Yoga / Tai Chi / Qigong / Neigong
Yoga: The most popular of the three, refers to movement with breath. The most popular form of yoga in the west is Hatha yoga. Vinyassa is becoming more popular though because of the physical benefits. Power yoga takes Vinyasa to the next level. Gentle Yoga and Yoga and Meditation are slower and more meditative in nature. All of our classes at EMC are geared towards the beginner and because of our intimate space, allow for personal attention.
Tai Chi: This class is based on what many consider the original form of Taiji, developed in the early 17th century at the Chen village and known as the Chen style. This form is practiced with slow graceful movements with sudden bursts of energy release known as “Fajing”. In addition to learning a basic form, the class will include various warm up and meditative exercises centered around basic movements including a series called “silk reeling”. The class will be an introduction to what is hoped to be a lifetime of discovery of movement, balance, the body, mind and spirit of the practitioner. Wear comfortable clothes and flat, flexible sneakers.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese longevity practice that improves health and awareness through slow, controlled breathing and movement. All levels. Beginners welcome. Please bring or wear loose, comfortable clothes.
Neigong is a series of postures and movements coordinated with breath control to move Chi (your internal energy) throughout the body. It develops strength and flexibility while simultaneously improving the mind, body and spirit. Wear comfortable clothes and flat, flexible sneakers. (coming soon)