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NEW CLASS BEGINNING JANUARY 15TH 2014

Posted on December 21, 2013

I will start a new introductory class on January 15th.  This class is intended to introduce new students to tai chi and qigong. The class will last for six weeks on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30. Class size is … Continue reading

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Cloud Hands Qigong Workshop

Posted on October 3, 2013

Jaunita Lew will be in Lewiston November 2nd and 3rd to teach the Cloud Hands set at the Quiet Tiger studio.  No prerequisite required.   Cloud Hands   (also known as the Short 31) is the beginning set of Qigong … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Shoes, What to Wear?

Posted on September 23, 2013

What type of shoe is best suited for tai chi practice?  That is the million dollar question.  The wrong shoe could inhibit your form, making it difficult to turn or pivot and possibly even lead to knee problems.  The right … Continue reading

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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

Posted on April 22, 2013

Please join us for “World Tai Chi and Qigong Day” on Saturday April 27th at Prospect Park in Lewiston Idaho.  There will be group exhibitions, San Shou and various Qigong. Prospect Park is located at 814 Prospect Avenue.  Hope to see … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Posted on February 5, 2013

The Chinese New Year for 2013 is February 10th.  Chinese astrology is based on a sixty year cycle made up of five elements and twelve animals.  2013 is the year of the Black Water Snake, a calm, cautious, intuitive, introspective … Continue reading

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New Class beginning January 23rd 2013

Posted on November 26, 2012

I am starting a new class to introduce new students to tai chi.  The class is called “INTRODUCTION TO TAI” and it will last for six weeks, 5:30 to 6:30 on Wednesday evenings.  Class size is limited to twenty participants.  The … Continue reading

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Standing Meditation

Posted on May 10, 2012

Many Tai Chi Masters promote the importance of standing.  At first, I was not so convinced.  Standing simply seemed boring to me.  Then I attended a few workshops where standing was the main focus.  I began practicing.  The more I … Continue reading

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From Chen to Yang

Posted on March 5, 2012

  One of the great mysteries for me regarding the history of Tai Chi is how “Yang” style evolved from “Chen” style.  The two forms are far from similar, especially when comparing Yang with other styles.  As an example, from … Continue reading

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Yang Style San Shou

Posted on February 26, 2012

Our Saturday class is currently learning a rare form of Tai chi called Yang Style San Shou.  San Shou is a two person fighting form that applies tai chi principles and movements. This specific form was brought to the United … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Posted on January 25, 2012

  The Chinese Lunar New Year began on January 23, 2012 and is the most important festival in Chinese and Asian cultures, which represents about a quarter of the world’s population. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first … Continue reading

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