Beginning in February a 3 part series will begin exploring the concepts of the QiWorkout. Designed to be taken as a whole or individually this series is perfect for beginners new to taiji and qigong and any energy art.
Studio X, is a hidden gem of a space. We will have access to punching bags, free weights and other equipment, so I’m really looking forward to incorporating those into the Workshops.
It’s going to be open to adults and some children, so it’ll have a family friendly atmosphere. I’ve been in many Taiji workshops and sometimes it can be very serious. Although, the content is serious and learning any sort of healing or martial art is completely serious, my approach is to feel as natural and comfortable as possible.
Here is a testimonial from a student of mine:
I started taking Tai Chi classes from Daniel Espiritu at Me Fitness several months ago. I had missed the first few months of classes and feared I would be behind the other students, as I expected a traditional Tai Chi class consisting of one general routine. I was encouraged when I went to my first class to learn that Daniel is more interested in teaching how to develop and maintain Qi than he is in teaching a routine and, therefore, every class is different and adjusted to the individual student(s).
I find Daniel’s philosophy and holistic style of teaching challenging and exciting not just physically but also emotionally and spiritually. His passion for the mystery of Qi carries over to his inspired teaching and in his sessions, I feel I’m dancing, doing martial arts, meditating, and worshipping all at the same time. His simple, clear teaching style is refreshing and fun and as a beginning student, I feel confident I’m being taught correct Qi principles that may be widely applied to other physical or spiritual disciplines.
DETAILS: to register call 503-866-3706 (register soon to reserve your spot as space is limited)
Dates: 2/4; 4/21; 6/16
Price: each workshop $40; purchase all three for $100
Location: Studio X : 2839 SE Stark St, Portland Or 97214
Workshop 1: Achieve greater integrity through Central Equilibrium
Learning how to be balanced and upright physically can enhance how we relate to stressors in our everyday life. This workshop will focus on the identification and cultivation ofZhong Ding or Central Equilibrium. No prior experience necessary, beginners welcome
Workshop 2: Internal Harmony of Mind, Intent, Breath, Strength (xin, yi, qi, li)
Through the harmonizing of the three internal connections (li san he), the practitioner will manifest the complete focus and relaxation of one’s mind and heart. These skills can be used in all aspects of life, from the boardroom, basketball court, or dining room table.
Workshop 3: Awareness and Sensitivity Training
Awareness is key. Listening energy or ting jing is required for proper Taijiquan skill. We will use two person drills and other instruction to develop better listening and sensitivity.
I’m really looking forward to these QiWorkshops and hope to see you in class soon.