Tai Chi Health

Mind/Body Exercise with Tricia Yu

Tai Chi Prime Class Curriculum

Instructor Frank Gonzales and class practice Basic Move:  Bear Roots on One Leg.

Instructor Frank Gonzales and class practice Basic Move:  Bear Roots on One Leg.

Participants each have a chair by their side for Optional Side Support when needed. Traditional Mind Body Skills Training (e.g., centering, breath awareness, relaxation, and flow) are integrated into all movement training.

Classes meet for 90 minutes, 2x weekly for six weeks. Each class session follows a similar format and includes:

  • Opening: orientation to the day, questions/answers from last session (5 min).
  • Warm-ups for flexibility and strength and Basic Moves  instruction (building blocks for learning TCF Short Form) (20–30 min).
  • Informal teatime: exercise break, conversation, community building. (10 min).
  • Group discusses  strategies for  home practice.

    Group discusses  strategies for  home practice.

    Seated activities: qi gong instruction, home practice coaching, group discussion on a range of topics (20–30 min).

  • TCF Short Form (instruction in a simplified Yang Style form) (20–25 min).
  • Closing: reminders for home practice, next class preview and closing (5 min).

Participant Comments

“The pace was perfect – the teaching was very careful & precise.  Good individual guidance. The other participants were delightful – I will miss them”

“… the quality of the instruction was tops!”

“The DVD helps so very much for home practice.”