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Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Workshop about Tai Ji Chuan with Kristen Dolan-Murphy

Discover the harmony of body and mind in our Tai Ji Chuan workshop led by expert Kristen Dolan-Murphy. Dive into ancient practices blending martial arts, meditation, and wellness. Admission $35

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Workshop about Tai Ji Chuan with Kristen Dolan-Murphy
Workshop about Tai Ji Chuan with Kristen Dolan-Murphy

Time & Location

May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

About the event

Workshop Description:

Join us for an immersive workshop introducing the art of Tai Ji Chuan, led by the experienced instructor Kristen Dolan-Murphy. 

Tai Ji Chuan is not just a martial art; it embodies a holistic approach to wellness, incorporating elements of traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, and self-defense.

Workshop Content:

1. Principles & Basic Exercises

  • Balance and the Kidney Point: Explore the concept of Qi and Yongquan Shi, emphasizing rootedness with the Tiger-walking exercise.
  • Progression of Joint-Based Movement: Learn standing shifting-weight and coiling exercises.
  • Alignment: Understand the Ren, Du, Ming Men, and Dantian in traditional Chinese medicine, practicing the Horse Stance exercise.
  • Rhythm and Weight-Distribution: Engage in standing and moving-bear exercises.

2. Form Practice & Use

  • 10-Step Preparation
  • Essential Grasp the Sparrow’s Tail Sequence

3. Daily Morning Invigoration Practice

  • Facial Massage
  • Yang Meridian Circulation
  • Basic Qigong Breathing Exercise

 What to Expect: This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to Tai Ji Chuan, providing a solid foundation in its principles and practices. Whether you are interested in improving your physical balance, mental focus, or overall wellness, this workshop has something to offer everyone.  

Kristen Dolan-Murphy, MS Ed, MSTOM, an NYS licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist with over 27 years of experience in Chinese martial and healing arts. Kristen studied weekly with renowned Grandmaster Yu Cheng Hsiang for 15 years, immersing herself in the ancient wisdom of Tai Ji.

Duration: 2 hours

Admission: $35

**Register ASAP! We are limited to 15 guests per session**

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