Advanced Tai Chi & Eight Pieces of Brocade


Course Code: EITC Category: Tag:
Start Date: 04/15/2020, 8 meetings
Class Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 244, Lexington High School
Instructor: Virginia Payne
Status: Running/Openings


Practicing Tai Chi regularly helps reduce stress, improve
balance and coordination, strengthen immune systems, and develop body awareness and confidence. This class is designed to tailor to students who had just finished “Tai Chi II”, “Tai Chi III” and the “Advanced Tai Chi” class. The 108- move Tai Chi form will be further refined along with deep breathing exercises in each class. Emphasis will be on the 3rd Section of the Tai Chi form, and on practicing and doing the moves correctly and with fluidity. The Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong will again be used as warm-up exercises before practicing the Tai Chi form. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes, such as flat sneakers. Outdoor shoes are not permitted inside the studio.

Virginia Payne has been practicing the traditional Yang style Tai Chi long form since 1990, along with its complete suite of Tai Chi Push-Hands, Sanshou, Sword, and Saber. She has been teaching Tai Chi since 2001 at the Chinese Language School in Lexington on Sundays. She has also taught Tai Chi in Boston for a research project in MGH, and at various Health/Fitness Centers, including to the students at Jonas Clark Middle School in Lexington for their 2011 musical play production “Mulan”.


In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington Community Education classes, events, and lessons will not take place from (at least) 3/13-5/4/20. Private music lessons and some group adult classes may be able to use online digital platforms in order to continue with lessons and learning when applicable and appropriate to the topic of study.