Special Seminars

Special seminars are our way of teaching and sharing a rich array of Chinese Martial arts and health practices that go beyond what’s learned in regular classes. Seminars can include Chi Kung, special Tai Chi forms, weapons, or self defense like Chin Na. Seminars are normally held on three Saturday mornings in a month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Some are self contained and take only one month (3 classes) and some, like Tai Chi long forms are longer and can span over the course of 6 months or more.

Special Seminar January/February 2020.

TAOIST WATER METHOD QIGONG BASICS

Start the New Year and New Decade by joining the ever growing number of people reaping the mental and physical health benefits of practicing Qigong.

Qigong – the study of enhancing qi (the life force)/ energy in the body will be discussed and practiced. Enhancing your life force (qi) can be used to increase one’s energy, health, and mental focus, while lessening the effects of aging, stress, and anxiety. 

The Taoist Water Method is a 3000 year- old qigong practice developed by Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, the author of the Tao Te Ching. During the class, we will explain body alignments, the difference between qigong and neigong, the sixteen elements of neigong, and how to practice some of the neigong elements to enhance the flow of qi through the body. We will also discuss how the elements of neigong are utilized within any style of tai chi. 

People who will benefit from this class are martial artists, people wanting to decrease the stress/anxiety in their lives, those that want to age gracefully, increase their energy, and learn how to heal the soft tissues in the body. 

The plan for this course is to continue learning about and practicing qigong/neigong through multiple sessions of monthly classes scattered throughout the year. The class is not restricted to students who have no background in tai chi or qigong. You do not have to know a tai chi form to benefit from this class.  For martial artists, this class is to enhance your martial arts practice by learning how to incorporate the principles of  qigong/neigong to direct energy through the body.

The class is taught by Ms. Marcy Pincus who has approximately twenty-five years of martial arts experience including kung fu, tai chi, and qigong. She has been practicing the Taoist Water Method with the founder of Energy Arts Bruce Frantzis and his senior students for approximately 10 years.

When:  Saturdays January 11, February 1 and February 8, from 10 am to 12 pm.

Tuition:  $50.00 plus tax.