Although the emphasis is always on taijiquan, instruction covers various components which are not so much separate and sequential, but go to and fro, reinforcing each other and adding stability to the process.
- Yang style taijiquan: There are 108 moves in the style that Yang Lu-ch’an passed indirectly down to Yang Chengfu. As you internalize the movements, your body will highlight—through heat or discomfort—the places where your store the normal stress and strain of life. There are ten essentials, or fundamentals, of practice that will help you regain natural movement, where parts come into alignment thereby reducing fatigue on the system.
- Thirteen archaic postures: It is believed that the thirteen archaic postures are derived from two threads: sacred dance and 30,000 year old shamanic movements that mimic various animal behaviors. These postures are the roots of the movements and are the links to taijiquan’s ancient heritage.
- Qi gong: A sister discipline to yoga, the study of qi gong will expand your knowledge, allow you to become intimate with the channels and teach you how to listen to your 12 major organs using specific techniques.