Aiping Tai Chi Center, southern Connecticut’s largest Tai Chi school based in Orange, announces the Grand Opening of its second instruction location in Westport. All are invited to their Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 10:00 am-noon at 49 Richmondville Avenue in Westport.
The Grand Opening event includes tai chi and qigong demonstrations, discount coupons for Westport classes, prizes and refreshments. Meet Shifu/Instructor Shirley Chock, co-director of Aiping Tai Chi Center.
Let us know if you're coming so we can better plan for the event. Click here to RSVP.
Classes in the Westport location begin Friday, November 8. All are welcome to try out a class for free.
Westport Class Schedule:
Friday 11am - 12pm: Yang Style Tai Chi Basics
Wednesday 10am - 11am: Health Qigong
Please fill out our registration form to register for classes.
Exciting new announcement: We will be starting up some Tai Chi classes inside DWKing Talent / Shi Studio located at 49 Richmondville Avenue in Westport! The classes are tentatively planned for Wednesdays and Fridays mid-morning. Stay tune for more details!
Grandmaster Aiping Cheng's 86 minute workshop from May 2019 on the philosophy and fundamentals of Tai Chi is now available for purchase and download. Visit https://www.aiping-taichi.com/shop.html or click the links below.
Part 1 is a 30 minute video diving into the philosophy of Tai Chi, covering the following topics: using Tai Chi to find balance in your life, principles of Yin and Yang, eight stages of Yin Yang changes (Ba Gua), the 3 external synergies and the 3 internal synergies, application of Yin and Yang in your Tai Chi movements, and more.
***Click here to download Part 1 now.
Part 2 is a 30 minute video diving into the applications of Tai Chi philosophy into movements, covering the following topics: examples of Yin and Yang change in Tai Chi push hands applications, application of Repulse the Monkey and White Crane Opens Wings movements, using Yin Yang change to defeat a stronger opponent, Wu Wei: non-doing, the importance of meditation to feel Qi and understand Yin Yang change, and more.
***Click here to download Part 2 now.
Part 3 is a 29 minute video diving into Qi and the health benefits of Tai Chi, covering the following topics: the power of Qi, cultivated through meditation, bringing the five bows of the body together, Tai Chi improves micro-circulation, Tai Chi's self-healing therapeutic effects, Q&A, and more.
***Click here to download Part 3 now.
Click here to read Shifu Shirley Chock's article, Tai Chi for Body and Mind: A Simple Guide to an Enigmatic Practice, published in the September 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings New Haven Magazine.
We are on our End of Summer Break beginning Sunday, August 25 through Saturday, August 31. Classes resume September 1st. Enjoy your break!
We apologize for the last minute notice and the inconvenience. We have to reschedule the Free Walnut Beach Farmer's Market Tai Chi and Qigong Class to next week, August 29, 3pm - 3:45pm. We hope the weather will cool down a bit for next week and we'll see you there!
Wudang Kung Fu Academy is having a summer camp at the school this week Monday through Friday, so we're moving our Tuesday morning 9am Tai Chi class and ourThursday morning 9am Health Qigong class onto the Milford Green! Join us for beautiful morning weather for Tai Chi and Qigong on the Green.
Newcomers are welcome to join us to try a FREE class!
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September 13 is Mid Autumn Festival, the 2nd largest Chinese holiday of the year, when you light lanterns and eat mooncakes. We will celebrate by taking a field trip to Manhattan's Chinatown on Saturday, September 7. We will leave after our 9am - 10am Tai Chi class. We will eat dim sum for lunch, go to the martial arts supply store, visit some bakeries to buy mooncakes, and have some individual shopping time.
RSVP by filling out the form below as soon as possible. If we have a small group, we will take Metro-North to New York and subway to Chinatown. If we have a large group, we will charter a bus.
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