Beginning Tai Chi: An Introductory Form

Adults · Wellness
Blue Heron Tai Chi (Rohai Okinawan Tradition)

Taijiquan, better known as simply “Tai Chi,” is, in fact, a martial art. Most martial arts forms teach self-defense or combat. Tai Chi, on the other hand, focuses inward and emphasizes healing and harmony. Tai Chi forms abound: the 24 Forms, the 37 Forms, the Long Yang, etc. The routine we will learn offers an excellent entry into the benefits of Tai Chi. The small, subtle movements may reduce stress, improve balance, and lay the groundwork for future Tai Chi learning.

Over 10 lessons, we will learn the basics of Tai Chi and build several unique movements into a short Tai Chi Form that you can practice almost anywhere in as little as six minutes. This Form has been adapted for virtual learning, so all movements will face forward or to either side. Curious about the science surrounding Tai Chi? Here is the tip of the iceberg: Tai Chi What You Need To Know
Audience: Adults

Upcoming Session

January 26, 10 AM EST
For Adults · 30 mins

226 of 300 spots reserved

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Meet Our Instructor

Maureen Ivusic
Always fascinated by the martial arts, Maureen dabbled in a few self-defense classes and martial arts styles before discovering Tai Chi in her late 20s. Nearly 25 years later, the fascination continues as she discovers the many ways of approaching Tai Chi as a teacher.
br>Maureen earned her White Sash in a unique Japanese Tai Chi form (Rankin Martial Arts, Maryland). This form is gentle and easy to learn, as well as effective in developing inner tranquility and balance. She went on to earn her Black Belt in the Long Chen style, a more dynamic form (Martial Arts USA, Maryland).

Most recently, she became a Certified Instructor for TaijiFit International, which uses a method that makes learning and practicing Tai Chi amazingly easy. She was pleased to earn the designation “Tai Chi Instructor of the Year – 2017” from Rankin Martial Arts, but really the true joy comes from helping others explore and connect with this amazing moving art form.