Tai Chi and Qigong

Fall 2017

Contact instructor Sue Driscoll to register.  Sue practices Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan and studies with the lineage holders of the Tung family, training in traditional forms, practicing daily and attending workshops several times a year. She has led classes in Tai Chi and Qi Gong at the Falling Water School since 2011.

• Qigong – A Gateway to Transformation
Begin a self-cultivation practice with this mindful movement class. Guiding students through movements that support physical alignment, we allow space and time for bodily awareness to develop. Train your mind to listen (ting) and release (song). Areas of tension begin to ease, clearing the way for increased circulation and feelings of connection and groundedness.
Qigong draws on thousands of years of cultivation practices. The curriculum includes Eight Pieces of Brocade, Five Animal Frolics and beginning movements from Tai Chi Chuan. After just a few weeks of classes and with continued practice, you will notice greater balance and flexibility with beneficial side effects such as better moods, more restful sleep patterns, and improved digestion.
Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Virtue Field House, Goldsmith Lounge, Room 298
September 21 – December 14 (no class November 26th) $100
Drop in fee: $60 for 6 classes
Contact Sue Driscoll to register, sdriscol@middlebury.edu

• Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan
Students will continue to learn the sequence of the Yang-style long form, known as “slowest.” They memorize the basic postures and learn the principles of full and empty. Part of the class is devoted to martial applications to illustrate the basis of the movements they are learning.
Must have one semester of tai chi or qigong to enroll.
Mondays 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
September 11 – December 18
Virtue Field House, Goldsmith Lounge (Room 298)
Contact Sue Driscoll to register, sdriscol@middlebury.edu

• Tai Chi Chuan Open Practice
Open practice in Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan. Join a group of tai chi practitioners in a “slowset,” a 30-45 minute form. There is no instruction per se, but much can be gleaned through silent following.
Fridays 12:00-1:00
Virtue Field House, Goldsmith Lounge (Room 298)