Classes at awake BOULDER
Check out the classes currently available at awake BOULDER! Our offerings constantly evolve as we receive feedback from our blossoming community. Please join us in co-creating a studio you feel at home in!
Tai Chi & Qigong at awake BOULDER
Tai Chi (or more correctly, Tai Chi Chuan) started as a martial art first. However, hundreds of millions of people now practice it for its health benefits and mindful aspects. It is a gentle form of movement that promotes relaxation, flexibility and balance of body and mind. Consequently, tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion.” It is deeply rooted in Daoist principles. Because of this, at the core of the practice is its observance of nature – as well as the natural flow of life. Indeed, it is from this harmony we can discover our very essence – that of inner peace and stillness. With this intention, Tai Chi at awake BOULDER has a focus on health and wellness. To learn more, please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Tai Chi Chuan program is a traditional class format (no drop-ins). To see if we’re a good fit, please watch the video below. If it resonates, schedule a time to participate in a trial class ($10). New students must commit to a discounted initial 2-month membership for $240 after the $10 trial class. After that, our regular tuition is $150 per month or $360 per quarter.
Since tai chi is taught as a sequence of movements, each class builds upon the previous classes a student has attended. While we will practice together as a group, each student in the group may be learning and embodying a different part of the form and should therefore NOT expect a “follow along” format. However, because of this, interested prospective students can start at any time.
Our classes are best suited for those inspired to practice regularly in between classes and can commit to attending classes at least twice a week (on average).
The first type of Qigong taught at awake BOULDER is of an “active” kind. Gentle movements blend with mindful and calm breathwork. Accordingly, this promotes the movement of blood and qi (life force energy) throughout our bodies for health and healing. Qigong can help ground us by quieting the mind and bring our awareness back to the present moment – as well as into our bodies. Our practice is open to all ages and abilities and can be adapted to meet the needs of each student. To learn more, please click here.
Our weekly Qigong classes are currently on hiatus. Please contact us to be notified when they resume or when special workshops will be offered in the future.