Tai Chi interActive, Salisbury
Tai Chi interActive
with Patrick Foley
Tai Chi or Taijiquan - supreme ultimate boxing - is much more than a way to defend yourself. It is also a way to understand yinyang - the intrinsic quality of the universe that balances the interactions between all things, including of course interactions between ourselves. Taijiquan is not about aggression or assertiveness; it is also not about submission or complacency - neither of these in insolation create balance. It is about finding the clearest way, the path with the most Heart, through the pressures and confusion that modern life often presents us with.
Use mindful connection work to:
- Develop a deep and instinctive body awareness
- Learn to be comfortable in the space around you
- Build on your ability to accept and handle force when it comes your way
- Be calm and find balance within all aspects of your life
FREE Session on 12th Sept 2019 when you register
Starting September 2019 in Salisbury, Tai Chi interActive is taught as a course of 20 weekly sessions which comprise a 45 min warmup session learning basic principles of movement, followed by just over an hour of partner-based training.
You can also enjoy Tai Chi interActive as a half day weekend workshop series (venue to be advised), which will give you a more immersive, stamina-building approach to the content. The course will be taught as a series of 6 sessions of 3 hours each, including warmups, which will run every 2 or 3 weeks on a Saturday or Sunday. Let us know if you are interested in this format.
What is Tai Chi interActive?
Tai Chi (Taijiquan) is normally taught to beginners by first learning the principles of the art through the study of a ‘form’, or sequence of movements. Partner or interactive ‘connection’ work then follows. Our approach to this course will be a little different - rather than study a form, we will look directly at the principles and how they apply to a posture and how we move to achieve that posture. From this we can then explore the interaction of that posture and it’s associated movement with an intervening force (this could just be someone resting their hand on your forearm). To do this in a Tai Chi like manner many conditions have to be in play. We must:
- find our support base and move from it.
- seek to be comfortable at all times.
- learn how the different articulations of the body can work for or against us.
- Be aware of where we are in space and how that can work for or against us.
- not allow the ‘fight or flight’ response interfere with our centre or disturb our thinking.
Costs (from 19th Sept)
6.30pm to 8.30pm: £275 for 20 weeks, payable in week 1 (£150) and week 11 (£125).
Warmup session only 6.30pm to 7.15pm: this is open to all as a drop in class for £7 per session, but is included in the 20 week course fee.
Register early online or by email or phone, to avoid disappointment and help us guarantee that this course will run.
Zero deposit registration until end August.
Payment for either course is required in advance for the course (in 2 installments) and is non refundable - this is a progressive study course and we require your regular attendance and commitment.
|Event Date||Thu 12th Sep 2019 - 6:30 pm|
|Individual Price||Register for free session on 12th Sept|
|Location||Salisbury, St Osmund's School|