Tai Chi

Chi 3-Part Series
August 8, 15, 22
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Clear your mind, one breath at a time. Join Goodwood Museum
& Gardens and the Taoist Tai Chi Society for a 3-class introduction to
learning the practice of Tai Chi. Each week participants will learn about 7
movements in sequential order. At the end of the series, participants will know
the first 21 out of the total 108 combined movements.
The ancient Chinese believed that true health comes when
body, mind and spirit work together in harmony.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew out of this tradition and are a way to develop
a body that is strong, yet supple, balanced and energetic, a mind that is calm
and clear, yet creative and dynamic, and a spirit that is light and peaceful,
yet resilient.  Taoist Tai Chi® arts
involve deep stretching with a full range of motion and continuous turning of
the spine. They exercise the whole physiology including muscular, skeletal, and
circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs.
Rather than depending on tension and the development of hard muscle tissue,
these arts develop a body that is relaxed and strong at the deepest levels. The
gentle internal movements are balanced throughout the body and have a calming
effect on the mind. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are truly a moving meditation.
This class is meant as a series, and each class will build
on the previous class. Demonstrations will be held in the Carriage House and
led by the Tallahassee Center for the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA. All
ability and ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. Classes will be on
August 8th, August 15th, and August 22nd from 11 AM to 12:30 AM.
A $10 donation is requested to attend this 3-class
series.  Donations can be given at the
door or online on Eventbrite.
Please contact Shavonne McAndrew for more information at
850-877-4202 ext.232 or email smcandrew@goodwoodmuseum.org
For more information on the Taoist arts, visit the Taoist
Tai Chi Society website at www.taoisttaichi.org.  The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the United
States of America is a charitable, religious organization dedicated to making
the Taoist arts of health and longevity available to all.  Incorporated in 1989, the Society currently
serves 6,000 participants in the United States. It is also a part of the
International Taoist Tai Chi Society, a global volunteer organization with more
than 500 locations in 26 countries, serving 42,000 participants across  the globe.