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Heritage Museum of Asian Art

Tai Chi Session 2: Yang Style Tai Chi Initial Section

This is a one-class ticket. Take a step towards greater harmony and wellness by joining our Tai Chi class. Immerse yourself in the gentle art of Tai Chi and discover the transformative power it holds for your body and mind.

Tai Chi Session 2: Yang Style Tai Chi Initial Section
Tai Chi Session 2: Yang Style Tai Chi Initial Section

Time & Location

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Apr 21, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Heritage Museum of Asian Art, 3500 S Morgan St 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60609, USA

About the event

Take a step towards greater harmony and wellness by joining our Tai Chi class. Immerse yourself in the gentle art of Tai Chi and discover the transformative power it holds for your body and mind.

Heritage Museum of Asian Art welcomes everyone to join our Tai Chi classes, beginning April 14 from  2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. This is a reccuring event. There are 6 sessions total, occuring on Sundays:

Session 1 [04/14]: Softening Exercises Warm-up Warm up 松柔功熱身

Session 2 [04/21]: Yang Style Tai Chi Initial Section 杨式大架初段

Session 3 [04/28]: Breath-Relieving Meridian Tapping 纾缓经络拍打功

Session 4 [05/05]: Tai Chi Footwork 步法

Session 5 [05/12]: Tai Chi Pushing Hands 推手

Session 6 [05/19]: Tai Chi Standing Meditation 站椿

Please note classes may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tai Chi is a graceful and meditative practice that combines gentle movements, deep breathing, and focused intention to promote relaxation, balance, and inner harmony. In this class, you will learn the fundamental principles and techniques of Tai Chi, allowing you to experience its numerous physical and mental benefits. Whether one is a beginner or has some experience with Tai Chi, this class offers something for everyone.

During the classes, our Tai Chi Master Peter Wong will guide you through a series of flowing movements and postures, known as forms, designed to enhance flexibility, improve posture, and cultivate a calm and centered state of mind. You will also explore the concept of “qi”(气), the vital life energy, and learn how to harness and cultivate it through Tai Chi practice. Through the combination of demonstrations, hands-on practice, and group exercises, you will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of Tai Chi and its application in daily life. You will also learn relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and meditation practices that complement the physical aspects of Tai Chi.

Benefits of attending this workshop:

• Improve physical balance, coordination, and flexibility.

• Enhance mental clarity and focus.

• Reduce stress and promote relaxation.

• Cultivate a sense of inner peace and well-being.

• Boost energy levels and vitality

• Develop a greater connection between mind, body, and spirit.

This class is open to all levels. Prior experience is not required to participate in this class. Tai Chi is suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended to allow for ease of movement.

Admission (6 classes): General $65 | Member: $35

Class Size:15-20

Preparation: Bring comfortable clothes and workout shoes

Expectation: Prepare to stand up for moderate exercise

Tai Chi Master: Peter Wong is a fifth-generation practitioner of Yang Style Taijiquan. He has been practicing Traditional Kungfu for over fifty years and has been an instructor of Tai Chi at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Peter Wong was a director of the 26th and 27th Board of Directors of the Chin Woo Athletic Association Hong Kong Limited. He is also the appointed Traditional Martial Arts Advisor and Sanshou散手 Advisor(2008-Now) of the Hong Kong, China Wushu Union.

Student feedback: "Fluent in English and Cantonese, very knowledgeable martial artist."

If you have any programming questions, don't hesitate to email info@heritageasianart.org or 312-842-8884. 

Accessibility

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art's Entrance is on West 35th Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum Reception Desk. Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same floor. Free parking space is available next to the museum via West 35th Street.

Tickets

  • Workshop Tickets

    From $10.00 to $15.00
    • $15.00
      +$0.38 service fee
    • $10.00
      +$0.25 service fee

Total

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