Tai Chi & Evolving Traditions Programs          Class Schedule and Sign-Ups


Tai Chi Program

62 School Street

Westfield, Mass (Side Entrance)

 

Tai Chi Sessions. 

Classes on Tuesdays.

Mornings 9:30-10:45am:  Beginners.

Evenings 5:30-6:45pm:  Returning students  and experienced players.  This will follow a more authentic traditional Tai Chi program.  Concentration on form refinements along with several new moves of the Yang Style Form.   Students are encouraged to go at your own pace.  Contact Lenny to register.  Payment can be made at first class:  $40 for 4 weeks or $10 for drop-ins.  


Tai Chi and Self-Defense 

Westfield State University

 Westfield, Mass

 

 

Self-Defense Wednesdays 10/2-10/23/19 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 10/30-11/20/19 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 Package - Wednesdays 10/2-11/20/19 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. 

 


Tai Chi 

Westfield Yoga Center 

94 North Elm Street, Suite 211, Westfield, Mass

 

 

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.

 

Beginners and Intermediate Tai Chi Open Class Thursday 9:30am-10:45am or Thursday 6:00pm-7:15pm.  Drop ins are always welcome to join any ongoing class.  Registration and payment may be made on the first day of class or


Tai Chi and

Harmonica Mindful Breathing Classes

at

Easthampton Council on Aging

19 Union Street, Easthampton, Mass

 

Tai Chi:  Fridays 9:00am-10:00am.  Great for body awareness, balance and relaxation.  For Easthampton Residents Age 55+.  

 

Breathe Easier and Improve Your Health with the Harmonica Mindful Breathing Classes:  Fridays 10:30am-11:30am.

 

Whip City Tai Chi and Evolving Traditions presents "Harmonica Mindful Breathing Classes”!

 

Lenny has blended his decades of Harmonica, Tai Chi and Meditation experience into a unique, safe, fun program. 

 

Initially the programs goals were to assist people with breathing conditions and pulmonary diseases but it soon became evident that an overlap occurred and these methods could assist the quality of life of others by reducing stress and anxiety.
 

It all starts with breathing awareness, then control.  We will discuss and practice simple breathing methods, including pursed lip breathing and make it fun by learning how to play a harmonica!  

 

Classes will consist of some simple warm up exercises, breathing methods and harmonica playing!  

 

No need to have any musical knowledge.  All you need to bring is water. A harmonica will be provided at a cost, or you can purchase your own harmonica in the key of C.

  

Breathe Easy!   


 Two Person Tai Chi at 

In Body Movement and Healing Arts

265 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, Mass

 

Two Person Tai Chi:  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.


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, reduce 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.


We Offer Private and Semi-Private Lessons, Harmonica Mindful Breathing Lessons, Employee Wellness Workshops, Self-Defense Workshops.