Qigong & Tai Chi 

Be still and calm your mind. Relax and move your body.           

 Breathe slowly and uplift your mood. Smile.                  

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

☯️ For details about an in-person Asheville, NC Tai Chi workshop that will be held in Febuary 2023, please click on Tai Chi 24 workshop.

☯️ For online private instruction requests, please send an email via this link: private instruction.


INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION


Larry headshot 9-2020Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong. He has practiced these arts for over 30 years and has received training from many Chinese masters. Larry is  also a Licensed Psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapy and education.  



He teaches mindfulness and mindful movement internationally through his educational organization Mindfulness Travels

Larry has been a judge for national and international martial arts tournaments, where he evaluated Tai Chi performances. During December 2011, he was invited to participate in the First Health Qigong Seminar for International Instructors, an event that was hosted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association in Beijing, China. Larry is a member of the Certification Committee of Tai Chi Healthways, an organization founded and directed by world renowned Tai Chi Master and Qigong expert Dr. Jesse Tsao, with whom he has studied Traditional Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi as well as several Classical Qigong forms. Please click on: Tai Chi and Qigong photos for a brief photo essay.

QIGONG AND TAI CHI

For an educational article on the differences between Tai Chi and Qigong, please click on: Qigong and Taiji: What's The Difference?

Qigong (pronounced "Chee Gung") is a powerful ancient Chinese system of self-healing exercise and energy medicine. Through gentle meditative movement and breathing techniques, the practice of qigong supports cardiovascular health and immune system functioning, reduces pain, strengthens joints, and promotes relaxation of the body, calmness of mind, and the balancing of emotions. The ease of qigong makes it appropriate and accessible for people of all ages and levels of fitness. 

Tai Chi, formally referred to as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan, is an ancient Chinese system of exercise, meditative movement, and self defense.  The slow, graceful movements of Tai Chi promote the physical qualities of strength, balance, and flexibility.  The mental qualities of patience, calmness, concentration, and stability are cultivated by practicing Tai Chi. The movements are designed to clear the blocked energy of the body, which is often experienced as muscular tension, fatigue, aches and pains, and stomach ailments.  Medical research reveals that the practice of Tai Chi can lower stress, enhance physical and psychological functioning, improve balance, and promote a general sense of well-being.


Our Qigong and Tai Chi workshops offer you authentic teachings taught within a friendly, safe, supportive, and enjoyable atmosphere. We often say, “Let’s play Qigong and Tai Chi!”

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©  L. Cammarata 2022