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Tai Chi: Beginner

Tai Chi has been part of Chinese culture for centuries and has many valuable benefits. Because of its movement and mind/body focus, the positive effects of Tai Chi on balance, relaxation, and sustained mental attention have been recognized by those who engage in athletic activities such as dance, skating, skiing, tennis, golf, and other sports. In this program, movement essentials and the mind-body connection will be explored in accordance with the principles and techniques of Tai Chi.


Status Registration Not Available
Course Code Y107-F12-2
Session Fall 2012 
Category Mind, Body, & Soul 
Days Tu  
Dates 10/02/12 - 11/27/12  
Times 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 
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Alternate Schedule

 Due to the 10/30 class being cancelled, the new end date for this class is now 11/27.

 
Instructor Kraus, Detlef 

Instructor Bio

Detlef (Douglas) Kraus grew up in Germany, and is fluent in German and English. He has long been interested in cross-contextual learning methods, which may explain why he offers classes in three of our course categories: "Language","Music" and "Health & Well-Being." A trained musician, he teaches classical and modern piano throughout the Boston area, focusing on beginning and intermediate students here at Newton Community Ed. He also has over ten years of experience practicing Tai Chi, Qigong, and related arts. He studied extensively with Bill Ryan and Alan Dougall of Brookline Tai Chi (one of the largest and most respected Tai Chi schools in North America), and teaches Tai Chi in Greater Boston.

 
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Newton North High School, 2nd Floor, Library (driving directions) 
457 Walnut Street
NEWTONVILLE , MA 02460

 
Fee(s)

 
$ 109 Course Tuition

 
$ 109 Total Fees