Chungliang Al Huang
teaches Tai Ji philosophy, East/West synthesis, and the art of movement meditation. He is the founder-president of the Living Tao Foundation and director of Lan Ting Institute in the Sacred Mountains of China.
In the Chinese Calendar, now in its 79th sexagenarian cycle, a year can be named in three different ways, one of which is after an animal in the Chinese zodiac. So 2014 in the Gregorian calendar — year 4711 in the Chinese — is the year of the Wood (yang) Horse. Though the Chinese system isn’t fixed (as is its western analog), tradition holds that the animal ruling the year of your birth shapes your inherent traits: your “MythBody.”
In Asian culture, the philosophy of “play” is always at the underlying core of “serious” living. During this workshop participants will be taught the essential Tai Ji metaphors and movement motifs as recipes and tools to explore, enhance, and enjoy the creative process in everyday living. To follow the Way (Tao) is not difficult if we can get out of our own way, allowing the improvisation of nature’s flowing guidance along the way, composing and choreographing the “music and dance” of our day-by-day autobiography-in-progress.