Walk like a cat, Move like a river. Be still as a mountain. – Tai Chi Classics
With his unique and personable approach to learning, Kenn Chase takes each participant on a journey within. Combining tai chi, Feldenkrais Method Awareness through Movement®, chi gung, and various meditation practices, each participant becomes aware of the blockages in his or her body and how to release them. Kenn’s Integral Tai Chi method has allowed thousands of students to free themselves of pain, postural problems, and stress, which encourages increased stability and freedom of movement. Each participant will have the opportunity to regain optimal health, energy, and well-being through gentle, graceful movements centered on Kenn’s special version of Yang-style tai chi. Practicing tai chi while immersed in nature at Esalen enhances the experience. Tai chi moves are based on nature, and tuning in to the subtle moves inherent in the natural world allows us to become increasingly tuned in to the peace, beauty, and balance our natural world offers us. Concluding the workshop is an excursion to New Camaldoli Hermitage for group meditation in their sacred chapel and a trip to the spectacular Sand Dollar Beach for tai chi by the sea. No experience is necessary.