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2018 Fall Session   

Tai Chi 201: 24-Form, pt.I. De-stress Life and Balance Your Body and Mind (10-class session)                                                                                                                                                This class will introduce the first 12 movements of the simplified Tai Chi Chuan 24 movements in Yang Style. It is perfect for both beginners and those who have taken a Tai Chi 10-Form class before. Tai Chi Chuan improves your blood circulation, promotes mental concentration, reduces muscle stiffness caused by daily stress and leaves you with peace of mind. It is an excellent supplementary activity for stress management, arthritis ailments, high blood pressure and improves your general health. Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.

Dates: 9/19/18 - 12/20, no class on 10/24 and 11/21/18.                Time: Wed.  evenings 6:30-7:30pm for 10 weeks, 


TAI CHI:  DE-STRESS AND BALANCE YOUR Body and Mind
 (10-class session)

Let this ancient art of cultivating and storing internal energy through slow, non-impact movements and relaxed breathing bring you back to a place of feeling calm and balanced. Harvard Women’s Health Watch says of Tai Chi: “This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life….and you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. 

There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.” Come to experience and learn Tai chi to gain your physical and life balance, and to be healthier and happier. 

*Instructor’s note: Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. Thursdays for 10 weeks, Dates: starting 9/20/18 (details see the registration link below): Time: Thursdays evening, from 6:30-7:30pm, 

2018 Winter/Spring Session  

TAI CHI 10-FORM REVIEW AND PRACTICE CLASS (Course #19)

Wednesdays  6:30-7:30pm; 10 sessions from 1/24 to 4/11/2018.  No class 2/21, 3/28.

 Let Tai chi, this ancient art of cultivating and storing internal energy through slow, non-impact movements and relaxed breathing, bring you back to a place of calm and balance. This class is designed for those who have learned simplified Yang style Tai Chi 10-form before with instructor Sharon Pei, or for those with previous learning experience.  Emphasis will be on practicing and doing them correctly with continuity and flowing movements in a small group environment.  Practice and review of your Tai Chi Chuan routine will help you to become proficient and confident in all 10 essential Tai Chi movements.

*Instructor’s note: Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. 


2017 Fall: Tai Chi De-Stress Your Life
Let this ancient art of cultivating and storing internal energy through slow, non-impact movements and relaxed breathing, bring you back to a place of calm. Harvard Women’s Health Watch says of Tai Chi: “This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life….and you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems and can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit, to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery."

Time: Wednesdays for 10 weeks, Sept.20th, 2017 to Dec. 13th, 2017, 6:15-7:15 pm
Instructor: Sharon Pei

Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. 



2016 Spring: Tai Chi De-Stress Your Life

Let this ancient art of cultivating and storing internal energy through slow, non-impact movements and relaxed breathing, bring you back to a place of calm. Harvard Women’s Health Watch says of Tai Chi: “This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life….and you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems and can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit, to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery."


Time: Mondays for 10 weeks, March 7, 2016 to May 16, 2016, 6:15-7:15 pm
Instructor: Sharon Pei

Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. 


To register: please visit GLTS's Adult Education Program.



2015 Spring & Fall:
Spring: Tai Chi Chuan 10-Form - An Introduction (M 6-7 pm, 10 weeks-March 2-May 11, 2015, no class April 20, 2015)
Fall:   Tai Chi Chuan 10-Form - An Introduction (Mon.    6-7 pm, 10 weeks-Sept. 28-December 7, 2015 –no class October 12, OR Wed. 6-7 pm, 10 weeks Sept. 30-Dec. 16, 2015 no classes November 11 and 25)

The right class for both beginners and students who have some elementary knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan, or who have taken a beginner class before. Tai Chi Chuan improves your posture and blood circulation, promotes mental concentration and balance, reduces muscle stiffness and joint pains caused by daily stress or aging and leaves you with peace of mind. Harvard Medical School’s publication calls Tai chi “Medication in motion.” as it is an excellent program for stress management, arthritis ailments, high blood pressure and improves your general health in a very gentle motion. 

Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.
Instructor: Sharon Pei, she has been teaching Tai Chi for local communities in U.S. since 2004. 

To register by 9/25/15,  please visit Adult Education Program at GLTS . 

2014 Winter:  Intro to Tai Chi & Chi Kung(Qigong) 

Come learn about Tai Chi and Chi Kung and how they may help you on your path to holistic healing. 
Instructor:  Sharon Pei
Time:         12/15/2014(Monday) 7- 8pm
Location:   Clear and Now Holistic Healing (2nd Fl.)
                  52 Main Street, Andover, MA  (map)
To get connected, please email to Sharon via tjharmony@gmail.com.
To RSVP, please log on to MeetUp.com via 
                    Andover-Meditation-Group.

2014 Winter Seminar:  Intro to Tai Chi & Chi Kung(Qigong) 

Come learn about Tai Chi and Chi Kung and how they may help you on your path to holistic healing. 
Instructor:  Sharon Pei
Time:         12/15/2014(Monday) 7- 8pm
Location:   Clear and Now Holistic Healing (2nd Fl.)
                  52 Main Street, Andover, MA  (map)
To get connected, please email to Sharon via tjharmony@gmail.com.
To RSVP, please log on to MeetUp.com via   Andover-Meditation-Group.

2013 Summer Series (June 14-June 24, 10-11 AM.)

Tai Chi and Qigong Introductory Class: Great for your physical and mental well-being.  Come to have fun!

