All posts for the month September, 2014

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2 & Update Instructor Certification

Nov 19 & 20, 2014


The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

1700 Ebert Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27103


The first day is for those recerting.  If you choose only to update/recert, please indicate so in email and that you are only attending Nov 19th.  If you are wanting Part 2, you should come both days for the review and set up for the second day.

Coming for the first time:

Early Bird $225 if paid by Oct 24; $245 if paid after this date.

Includes: Part 2 DVD, poster, manual, morning and afternoon teas

Recerts/Updates: $125 (1 or both days)

CEU’s fee is $20 (separate additional certificate given)

Wanting to just come and play:  $100 (1 or both days)

To Sign up:

email with name, address for DVD, and email, with location of this certification.

Address for payment will be sent after registration.  Materials will be sent after payment has been received.

This course is a 3hr intro to spiraling and silk reeling.

Silk reeling  refers to a set of internal movement principles expressed in traditional styles of t’ai chi ch’uan, but especially emphasised by the Chen and Wu styles The name derives from the twisting and spiraling movements of the silkworm larva as it wraps itself in its cocoon, and to the metaphorical principle of “reeling the silk from a silk worm’s cocoon”. In order to draw out the silk successfully the action must be smooth and consistent without jerking or changing direction sharply. Too fast, the silk breaks, too slow, it sticks to itself and becomes tangled. Thus silk reeling movements are continuous, cyclic, spiraling patterns performed at constant speed with the “light touch” of drawing silk.  Pulled from Wikipedia

This is based on the event at Tuckahoe.  For those that missed it, you will have a chance to enjoy it as we did.  For those that can’t get enough, I look forward to having you share what you have been playing with!

This course is run through the Louisa County Parks & Rec(LCPR).

The time is from 1-4pm and the cost is $30.  This is apart of the De-Stress Sunday series.

Here is the link:


Here we will explore spiraling action from the feet to the hands.  We are gathering from 2-6pm on Sept 12(Fri).


Tai Chi movements are generated from the feet, moved through the body, and expressed in the hands.

2:00 – 3:00: Focus on Feet
3:00 – 4:00: Focus on Knee
4:00 – 5:00: Focus on Hips
5:00 – 6:00: Focus on Hands

Each hour will focus on a warm up exercise or a Sun Style movement.

Cost: $40 total or $10/hour


This on going class is an in-depth course of enjoying principals of tai chi and closer looks at the steps.

We usually meet on Thurs from 5-6pm @ Zion’s Methodist Church(Louisa Co).

Currently we are gathering Mon’s from 5-6pm for Sept and Oct 2014.

The cost is $45 for 6 sessions with 8wks to use it.  This is tracked with a punch card.

For further questions contact Meghan @: