Tai Chi Gong
This class is designed to help you relieve stress, increase flexibility, improve balance, strengthen and tone muscles, and quiet the mind. Through gentle movements and meditative breathing, the natural healing rhythms of the body are reestablished. These ancient Chinese traditions offer personal insight and practical tools for change. With regular monthly attendance you will gain a valuable, life-changing experience. Move slowly with us and discover a deeper enjoyment of life.
Your class has been great! I enjoy how you take the time to explain movements but also let everyone progress at their own speed. As you said many times, sometimes you are just doing it and then it just clicks! I enjoy the no pressure and your one on one approach very much.
Weekly evening classes - Mondays in Pleasant Hill and Tuesdays in Concord
The first hour is for all levels. Standing meditation and chi gong get us started. Beginners will be learning the first set of the Yang-style Tai Chi Ch'uan Long Form.
I had been looking for a good tai chi instructor. I found this with Sifu Amy Erez. Her class is fun. Also, her manner of teaching is not stressful. She shows you what the postures mean or what they are used for. Her Qigong is good and very relaxing. I feel very comfortable when practicing the postures. After the class I feel calm.
The second part of class is for the intermediate/advanced students to learn the second and third sets of the Yang-style Tai Chi Ch'uan Long Form. We also explore other aspects of the practice like partner’s exercises and sword form.
I enjoy experiencing the depth of the body moving and being with the breath. It centers me, calms me and brings me back from whatever scattered place I’m in. On a physical level, it’s something I can do when I’m in pain and discomfort. It has become part of my pain management. The practice continues to grow as I continue to grow.
It’s not a stagnant process or form.
Instructor Amy Erez began practicing Tai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Gong at the age of 17. She has been teaching since 1988. Amy also has expertise in multiple martial and healing arts.