Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan

With Qi Gong and Self Care Training as taught by Lyrea Crawford

Classes are held in the "Vitality Center" at 18980 County Hwy D, between West Lima and Bloom City. More generally, this location is between Richland Center and LaFarge, WI. Click here for a map

Another beginning class is not planned at this time, but will be considered based upon inquiries. Please contact Lyrea for more info.

Previous students are welcome to come for a refresher by attending the Wednesday classes:
Advanced class meets 5:00 - 6:30 PM on Wednesdays.

Please note the following adjustments to the on-going every Wednesday T’ai Chi schedule: No classes will be held on:
July 26, 2017
September 20, 2017

The Wu Style T'ai Chi Ch'uan class activates and fosters the flow of Chi/Qi (vital life force) in the body, allowing participants to access health benefits, a sense of well-being and tranquility of mind. T’ai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient oriental exercise discipline characterized by graceful flowing movements done at a slow tempo with gentle shifts of weight from one side of the body to the other. During the practice, the mind and body are harmonized through a kind of concentrated but relaxed attention. T’ai Chi is both an external and internal art, and has been called “meditation in motion.” There is mounting evidence that T’ai Chi may assist in lowering blood pressure, preventing falls in the elderly, and easing a variety of other conditions.

Participants in this class learn the complete Traditional Long Form of Wu Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan consisting of 108 movement sequences. Instruction goes far beyond the simple presentation of these movements however, and focuses on proper breathing, awareness of the energy flow in the body, and the philosophical basis of the discipline. The study of the Wu Style form is supplemented by Qi Gong and a variety of Self Care techniques designed to gently open and prepare the body for the practice.

Lyrea's Background

Lyrea originally studied Wu Style T’ai Chi Ch’uan with the late Grandmaster Chian Ho Yin in Milwaukee during the early 1980’s. This excellent foundation has since been amplified through additional T’ai Chi and Qi Gong training with Marilyn Allysum of Minneapolis, and several others. Lyrea gained much understanding of the concepts of energy flow, breath, the Chinese Meridian/Acupoint system and the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine through a variety of additional studies. Lyrea is a nationally certified and state licensed Massage Therapist specializing in manual therapy. She offers instruction in Aligned for Vitality Yoga, Meditation and more.

Questions and Registration

Another beginning class is not planned at this time, but will be considered based upon inquiries. Please contact Lyrea for more info. Phone (608) 383-3589 or click here to send an email.

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