Improve your Flow in 2012: Tai Chi Classes in Doylestown

Photo Credit: Rolly Brown

Is your New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Get control of stress? Or even to simply take on a new activity?  Well, the International School of Shiatsu, which has been around since 1978, will host Tai Chi classes with Rolly Brown in Doylestown beginning Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for 10 weeks.

Developed in China over one thousand years ago, Tai Chi movements are graceful, powerful, relaxed, balanced and meditative. This system has long been used for exercise, meditation, and self defense. Each movement works at merging relaxation, breathing, and body alignment to improve balance, flexibility and strength while relieving tension and stress.

Tai Chi instructor Rolly Brown has studied Tai Chi since the mid ‘70s, and taught in Bucks County since 1986.  He is also an acupuncturist with over 20 years experience, and, at ISS, teaches Tai Chi and Oriental Medicine. Brown studied with several of the most renowned masters to come to the West, but most principally with Grandmaster William C.C. Chen, whom he calls “one of the most famous and influential Tai Chi masters of our generation.”

Brown’s method emphasizes “the subtle principles of relaxation which make Tai Chi a profound vehicle for the promotion of health and longevity.” This first series of one hour classes will focus on beginning to teach the 60 movement slow motion form Brown learned from Grandmaster Chen, which is much like a carefully orchestrated musical score for the body.

Shiatsu originated with the Asian Healing Arts using pressure points to balance the body’s energy flow, nurturing each individual to live at their optimal health levels. The International School of Shiatsu began in 1978 in Bucks County.

Call for required reservations; space is limited; $150 for 10 weeks. Students are asked to wear clean, soft flexible cotton clothing and socks.