The Gainesville T'ai Chi Center of Gainesville, Florida, teaches the Yang family short form developed by Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing. We are affiliated with The T'ai Chi Foundation. We offer comprehensive series of classes for beginners and more advanced students. The full form of T'ai Chi Chuan, which is popularly known in the West as T'ai Chi, can be learned in the Beginning Form courses (30 one-hour classes), divided into thirds that we refer to as B1, B2, and B3. Our principal teacher, Paul Campbell, has been teaching T'ai Chi for over 40 years. He is a guiding teacher in the The School of T'ai Chi, which has over 30 branches and 200 teachers around the world.
NOTE TO THOSE INTERESTED IN STARTING CLASSES AT OUR CENTER: New classes are typically offered in September and January and April. Pleas email or phone the Center and let us know of your interest. We post announcements of new classes below.
FALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Due to a rent increase, classes will cost $120 for ten sessions. Remember that students enrolled in classes can attend additional classes and practice rounds for $2 per class. See the Schedule for a listing of weekly classes.
New Women's Beginning Class starts soon!
The Women's Beginners 1 class on Tuesdays @ 7 PM starts on October 10. Taught by Joan Campbell, Bahira Sugarman, Jenn Downey, and Darcie MacMahon.
(Each Beginners 1 class is held once per week for 10 weeks, and the cost is still only $100, for this semester only. Please call Bahira (352) 219-4208 if you have questions. Come to class 15 minutes early to enroll.)
In the beginning level of the T'ai Chi form, participants are introduced to basic principles including correct placement of the feet, alignment of the knees and hips, a straight and relaxed spine, and above all complete relaxation of the major joints in the body. It is this relaxation that allows the chi, vital internal energy, to flow freely through the body, bringing a pleasant sense of well-being and the foundation of good health.
Silent Practice Rounds continue every Monday & Friday at 10 AM.
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SEE THE SCHEDULE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ON-GOING AND NEW CLASSES
For more information, call Paul Campbell at (352) 371-3718