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Northern Life Yoga Balcony Boutique
Shop and save in our Balcony Boutique! Quality brand name active wear at reasonable prices. Our seasonal balcony boutique features a selection of tanks tops, t-shirts, long sleeve layers, UPF (ultra-protective factor 50+) tops, wraps, and stylish sweatshirts. We also have a healthy supply of Jade Yoga mats and accessories. Make your holiday wish list with our boutique wish list cards!
Tai Chi with Lauren Paitson
T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation and not a martial art. Developed in 1974 by Justin Stone, an American T'ai Chi Ch'uan instructor and Zen Master, his focus was to use his knowledge to develop a modified non-violent practice, which he called Joy Through Movement. This new practice would incorporate the best of the longer Tai Chi practice but be more easily learned and practiced by Westerners without memorization of sequences and multiple years of training with a master. Justin wanted more people to have access to activate, balance and circulate their intrinsic energy (Chi) while using "the effort of no effort." T'ai Chi Chih is not an exercise and is available to all ages and physical ability as it can be practiced either seated or standing; it needs no particular level of physical fitness or coordination. Typically, the full practice is 45 minutes in length and no special attire or props are needed. COME AS YOU ARE!
All levels welcome - no experience required. Based on attendance of this class, we may offer a regular Tai Chi class on the schedule (by attending, you can provide feedback on the best day/time for class).
About the Instructor:
While an avid practicing yogi at her local studio in Montgomery, Texas, Lauren was intrigued by a new course offering of T'ai Chi Chih. After 2 1/2 years of practice and then a move to the Soo, she was determined to study further in Albuquerque, New Mexico and earn her accreditation, which she did in the Fall 2018. Lauren is now the fourth accredited T'ai Chi Chih teacher in the state of Michigan with the closest teacher being downstate in Elk Rapids and within the Province of Ontario, the closest T'ai Chi Chih teacher is in Toronto.
$15 drop-in; NLY class cards and memberships honored