Thursday, September 7, 2017

Great River Tai Chi Open House and New Classes!

Cheng Man-ch'ing, 1930
Join us for Great River Tai Chi's Open House, Sunday, September 10th, 6-8 p.m. Learn about the benefits of tai chi practice, try some moves, and watch a short movie about Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing, founder of our lineage. Location: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4557 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis.
Great River Tai Chi's fall tai chi classes start Sunday, September 17th, at 7-8 p.m. Improve your health, posture, balance and mind, all in one great activity! In this ten-week class, you'll learn the basics of tai chi and how to make good use of it in your daily life. Tuition: $150 for ten weeks. New students welcome for first three weeks. Register at first class.
New Daytime Class! Great River will offer a daytime beginners class, Tuesdays, October 10–November 7, from 10–11 a.m. Tuition: $75 for five weeks. Register at first class.
Location: Classes meet at St. Luke's Episcopal Church 4557 Colfax Av. S. on the NE corner of 46th St. and Colfax Av. S. in Minneapolis, just east of Lake Harriet. Parking available on street, and busses run within half-block.
We also offer ongoing intermediate and advanced classes in form, push hands, and sword on Thursday evenings. Classes include qigong and other exercises, as well as text study.
Contact us for further information at 612- 822-5760.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tai chi Getting Popular with Millennials


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CNN reports that millennials are seeing benefits of tai chi practice for stress reduction. Locked into leaning over a computer for hours in stressful environments, they are learning to loosen up with this ancient Chinese art. "I live in Southern California, so driving on the freeways, it can be tempting to rush through traffic and go as fast as you can," one interviewee said. "But since I've been doing tai chi, I've been able to stop and pull back and just be like 'all right, here I am in the flow. I'm going to go with it, and if it's slow, that's OK.' "
Read the article here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Summer 2017 Tai Chi Classes at Great River


Great River Tai Chi's summer tai chi classes start Sunday, June 4th, at 7-8 p.m.
Improve your health, posture, balance and mind, all in one great activity! In this class, you'll learn the basics of tai chi and how to make good use of it in your daily life.
Tuition: $150 for ten weeks. New students welcome for first three weeks.
Register at first class.
Classes meet at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on the NE corner of 46th St. & Colfax Av. S. in Minneapolis, just east of Lake Harriet.
Contact us for further information at 612- 822-5760.

Summer Workshop with Weiming Yuan 
Don't miss this insightful workshop, July 6-9, held at Macalester College in St. Paul.

Contact us for further information at 612- 822-5760.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Great River Spring 2017 Open House and Classes

Great River T'ai Chi is celebrating its 38th anniversary and its new home at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4557 Colfax Avenue South, in Minneapolis, just east of Lake Harriet.

Join us for an Open House, Sunday, March 12, from 6–8 p.m. We'll have a sample class, refreshments, and screen the documentary "The Professor:T'ai Chi's Journey to the West" about Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing, the founder of our lineage.

Spring Beginners classes commence the following week, Sunday, March 19th, from 6–7 pm. Classes run for ten weeks. Register at class. Tuition: $150. Beginners are accepted for the first three weeks.
Call us for further information 612  822 5760.

Beginners Level Two meets Sundays, 7–8 pm; Advanced classes, Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter 2017 Tai Chi Classes at Great River!

Join us for a new Beginners Tai Chi class at Great River Tai Chi!
Class starts Sunday, January 15th, from 7–8 p.m.
This ten-week class gives you a solid introduction to Tai Chi practice and principles, and how to apply those to daily life.
Whether you're dealing with stress at work, computer-itis, balance, or just want a relaxing, interesting activity, try Tai Chi!
Tuition: Ten weeks for only $150! Register at class. New students accepted until end of January.
Great River Tai Chi has been offering classes at all levels since 1979 in the Yang-style short form developed by Professor Cheng Man-ch'ing. Our instructors have trained in Taiwan and the United States with senior students of Professor Cheng including Liu Hsi-heng, Ben Lo, Ed Young, Maggie Newman and Wolfe Lowenthal.