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Spiritual Tao News -- Oct 2022 - Tai Chi as treatment

Spiritual Tao News -- Oct 2022 - Tai Chi as treatment


Universal Healing Tao

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Dear friends of Qigong and Tai Chi,


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Now that fall is underway, I look forward to sharing the joy of Tai Chi. 

It's been a while since I've taught the Tai Chi courses, and as I rotate through offerings, Tai Chi is coming around again.                        

More details and schedule below . . .


Many may not know, but actually Tai Chi--for me--was where it all began.

It was May 1996 and I was suffering from panic attacks.  They had been going on for a few months and despite the help of therapy, the panic attacks were not getting much better.

This is when--out of desperation--I decided to start learning Tai Chi.  I had heard a rumor that it could help.

I started practicing Tai Chi an hour a day, every day, as a means to try to find relief.

Over the next few months, I saw my panic attacks become less frequent and less severe.

Eventually they went away altogether.

Tai Chi became a passion of mine.

I continued doing Tai Chi for another ten years before developing further with qigong and meditation.

Of course, now I know, it was the grounding that was the needed prescription for anxiety and panic.  Tai Chi is just a convenient method for getting grounded.

But for me, Tai Chi was also fun and enjoyable.

I still make Tai Chi a large part of my life, along with my qigong and meditative tools.

INTRO TAI CHI QIGONG 1 Program ONLINE -- Starts Monday November 28!

INTRO TAI CHI QIGONG 1 program ONLINE:  MWF for 6 weeks, starting Nov 28  (OPEN enrollment)

What is this program?

There is a separate Tai Chi line in Master Chia's system, separate from the main certification line.  This qigong is called the Tai Chi Qigong branch. 

I used to teach Tai Chi 1-2 every summer for many years prior to the pandemic, and then put it on hold as we switched to online coursework, using it as a time to more fully develop the main qigong line and inner alchemy qigong coursework.

Tai Chi is a favorite of mine. 

As mentioned above, I started learning Tai Chi a full 10 years before I began learning qigong.

So, when I learned Tai Chi in Master Chia's system, I chose to go further in the Tai Chi line than most.  

I've learned Tai Chi 1, 2, and  3!

AND I also have learned some higher-level ones (not yet on the books) that I hope to share one day . . .

Along with some other Tai Chi forms that I learned independently that I love doing . . .

But I digress . . .

In any case, this six-week program in Intro Tai Chi 1 gives you the foundation in Tai Chi, as well as enables you to learn the fundamental Tai Chi 1 form. 

There are many other instructors that teach the Tai Chi 1 form, so I'm not unique.

But my focus is on giving a well-rounded instruction on how to do Tai Chi in a rooted way, so you move with a strong connection to the ground.  

If you move in a grounded and rooted way, it 
amplifies the healing potential from the earth energy, it stabilizes your emotions and nervous system.

Also, quite honestly for those who are interested in martial arts, rooted Tai Chi creates a stable structure in movement.

While my focus is on the healing aspect of doing the form, I will also demo the self-defense applications that are hidden in the form, for those that have that interest.

The teaching will also be tied into the Tai Chi classics, which is a collection of old texts that explain how to do Tai Chi "in a better way".

The main goal of this class is to be able to learn the Tai Chi 1 form, at least at a beginner level, and have a solid practice that will serve you going forward.  

You don't need to have any Tai Chi background to join this program.

Depending on enrollment in this program, follow-up courses in REFINE Tai Chi 1 (refinement of the form, intermediate & higher-level skills) and Tai Chi 2-3 are being planned.

Each week will continue ongoing work with the Tai Chi 1 form, as well as weekly recording access to help guide you in your practice outside of the class. 

You will have access to these recordings (until Feb 28, 2023) to enable you to continue practicing outside of class. 

For those that know me from teaching Tai Chi 1 LIVE, you'll know that I don't usually do this . . . 

For instance, if you take the Live class, you typically get "what you get", and there is no recording.

IF you have any interest in Tai Chi, now is the time. 

For those students that have been with me for a while, you will know that it takes a while before I rotate back to certain offerings, because of the diversity of topics with Spiritual Tao Workshops. 

For example, I have not offered a class in Tai Chi since August 2019.

So if you are interested in Tai Chi, I would consider taking this now, and not "take it next time".  There is no guarantee if--and when--that might happen.


Intro Tai Chi Qigong 1 program is $195/person. 

For all other workshops, tuition is also only $195/person for the two-weekend courses (reviewers $125, contact me).  Restricted classes require prerequisites and enroll through email to me.

Online courses done through Zoom webinar link

INTRO TAI CHI QIGONG 1 ONLINE:  MWF for 6 weeks, program starts Nov 28  (OPEN enrollment)

ST201:   Healing Love 1 ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Dec 10-11 + Sat-Sun Dec 17-18  (restricted enrollment)

NOTE:  For those curious, I won't restart the Basics line until end of March 2023.   

So, except for the INTRO TAI CHI QIGONG 1 program, all courses in the fall are not for beginners.                      

These ONLINE courses are a wonderful way to dive deeply into qigong, from the comfort of your own home while many either can not or do not wish to travel.  For those who could not attend live classes in the past, now is your chance! 

I warmly invite you to join me in these ONLINE workshops where we get to explore some life-changing methods that restore vibrancy and joy to a person's life.  The qigong and meditative methods create a warm happy feeling in the body and spirit.

If anybody has any questions, feel free to contact me directly at my email below.
I'd love to hear from you.

Warm wishes and smiling qi,
Steven Sy