Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Julie Wylie

Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Tai Chi + Nia Technique : The Slow Dance

Event Type: Workshop

Start: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:30pm

End: Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 3:30pm


1701 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704, USA


Notes About This Event

The Slow Dance

Tai Chi + Nia Technique

Respecting the body’s inherent balance of yin and yang energies yields ability to adapt to a variety of rhythms and movements in all stages of life. Moving slowly while focusing internally increases calmness and sensitivity bringing vitality to muscle and connective tissue.  Primarily a physical practice Tai Chi clears the mind and heightens kinesthetic awareness fundamental to overall health and well-being. 

Physical Benefits of Tai Chi include:
• deep relaxation
• calming affect on nervous system
• release pain and stiffness in the joints
• positive effect on strength, flexibility & balance

In this workshop learn how: 
•to generate power through ease rather than muscling
•shifting and transferring weight develops grounded balance
•alignment, relaxation & efficient use of energy helps embody grace
•focusing on the exhale is a way to improve abdominal support and intrinsic core strength
•moving from the tan tien (physical & energetic center) with relaxed joints establishes fluidity in the body

Qigong Breathing Exercises
Tai Chi Principles and their application in Nia Technique
Tai Chi forms + Nia Technique movement to increase body knowledge 

What to Bring:
Your curiosity and water. 

What to Wear: 
Dress comfortably enough to move arms and legs. All other supplies will be provided. 

This workshop is appropriate to both men and women.

Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $40


About the teachers:

Wayne Key and Julie Wylie are Certified Instructors with Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health Institute

Julie Wylie Health, Fitness & Well-Being Professional
Cell: (512) 791-6597
Read Julie Wylie's story:
"What is Nia Technique":
Email Julie Wylie

Wayne Key Chief Instructor at Tai Chi Fitness & Renewal - 22 years Tai Chi experience
Phone: (512) 590-3668
Linked In:
Wayne Key Tai Chi Fitness video link
Email:  Wayne Key

purchase tickets:
$20 - $40
sliding scale fee