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~ Tai Chi Classes with Silver Dragon ~

NOTE:  Classes listed in RED are not currently running - see New Classes Start column for upcoming start date.

There will be no classes on the dates below at the locations indicated:

5/14-5/22/2018 - No classes in Manchester

8/20-8/31 - No classes any location

10/04/2018 - No evening class in Mansfield

10/15-10/19 - No classes any location

11/21 & 11/22 - No classes any location

12/24-12/28 - No classes any location

TOWN CLASS LOCATION DAY TIME CALL TO REGISTER NEW CLASSES START COST
Coventry 1st Year Program (9 weeks) The Lodge at Patriot's Park Tue 5:00 PM 860-742-4068 5/1/2018 Set by Park & Rec
Coventry Intermediate Program (9 weeks) The Lodge at Patriot's Park Tue 6:30 PM 860-742-4068 5/1/2018 Set by Park & Rec
Coventry Advanced Topics (9 weeks) The Lodge at Patriot's Park Tue 8:00 PM 860-742-4068 5/1/2018 $6/class Drop-in
Coventry Daytime Tai Chi for Adults (9 weeks) The Lodge at Patriot's Park Thu 11:00 AM 860-742-4068 6/28/2018 Set by Park & Rec
Manchester Daytime Tai Chi for Adults (8 weeks) Spirit Matters Tue 9:00 AM 860-742-5892 5/29/2018 $72
Manchester First Year Tai Chi (7 weeks) Spirit Matters Wed 5:00 PM 860-742-5892 6/27/2018 $63
Manchester Intermediate Tai Chi (7 weeks) Spirit Matters Wed 6:45 PM 860-742-5892 6/278/2018 $63
Manchester Advanced Topics (7 weeks) Spirit Matters Wed 8:15 PM 860-742-5892 6/27/2018 $6/class Drop-in
Mansfield First Year Tai Chi (4 weeks each) Community Center Thu 6:00 PM 860-429-3015

6/21/2018

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7/19/2018

Set by MCC
Mansfield Continuing Tai Chi (4  weeks each) Community Center Thu 7:30 PM 860-429-3015

6/21/2018

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7/19/2018

Set by MCC
Tolland Combined Tai Chi & Qigong(8 weeks; 4 weeks each) Breathe

MoreYoga

Wed 11:00 AM 860-742-5892 5/30/2018 $88

Class Prices:  Class prices for Silver Dragon hosted classes are $72 for 8 weeks ($64 for students age 65 or older) unless otherwise specified.  Prices for Mansfield Community Center and Coventry Park & Recreation Dept classes are set by those facilities. 

Silver Dragon teaches Simplified Yang Style Tai Chi using a number of short forms including the Yang Style 24.  Qigong exercises are focused on simple routines you can do on your own to balance the body's energy and maintain health and well being. 

Classes consist of warm ups to loosen muscles and joints, Qigong (energy work) to focus the mind and relax the body and Tai Chi form and fundamentals work.  All classes end with a short Qigong exercise. 

First Year Tai Chi - This class will introduce students to this ancient martial and movement system that can help alleviate stress, calm the mind, improve balance and circulation and increase flexibility.  This class can be repeated as many times as the student needs to feel comfortable moving on to the more challenging intermediate program.  No experience necessary.

Daytime classes use formats and materials similar to the First Year program but include additional, more advanced, exercises to allow for continued growth in skills.  These classes are suitable for all levels of experience (from no experience to many years).

Continuing and Intermediate Tai Chi classes are intended to allow students to move to the next level in their practice and include more advanced teachings and practices.  Students are encouraged to make time during the week to "play" with the material presented in each week's class.  Requirement for Intermediate: 2 years experience or permission of the instructor.

Advanced Topics classes focus on deepening students' foundational skills and understanding using Qi cultivation, body and channel opening and movement practices and exercises.  Exercises include standing mediation, energy sensing/listening and expressing, soft pushing hands and others.  Students are encouraged to make time during the week to work with the material presented in each week's class.  Requirement: 3 years experience, be able to independently flow through an entire Tai Chi form or have the permission of the instructor.

 

~ Directions ~

Coventry - Patriot's Park: Rte 31 in Coventry, turn onto Lake St (across from Rte 275).   Go past the monument and the Community Center.   The Lodge is on the right just past the Patriot's Park sign (right after the crosswalk).  https://secure.rec1.com/CT/coventry-ct/catalog

Manchester - Spirit Matters at Ravenwood: Located in Ravenwood Holistic Wellness Center, 199 W Center St in Manchester, near the intersection of W Center & McKee Streets.  http://www.spiritmattersct.com/ 

Mansfield - Community Center: 10 South Eagleville Rd, Mansfield.  Near the intersection of Rte 195 & South Eagleville Rd.  http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/1914/2861/

Tolland - BreatheMoreYoga (Lower Studio): 68 Hartford Turnpike (Rte 30) Colonial Square in Tolland, CT.  From I-84 take Exit 67.  At end of ramp turn toward Rockville & Rte 30.  Drive .3 miles to intersection and turn Right onto Route 30 (Hartford Turnpike).  Colonial Square is 1.3 miles on your left. Park behind the building an enter through the center doors. http://www.breathemoreyoga.com/contact-directions/

 

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