Traditional Tai Chi
"I've been studying Tai Chi at Empire for over a year and a half. In that time, my balance and body awareness has improved. I am more focused, mindful and at ease. Gene's a great teacher. He understands the connections between mind and body, and the holistic benefits of Tai Chi. He takes personal interest in his students. I will study as long as he teaches. "
Chi Kung or Qigong
Following Standing Meditation and Breathing exercises that start every class, we proceed to the Chi Kung energy movements to warm up the bodies major joints, tendons, ligaments, major muscle groups with gentle rotational and flexion movements. The group exercises with 15 minutes of Endless Circle Chi Kung.
On Saturday mornings we hold a Principles of Qigong & Neigong class. During this class we study and practice the principles of Neigong, the philosophical art of change, through the Qigong set called Essential Qigong.
In addition we conduct regularly scheduled workshops where we teach various Qigong sets including, Eight Pieces of Chinese Silk Brocade, Swimming Dragon and the Ten Daoist Exercises.