Gentle Tai Chi Sequences
Tuesday 1:00 - 1:55 pm
$12 Drop-In, $40 for 4 classes
Available live on Zoom
Gentle Tai Chi, Line Dance, Kids Dance, Kids Science
Trudy started dancing when she was 6 and continued to dance all the way through college. She enjoyed doing tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics, folk dance, and square dance. In her adult years she attended many years of Jazzercise and Zumba classes with a few years of clogging added in for good measure.
In 1998 Trudy took her first class in tai chi with her mom. Her interest in the whole body benefits of tai chi grew as she watched the positive effects it had on reducing her mother's symptoms from post-polio syndrome. In 2013 Trudy was certified as an Easy (Gentle) Tai chi instructor.
Trudy has a technical side as well, with a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering and a Ph D in Computer Science. For over 30 years she has taught hands-on science classes and workshops to children and young teens, Her favorite topics are magnetism, electricity, static electricity, physics, matter, and computer fundamentals.
Text and reservations: 602-345-0496
About the course
Gentle Tai Chi Sequences is slightly more rigorous than the Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong class. Individual moves from Easy Tai Chi-Qigong are combined in continuous fluid sequences that are stationary.
This class starts with 15 minutes of Qigong (Chee-gong) warm-up activities that are a subset of those used in Gentle Tai Chi-Qigong.
The remainder of the class is spent working on sequences of moves from Gentle Tai Chi. Each sequence consists of moves with similar philosophical concepts.
Working on a sequence provides the additional health benefits that come from: Memorization, Fluidity of motion, Transition from move to move, Extended stamina, Correctness of arm and body position.