Tai Qi is a Chinese exercise that stresses the use of the mind not force.
Its quality is in its stillness and slow movements, which integrate mind
and body. Participants gain strength, flexibility and vitality through
instruction in postures and breathing methods. Students of all fitness
level are encouraged to join.
Tai chi is a gentle, low impact series of postures designed to match deep, natural breath with movement. Each student guides their own pace and resistance, the movements are never forced, and joints are never fully extended or bent, making it adaptable to anyone regardless of fitness level.
Although tai chi is slow and gentle, it addresses the key components of overall fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning. Tai chi can increase balance and proprioception. Tai chi can also improve strength and flexibility in both upper and lower body, as well as in your core, back, and gluts. When practiced regularly, tai chi can be comparable to light resistance training and brisk walking.
Academy of Tai Qi Instructors have been trained under Sijo Sean Holzhüter and have 15-20 years of training in Tai Qi and -traditional internal arts. -Instruction is facilitated with learning and enjoyment as priorities.
The Academy accepts students of any race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.
The Academy is a 501c3 Educational Organization as defined by the IRS.
Classes are in 8 week sessions. Each class builds upon the previous lesson, so new students must complete a full 8 week session before drop-in attendance is available. We invite new students to observe the first class of a session.
Class Location: Senior Resource Center (SRC): please use side door entrance 745 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
sessions begin: 7/29/2023
10:00-11:00 Tai Qi I-
Introductory Class, beginners welcome
11:15-12:15 Tai Qi II*
*Tai Qi II are by teacher recommendation only.
Returning students having missed 3 or more classes will meet with a teacher prior to re-entry into TQII.
Session Registration: $90/session (8 weeks)
Students and Seniors: $72/session
All students having completed Tai Qi I are welcome to drop-in to any Tai Qi I class. ATQ is a non-profit: all registrations are suggested donations.