Wudang Mountain is considered the birthplace of T'ai Chi.
Come practice a simple 18-movement form of classic T'ai Chi. The instruction is gentle, compassionate and clear. There will be time to rest and socialize. Most important, you can immerse yourself in T'ai Chi principles and move in a safe and healthful way that is good for your bones and good for your mind.
"Shan" is the word for mountain in Chinese, and Wundangshan means Wudang Mouuntain. Wudang is in central China where it is mountainous. In the winter, there is snow on the mountains. During the summer, when it is time to work and cultivate, it is very hot. The Wudang Mountain T'ai Chi form helps us understand when it is time to work and apply ourselves and when it is time to rest. When we know the difference, we find balance and harmony in everyday life.
Classes start Sunday September 12 and 14 and meet six Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM in person at Cooper Park in Mountain View, CA and, midweek, six Tuesday evenings at 5:00 PM at Murphy Park in Sunnyvale, CA.
Cost is $72 USD for 12 Sessions (Sunday + Tuesday - twice a week classes over 6 weeks) OR
$50 USD for 6 weekly sessions (on either Sundays or Tuesdays)
From the instructor:
I learned this form in 2017 during a trip to China from Master Zhou, who runs a T'ai Chi School right on Wudang Mountain. He always made us tea before practice. Watching him making and pouring tea for each person, I noticed how he cared about every detail and each person. The quiet and relaxed tea ceremony was as much a part of the T'ai Chi instruction as the concentration on performing the movements. T'ai Chi is so much about how we move in ordinary life. -josie