his quick responsiveness and his direction of where i can get help.....THANK YOU !
The classes blend Tai Chi basics and forms with broader information about meditation and health. They are fascinating; in almost three years, no class has ever been the same. I've learned so much about integrating motion, balance, and breathing.
Stan has an ability to teach you about your body as he conducts the class with a calm, quiet, and gently assertive style. He is very thoughtful about each class, changing attention to different parts of our bodies, and always integrating meditation with movement.
Stanwood Chang is an excellent tai chi instructor. He is warm and encouraging, his instructions are clear, and he follows a creative and calming sequence of movements and exercises that provide accessible and gentle healing throughout the body. I highly recommend him to beginners as well as students with past experience in tai chi training or practice.
I allow new students the option to try out a class for a one-time fee before registering for a full session. This allows them to experience my teaching style, plus discover just how good they can feel after only one class.
Yang style (Cheng Man-Ching) tai chi, 4th-generation practitioner (since October, 2003) with Dr. Peter Wayne
Chen style tai chi, 21st-generation practitioner (since September, 2005) with Master Wang Haijun
Sun style tai chi, 4th-generation practitioner (since January, 2006) with Master Thomas Duterme
Certified by the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center Teacher Training Program in September, 2008 (600-hour certification requirements: 100 class hours of Teacher Training, 100 practical hours of Level I/Level II instruction, 300 class hours of Level III Advanced Tai Chi, 100 class hours of Tai Chi Push Hands)
$180 for three months (one class per week)
I have worked with middle-aged to elderly students. I have worked with students with special needs and health conditions including: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury, COPD, and heart disease.
Look for a teacher that does not hide their training and lineage. Look for a teacher that has compassion and empathy. Look for a teacher that is keenly observant, intuitive, and thoughtful. Look for a teacher who will tell you what s/he knows, and freely admit what s/he doesn't know.
What I am looking to get out of this class? What aspect of myself am I looking to nourish (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual)? What aspect of my life am I looking to improve? How will I measure and know if I am improving in this area(s)?