Tai Chi Chuan is known for its many health benefits for both body and mind and promotes an overall sense of well-being, vitality and inner calm. The gentle flowing movements of Tai Chi encourage the body to let go of any stress or tensions: balance and flexibility improves, joints/ligaments and muscles are strengthened, blood circulates more freely and the mind and spirit become clear and full.
Andreas has studied Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan in the Plum Blossom International Federation (founded by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong) where he also took part in martial arts tournaments, placing in medaling positions. Andreas has the special capacity to teach the preciseness, purity and beauty of movement and at the same time to transfer the experience of flow and a feeling of connectedness of body and mind to his students. Learning Tai Chi Chuan therefore not only becomes a physical exercise but also a deeply spiritual art form and experience that equally involves and stimulates the heart, mind and spirit. The integration of Tai Chi forms and Qigong exercises into the class schedule also helps students appreciate and experience the meditative aspects of Tai Chi Chuan very early in their practice.
Our Yang style curriculum offers beginner, intermediate as well as advanced classes. Beginning students learn the basic Tai Chi postures and movements and then gradually progress to more advanced hand and weapon forms. For classes other than the Beginner I class on Thursdays, prior Tai Chi experience is recommended – please inquire with the instructor before planning to attend classes at the higher levels. Private lessons for any form in our curriculum are available upon request.
For questions or inquiries please visit taichichuanberkeley.com where you can find more details as well as contact information. We hope to be able to welcome you in one of our classes soon.