We believe the Wu Style of tai chi is the best for promoting health in the West.

Its high stances protect your knees, and its emphasis on developing “yin energy” leads to deep nervous system relaxation.

You first learn our Wu Style Mini Form and "tai chi essentials" - fun exercises through which you learn movement patterns and principles essential to the practice of tai chi. Through this form and these exercises you begin to gain many of the benefits of tai chi practice.

Then you continue to learn the Short Form, of which the Mini Form is the first part. Practice of the Short Form promotes better balance and whole body health, and is particularly helpful for lower back conditions.

You can use it to calm and steady your mind and deeply relax your body.

We offer the following courses in this subject. Please click on any that interests you:

 

Introduction to Wu Style Tai Chi

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We will give you a thorough introduction to this wonderful art and its core principles, at a relaxed pace and in an accessible, fun, and easy-to-learn manner.

Over two 7-week sessions (Parts 1 & 2) you will learn foundation tai chi movement skills, relaxation principles, healthy posture, and the Wu Style Mini Form.

The Mini Form consists of the first 7 moves of the Wu Style Short Form. It contains many important tai chi movements for health and meditation, and takes only a few minutes to perform.

WINTER SESSION - January 8 to February 20

From Monday, January 8 through Tuesday, January 16, you may try a first class for free, unless the course is already fully enrolled. 

On these days, before you come to try a free class, please check the top of any page of our website or call us at 413-586-8880 and select option 1. You will find or hear an announcement if the course is already fully enrolled.

Class Times:

Mondays       6 - 7:15 p.m.           Dan
Tuesdays      12:15 - 1:30 p.m.     Dan

Dates:

Part 1 - 7 weeks, January 8 through February 20.

Part 2 - will be offered in our Early Spring Session, which will begin in March.

Cost:

$100. If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

We do not offer other discounts for your first course. But once you've completed a course and proven your interest, we'll be happy to work with you to establish for you a fee you can afford going forward.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Practice DVD

A Review and Practice DVD is available for a cost of 25 dollars.

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Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form

In this class, students who have learned the Mini Form will learn the remaining movements of the Wu Style Short Form, over four 7-week course sessions. You will also learn complementary qigong exercises and core tai chi principles.

LATE FALL SESSION - October 31 to December 19

For our Late Fall session schedule information, please click here.

WINTER SESSION - January 8 to February 20

Prerequisite: Completion of Introductory Tai Chi courses, or permission of the instructor.

Class Times:

Mondays       7:15 - 8:30 p.m.           Dan
Tuesdays      11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.     Dan

Each class in a week covers the same material. Once you have paid the course fee, you may come to one or both classes in any week.

Dates:

7 weeks, January 8 through February 20.

Cost:

$120.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Practice DVD

A Review and Practice DVD is available for a cost of 25 dollars.

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Wu Style Tai Chi Short Form Refinements

In this class, students who have learned the Short Form will explore tai chi subjects such as circularity, bending and releasing, and the details of particular moves.

This session Dan will teach about breathing, along with refinements of the moves of the second half of the form. He will also teach about the key alignment of lifting the midriff. 

LATE FALL SESSION - October 31 to December 21

For our Late Fall session schedule information, please click here.

WINTER SESSION - January 9 to February 22

Prerequisite: Completion of Wu Style Short Form courses, or permission of the instructor.

Class Times:

Tuesdays        1:45 - 3 p.m.     Dan
Thursdays       6:45 - 8 p.m.     Dan

Each class in a week covers the same material. Once you have paid the course fee, you may come to one or both classes in any week.

Dates:

7 weeks, January 9 to February 22. 

Cost:

$120. $25 for Drop-in.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for each course.

Drop-in Classes: You may attend for $25 a class. Please pay at the beginning of each class that you attend.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

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Wu Style Tai Chi Medium Form

The Medium form provides greater challenges to your balance and develops stronger cross-body connections than the Short Form.

This session Bill will teach about how to apply the key principle of “lengthen in and out” while doing the Short or Medium form and Tai Chi Circling Hands.

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LATE FALL SESSION - October 31 to December 19

For our Late Fall session schedule information, please click here.

WINTER SESSION - January 9 to February 20

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor based on your knowledge of the Short and Medium Forms and Tai Chi Circling Hands.

Class Times:

Tuesdays   5:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Bill

Dates:

7 weeks, January 9 to February 22. 

Cost: $120. $25 for Drop-in.

If you take multiple courses during this session, then you may take a $20 discount off your base fee for this course.

Registration and Payment:

Please click here to register online and pay by credit card through our website. 

Or you may pay in person at our studio by check, cash, or credit card.

Or you may mail us a check with a registration form. Please click here for instructions and to download a registration form. However, please note that enrollment is limited, and we will not save you a space until we receive your payment. 

Drop-in Classes: You may attend for $25 a class. Please pay at the beginning of each class that you attend.

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