Qigong, Taiji and Meditation Instruction
The Three elements of a Daoist Longevity Practice
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Qigong and Taiji
Qigong, exercise matched to breathing, circulates qi throughout the body. Taiji, a moving meditation, manages and directs the qi. Together, they are 2/3 of a Daily Daoist Longevity Practice. Shui Taiji, Water Taiji, is soft, slow and fluid, with 33 movements. Qi, developed in the legs, directed by the hips, manifested in the hands. No prior experience is required. If you are fit enough to walk and climb stairs, you are fit enough to study and practice Taiji. Loose fitting clothes, athletic shoes or stocking feet are suitable.
Schedule your class when it is convenient for you, weekdays in the morning or afternoon. Classes are open air in a Meditation Garden under construction, and last for about 75 minutes. The fee for each class is $13, or $110 for ten classes if paid in advance.
All classes are with Michael McGrath
Sitting Still, Doing Nothing
Meditation. Being both the observer and the observed. The cultivation of stillness, cornerstone to a Daoist Longevity Practice. The setting is a Meditation Room with a tranquil and serene atmosphere, pictured left, and cushions are provided. Classes are limited to four students.
Classes Will Resume When It is Safe
While facemasks can be worn, distancing in the meditation room can not be maintained safely. Classes will resume when it is safe to gather indoors again.
Meditation classes are offered on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 , and include a short Daoist Teaching Story, and 15 minutes of meditation. As more students enroll, additional classes will be scheduled. Donations for each class are welcome.
Instruction is with Michael McGrath
I’ve been studying taiji with Michael for about a year now and have seen a huge improvement in the depth of my understanding and nuance of my movements. I’ve learned some new qi gong from him as well. He is a wonderful teacher for students at every level!
I learned Taiji from Michael and it changed my life. He?s a patient and skilled teacher, and one of the most giving people I’ve ever met. Among many things, he opened my eyes to the depth of this practice?both through discussions, and through the example he set personally as someone who completed many years of study at a Daoist mountaintop temple in China under the tutelage of a master whom he continues to visit regularly. I recommend Michael to anyone interested in learning Taiji, Qigong, and meditation. You will not be disappointed.
Mike is not only an amazing teacher in Tai Chi and Chi Gong, but his mastery in his methods of connecting with a variety of different levels and students. He has been a great mentor in my journey while living and leading by example. An incredible experience!
Serious About Qigong, Taiji and Meditation
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At the Five Immortals Temple, we train rain or shine, warm or cold, on an outside courtyard for 6 hours per day, 7 days per week.? The classes here are 90 minutes, once per week, or twice if you wish to accelerate your learning, so you get off easy, if you will.