Classes

All ongoing classes incorporate healthy and strong body alignment and principles of form in movement and stillness, relaxation, and energy cultivation. We work with each student individually according to their needs to help them gain the most benefit from their practice. Beginning with the development and practice of basic skills, we ultimately move on to more complex and advanced forms and techniques. More advanced students may move on to Tui Shou (Push Hands), and weapons forms and practice.


Traditional Yang Tai ChiTraditional Yang Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) & Qigong (Chi Kung)

The traditional Yang 108 form is the foundation of this class. In addition to learning the traditional Yang form, in this class we will practice longevity exercises, silk reeling, QiGong, application and push hands.


Traditional Chen Tai ChiTraditional Chen Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) & Qigong (Chi Kung)

In this class we will study the Lao Jia Yi Lu (Old Frame Part 1) of the Chen Family Tai Chi tradition, including Silk Reeling, Longevity Exercises, and form practice and refinement, progressing toward applications and push hands and other open hand forms of the Chen family tradition.


Seniors and Beginning Tai Chi and Qigong

Interested in beginning your Tai Chi or Qigong practice? Foundational movements improve structure and balance, Longevity Exercises lubricate your joints, and Silk Reeling exercises help you discover your connection and energy pathways. In this class we practice the Yang 24 Simplified form along with various Qigong movements and postures for relaxation, purification, connection & awareness.


QiGongQigong (Chi Kung)

Qigong is an ancient method of energy training that combines simple stretching sequences with posture holding. The emphasis is on the practitioner’s body alignment and relaxation. Some forms develop physical power and prowess, while others promote health and wellness.


Special/Custom Tai Chi Qigong Sessions

For additional information about the following classes, please send a request via email to viola@wise-orchid.com.

Relaxation – On the Go!

Hire us to bring a custom Tai Chi or Qigong class to your retreat, wedding morning Chill Session, family reunion, conference, or any gathering where connecting and relaxing could help contribute to its success.  We come to you, travel expenses may be included depending upon distance and travel time.

Private Lessons, groups or individuals

Private lessons are available for individuals or groups in Yang and Chen Family Taijiquan as well as QiGong.  Please contact Sifu Viola to schedule.

Corporate Tai Chi 0r Qigong

Bring Focus & Efficiency to your workplace by cultivating strong bodies and clear minds. Morning or Lunch time sessions available to bring more energy, clear minds,  and productivity, cultivating better teams through common practice and presence.