Marin County Tai Chi classes and Feldenkrais instruction by teachers Kenn Chase and Vicki Chase. Learn the ancient art of moving meditation by joining our lessons in San Rafael and San Geronimo.
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Tai Chi Ch’uan, is the ancient art of moving meditation, has profound effects on our neuro-biology and produces many health benefits as well as improving strength, balance and flexibility. Through the centuries the Chinese have utilized Tai Chi as a healing art. We now have current medical research to confirm the power of Tai Chi as an optimal preventive as well as restorative healing technique.
The Integral Way Tai Chi combines traditional Yang style Tai Chi Ch’uan, Feldenkrais™ – Awareness through Movement™, Chi Gong and meditation. It offers a blend of Eastern philosophical practices and Western mind-body techniques to enhance learning and human potential.
Kenn and Vicki Chase have a unique, personable and nurturing approach to teaching. They have taught together for over 30 years and bring a pleasing blend of Yin and Yang to their teaching.
ABOUT KENN AND VICKI
Kenn and Vicki Chase have been teaching together since 1982. Combined, they have over 75 years teaching experience. As a husband and wife team, they bring a unique balance of yin/yang and east/west philosophy and practices.
Their clientele includes hospitals, corporations, schools and community groups.
Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi includes a series of 54 synchronized moves. The advanced – Long Form is 108 moves. Students are required to become proficient at the 54 (Short Form) before proceeding to the Long Form. New moves are introduced each week with plenty of repetition and time for review of previous moves. Posture, breathing and alignment are emphasized to prevent strain.
Classes are small (generally 6-12 students per class) and you will have both Kenn and Vicki working with you. Individual attention and guidance is offered freely.
Fees are based on a month-to-month basis. The actual fee varies with location. Please call for up to date information. A calendar of class dates is always available.
Awareness through Movement® Classes
Feldenkrais® – Awareness through Movement® (ATM) is a neuro-muscular re-education technique. Developed by physicist, engineer and martial artist, Moshe Feldenkrais, it is a self-healing after a paralyzing accident. He applied the principles of physics to his rehabilitation and was able to become fully functional despite the words of his physicians. His peers were so astonished that they asked him to teach them and a new healing technique was born.
Awareness through Movement® exercises are guided by a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. They are done on the floor (using a mat) in a relaxed, effortless state out of the field of gravity. The emphasis is on being aware of ones limits and working within those boundaries allowing for a gentle release of tension and holding in the musculature. Thus one learns from their own body and allows the body to reprogram the mind-body connections freeing one from habitual patterns that constrain the body and movement. The overall goal is to decrease holding patterns that limit function.
The Feldenkrais integrates movement with thinking, feeling and sensing; it can also expand your potential in other areas, particularly creativity and problem solving.
Awareness through Movement® exercises enhances the learning of Tai Chi.
All Workshops include:
Instruction and refinement of Tai Chi forms
Feldenkrais®-Awareness through Movement® session
Educational components on the History and Health Benefits of Tai Chi