The human energy body, as understood through the Taoist arts of
Tai Chi and Qigong, bears a striking resemblance to the energy body of the earth, including a gravitational center, an axis of rotation, and a protective outer shield:
the geomagnetic field (pictured above) protects the earth from the solar wind, which otherwise would strip both atmosphere and oceans from the planet,
while the weiqi field ("outer chi" field), a part of our immune system, helps protect the individual human person from various dangers and accidents.
These and other evocative parallels are explored in Foundation Studies I:
The Human Energy Body: Structure and Dynamics
 

 
All new students begin with the Foundation Studies Program:
Foundation Studies Program
The one year (four term) Foundation Studies Program covers the 
fundamental theory and practice of Qigong and Tai Chi, in preparation for all advanced Tai Chi and Qigong classes. Foundation Studies —"jibengong" in Chinese— focuses on the hidden inner essence of Qigong and Taiji, which we approach from all four Taoist planes: the physical, energetic, mental and spiritual.
This knowledge of the inner essence —the "gong"— was once a closely guarded secret. Here it is condensed into an intense one-year introductory training program which will save students years of searching,
confusion and false starts, and put their personal Tai Chi or Qigong practice on a firm foundation.

Foundation Studies I
The Human Energy Body: Structure and Dynamics
  Monday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

Foundation Studies II

Introduction to Tai Chi: Theory and Practice
Tuesday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

Foundation Studies III

Introduction to Push-Hands: Theory and Practice
Wednesday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

Foundation Studies IV

Introduction to Qigong: Theory and Practice
Thursday nights, 6:00-7:30 PM

Classes are taken sequentially over four terms (one year).
Every class is offered each term.

In addition to the main Foundation Studies classes listed above,
program participants may also attend the following weekly classes, see
weekly Schedule of Classes below:

• Dynamic Qigong - Sat 9:00-10:30 AM
• Primordial Qigong - Sun 9:00-10:30 AM
• Push-Hands - Sat 1:00-2:30 PM
• Modern Taoism: Sun 1:00-2:30 PM
 Program Tuition: $740 per term

Enrollment is now open for the 2018 Summer Term (Jul/Aug/Sep).
The first class will be Monday, July 2, from 5:00-7:30 PM.
New student orientation will be from 5:00-6:00 PM.
You may attend the new student orientation and
the first Foundation Studies I class on a free trail basis.
To register for the July 2nd orientation session and
Foundation Studies I class, email us
using the form below:
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The Foundation Studies Program includes: 

• The required Foundation Studies classes in red, plus

• the optional Qigong classes in green, plus 

• the optional Elective classes in orange.

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Annual School Calendar, 2018

Class days in light yellow

Term breaks and holidays in green

Annual retreat in blue