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Asia Society Texas Center

Yang Style 24 Tai Chi Course

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 – Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

06:00 PM – 07:30 PM
US/Central

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Mondays, January 9 – February 27
In collaboration with Living Well Therapies

This beginner course in Yang Style 24 Tai Chi is led by Living Well Therapies founder Henderson Smith. In a practice that Harvard refers to as “medication in motion,” this course will provide a basic introduction to the value of Tai Chi for its 21st century practical applications to reduce stress and improve health. Delivered with a focus on movement, mindfulness, and the power of breath, students will develop the foundation for a set of skills that will empower them to cultivate wellbeing at home, at work, and at play for the rest of their lives.

Each class will begin with Meditation and Qigong to establish an aware, centered state from which to learn this ancient 24 Form Tai Chi in three parts, with a beginning, middle, and end. Students are encouraged to develop organically at their own pace, embrace their own unique considerations, and evolve in the capacity to better manage the thinking, feeling, and doing that influences our lives. Unlike traditional exercise, Tai Chi relies on the internal power of Qi (Chi) with flowing, circular motions that have the ability to rejuvenate rather than exhaust from the practice.

Tai Chi will train the mind to focus and direct the internal powerful energy of Qi. The movements are performed slowly with mindful intention on expressing this energy through the body to improve your strength, balance, flexibility and range of motion. The resulting influence is a scientifically effective therapy to strengthen the immune, digestive, circulatory, skeletal, neurology, and muscular systems of the body. Each class will end with a brief meditation, questions, and discussion of that day’s experience.

About the Programs & Activities

Henderson J. Smith, Jr., IIQTC & NQA Certified Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher

Henderson Smith is the Founder of Living Well Therapies and specializes in teaching Qigong and Tai Chi as the exploration of applied physical, mental, and energetic self-mastery. He began the exploration of Qi (breath or energy) as a medium for healing and maximizing power with Sei Bu Do Martial Arts, under Grand Master Dr. Donald Swansey, where he earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt. Henderson continued his study of Qigong as a system of self-care and self-control, earning a 350 hour Professional Certification with the (NQA) and a 200 hour Teacher Certification with the IIQTC under Dr. Roger Jahnke. Henderson recently earned advanced teacher certification as a Sr. Trainer with the IIQTC and served as Lead Assistant on a 2013 trip to China where he studied under 17th Generation Master Zhou Jin Bo. Henderson is currently studying under Master Shi Xing Hao of the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Houston, TX.

With a BS in Management and Marketing, 20 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits business, and a clear correlation between medical claims and the habits that drive them, Henderson formed Living Well Therapies in 2007. Founded on the understanding that each individual has the unique responsibility for managing him or her SELF, Henderson is committed to holistic wellness solutions that harness the power of our potential to exercise conscious control of SELF; (our thinking, feeling & doing). With a 7 year track record of improving pre to post program Self Evaluation Assessments (SEA) , Henderson’s unique approach to wellness is fast becoming a sought after asset for innovative companies seeking a competitive advantage through wellness programs that positively moves the needle on behavior and self-responsibility.

For more information about Living Well Therapies: http://livingwelltherapies.net/

HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • $240 Members; $280 Nonmembers. All sales final.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

Seating 40, the Jade Stone Café at Asia Society offers visitors an intimate place for sandwiches, salads, and sweets, plus free Wi-Fi service. For the menu and hours, please visit http://asiasociety.org/texas/visit/café.

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