Students in this class will be training their strength, stepping, postures, flow and fajin with new Chen Style choreography, which includes learning: major Chen style postures, combinations, and kicks, as well as exercises to develop strength in our legs and arms.
Beginners and more experienced students together will continue their internal development training through standing meditations, silk reeling exercises, and symbol tracing. As we progress each student will learn how to use the mind to engage the body to move oneself according to Taijiquan principles. This training will provide an opportunity for students to ascertain the feeling of inner work layer by layer, deeper and deeper.
The Chen form that students will learn will have fast and slow movements, kicks, fajin (power), and more!
This Chen Style Taijiquan class has been on-going since April 2022. Registration for this class is limited to returning students. However, starting back in September, since we are only at Movement 9 of the form, and you still want to join in, please Contact Us before August 20th for more options to join in this class.
PRICING DETAILS FOR CURRENT CHEN STYLE STUDENTS
Fully Registered students: $173.00 for 14 classes. On Zoom or In-Person
Current students will be provided with a Special code to access registration.
Please note that 1 class in October, and possibly November, may be on Zoom Only as the gymnasium will be used for Special Events. Dates to be announced.
Weekly Training Videos Add-On: $42.00
COMBO OPTIONS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
COMBO 14: Chen Form + Fan Form Combo: $325.25.
Please register on this page’s Cart for the Chen-Fan Combo.
Wednesday – Chen Style Taijiquan
Type of Class: HYBRID: Normally In-Person and On-Zoom
In-Person Location: Highlands United Church. Ample free parking available
Starts Wednesday, September 7 - December 7, 2022. 14 classes.
Class Level: Experienced students only. You must have completed Part 1.
Weekly videos will be available as an add-on.
Registration Status: Normally, this class would be closed to new students as it has been on-going. If this class interests you, please contact us no later than August 20th for details on how to join in. Otherwise, this class will only be open to those with previous Chen experience. Contact Us
If you have experience in Chen and might like to join, please Contact Us by email for more details and options as soon as possible.
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Chen style Tai Chi is the oldest style practiced today and is widely acknowledged to be the ancestor of all other styles: Chen, Yang, Wu, Wu Hao and Sun. Chen’s Tai Chi was created in Chen village by the Chen family almost 400 years ago.
Chen is a very lively style of tai chi. It has some slow movements as in Yang style but Chen’s “flavour” is characterized by whole-body twining, coiling movements, alternating fast/slow motion and explosive releases of power generated by the legs, led by the waist and expressed through the arms/hands.
Chen is an ancient form which fully encompasses the Tai Chi principles. It is popular because it can be performed with stillness, soft relaxed movements, or fast & dynamic, vigorously or gentle according to the condition of one’s body.
1) Requests must be submitted in writing by email and is effective the date of the email.
2) Refunds will not be given after the 3rd class unless it is for medical reasons.
3) If you must stop class because you have contracted Covid 19 please contact us immediately.
4) Refunds provided will be calculated in the following manner – Classes already taken will be converted to a Drop-In Rate of $15.00/class, plus an added administration fee of $10.00. The balance will be refunded and sent to you by Interac or by mail.
5) Please note that if locations close due to Covid restrictions then all classes will continue on Zoom.
6) Some In-Person locations have special event days where all classes will either be On-Zoom or In-Person at an alternate location. No credit for class missed will be provided.
Whether On-Zoom or In-Person the registered student understands that the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong organization has a strict no-video-of-the-Instructor or the Assistants without express written consent. Additionally, all students agree that any videos sent to them by the Instructor are for “your eyes only” and should never be shared with any other person or posted, in full or in part, on the Internet.
IN-PERSON COVID POLICIES (as of April 2022)
North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong wants to create a safe place for indoor tai chi and qigong group practice. Many of our classes are both In-Person and On-Zoom at the same time.
In accordance with the Provincial Health Authority wearing a mask will be a personal choice at this time. However, we will continue to require that all In-Person students practice social distancing.
If a shut-down to all In-Person classes is mandated by the Provincial Health Authority, then all classes will continue on Zoom. No credit will be given to students unless they do not have adequate access to the Internet.
We request that all Zoom Students to do their best to be on Zoom at least 5 minutes before the start of the class.
All Zoom Students must attend with their Video in the “on” position. We are required to take attendance and this must be done visually each and every class.
We prefer that all Zoom Students keep their video in the “on” position throughout the class. The Instructor needs to see how each student is performing in order to provide the most accurate instructions.
Some Zoom classes are recorded. Only students who unmute themselves (on purpose or accidentally) might be recorded.
We ask that all Tai Chi students find a way, if possible, to show their entire torso so that the Instructor can best view each student’s progress.
IN-PERSON OPTIONS FOR ZOOM
Anyone signing up for In-Person classes will always have the option to be on Zoom where that option is available at that location. Some classes do not have the Zoom option.
Any In-Person registration means that you are guaranteed a spot in the class. When and if the need arises: if you are not feeling well , if you are out-of-town, or if you are running late; On-Zoom is an option for you.
WAIVER FOR ALL STUDENTS
Thank you for your registration.
In registering for this class our Instructor assumes you have talked to your doctor before starting this health and fitness regime. If you have any medical conditions or physical concerns please participate at your own pace and also let your Instructor know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability:
I (referring to the student, the undersigned) voluntarily supply my contact information so that representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit (& Chinese Health Qigong) can contact me regarding class changes, cancellations, course updates, and tuition reminders, and special event updates. Participation in tai chi & qigong classes involves exercise. Exercise can result in accidents or injuries. I assume the risk connected with participation in tai chi & qigong classes and represent that I am insufficiently good health and condition and do not suffer from any physical or mental impairment which would put me or anyone at risk of injury while receiving tai chi & qigong instruction from representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit. I understand that North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit is a management company only. All Instructors represent themselves. I specifically agree that the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit, the general manager, volunteers, and instructor(s) of any In-Person or Zoom classes I am participating in, and/or his associates, shall not be held liable for any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind, resulting from or related to my use of the facilities or instruction.
I have read the above release and waiver of liability, as well as the refund policies, On-Zoom policies, In-Person policies, Covid policies, and fully understand their contents. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above. I verify that all answers in my Registration are true.