Tai Chi and Self-Defense
Westfield State University
Self-Defense: Wednesdays 2/27/19-3/27/19 6:00pm-7:30pm. This self-defense workshop series is great for anyone looking to get a taste of martial arts or those who just want to gain a sense of confidence when finding themselves in an uncomfortable situation. Classes will consist of exercises to loosen up the body and center the mind to prepare for learning before self-defense techniques are presented. The first class will be an eclectic blend of intellectual knowledge and efficient body mechanics that are very much related to everyday movements and daily activities that can be made into self-defense moves. The following classes build upon that simple foundation and expand deeper into techniques and interests requested by participants.
Tai Chi: Wednesdays 4/3/19-4/24/19 6:00pm-7:30pm. Tai Chi is an exercise program that promotes personal development physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Many benefits can be obtained by the practice of Tai Chi including improved flexibility, balance, muscle tone, joint mobility, and mental awareness. Tai Chi is also a great way to release tension and stress and learn self defense skills. Classes will consist of warm ups, mindful awareness of organizing the body, and mind and form practice, all of which are presented in a non-aggressive, non-competitive environment. Students are encouraged to go at a pace that is comfortable to them.
Self-Defense/Tai Chi Wednesdays 2/27/19-4/24/19 6:00pm-7:30pm. This series of workshops is a combination of the four-week Self-Defense workshop series and the four-week Tai Chi workshop series offered as a package at a discounted rate.
Westfield Yoga Center
94 North Elm Street, Suite 211, Westfield, Mass
Tai Chi 4 Week Beginners Class 03/21/2019 -04/11/2019:
1 hour classes on Thursdays.
Signup for mornings 11:00-12:00 noon or evenings 7:30pm-8:30pm.
Basic mind and body awareness techniques are introduced to help calm the mind and internal chatter. Standing meditation, tai chi movement, breathing and relaxation techniques as well as body alignments and body awareness techniques are covered in this program.
This class is designed for beginners but is also a great refresher course for anyone looking to review basics or has attended a Tai Chi class before. Registration and payment may be made on the first day of class or Sign Up Here
Intermediate Tai Chi: Thursday 9:30am-10:45am or Thursday 6:00pm-7:15pm. Drop ins are always welcome to join any ongoing class.
19 Union Street, Easthampton, Mass
Tai Chi: Fridays 9:00am-10:00am. Great for body awareness, balance and relaxation. For Easthampton Residents Age 55+. Call ECOA at 413-527-6151 to sign up.
Two Person Tai Chi Training at
265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, Mass
Two Person Tai Chi Training: Sundays 9:30am - 11:00am. Lenny and Bob lead classes through simple, cooperative two person exercises that cultivate awareness, sensitivity and Tai Chi principals. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lenny: Send Email
Employee Wellness Workshops/Classes
Tai Chi, Qigong and Self-Defense. These are traditional Chinese exercises that are practiced for health benefits as well as for self-defense. Lenny enjoys sharing his knowledge to help students learn techniques to improve their health, reduces stress and anxiety and feel more centered and balanced. Classes are appropriate for all age employees and can be held at your place of business. Please contact Lenny for more information.