Embrace the Moon Taijiquan 

SUNDAYS

5:00 – 6:15pm:  Hands of the 18 Luohan Qigong

6:30 – 8:00pm: Chen Family Taijiquan

MONDAYS

7:00 – 8:00am: Chen Family Taijiquan

9:00 – 10:00am: Muscle Tendon Transformation Qigong

10:15 – 11:30am: Chen Family Taijiquan

TUESDAYS

7:00 – 8:00am Hands of the 18 Luohan Qigong

WEDNESDAYS

9:00 – 10:00am: Hands of the 18 Luohan Qigong

10:15 – 11:30am: Chen Family Taijiquan

5:30 – 6:15pm: Qigong & Taijiquan Staff

6:30 – 8:00pm: Chen Family Taijiquan

THURSDAYS

11:00 – 12:00pm: Muscle Tendon Transformation Qigong

FRIDAYS

7:00 – 8:00am: Hands of the 18 Luohan Qigong

9:00 – 10:15am: Chen Family Taijiquan

Embrace the Moon Instructors:

Founder Kimberly Ivy: https://embracethemoon.com/founder/

 

Laura Quandt, Doug Northman and other Embrace The Moon instructor bio’s may be found:

https://embracethemoon.com/instructors/

 

Instructor/s

Luohan Gong The Luohan Gong is a profound, ancient, and rich historical system of health and spiritual cultivation. The system dates to approximately 527 AD, when Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen (Ch'ang) Buddhism, created the foundation form, The Hands of 18 Luohan, as a way of strengthening his disciples (the monks who later became the monks of the Shaolin Temple) for the physical and spiritual rigors of seated meditation. The system evolved over time to include two other aspects: the Siu Luohan (pron. sue low-han) or “small’ Luohan), the Dai Luohan (pron. die low-han, - or “big” Luohan). The entire system combines learning from Indian and Chinese sources, observations of nature and animal behavior, as well as Bodhidharma's intuition and insight. The Hands of the 18 Luohan is the historical bridge form between Yoga and Qigong and historically noted as the “blueprint” for Kung Fu.

kim@embracethemoon.com

Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is one of the most respected practices for exercise, meditation and martial arts. The varied and exquisitely crafted "frames" or "forms" we see today in parks & practice halls all over the world originated in the seventeenth century with the Chen Family. Numerous studies in both Eastern and Western scientific frameworks show the benefits of Tai Chi. The immediate benefits of studying Tai Chi are better balance, more relaxation and fun! Long-term benefits include a stronger musculo-skeletal system with better alignment and increased bone density; an improved neurological system with greater awareness and refined hand-eye coordination; stronger immune and endocrine systems; reduced blood pressure, cardiac fitness and more energy; reduced pain from arthritis and aging processes, greater mental clarity and emotional balance; lower stress; and a deepened feeling for the interconnectedness and harmony of life. Tai Chi classes include several elements: gentle preparation exercises to warm up, loosen, strengthen and tone the body, standing meditation to calm down, activate energy and improve posture. And simple, clear movement and meditation sequences that convey the most basic elements of Tai Chi body/mind coordination. We focus on the Laojia Yilu form, the traditional foundation form from which all other Taijiquan paths arose. Learning and advancement is at a person’s own pace.

Muscle Tendon Changing, Bone Marrow Washing Classic Qigong Yi Jin Xi Sui Jing Classic (Muscle Tendon Changing Bone Marrow Washing) Qigong set is one of the oldest traceable Qigong forms. For over 2000 years, the 12 gentle movements have been practiced for muscle and tendon strength and flexibility, for general circulation of blood and Qi, and to calm and prepare both mind and body for meditation and spiritual development. The movements also tonify the internal organs and strengthen one's overall posture and constitution. As with many Qigong forms, the movements are based on nature (Pick Stars & Replace the Dipper) and animals (Blue Dragon Outstretches Claws) and is a beautiful and graceful form of exercise to practice. Though people of all ages and fitness levels practice this form, it is one of the forms that is highly recommended for people with special health concerns and limited mobility.