Hiromi T’ai Chi

HTC - Year Of The HorseMission: Hiromi T’ai Chi is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and promoting the health benefits and art of T’ai Chi Ch’uan in the Charlottesville community.

We offer training in the Cheng-Ming System as taught by Great Grandmaster Wang Shu-Jin. Our Enrichment programs offer classes for At-Risk youth, After School program for city and public school students, and Seniors in the community.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Taijiquan) is a martial art characterized by soft, slow flowing movements of the torso and arms coordinated with weight shifts and steps.

It emphasizes relaxation, and is a form of meditation in motion. The benefits of T’ai Chi Ch’uan include improved balance, muscle tone and stress reduction. (Find out more…)

Ch’i Kung (Qigong) is an ancient Chinese system of self-cultivation developed specifically for protecting health and promoting vitality, while cultivating spiritual awareness and insight. It consists of a series of fluid movements coordinated with the breath to increase flow of energy throughout the body and the mind while standing, sitting or walking. (Find out more…)

Teaching philosophy: These arts can best be passed down in a teacher-to-student relationship. We provide one-on-one instruction to all students. Classes are ongoing and students can start any time, and proceed at their own pace.

HTC 99 Step T'ai Chi Form

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World Tai Chi Day 2014

World T’ai Day is an annual free event where participants around the globe practice T’ai Chi at 10 a.m. (local time) on the last Saturday of April.

We will gather at Pen Park at 9:45 a.m. to warm up and then start the 100-Step T’ai Chi form at 10 a.m., followed by 10-15 minutes of Ch’i Kung.

Note: If it rains, we will meet at the HTC Dojo.

Afterwards everyone is invited to meet at Taste of China in Albemarle Square for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

If you are interested in trying T’ai Chi, please join us for this free chance to experience the relaxing flow of chi through your body!

World T’ai Chi Day
Place: Pen Park
Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 (afterwards we will meet at Taste of China at 11:30 for lunch)
Cost: FREE

Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat

Within every woman, there is an artist, inspiratrice and Wise Woman ready to guide us in shaping a vibrant life that is infused with soul and authentic expression. In this women’s expressive arts retreat, we will use art-making, authentic movement, writing, poetry, and mindfulness practices to call forth the Creatress within.

Exploring metaphors of nature, along with images in our artistic expressions, we will awaken to the depths of artistry, resourcefulness and body wisdom within us–welcoming the return of the summer while tending the creative fire within. Whether you are new to the expressive arts or want to dive deeper into your explorations, this retreat offers an enlivening and supportive space to re-imagine your life through art while cultivating contemplative arts practices that will enrich your everyday life.

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Women’s Expressive Arts Retreat
With Jena Leake, Ph.D., R.E.A.T.
Friday, June 6, from 6 – 9 pm, and
Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 am – 6 pm
At the HTC Dojo
$150 before May 9 or $165 after May 9 (includes art materials)
10% Discount for Hiromi T’ai Chi Students
For more information and to register, please contact: jenaleake@earthlink.net