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Spiritual Tao News -- Jan 2023 - Chinese New Year and Tai Chi

Spiritual Tao News -- Jan 2023 - Chinese New Year and Tai Chi


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Dear friends of Qigong and Tai Chi,


I considered talking about the astrological impact in this newsletter of the Chinese New Year -- Year of the Rabbit -- since people will be celebrating this soon on January 22, 2023.


In fact . . . actually . . . the festival activities will begin in some sense as early as tomorrow January 14 with house-cleaning and preparations . . .

Then precede through celebrations on January 21 and 22 . . .

Then culminate in a lantern festival on February 5.

Lantern Festival at the end of Chinese New Year celebrations
Lantern Festival at the end of Chinese New Year celebrations

BUT actually these celebration days (or celebration weeks, to be honest) are not the same as the starting day according to Chinese Astrology, which is always on Lichun (Start of Spring).

This is February 3, 2023 at 9:43pm Eastern Time.

Until then, we are still in the Year of the Tiger, despite the celebration time period.

So, consequently, other than this brief intro above, I'll explain the astrology part in more detail in the next month's newsletter.  Stay tuned.




We will still celebrate this month in a way with the start of a special Tai Chi offering . . .

More details and schedule below . . .

REFINE TAI CHI QIGONG 1 Program ONLINE -- Starts Monday January 23, 2023!

tai chi 1 ward off position

REFINE TAI CHI QIGONG 1 program ONLINE:  MWF for 6 weeks, starting Jan 23, 2023  (OPEN enrollment)

This six-week program in REFINE Tai Chi 1 is designed for people who already learned the Tai Chi 1 form previously. 

These could be individuals who had my INTRO Tai Chi 1 course in December (finishing up just now) or people who independently know the Tai Chi 1 form from learning it elsewhere.

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--not to learn the form--but to correct and refine the form as per the principles I described above, and to begin learning the intermediate level skills that move beyond basic mechanics.

INTRO Tai Chi Qigong 1 program  OR  
Ability to do Tai Chi 1 form beginning to end AND willingness to change form to style as directed by Steven


Depending on enrollment in this program, follow-up courses in Tai Chi 2-3 are being planned.

Each week will continue ongoing work with the Tai Chi 1 form. 

Enrollees will also have access to some practice recordings to help guide their practice. Some of these will come from the Intro course and some will be dispersed as appropriate in the refinement class.

You will have access to these recordings (until Apr 15, 2023) to enable you to continue practicing outside of class.

IF you want to refine your Tai Chi 1 form, now is the time. The last time I offered this class was in August 2019.  So it is not often I offer this.


Note:  There is also an intention to offer a restricted enrollment class after this course for folks who want to learn the high-level intermediate and advanced material (either for personal benefit or for certification test prep for those who meet requirements).  Only those enrolled in this REFINE Tai Chi 1 above will be given an invite to enroll in this later restricted class.



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

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

Online courses done through Zoom webinar link

REFINE TAI CHI QIGONG 1 ONLINE:  MWF for 6 weeks, program starts Jan 23  (OPEN enrollment)

ST202:   Healing Love 2 + Stem Cell Qigong ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Jan 28-29 + Sat-Sun Feb 4-5  (restricted enrollment)

ST101:  Qigong Meditation Basics 1 ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Mar 25-26 + Sat-Sun Apr 1-2  (OPEN enrollment)


ST203:   Healing Love 3 + Five Element Qigong ONLINE:  Sat-Sun Apr 30-May 1 + Sat-Sun May 7-8  (restricted enrollment)

ST102:  Qigong Meditation Basics 2 ONLINE:  Sat-Sun May 21-22 + Sat-Sun May 28-29  (OPEN enrollment)


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