Golden's Tai Chi Ch'uan
Tai Chi Ch'uan is generally taught with as many as ten or twenty students following a teacher’s movements throughout the Form. From my perspective one of the drawbacks of this approach is the limited time the teacher has to make individual corrections. The student is then left to follow the teacher's movements to the best of his or her own ability. Tai Chi Ch'uan is a very precise system of movement directly dependent on your ability to internalize the principles of Tai Chi in your own body. The quality of the corrections you receive is directly related to how long it takes you to learn the movements and how deeply the information will be absorbed by your body.
By offering affordable private classes, I can focus my attention on enabling you to move at your own pace and in your own direction. We will tailor a course to your specific goals. These can include self defense skills, healing your body, stress reduction, improving health and longevity, increasing your body's resistance to disease, better balance, increased personal power, generating a state of impenetrable calm, achieving meditation in movement, becoming more spontaneous so as to better be in the moment and that of increased spiritual awareness and connection. That is a lot, so it is up to the teacher to understand and help direct each student on their path.
I teach the Yang Style T'ai Chi Form, self defense applications of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and T'ai Chi Sword Form. In addition to private classes, I also teach small group classes and Push Hands classes, a two person sensitivity and training exercise. I am happy to work with beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
I teach in my outdoor space overlooking majestic Bellingham Bay on Puget Sound, I also have an indoor space for night classes or in inclement weather.
Cost of Classes
Individual students have a choice of 90 minute, 60 minute, 45 minute or 30 minute private classes which cost either $80, $60, $45 or $30 respectively. For couples just add $10 to the cost. I also offer sliding scale pricing for those in need of it. This helps keep the benefit of private instruction accessible to all. I can also go to a student's location for a travel consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
There is a saying that there are as many different ways to practice Tai Chi as there are people practicing it. I feel that no two people practice Tai Chi in the same way and encourage each of my students to find his or her own Tai Chi.