with Donna and Terry Pollin, Reiki Masters
Wednesday, 12/7, 7:30-8:45pm, $20
It’s dark, cold and the overeating and holiday stress begin! Take this opportunity to totally relax. This class is a unique experience. In addition to a centering meditation and some gentle stretches, Reiki will be applied to each student.
Give yourself a treat (and what a perfect holiday gift for a friend!).
"INTRODUCTION TO T’AI CHI CHUAN"
with Christopher Plummer
Sunday, 12/11, 2:30-4pm
Please preregister - $25
Considering taking a class in T'ai Chi Chuan but not sure if it is right for you? Had some other martial arts or similar background and want enough background to "drop-in" on an ongoing T'ai Chi Chuan class?
Need a break from the holiday madness??
This 90 Minute introduction to basic principles and postures will provide enough foundation for you to decide if you want to take a longer "Beginner" course, or be comfortable trying a drop-in session in on our ongoing T'ai Chi X (eXperienced) class.
Hosted by Christopher Plummer, who has taught T’ai Chi at Yoga Central since 2004, the course will introduce the fundamental stances, principles of weight shift, movement, and stepping and several of the postures of the Yang family 13 Posture "Short" form. This is not a “sit and listen” program! The emphasis will be on movement, and students will participate in several Qi Gong breathing exercises. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
About T'ai Ji Quan (T’ai Chi Chuan, or “T’ai Chi")
Known especially for slow, continuous movements and its gentle flow of energy, the ancient Chinese study of T’ai Chi is practiced as a martial art, exercise, and moving meditation by people of all ages and physical abilities. Each ‘form’ is a series of defined positions joined by movement and weight shift. Depending on the speed at which it is performed, the “short” Yang form, consisting of 13 postures, may take from 3 to 15 minutes. Many studies of western medicine confirm that T’ai Chi is a beneficial tool for stress relief, balance, relaxation, and body awareness and is often recommended for those with arthritis, Parkinson’s, and other diseases that affect balance and movement.
Christopher Plummer has studied T'ai Chi Chuan with Princeton, NJ teacher Susanna Derosa since 1981. Ms. Derosa is a student of the late Master Jou, Tsung Hwa; Master Yang Zhen-Duo; and Master Chen Xiaowang. Chris has studied several Yang family forms, the traditional Chen family and Cheng Man Cheng long forms, two person sparring, Da Liu, push hands, and the T'ai Chi weapon forms: sword and staff. Mr. Plummer has also studied Qi Gong (sometimes called Tai Chi breathing) and practices Taoist meditation. A respected teacher in corporate fitness programs at Merck, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Aventis, he has taught T'ai Chi for the Jointure Adult Education program in Raritan, NJ, the Hillsborough Library, and is affiliated with Yoga Central, in Branchburg, NJ, where he has taught Yang Family "13 Form" and "Yang Long Form" since 2004, and now with Cornerstone Clubs of Bucks County, PA starting in 2016.
T’AI CHI X: A DROP-IN FOR EXPERIENCED BEGINNERS
with Christopher Plummer
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:45pm, $18
This is an on-going T’ai Chi X course for students who have had some T’ai Chi Beginner training and want to move beyond that to enhance their T’a Chi. The “long” Yang Family form and other topics (Qigong, breathing) are included in the class.
with Beth Youmans, PhD
Saturdays, 11:30-12:30. $16
Class will be in session on the 3rd,10th, and 17th - No class on 12/24, Dec. 31st TBD.
December’s meditation will include a focus on cultivating generosity and abundance, recognizing that these attitudes contribute to our own happiness and the happiness of those around us.
Weekly meditation is usually on Saturdays from 11:30-12:30. Due to the holiday weekends please check our website to confirm that we are having class.
Pre-register by email, phone (908-707-0759) or in person at the studio.
us: Yoga Central