Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong
Introducing the basic principles and patterns of Tai Chi and Qigong – to build strength, balance, and agility, while nurturing serenity and joy. Online classes allow you to practice Tai Chi and Qigong within the comfort, safety and convenience of your home. These online classes focus on Qigong – a moving meditation that integrates mind, body, and breath through action and stillness. Qigong is particularly well-suited to online learning as the movement patterns are short and require less memorization than traditional Tai Chi. This facilitates attending classes on a flexible schedule. Qigong also requires less space to learn and minimizes turning, which allows you to see the instructor clearly.
The varied rhythms, spatial designs, and poetic imagery of Qigong add a playful, yet profound quality to its practice. Learn to listen to your body, relieve stress, and replenish your energy. Make Qigong a part of your self-care journey to find balance and resilience amidst the many ups & downs and twists & turns that life brings your way.
"It is so wonderful to have these classes available every day. It has given me stability and something to look forward to. I feel better both mentally and physically."
"The live Zoom classes keep me motivated and get me started in the morning. It is so much easier than going to an in-person class."
"Learning Qigong has been such a positive experience both physically and emotionally. Gurney’s kind words and support have helped me feel calm and confident."
"What a joy it is each time I join the class; it just gets better and better. How fortunate I am at this stage in my life to have Gurney guiding my “old bones” to age gracefully with greater understanding, strength, and balance."
Platform: Online classes are facilitated by Ompractice, a digital wellbeing platform offering a variety of wellness classes. Classes are live-streamed using Zoom, a free and user-friendly video-conferencing software that is compatible with most devices. Zoom allows you to see and hear the instructor clearly and interact with the instructor and other students to ask questions and share insights.
Schedule: Set your own schedule from among 24 morning classes every month!
- Monday through Saturday 9-10am ET, starting Wednesday, March 1-31
NO CLASS Friday, April 28
Links to two recorded classes will be sent to you each month to use at your convenience.
- Please Note: Class schedule may vary slightly from one month to another – exact dates for the current month are indicated here and can be viewed in your student portal
Class Packages & Pricing: for 50% off your first purchase, use coupon code GURNEY50
- 12 Classes: Up to 12 classes per calendar month for $60
- Unlimited Classes: Access to an unlimited number of classes per calendar month for $90
Zoom class link: This can be found in the registration confirmation email you receive from Ompractice. The Zoom class links are also available in your Ompractice student portal (app.ompractice.com/login) under “Your Upcoming Classes”. To join a class, click on the “Join Now” button. If you have any difficulty accessing class please contact Gurney.
"What I love about the daily classes is that there is continuity within the week (and beyond), but each day/week is different. Part of the motivation to keep returning is, “What has Gurney got planned for this week?!” Different weeks emphasize different movement patterns, so over the course of several weeks and months I use many muscles/parts of my body that I wouldn't even know existed."
"No prior knowledge of the routines is required. You are at liberty to go at your own pace or to simply take a break. Gurney demonstrates while keeping a steady commentary going to explain the exercises and their benefits. After an hour you leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. All pluses."