Taiji classes 2023
Taiji class via Zoom
- Thursdays 10:30 – 12 noon
- Class begins on a drop-in basis as of September 21, 2023
- Please phone (807) 345-6209 to register or Contact
- Class is on drop-in basis and $5 per class
Taiji class at the Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
- Mondays 10:30 – 12 noon
- Spring Session begins September 18, 2023
- Register by phone (807)625-8463
Taijiquan; The Art of Nurturing the Science of Power
Dr. Yang Yang has been a major influence in my study of Taiji. His book, Taijiquan; The Art of Nurturing the Science of Power is an elegant presentation that brings together traditional Chinese taiji theory with the western scientific perspective. Dr. Yang is both a master of the Chen Style of Taiji and has a PhD in Kinesiology. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand more of the ideas behind taijiquan.
Master Peng Youlian has been my teacher for many years. His generosity and enthusiasm have brought me deeper into the choreography and the community of Taiji practicers. I always remember his metaphor that Taiji is like a net that you use to catch fish. The fish is what nourishes you. This is what Taiji is for me now – a vehicle that I can use to gain ever greater understanding of my physical moving self.
The Feldenkrais Method, in which we explore movement is the other influence. While Taiji involves performance the Feldenkrais method is just about the inner exploration of mind/body/emotion. The fish so to speak.