Come Experience Thousands of Years of
Philosophy and Martial Art
Use Tai Chi to strengthen the connections between your mind and body and move through life with greater awareness and pleasure.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Tai Chi classes may be purchased separately or with a monthly subscription.
Classes begin August 9th and will be year-round.
Please sign up for single sessions ($12) or a monthly subscription ($35).
Seniors over 60 are free (promo code “60free”/must sign up online)
Please arrive 15 minutes early with a water bottle. Wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. Class will be on the berm closest to Monroe between Sangamon and Peoria. A mask is not required as we will maintain at least 10 feet of space between participants. However, when approaching the area reserved in the park, it may not be possible to social distance. The area is partially shaded so feel free to bring sunscreen and/or hat.
If weather prohibits this class, it will be virtual via ZOOM. Notifications will be sent by email regarding the change of class from in person to virtual.
Street Parking is Free on Sundays!
MORE ABOUT TAI CHI
Tai Chi is both a skill and an art. It takes time and dedicated practice to master.
Qi (pron. CHEE) - an energy force thought to flow through the body; Tai Chi is said to unblock and encourage the proper flow of qi.
Yin and Yang- opposing elements believed to make up our universe that need to be kept in harmony, Tai Chi is said to promote such balance.
Slow, mindful movements. No weights. Low intensity.
Tai Chi is a richly researched exercise with vast benefits. Health benefits range from better blood pressure scores to a sharper mind, improved immunity and lower rates of insomnia, depression, illness and inflammation. Conventional medical science on the Chinese art of Tai Chi now shows what Tai Chi masters have known for centuries: regular practice leads to more vigor and flexibility, better balance and mobility, and a sense of well-being. Cutting-edge research from Harvard Medical School also supports the long-standing claims that Tai Chi also has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, lungs, bones, nerves and muscles, immune system, and the mind.
To read more behind the science of Tai Chi, please check out the following
MEET INSTRUCTOR CHAD KOCH
Chad started his professional teaching and training while still in college. He became certified to teach Tae Kwon Do in 2000. In late 2008 after a short career as an architect, Chad took the leap to teaching full time. He quickly built up his class schedule and added Yoga and Tai Chi in 2010 and 2012. He apprenticed with Nancy Fox of Fine Line Yoga in Hatha and Yoga for Scoliosis classes from 2010-2018, and Gabriel Halpern of Yoga Circle in Gentle and Level 2-3 classes from 2010-2015.
Chad became certified as a Muscle Activation Techniques specialist in 2018 and has continued on to complete all Master level classes. He also pursued classes in Muscle Energy Techniques and Postural Restoration Institute. He added an ACE Personal Training certification in 2019.
Chad loves to continue learning about the mechanics and function of the body as well as helping people feel healthy and strong. Find out more about Chad through All in Motion or his website: FlowingInStrength.com.