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Tai Chi Chuan

Location: AOMA, 4701 West Gate Blvd., Mind-Body Center, Austin, TX 78745

From: October 2, 2012 at 6:00pm to: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 7:00pm

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Register: $125

The Long Yang style involves 3 sections -108 movements. A meditative movement practice, Tai Chi Chuan enhances a peaceful state of being which allows for the practice of these harmonious, flowing movements. This ancient martial art can positively affect the well-being of people of all ages. Some of the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan include stress reduction, sharpened concentration, improved memory, increase in strength and flexibility, better balance and coordination.  There are also indications that the practice of Tai Chi Chuan can increase longevity and lower blood pressure.  The most powerful benefit has to do with the journey into the heart of stillness and quiet presence in movement. All 108 movements will not be taught in this one session.

About the instructor: Sumi Komo has a BA in Dance and Philosophy and an Interdisciplinary MA degree in Dance, Psychology and Sports Medicine. She trained as a teacher of the Alexander Technique with Patrick Macdonald, one of Mr. Alexander's first trained teachers. During her time in London, she began the study and practice of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung under Gerda Geddes, who trained in China with the grandson of Yang Lu-Chan.  Ms. Komo has taught  the Long Yang Style of Tai Chi Chuan since 1988.