CBD 2022: Interactive Taijiquan Workshop with Hong Yang, MBA

October 15, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

During this interactive workshop, Hong Yang will give an historical, philosophical, and physiological introduction to taijiquan (tai chi chuan). She will then teach several popular taijiquan movements using simple but profound opening forms so that participants can experience taijiquan’s amazing effects on the body. The forms will focus on three aspects of taiji: the somatic practice; the use of qi energy, both congenital and acquired through air, breath, and nutrition; and psychospiritual development. Taijiquan aids the unconscious mind in connecting qi from the earth with the entire universe.

The movements will focus on feet, hips, and spine, with holistic integration of mind, body, and spirit.

Practicing taiji with Hong, you will experience the elegant, slow taiji movements, and are likely to enjoy amazing changes in your energy and outlook, whether you are new to taijiquan or an experienced practitioner.

Yang also is delivering a lecture on Taijiquan: Contemplative movement rooted in Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Contemplation by Design Summit on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 12:15pm. Register for the Oct. 13 lecture here

Interactive Taijiquan Workshop is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 9 – 16, & Oct. 28 – Nov. 2, 2022.

Hong Yang, MBA and taiji master, is the founder of the Tai Chi Zen Institute. As a family internal taiji inheritor, she has been studying taiji since she was five years old. Hong is a world taiji champion in hand forms, sword forms, and push hands. She has been integrating Taoism philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine studies into her personal taiji practice and into her teaching. In 2020, Hong began earning her doctorate in integrative traditional medicine at Nan Jing University of Chinese Medicine. Her research focuses on the relationships among Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoism, and taijiquan. In recent years, Hong has been creating and teaching seminars and workshops to integrate taijiquan, taiji steps, taiji sword, ancient qigong, and taiji-related philosophy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Taoism. View her taiji sword demonstration at the Los Angeles Music Center in 2016 at 42 Sword form.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2022.