Join us as we explore the healing powers of the Tai Chi Foundations and 108 Moving Meditation of Master Moy Lin Shin.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong are easy, low-impact, stretching, and strengthening ways to change the moving patterns of the body. Studies show that many of our ailments can be relieved by practicing this ancient art form, these can include blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain, headaches, joint pain, energy levels, sleep patterns, breathing patterns, allergies, inflammation, and more.
Our club offers instruction in both the standing and seated form, as well as Tai Chi (108 Moving Meditation), Sabre, and Lok Hup.
For those with movement challenges, the seated form will support your body while engaging legs, arms, and the core in strengthening and stretching opportunities. The standing form provides flexion at the hip, as well as a full extension through the legs. Both forms involve the unique spiral action and whole-body movement that is the energizing and revitalizing force for this form.
Tai Chi begins to change the structure of the body, including the support of posture as the tissue in the body, is released and balanced for optimum function. The Sabre set provides a way to open more through the hip, encourage the spiral action to expand, as well as open more through the chest and upper arms for greater lymph flow. The Lok Hup set has two parts. Part 1 supports the relationship of tension between the muscles and the tendons as experienced through emotional holding. Gentle movements encourage the body to release tension and to begin to create flow throughout the body. Part 2 expands movement through all the connective tissue to massage the inner organs and open energy pathways that get blocked by sitting and sedentary actions through the hip and shoulders. Together, these movement sequences provide a full body, energizing, and revitalizing experience. Everyone works at their own pace and ability, and together we strive to support each other as we continue to learn and grow with the Tai Chi form.
2 Locations Available
Inverness County Center for the Arts, Mondays
9:00-10:00 am Tai Chi (Standing and seated form)
10:00–10:30 am Sabre
10:30–11:00 pm Loh Kup
Creignish Community Hall, Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 pm
6:30–7:30 pm Tai Chi Standing Form and Sitting Form
7:30-7:45 pm Loh Kup
7:45-8:00 pm Sabre
Registration is in a 4-month cycle (Sept-Dec, Jan-April, May-Aug), with classes running year-round. The cost is $65 per cycle.
Students may attend as many classes as they like throughout the week with their membership. (This is a not-for-profit program and your instructor is a volunteer in honor of Master Moy’s wishes that all teachings come from the heart and that Tai Chi is available to all).
For those who would like to add a class to their weekly schedule, Michelle also offers an online class: Movement Made Easy with Michelle Greenwell. There is a discount for those who are currently paying members of Tai Chi Cape Breton.
Celebrating the second season of Qi Destinations, we are thrilled to be out in the community and enjoying the great outdoors.