Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for its health benefits and to harmonize the body and mindRooted in martial arts, movements are slow and flowing. Tai Chi builds balance, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and circulating qi in the body.

Class Schedule

Class Schedule


Monday

Beginning Yang - 6:30pm, Rosemount Middle School

April 6 - May 18. 651-423-7920 or www.district196.org/ce


Tuesday

Tai Chi for Energy - 7:30pm, Normandale Community College

Feb 17 - May 20, 952-358-8343


Introduction to Tai Chi Fan, 6:30pm, Normandale Community College

April 7- May12, 952-358-8343


Longevity Qigong, 7;30- 8:30, Normandale Community College

June 23- July 28

Two qigong forms: Symbols of Longevity and Crane Frolic to build health,

fitness, energy and longevity.


Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong, 6:30 Normandale Community College

​June 23 - July 28


Wednesday

Chair Tai Chi, 11:00am, Burnsville Senior Center

​May 6 - June 29; July 8 - Aug 26

952-707-4121 or www.communityed191.org

Seated Tai Chi class for those with limited mobility or chronic conditions, 

such as MS or Parkinson's. Co-taught with Bruce Tyler.


Summer Workshop Series July 8, 15, 22, 29

Depth of Sun Style 6:30

Depth of Yang Style 7:30

More details on the workshop page. 

To register contact Jeannine: robinejm@msn.com


Thursday

Tai Chi - 11:00am, Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

April 9 - May 28; June 18 - Aug 6 (skip July 2)

Apparent Plan, contact tracy@apparentplan


Saturday

Sun Style Intermediate/Advanced (Sun 73) - 9:00am, Rosemount Middle School

​Feb 14 - March 28; April 4 - May 16, 651-423-7920 or www.district196.org/ce

Class Levels

    Level 1 - For Everyone

    Level 2 - For Beginning Students

    Level 3 - For Intermediate Students

    Level 4 - For Advanced Students

Class Descriptions


Beginning Sun Style, Tai Chi for Arthritis

Sun style tai chi has a higher stance with agile steps and powerful qigong breathing. Good for cultivating internal energy, this form helps build balance. This is a good for beginners, seniors or those with Arthritis. Level 1-2


Sun 73

A longer and more challenging Sun style form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its priciples in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4


Beginning Yang

Learn the Yang 24 form, the most popular form of tai chi. Yang is rounded, fluid and graceful. Yang 24 is more challenging than Sun TCA. Level 1-3


Yang 40

A longer and more challenging Yang form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its principles in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4


Tai Chi for Energy

A form developed by Dr. Paul Lam, combining Sun and Chen style tai chi to build qi or internal energy. Chen is physically challenging, with lower stances. Class will include silk reeling and qigong. Level 3


Chair Tai Chi

A seated tai chi class for those with limited mobilibty or chronic issues such as MS or Parkinson's.Tai Chi and Qigong exercises will focus on stretching, strength and relaxation. Level 1

This class is co - taught with Bruce Tyler, certified TCA instructor


Introduction to Tai Chi Fan

A short, fun Yang style fan form. This form is ideal for those wishing to study the Moving Stillness Fan form. Previous tai chi experience is needed. Level 3


Tai Chi Fan

The spiraling movements of the Moving Stillness Tai Chi Fan form are based in the Yang style. Explore the balance of Yin and Yang with this martial dance of energy. Experience with Yang tai chi required. Level 3-4


Radiant Lotus Qigong

Designed for women by Daisy Lee, this empowering qigong addresses health conditions unique to women such as menstrual and menopausal symptoms, breast issues and hormonal shifts. Incorporating these techniques into your daily life can help you blossom into your "second spring." Take control of your health and enhance your energy practice with this powerful form. All levels


Five Animal Frolics Qigong

Discover an ancient set of exercises based upon the movements of animals and  the Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Crane enhances balance, Bear deveops strength, Deer promotes flexibility, Monkey increases agility and Tiger builds muscular strength.




Note:

Not all classes are offered each session.

Jeannine Robinett, a certified instructor, is the teaching assistant for several classes.

Bruce Tyler, a certified instructor, is the co-teacher for Chair tai chi.




Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for its health benefits and to harmonize the body and mindRooted in martial arts, movements are slow and flowing. Tai Chi builds balance, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and circulating qi in the body.

Class Schedule

Class Levels

    Level 1 - For Everyone

    Level 2 - For Beginning Students

    Level 3 - For Intermediate Students

    Level 4 - For Advanced Students

Class Descriptions


Beginning Sun Style, Tai Chi for Arthritis

Sun style tai chi has a higher stance with agile steps and powerful qigong breathing. Good for cultivating internal energy, this form helps build balance. This is a good for beginners, seniors or those with Arthritis. Level 1-2


Sun 73

A longer and more challenging Sun style form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its priciples in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4


Beginning Yang

Learn the Yang 24 form, the most popular form of tai chi. Yang is rounded, fluid and graceful. Yang 24 is more challenging than Sun TCA. Level 1-3


Yang 40

A longer and more challenging Yang form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its principles in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4


Tai Chi for Energy

A form developed by Dr. Paul Lam, combining Sun and Chen style tai chi to build qi or internal energy. Chen is physically challenging, with lower stances. Class will include silk reeling and qigong. Level 3


Chair Tai Chi

A seated tai chi class for those with limited mobilibty or chronic issues such as MS or Parkinson's.Tai Chi and Qigong exercises will focus on stretching, strength and relaxation. Level 1

This class is co - taught with Bruce Tyler, certified TCA instructor


Introduction to Tai Chi Fan

A short, fun Yang style fan form. This form is ideal for those wishing to study the Moving Stillness Fan form. Previous tai chi experience is needed. Level 3


Tai Chi Fan

The spiraling movements of the Moving Stillness Tai Chi Fan form are based in the Yang style. Explore the balance of Yin and Yang with this martial dance of energy. Experience with Yang tai chi required. Level 3-4


Radiant Lotus Qigong

Designed for women by Daisy Lee, this empowering qigong addresses health conditions unique to women such as menstrual and menopausal symptoms, breast issues and hormonal shifts. Incorporating these techniques into your daily life can help you blossom into your "second spring." Take control of your health and enhance your energy practice with this powerful form. All levels


Five Animal Frolics Qigong

Discover an ancient set of exercises based upon the movements of animals and  the Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Crane enhances balance, Bear deveops strength, Deer promotes flexibility, Monkey increases agility and Tiger builds muscular strength.




Note:

Not all classes are offered each session.

Jeannine Robinett, a certified instructor, is the teaching assistant for several classes.

Bruce Tyler, a certified instructor, is the co-teacher for Chair tai chi.