Ongoing Wednesday Evening Taiji Classes

with David Harold   

 

5:15-6:30 Intermediate (by permission of instructor)

 

6:15-7:30  Beginner  (This is an introductory class, suitable for all fitness levels, focused

on Hunyuan Qigong, partner work, and movements from the Chen 48 Taiji form.  The 48 is a beautiful and complex form and learning even a few movements will greatly advance one’s understanding of Taiji.)

 

From 6:15-6:30 is a meditation period open to both classes.

 

Fee: $50 per month

David Harold, M.Div. LCSW

is a 40 year practitioner of Taijiquan and Qigong.   He teaches classes based on the Hunyuan Taiji training system from Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang, as taught in the US by Dr. Yang Yang (pictured with David above.)  He is a longtime student of Dr. Yang's.  David offers two Taiji classes on Wednesday evenings at 18 Springs.  He also teaches workshops on Peaceable Arts, the application of Taiji and Qigong principles to building a more peaceful life and world.  David is cofounder of Three Treasures Tai Chi in Winston-Salem, a partnership with Sandy Seeber, Alan Graham and Beverly Isley-Landreth.  A full list of Three Treasures classes can be found at www.threetreasures.org.

 

To learn more or to register for a class contact David at david.harold@gmail.com or 336 409 7686.

 

 

The Hunyuan System

is based on the following four pillars:

 

  • Meditation:  static standing (power and alignment), sitting (mental clarity, spiritual growth), lying down (healing and injury prevention)

 

  • Moving Qigong:  coordinating breath, intention, and movement.  (There are many moving qigong exercises.  We will initially focus on just a few, and expand later)

 

  • Choreographed Form:  proper body mechanics, understanding energies, acting in the world (pushing, pulling, neutralizing)

 

  • Partner Work:  Partners help test our grounding, teach us to relax and deal with modest stress, provide some resistance to help us use the whole body, and remind us to move from the core, etc. 

 

This framework has the advantage of being understandable in western terms, and comprising a complete system which can be practiced at a very simple or highly advanced level.  More on this curriculum can be found at Dr. Yang’s website: www.chentaiji.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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