Online Tai Chi
Traditional Form Training
Once enrolled in the Form Training Program, you will be welcome to attend one of the two sections or both. You can participate anonymously by muting your audio and video, or engage the discussions and the corrections process more actively by leaving them both on, or anything in between.
If you are already enrolled in our Online Tai Chi for Balance Program, this class is available at a 10% discount.
Our registration system will ask you for a password to access the registration page. If you are a currently enrolled student, you will find the password in the registration email that you received. If you are a new student, please contact Lisa Rawson at 914-815-1922 before registering.
The ten-week Winter Session of our Tai Chi Form Training Program runs from January 4 through
March 17 (with no classes the week of February 22-26). You are welcome to join mid-session.
The program explores Cheng Man-ch'ing's 37-movement Short Form, which he derived from the Yang Style Long Form, and includes two one-hour sections. Both sections are open to everyone enrolled in the Form Training Program, from beginners to more advanced students. All movements are done standing. Both sections are taught by Lisa Rawson.
Section 1 meets via Zoom on Mondays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and explores movements on a basic level.
The Winter Session will begin with a brief review of the opening movements of the form covered in the Fall Session and then move forward from there. New students can follow along with those opening movements and then learn the new movements with the rest of the class (note that “following along” is a traditional way of learning Tai Chi). Recordings that explain the basics of each movement covered in a given class will be available for two weeks after a class is held and will prove especially useful to beginners.
Section 2 meets via Zoom on Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (right after Section 1).
The class will explore particular movements on both a basic level and a more advanced one that covers internal body mechanics, martial applications, and energy movement. This session, we will begin in the second quarter of the form with the movement "Strike with Shoulder."