Class Registration: Please call the COA offices at 978-540-2470.  

Classroom: Multipurpose room, first floor of the Town Offices.

Instructor: Sharon Pei, grew up in China, and is an experienced and dedicated Tai Chi instructor.  She has been teaching Tai Chi for local communities since 2005


2013 Spring Session (4/3-6/12/2013 & 4/4-6/13/2013)
1. Tai Chi Chuan 10-Form ( 10 Wednesdays, 4/3-6/12, no class 4/247:30-8:30 p.m)
For those who want to learn or refresh what they have learned about Tai chi chuan 10-Form (a.k.a 8-form), part of the Duan Wei grading system set by the Chinese Martial Arts Association. 

Emphasis will be on learning, practicing and doing positions correctly with continuity and flowing movements.  Tai Chi Chuan improves your blood circulationpromotes mental concentration, reduces muscle stiffness caused by daily stress and  leaves you with peace of mind.  It is an excellent supplementary activity for stress management, arthritis ailments, high blood pressure and improves your general health in a very gentle motion.  

Tai chi, as a meditative exercise,  is also beneficial in relieving insomnia, giving those who are looking for a way to improve their sleep an opportunity to learn how to do it holistically, instead of relying on OTC or prescription medication.  

Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.  Instructor: SHARON PEI 

2. Medical Qigong (Chi Kung): Eight Pieces of Brocade  八段锦 (10 Thursdays, 4/4-6/13; no class 4/25;   7:30-8:30 p.m. ) 

For those who want to learn or refresh what they learned about Qigong (a.k.a. eight Pieces of Brocade).  It is one of the most wildly practiced sets in both China and around the world today.

Emphasis will be on learning, practicing and doing positions correctly with continuity and flowing movements.   Qigong has been proven not only medically to improve the respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems, but also mentally assist ourselves to achieve a better state of mind.   It is also increasingly recommended by doctors as one of the alternative approaches to various chronic illnesses, such as neck or back pain as well as a holistic approach for various rehabilitation or healing needs.

Qigong, with its meditative nature,
  is also beneficial in relieving insomnia, giving those who are looking for a way to improve their sleep an opportunity to learn how to do it holistically, instead of relying on OTC or prescription medication.   
Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.  Instructor: SHARON PEI

2012 Winter Session
Tai Chi Chuan 201 –  Review & Practice of Movements 1-12
9 Mondays, 1/23 – 3/26 (no class  2/20); 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.    
For those who have taken the 1-12 movement Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with instructor SHARON PEI, or for those with previous 1-12 movement learning experience.  Emphasis will be on practicing and doing positions correctly with continuity and flowing movements.  Breathing skills/techniques will also be incorporated into this class.   Practice and review of your Tai Chi Chuan routine will help you to become proficient and confident in all 12 movements.  Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.  No jeans.

Instructor:  Sharon Pei, grew up in China , has studied Tai Chi Chuan for many years and is enthusiastic about sharing her Tai Chi knowledge and experience with her community.

Tai Chi Chuan 301 –  Practice & Improvement of Movements 1 – 12 & Zhan Zhuang 
9 Thursdays, 1/12 – 3/15  (no class 2/23) ;   7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
For those who have taken the 1-12 movement Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with instructor SHARON PEI, or for those with previous 1-12-movement learning experience.  Emphasis will be on practicing and doing them correctly with continuity and flowing movements.  Practice and improvement of your Tai Chi Chuan routine will help you to become proficient and confident in all 12 movements.   Breathing skills/techniques will also be incorporated into this class.  Additionally, Sharon will have a brief introduction to Qigong via Zhan Zhuang.   Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. No jeans.

To register, please visit http://www.littletonma.org/content/53/123/default.aspx one week before the class.  Thanks!

2012 Spring Session

Tai Chi Chuan 102 - An Introduction of Movement 13-24
9 Wednesdays, 4/11- 6/6; 7:30- 8:30p.m.

    
This class will introduce movements 13 through 24 of the 24 movement Yang style Tai Chi Chuan.  Students who have completed the first 12 movement class or who have some elementary knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan, will find this class will enable them to perfect their Tai Chi Chuan routine.    Tai Chi Chuan improves your blood circulation, promotes mental concentration, reduces muscle stiffness caused by daily stress and leaves you with peace of mind.  It is an excellent supplementary activity for stress management, arthritis ailments, high blood pressure and improves your general health.  Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes. No jeans.

Tai Chi Chuan 301 –  Practice & Improvement of Movements 1 – 12 & Zhan Zhuang
8 Mondays,   4/23 – 6/18   (no class on 5/28); 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.  
For those who have taken the 1-12 movement Yang style Tai Chi Chuan with instructor SHARON PEI, or for those with previous 1-12-movement learning experience.  Emphasis will be on practicing and doing them correctly with continuity and flowing movements.  Practice and improvement of your Tai Chi Chuan routine will help you to become proficient and confident in all 12 movements.   Breathing skills/techniques will also be incorporated into this class.  Additionally, Sharon will have a brief introduction to Qigong via Zhan Zhuang.   Wear loose fitting clothes and soft soled shoes.  Instructor:  SHARON PEI 

To register, please visit http://www.littletonma.org/content/53/123/default.aspx one week before the class.  Thanks!

Instructor: Sharon Pei, grew up in China, and is an experienced and dedicated Tai Chi instructor.  She has been teaching Tai Chi for local communities since 2005.
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