Tai Chi and Qi Gong are from ancient martial arts forms from China practiced today for their myriad of health benefits. This 45 minute beginner class will leave you feeling relaxed, focused, and energized.
Traditionally, Tai Chi is done in flat, comfortable shoes, but you can also do it barefoot. Most of the class will be done standing (no mat is needed) and it is recommended to have a chair nearby to rest. Wear comfortable clothes. Experience the benefits for yourself from your living room!
NOTE: You’ll need a space free of clutter on the floor of at least 6 ft by 6 ft.
Ann Swanson was introduced to these practices while studying under a master in Shanghai, China. She went on to study from Dr. Paul Lam, a medical doctor who developed evidence-based programs for arthritis, general pain relief, stress management, and improved balance.
About Your Teacher: Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, ERYT500, is a certified yoga therapist, speaker, and author of Science of Yoga, which is currently being translated into over 10 languages. Ann supports people living in living happier, healthier lives by making yoga and wellness non-intimidating and accessible to everybody. With a Master of Science in yoga therapy and roots studying yoga in India and tai chi/qi gong China, Ann uniquely applies cutting-edge research to mind-body practices while maintaining the heart of the traditions.
Learn more about Ann here.