T’ai Chi with Master Timothy Pitt
Weave a calming, hour-long interlude into the fabric of your day by learning the gentle movements of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Master Timothy Pitt guides students through the movements of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s 60-movement Yang-style short form and shares energy-awareness exercises and complementary breathing techniques designed to help ease everyday stress and improve balance and coordination.
When Saturdays, Almost beginners meet from 10 to 11 a.m. and total beginners meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.
One class: $15. Package of six classes: $72
*Free introductory class
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes; smooth, flat-bottom shoes.
T'ai Chi has many facets, but at its core, it is moving meditation, an ancient Chinese form of exercise designed to foster spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Its slow, gentle movements are like ocean waves, merging into one another, creating a continuous flow of energy, seemingly with no effort. Combined with proper breathing and mindfulness, the movements promote the relaxation of mind and body, muscles and nerves, thus helping to ease the tension and frustrations of everyday life and put the practitioner in close contact with the inner self. T'ai Chi is exercise for the inside of your body.
Timothy received his teaching diploma from Grandmaster Chen in 1988. His main areas of study are Mr. Chen’s short form and T’ui Shou (push hands). His studies have also included Mr. Chen’s Yang-style long form (132 movements), sword form, and San Shou. In addition to teaching privately, Timothy has conducted workshops in short form and push hands over the years, including two eight-week sessions for Multiple Sclerosis patients under the auspices of the Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and weekly classes for acupuncture students at the Swedish Institute, in New York City. He has taken workshops and classes in push hands with Grandmaster Tao Ping-Siang, a senior classmate of Grandmaster Chen’s, and national T’ui Shou champions Don Ethan Miller and Rick Barrett, and studied push hands and Chi-Kung Meditation with internal-stylist Master B.P. Chan. In 1991, Timothy won the T’ui Shou Middleweight title at the Internal Arts Regional Championships, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, an AAU/NACMAF-sanctioned event.
“Mr. Pitt’s teaching is permeated with a deep understanding of the meditative aspects of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, leavened with an easy, relaxed sense of humor.”
T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association of Indiana.
T'ai Chi classes will be cancelled until further notice due to the Corona virus. Please check periodically for updates.