Class Descriptions

​Tai Chi

Yang 24
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 Arthritis (TCA)

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


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


Qigong

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


Shiba Louhan Gong

A dynamic qigong, also called The 18 Immortals Qigong, this ancient set is attributed to Bodidharma. Shiba Louhan has stretching and strengthening moves to energize the body, condition the muscles and joints, and circulate qi . Not recommended for physically challenged individual.  Level 2-4


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. Alll levels


Longevity Qigong

Class includes the study of Symbols of Longevity Qigong and the Crane Frolic to enhance health, fitness, energy and longevity. Class will also include discussion of traditional Chinese medicine and how it relates to the forms and practice of tai chi ruler.

All levels


Shibashi Qigong

Shibashi is an easy to learn qigong set based on the movements of Yang style Tai Chi.  The gentle, flowing movements improve health and energy while reducing stress. Class will begin with 12 meridian meditation, followed by the practice of Shibashi and discussion of its benefits, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. All levels


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NoteNot all classes are offered each session.

Teaching Assistants and Co- teachers:

Jeannine Robinett, a certified instructor, is the teaching assistant for CE 196 classes.

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

Eric Otterson is the teaching assistant at Normandale.


Class Levels

    Level 1 - For Everyone

    Level 2 - For Beginning Students

    Level 3 - For Intermediate Students

    Level 4 - For Advanced Students

​​​​​​​​Class Schedule 

Monday

Yang 24 forms - 6:30pm, Rosemount Middle School

April 4- May 23, 651-423-7920 or www.district196.org/ce 

​Class 4/11 & 5/16 meet at Rosemount Elementary


Yang 40 forms - 7:30pm, Rosemount Middle School

 April 4  May 23, 651-423-7920 or www.district196.org/


Tuesday

Sun 73 Intensive, 6:30, Normandale Community College

May 3 - May 24; Depth class for those familiar with Sun 73 registration link


Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong, 6:30 - 7:30, Normandale Community College 

June 21 - Aug 2 registration link

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Introduction toTai Chi Fan,7:30 - 8:30, Normandale community College

June 21 - Aug 2 registration link


Wednesday

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

​March 2 - April 20; Seated Tai Chi class for those with limited mobility or chronic conditions, such as MS or Parkinson's. Co-taught with Bruce Tyler.Registration link


Tai Chi for Energy, 6:30  7:30, Normandale Community College​

June 21 - Aug 3registration link


​Shiba Louhan Gong,  7:30, Normandale Community College 
June 21 - Aug 3
registration link

Thursday

Tai Chi (Sun 73)  - 11:00am, Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

April 14 - May 26, June 16 - Aug 4

Apparent Plan, contact tracy@apparentplan​​


TCA Intermediate  - 1:00pm, Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
 April 14 - May 26, June 16 - Aug 14
Apparent Plan, contact tracy@apparentplan​​​


Class Schedule

Tai Chi and Qigong

Crane Tiger Tai Chi, LLC

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Sun 73 Thursday morning

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

Longevity Qigong, Normandale College

Tai Chi Fan, Normandale College

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Shiba Luohan Qigong, Normandale College