Friday, December 21, 2012
Our winter Open House will be Sunday, January 6th, 7-8 p.m. Come meet the teachers, try out some moves, and enjoy refreshments. Learn how Tai Chi can benefit body and mind!
New Beginners Classes start Sunday, January 13, 7 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of traditional Tai Chi in this 10-week class as well as Chinese qigong health and stretching exercises. We are conveniently located at Minnehaha and Lake at the Zorongo Flamenco Studios 3012 Minnehaha (behind Patricks Cabaret---see directions below, right). Tuition $150. Register at class.
Call us for further information. 612-822-5760
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Bataan Faigao, head of Rocky Mountain Tai Chi, has passed away. Bataan visited Great River Tai Chi many times, as did his late wife Jane, and many of our students enjoyed their summer camp in the mountains. We will miss him greatly. We'll have a time to remember Bataan, Thursday, Oct. 4th, 6 p.m. at the studio.
The Boulder Camera reported that Bataan was terminally ill, and was on a pilgrimage to China's sacred locales, when he died. He is known as someone who really embodied a deeper sense of tai chi. He had a very quiet way of teaching. He is quoted as saying,
"T'ai-chi Ch'uan is a journey of spiritual discovery. I encourage students to work hard and to adhere to principles," Faigao wrote about his philosophy of teaching the discipline on the foundation's website. "I teach T'ai-chi Ch'uan as a complete system for health, meditation, self-defense, and as a way of the tao. Learning this art is a process that takes care of the external to get to the internal, going back and forth from form to application, understanding and experience."Bataan was born Dec. 1, 1944, in Cebu, Philippines. He married Jane Greeley Faigao in 1966; she preceded him in death. They were lifelong students of t'ai chi ch'uan, studying with Grandmaster Cheng Man-ching in New York City from 1968 until Cheng's death in 1975. They moved to Boulder the following year and established the Rocky Mountain T'ai Chi Ch'uan Foundation and directed Naropa University's Traditional Eastern Arts department. A memorial will be held in Boulder on October 6th.
For the complete article in the Boulder Camera, click here.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Come learn what Tai Chi can do for you!
Beginners classes start Sunday, September 30th, 6-7 pm. Our ten-week class costs only $150. You can register at class the first night.
Classes are at 3012 Minnehaha Avenue (see directions to right).
For further information, contact us at 612-822- 5760.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Sunday, June 3rd, 7 pm, come to our GREAT RIVER OPEN HOUSE at our new space at Zorongo Flamenco, 3012 Minnehaha (directions below). Find out all about tai chi, meet the teachers, enjoy refreshments, demonstrations, and films.
For further information, explore our website, or call 612-822-5760. Our new location is just off Lake Street, in South Minneapolis, not far from the Lake Street Light Rail station.
New Beginners' class starts Sunday, June 10th, 7--8 pm. Learn the basics of good tai chi, for health, relaxation, self-defense, posture, alignment, golf, running, stress reduction...you name it! Tai Chi is a wonderful practice; come explore it with us.
Summer Workshop with Weiming Yuan, July 26-29. Contact us for further information.