In light of the current pandemic, I am offering the following interactive online classes via the Zoom Cloud Meetings App. It can be downloaded for free on the App Store, or at https://zoom.us/download
**If you have any issues joining a class, please contact me directly at email@example.com
*Please see this article I wrote regarding the virtual classes for details on how to attend and pay for classes.
Classes are focused on internal arts principles and follow along exercises, so no experience is necessary for any Beginner Tai Chi/Qigong, Loosen Up!, Breathe, or Basic Tai Chi form level 1 classes.
Class times are Edmonton, Alberta time MDT.
Note: if no one is in attendance at the class within 10 minutes of the start time, I will cancel it.
Virtual Class Schedule
Monday 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi basic form level 1-this class is for new beginners to learn the basic form
Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Beginner Tai Chi and Qi Gong - follow along, no experience necessary.
Monday 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Tai Chi basic form level 2- this class is for those who have already learned the basic form.
Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Beginner Tai Chi and Qi Gong - follow along, no experience necessary
Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Loosen up and Breathe - This class begins with various loosening exercises to open the body, and moves into breathing exercises for calming the mind.
Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Continuing Long Form- This class focuses on on refining the postures of the 108 move set.
Wednesday 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi basic form level 1- this class is for new beginners to learn the basic form
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Beginner Tai Chi and Qi Gong - follow along, no experience necessary.
Wednesday 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Tai Chi basic form level 2-this class is for those who have already learned the basic form.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Beginner Swimming Dragon form (students must commit to regular attendance for this class as we are learning a sequence of forms)
Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Beginner Tai Chi and Qi Gong - follow along, no experience necessary.
Thursday 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Continuing Long Form- This class focuses on on refining the postures of the 108 move set.
Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Loosen up and Breathe - This class begins with various loosening exercises to open the body, and moves into breathing exercises for calming the mind.
Friday 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Lok Hup Ba Fa Zhu Ji Form- as this is a form class, regular attendance is required to ensure that you don't fall behind, unless you have learned the Lok Hup form previously.
Saturday 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi basic form level 1-this class is for new beginners to learn the basic form
Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Beginner Tai Chi and Qi Gong - follow along, no experience necessary.
Saturday 10:30-11:00 a.m.- Tai Chi basic form level 2- this class is for those who have already learned the basic form.
Saturday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Beginner Swimming Dragon form (students must commit to regular attendance for this class as we are learning a sequence of forms)
Sunday focused workshops are held once per month from 1:00-3:30 pm - Cost $30
Sunday May 31: 1:00-3:30 pm : Tai Chi form and detail- Part 2
This workshop will cover the second section of the Tai Chi long form in detail, starting at cross hands and through move hands as clouds. We may go further if time permits.
VIRTUAL CLASS FEES:
New students are welcome to try one free class.
Etransfer in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTHLY RATES: in advance, and due on the first class of the month
(2 half hour form classes are equal to one one hour class)
1 hour per week : $40/month
2 hours per week : $70/month
3 hours per week : $100/month
Monthly unlimited rate: $120/month
*Monthly unlimited rate does not include monthly Sunday workshops($30 each)
Private Lessons: $25/half hour
FAMILY RATE - half price on classes for each additional person living in the same household. This rate applies to all monthly rates.
Eg. two people attending once per week- $60/month, or two people attending together unlimited monthly-$180
KIDS 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE WITH AN ADULT IN ATTENDANCE.
MAKE UP CLASS POLICY:
If you have to miss your regular class, you are welcome to make it up with another class at your convenience within the month that you have paid for.
For further details see this article I wrote regarding the virtual classes for details on how to attend and pay for classes.
** Please note: all in-person classes are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic**
All other classes are semi-private, and held at my home. If you are interested please contact me to reserve a space.
New!-Tai Chi Open Class - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Starting February 3, this class will be held in the Willow room of the Star of The North Retreat Centre at 3A St. Vital Ave. in St. Albert.
The payment schedule will be on a monthly basis of $50/month(4 classes) payable on the first class of the month. Class is open to all levels, and will focus on Tai Chi foundation exercises from Yang and Chen styles to stretch and loosen the body, improve strength and balance, and calm the mind.
If you are interested in this class, please email me directly for information.
New!- Tai Chi Explorations 6:30-7:30 pm
This unique class is being offered to give another option for a Tai Chi class, either because Thursday nights don't fit your schedule, or if you would like to attend more than one class per week.
We will explore Tai Chi principles and various solo, and partner methods of opening and connecting body and mind while deepening the practice of any Internal Art. We may also play with some of the many toys and training tools that I have in my home, so it should be a lot of fun!
As it will be held in my home studio, enrolment will be limited, so please email me to reserve your spot.
Swimming Dragon – 7:45-8:45 p.m.
This class will focus on the Swimming Dragon form, as well as associated foundational exercises to prepare the body for practice. Beginners are welcome as we will be focusing on foundation practices to prepare the body and mind, build internal connections, and work our way through this beautifully comprehensive practice.
Thursday Nights at Greenfield Hall
Beginner Tai Chi – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Focusing on principles of structural alignment, opening the body, developing awareness, building connections, and qualities of relaxation. After spending some time developing the fundamentals, we will move on to learning short sequences which comprise the essence of Tai Chi practice. Although this is a beginner class, it will be suitable for all levels for developing Song(relax/release), and Ting(listening/awareness)
Intermediate Tai Chi – 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Aimed at students who have completed at least one session of Beginner Tai Chi, this class will be directed towards form practice. Going deeper into the foundations, 37 movement form, 108 form, Lok Hup, and Sabre(for those that have learned them). Class will be differentiated into groups depending on enrollment.
Open Practice - First Sunday of each month - 1:00-2:30 p.m.
This class is available to those who are attending any other class(es) during the week of any level and would like to practice, or want to make up for a missed class. We will work on whatever people wish to spend time on, or I can lead a Tai Chi class if people would prefer. $15 drop in(if you're not making up for a missed class.)
January 6 - June 25, 2020(6 months)
*Jan 30 classes are rescheduled to Jan 31 due to an event
*Sunday classes and mini workshops are not included in the semester package.
One class per week - $260
Two classes per week - $480
Three classes per week - $600
$15 per class
Students, and Senior Citizens (65+) receive 10% off of full session fees.
Multiple Family Members receive 10% off each additional member.
Discounts do not apply to St. Albert class.
Private lessons available in person, or via video call: solo, or small groups, package deals on multiple classes.
If you'd like to have more information about classes, workshops, private lessons or have any other questions about Inner Health Tai Chi, please feel free to contact us.