Tai Chi Chuan or Tai Chi is a gentle exercise program that is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tai Chi is derived from the martial arts and is composed of slow deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing which enhance physical health and emotional well-being.
Tai Chi movements allow the qi (pronounced “chee”) or life energy, to flow throughout the body. Qi must be able to move freely for good health. The principle of yin/yang is also important. Yin and yang are opposite and complementary forces in the universe, such as light and dark. Tai Chi is meant to harmonize these pairs of opposites. Finally, Tai Chi imitates motion found in nature, such as the movements of animals, thereby uniting human beings with the natural world.
Instructor: Tony Garcia, Master Trainer certified in the Tai Chi TCA form by Dr. Paul Lam.
Tony is an instructor certified and insured to teach Tai Chi and Qigong (chi-kung) and he has studied different forms of Tai Chi for the past 15 years in the US and Australia. He has demonstrated and taught in centers throughout Dade and Broward counties, including hospitals, fitness centers, universities, retirement homes, public parks, libraries and the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Fitness Programs.
Through his practice, Tony meets people from all walks of life, and enjoys seeing people’s health and functionality improve with Tai Chi. He is certified in CPR and has master level Reiki training.
Tony has seen marked improvement for many with health problems and is rewarded to see “people find ability within their disabilities.”
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Visitors Center Patio
To register please call the Deering Estate Ticket Office at 305-235-1668 ext. 233 or register online below.
Session 5: September 6 – 27, 2017
Please note: this session was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.
Session 6: NEW DATES – October 4 – November 1, 2017
$50 for five-week session; Register ONLINE
Session 7: November 8 – December 13, 2017
*Please note that this session has been cancelled.