Faculty & Staff Wellness Programs

Tai Chi

Wednesdays with Kelly Hong-Williams in Carver 280


This class is for absolutely anyone!

Tai Chi & Qigong for Health

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art well known for its many health benefits. The slow, gentle, and meditative movements promote balance, increase flexibility and strength, and reduce stress. Regular practice brings about a deep sense of peace and well-being.

While some call it “meditation in motion”, Harvard Medical School calls it “medication in motion” for its numerous positive effects on health.

Qigong is a collection of methods used to cultivate the energy known as “Life Force” or “Bioelectricity”. This energy that runs through and around our bodies is meant to run smoothly and in good supply. When the energy supply is low, gets stuck, or is out of balance, it can lead to health issues. By keeping your energy in good order, your natural healing ability is enhanced.

In a world where life moves very quickly and information comes at us from every direction, it’s essential to find balance by slowing down and filtering out what is not truly useful.

Join certified Tai Chi and Health Qigong instructor, Kelly Hong-Williams, for an hour of gentle exercise that will leave you feeling relaxed and energized.

Yang Style 24 Form (Part II)

In 1956, the Chinese Sports Committee created this “short” form of tai chi. Containing postures from the traditional Yang Family Style 103 Form, the 24 Form is a simplified version that introduces the principles of Tai Chi.

Part II will cover the second half of the 24 form beginning with move #13 Box the Ears (Twin Fists Strike Opponent’s Ears).

This class is suitable for those who have experience with the Yang style of Tai Chi as well as those who have completed Part I of this class. Beginners are welcome as long as they understand that they’ll be “jumping in the deep end”!

Location: Carver 280

Time: Noon-1 on Wednesdays

Cost: $35

Class Date Information: 

  • Falll Quarter Ends: Wed 12/13
  • Winter Quarter Begins: 1/10/2018
  • Winter Quarter Ends: 3/21/2018

How to Sign Up: Click here!

 

 


Page Updated 01.16.2018