Every year, Yale-China Association organizes Lunarfest, Connecticut's largest Lunar New Year Celebration celebrating the lunar new year. This year, Lunarfest At Home is a 16-day program packed with free family-friendly virtual programs. We have been proud partners of Lunarfest since its founding. Shifu Shirley gave a workshop on Small Space Tai Chi, teaching the Ba Fa Wu Bu (8 Energies 5 Directions) form for Lunarfest, hosted by New Haven Museum. Watch the workshop on our YouTube channel.
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We hope you and your family have a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday season! 2020 has brought enormous challenges to everyone and your support has been the greatest gift to us. We are looking forward to 2021 when we can bring our entire Tai Chi family back together in person again!
Our Gift to You: Over 40+ Hours of Instruction Videos
The Fall 2020 session has ended and our new session doesn't begin until January 2, 2021. Our holiday gift to you is to make our online instructional videos free to everyone now through January 10. We have 40+ hours of Tai Chi and Qigong instructional videos, with more uploaded every week. We hope you find these videos useful over the holiday recess and beyond. Feel free to share with your family and friends who may be interested.
To access the videos, click on the links below and type in the password: Free
After January 10, the instructional videos can still be accessed for free for all Tier 3 subscribers of our live streaming channel twitch.tv/aipingtaichi ($24.99/month).
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If you're feeling any holiday stress, try these acupressure face massages that can help relieve eye strain and face tension. Click on the above image to watch the video.
Wishing you and your family good health and happiness to close out 2020!
If the links do not work in the below document, click here to read.
✨🎈To celebrate our 6 month anniversary of our streaming channel twitch.tv/aipingtaichi, we have decided to expand the free access period to our instructional videos for the entire month of October! 🎉🎊
Watch the tutorial below on how to access the instructional videos:
The links to the Vimeo instructional videos can be found in the video description section here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_rHOiKY8D8&t=16s (Make sure you click SHOW MORE in the video description.)
These instructional videos have been viewed by people on almost every continent! Add your location to this map. And make sure to join us live on stream to be a part of our growing community.
We are excited to begin the transition back indoors in October. We know some of you have been waiting to resume lessons after we return indoors while others prefer to continue outdoor classes. We will begin the transition to normal operations in a hybrid model with a combination of outdoor, indoor, and Zoom classes. Beginning October 6, Tuesday evening classes will be held inside the school with a remote Zoom option. Saturday morning classes will remain outdoors in Eisenhower Park through October 31. Saturday morning classes will move indoors on November 7. Friday morning classes in Fairfield will remain outdoors until further notice.
Tuesday's new class schedule:
6:00PM: Yang Style Tai Chi Basic Movements, 10 Form, 24 Form. For all levels.
7:15PM: Yang Style 108 Form. For intermediate and advanced levels.
7:15PM: Chen Style Tai Chi. For all levels
Please read our reopening procedures to understand our health and safety protocols for indoor classes.
All indoor class participants will need to sign a COVID-19 waiver form. You can read the waiver form here. Feel free to print the waiver form in advance and return the signed waiver to us. Otherwise, you will be asked to sign the waiver form at the school.
Here's a sneak peek of what to expect when coming to class:
WIN THIS PRINT! Our September subscriber raffle prize is a very special original artwork donated by ronlandisphotography.com. This original artwork is a photograph, digitally enhanced to resemble a Japanese sumi-e painting, printed on Japanese rice paper. One subscriber of our streaming channel twitch.tv/aipingtaichi will be randomly selected at the end of the day tomorrow (September 30). If you are not yet subscribed, go to the "Subscriber" section of twitch.tv/aipingtaichi/about to learn about our subscriber benefits, including how you can subscribe for free if you have Amazon Prime. (FYI: Amazon Prime subscribers must manually renew subscriptions each month.)
Due to the popularity of our instructional videos, we will be giving free access to the videos the first three days of every month! For the first 3 days of each month, the password to the private folders will be changed to "Free" for free access to everyone. See earlier post for the links. On the 4th day of the month, the password will be changed and free access will remain available to the Tier 3 subscribers to our streaming channel. Go to our channel and click on the purple "Subscribe" star and subscribe at the Tier 3 level for $24.99/month to have free access to all existing and future instructional videos and all the other subscriber benefits.
Limited Time Offer! 5 Day Free Access to Our Instructional Videos Library.
Shifu Shirley's Tai Chi and Health Qigong's class streams are available for free viewing on our streaming channel for 30 days post-stream. After that, the videos are edited into instructional videos and then uploaded onto our private Vimeo channel for our Tier 3 subscribers. These instructional videos include chapter markers so you can jump to specific lessons within the videos. For a limited time, these instructional videos are available for anyone to access for FREE. Free access ends June 14.
Click on the folders below to access the videos. Type in the password "Free" to view videos through June 14. After June 14, Tier 3 subscribers will have continued access to these and future videos. At least 5+ hours of new instructional videos will be uploaded each week. Tier 3 subscriptions are $24.99/month. Subscribe to our channel today.
Tai Chi Fundamentals
Classes aired Tuesdays at 9AM and Fridays at 11AM. The Tai Chi Fundamentals classes go over Tai Chi principles, teaching you how to correctly perform Tai Chi movements.
Tai Chi Basic Movements
Classes aired Fridays at 6PM. The Tai Chi Basic Movements classes go over how to correctly perform movements with the whole body connected together.
Tai Chi Ping Gate of Life (10 Form)
Classes aired Saturdays at 9AM. The Ping Gate of Life (10 Form) is a form created by Grandmaster Aiping Cheng with 10 of the movements in 24 Form, performed once on each side.
Tai Chi Yang Style 24 Form
Classes aired Tuesdays at 6PM. Yang Style Tai Chi 24 Form is the most popular Tai Chi form practiced around the world.
Tai Chi Traditional Yang Style 108 Form
Classes aired Tuesdays at 7PM. The Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi 108 Form, also known as the Yang Long Form, is a 25 minute form consisting of 108 movements.
Health Qigong Ba Duan Jin
Health Qigong classes aired Thursdays at 9AM and Sundays at 10AM. Ba Duan Jin (Eight Section Brocade) is the most popular qigong routine practiced around the world. It has been included at part of COVID-19 treatment in Chinese hospitals.
Health Qigong 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises
Health Qigong classes aired Thursdays at 9AM and Sundays at 10AM. 12-Step Daoyin Health Preservation Exercises incorporate acupressure massage to enhance the qigong benefits of the exercises.
Health Qigong Yi Jin Jing
Health Qigong classes aired Thursdays at 9AM and Sundays at 10AM. Yi Jin Jing (Tendon Changing Exercises) was first practiced by the Shaolin Temple monks and have a deep cultural and historic importance in China.
30 Minute Stress Break
30 Minute Stress Break classes aired Monday through Thursdays at 2PM. Each class includes four easy to follow Health Qigong movements and a short standing meditation.
Eight Methods Five Directions
Ba Fa Wu Bu (Eight Methods Five Directions) is the new Tai Chi standard form that incorporates Tai Chi's eight energies: Peng, Lu, Ji, An, Cai Lie, Zhou Kao and the five directions: forward, backward, left, right and center.
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