Tai Chi · Downtown Oakland YMCA
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition of graceful exercise used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Note, there are many different styles within this practice, some may focus on health maintenance and others may focus on the martial arts aspect.
Sword & Fan
After learning the sequence of moves in Tai Chi Chi, students may work with the sword, fan and stick. These tools teach how to extend the chi from the hands to the weapon, and how to enjoy the flow of energy that comes from learning and synchronizing with others. Check Schedule.
Tai Chi is the practice of slow movements, which enables a person to learn the art of balance in all conditions. This class covers a warm up and a gentle stretching, the 24-movement simplified form and basic Chi Gung exercises. Check Schedule.