ONLINE: T'ai chi (taijiquan/t’ai chi ch’uan) is a Chinese moving meditation, martial art and health exercise. Based on slow, continuous, whole-body movement, it results in increased energy, well-being and mental, emotional and physical balance. Research has verified its benefits, and medical professionals endorse it for numerous conditions, including arthritis, balance difficulties, Parkinson’s disease and fibromyalgia. The practice encourages a joyful, reflective approach to daily life. In this experiential course, you will gain proficiency with principles and movements through the Moonlight routine from the traditional Wu Hao style. Beginners as well as experienced players are welcome. The instructor teaches with playful humor and clear descriptions while demonstrating movements from front and rear views. He focuses on the big picture and also on details such as footwork. He will be available to answer questions during breaks. Students will also receive handouts via email. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 200.
Class sessions are recorded.
Jay Dunbar (M.A. English literature, Duke; Ph.D. education, UNC-Chapel Hill) is director of the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan School (magictortoise.com). An “indoor” student of Grandmaster Jou Tsung Hwa, he has studied taijiquan and qigong since 1975 and has taught in the Triangle since 1979. He has offered courses through OLLI each term since 2003, and for the Fall 2020 term he successfully transitioned to Zoom.