~ 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:
12/23/2019-01/01/2020 - 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||1/7/2020||Set by Park & Rec|
|Coventry||Intermediate Program (9 weeks)||The Lodge at Patriot's Park||Tue||6:30 PM||860-742-4068||1/7/2020||Set by Park & Rec|
|Coventry||Advanced Topics (9 weeks)||The Lodge at Patriot's Park||Tue||8:00 PM||860-742-4068||1/7/2020||Set by Park & Rec|
|Coventry||Daytime Tai Chi for Adults (9 weeks)||The Lodge at Patriot's Park||Thu||11:00 AM||860-742-4068||2/20/2020||Set by Park & Rec|
|Manchester||Daytime Tai Chi for Adults (8 weeks)||Spirit Matters||Tue||9:00 AM||860-742-5892||1/14/2020||$80|
|Manchester||First Year Tai Chi (8 weeks)||Spirit Matters||Wed||5:00 PM||860-742-5892||1/8/2020||$80|
|Manchester||Intermediate Tai Chi (8 weeks)||Spirit Matters||Wed||6:45 PM||860-742-5892||1/8/20209||$80|
|Manchester||Advanced Topics (8 weeks)||Spirit Matters||Wed||8:15 PM||860-742-5892||1/8/2020||$7/class Drop-in|
|Mansfield||First Year Tai Chi (11 weeks)||Community Center||Thu||6:00 PM||860-429-3015||
|Set by MCC|
|Mansfield||Continuing Tai Chi (11 weeks)||Community Center||Thu||7:30 PM||860-429-3015||1/9/2020||Set by MCC|
|Tolland||Daytime Tai Chi for Adults (8 weeks)||Breathe||Wed||10:45 AM||860-742-5892||1/8/2020||$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 - beginning 10/2/19): 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 and enter through the center door. http://www.breathemoreyoga.com/contact-directions/