When: Sunday, September 23, 2018
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Lunch break 12:00 – 1:30 (bring or go out)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Fee: early registration $120.00
(pay via credit card online, by clicking the “Register For This Event“ button at the bottom of this page)
At the door via credit card $150.00
Instructor: Theresa McGee
Where: Wu Healing Center
45 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT (next to Dunkin Donuts, across from Town Hall)
The Tai Chi Small Frame Solo Form is comprised of 15 positions, high stances, and compact movements. Therefore, it does not take long to practice, and can be accomplished in small spaces. It works more on the torso than on the limbs, emphasizing movement of the vertebral column or the central nervous system in order to develop natural reflexes. The predominantly circular, rotating movements serve to increase suppleness and massage the organs. It is said that the small frame solo form appears to have smaller movements outside and larger movements inside the body. It loosens the body by gently stretching the muscle groups. With regular practice this form can improve flexibility in the body, and increase energy externally and internally.
Although the movements are gentle and flowing, Tai Chi requires deep mental concentration and physical control. Regular practice can lead to improved circulation, balance and flexibility, and to increased internal and external strength. It promotes good body alignment and stability, and produces an aerobic exchange of oxygen. Because Tai Chi embraces efficient breathing, inner focus, and mental awareness, it is often referred to as a moving meditation. It is a low impact, weight-bearing exercise that can be practiced almost anywhere, at any time, by most people.
Theresa McGee is a practitioner at Wu Healing Center, and in her private practice Illumine Wellness Arts, where she guides clients to eliminate unwanted energy via phone consultation. Although she is a long time professional musician and conductor, her interests extend beyond the artistic and into the burgeoning fields of bioenergy and cognition. For over 18 years, she has studied many methods of energy work, earning certifications in a variety of healing modalities. With a wealth of experience and specialized skills in energy work and movement, she is uniquely qualified as a practitioner and instructor of Qigong and Tai Chi at the Wu Healing Center, and as an energy worker in her private practice Illumine Wellness Arts (www.illuminewellnessarts.com).
Fascinated by the role that the brain, perception, and the sub-conscious play on performance, recovery, and general health; Ms. McGee has clarified ways to help release the inner blocks that limit our gifts and overall wellness. By thoughtfully integrating complimentary modalities, a distinctive program has evolved to help others in their search for increased awareness, strength, wholeness, and peace. Her patience and insight allow her to connect with individual clients and groups wherever they are in their progress. She continues to explore ways to strengthen others in their pursuit of self-mastery, creativity, peak performance, wellness, and an abundant life.