Yang style Tai Chi Chuan classes in Berkeley
Tai Chi Chuan is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. Tai Chi's gentle flowing movements encourage the body to let go of any tensions: flexibility improves, blood circulates more freely and the mind and spirit become clear and full.
Classes are taught in an open, relaxed and nurturing atmosphere with special attention given to learning the underlying principles of Tai Chi Chuan through a systematic approach to stance, posture and forms training while also giving insights into martial arts applications. This gives students a very effective and strong foundation for their practice and translates into a rich, rewarding and in-depth experience of the art after only a short period of time.
The curriculum starts with learning the basic Tai Chi moves and gradually progresses to more advanced hand and weapon forms. Each student is encouraged to learn at his or her own comfortable pace to further the benefits and enjoyment of this powerful and beautiful century-old martial art.