As we head into the final weeks of our Fall Session, I wanted to share a quick update on Winter Session plans. But first, some year-end gratitude!
To our Fall Session students, I want to thank you all for your participation in our classes and private lessons. Each of you has made significant progress on your Tai Chi or Qigong journey, and each of you report experiencing real, concrete benefits from your practice. Good for you!
The main reason we teach Tai Chi and Qigong is to pass along time-tested tools for taking greater control over your health and wellness. Tai Chi and Qigong can help you regain and maintain mobility and function, calm your nerves, quiet your mind, and much more. Plus, as I am pretty sure you all will agree, it’s fun and at least a little challenging to do.
Thanks for being part of the leading Tai Chi program in the Loop!
To our supporters and followers, thanks for your support on www.chicagotaichi.org, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and elsewhere. The majority of our students find us online, and your support helps make it easier for them to find us.
To prospective students, thanks for your interest in Chicago Tai Chi. Consider January 2016 as the time you turn your interest into action. Treat yourself to Private Sessions, join a class, or try our Online Introduction to Tai Chi Course. The sooner you start to learn Tai Chi, the sooner you begin the realize the many benefits of Tai Chi practice. And you deserve it!
To Sensei Jay and Denise Nacu, the owners of Enso Martial Arts and my main karate teachers. 2016 will be our 5th year of Tai Chi classes at Enso. A top reason for the program’s success has been the consistent support of Jay and Denise. If you are interested in self-defense training, check out Enso’s Winter Self-Defense Workshops. No experience required.
To Master Bruce Frantzis, my main Tai Chi and Qigong teacher, thanks for generously sharing ancient knowledge gleaned from years of training at the highest levels of Taoists arts, and for pushing your instructors to attain and maintain high standards of quality and skill. If you are not familiar with Bruce’s story, check it out on www.EnergyArts.com. Bruce is a rare resource for Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and much more.
Now a look ahead to our Winter Session.
Winter Session Program Changes and Schedule.
Winter Session starts Monday, January 4. A few changes to the program this Winter –
New Class Schedule. Due to my Master’s program at University of Illinois – Chicago, I need to move Monday/Wednesday classes to Tuesday/Thursday. You can see the new schedule at the end of this post and on our website under Classes.
New Prerequisites. We have added an Introduction to Tai Chi Class, both live and through our Online Introduction to Tai Chi Course. Completion of Introduction to Tai Chi (or instructor permission) will be a prerequisite for attending Beginning Tai Chi classes. So for those of you in Beginning Tai Chi, you can expect to continue on in the form with a little less review of introductory material.
Online course. For those of you that would like a convenient way to learn Tai Chi online, check out our new Online Introduction to Tai Chi course. It covers all the material we cover in a live Introduction to Tai Chi course, plus you can use it anywhere you have a broadband connection. With your purchase, you also receive a $75 credit toward a live course or private lesson, so it’s a great value.
That’s all for now. See you in class!
Classes and prerequisites
Introduction to Tai Chi. Prerequisites: None
Beginning Tai Chi. Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Tai Chi in person or through our Online Introduction to Tai Chi Course or instructor permission.
Continuing Tai Chi Practice. Completion of at two 12 week sessions of Beginning Tai Chi or instructor permission.
Qigong. Prerequisites: None.
7 am – 8 am Continuing Tai Chi Practice
11 am – noon Introduction to Tai Chi
Noon – 1 Beginning Tai Chi
7 am – 8 am Continuing Tai Chi Practice
11 am – noon Qigong
Noon – 1 pm Beginning Tai Chi
5:30 – 6:30 pm Beginning Tai Chi
10 – 11 Beginning Tai Chi (at Tribe, 1819 W. Belmont)
Noon – 1 pm Continuing Tai Chi Practice
12-week Fall Session unlimited classes: $275
12-week Fall Session one Tai Chi or Qigong class per week: $175
To register, please email us at email@example.com.
Extra/make up classes:
Occasionally, we need to adjust the class schedule, and students will be notified in advance of any changes. If a class is cancelled, we will schedule make up classes whenever possible. We periodically schedule extra classes (Sunday mornings are popular) to provide for additional practice.
Private instruction is available in Tai Chi and Qigong. To schedule a private instruction, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.