Description:

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.

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.

 

*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.

QI GONG CLASS, (beginner friendly) - 2022

Time: Starts: Tuesday, June 7th 2022 at 2:00 PM for 8 weeks session

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

Fee: $96.00 for the session* - $15.00 DROP-IN

Class Description:

You will learn the 36 movements of Therapeutic Qi Gong.

These gentle, slow meditative movements improve balance, focus,

energy flow and help with anti aging as well as healing.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY! Everyone is welcome

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

*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.

Tai Chi Sword 32 Steps, Yang Style

Time: Coming this Fall

Instructor:      Aihan Kuhn, Master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Location: Outdoors - TBD

Class Description:

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.

 

*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.

Tai Chi Push Hands Class

Time: Will start again in the Fall

Instructor:      Aihan Kuhn, Master of Qi Gong and Tai Chi

Fee: $150.00 for the session* - $20.00 DROP-IN

Location: Outdoors - TBD

Class Description:
Push hands is also called Tai Chi Martial application practice.  In this class, you will learn some Tai Chi fundamental skills and gradually introduce a harmonious partner practice of moving energy. While working with your partner, you will learn to redirect your opponent's energy and ward off the "danger."
Tai Chi Push Hands is a form for learning to win without fighting.  This is a fun class and can enhance your Tai Chi practice.
Beginners are welcome, but it is not recommended for people who have severe knee and back problems or poor balance.

 

*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.