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Tai Chi Fundamentals® (TCF) is a simplified form of traditional Yang style Tai Chi. By modifying complicated movements of traditional form, anyone at any fitness level can benefit from this load bearing mind & body exercise.

Cost and schedule – Please contact Misa for schedule, registration and fee details!

1. Slow, no-impact exercise, ideal for increasing stamina, flexibility and coordination
2. A form of Qigong, a Chinese term for energy cultivation, which helps balance energy in the body
3. Enhances relaxation skills, mental focus and physical alignment
4. Builds leg strength, endurance and stability

T’ai Chi means “Supreme Ultimate”. It is a slow, no-impact Chinese exercise which integrates mind, body and spirit to function in harmony with the external world. T’ai-Chi facilitates both strength and endurance through slow, relaxed and purposeful physical movements of the body, accompanied by deep belly breathing and mental concentration (meditation) for the purpose of control and achieving a more balanced “body and mind” state.

T’ai Chi trains a person to relax external muscles and utilize deeper structural muscles, which strengthens the tendons and the bones. It teaches to take the stress off the back, hips, and shoulders, and to allow the large muscles in the legs to support the weight, which contributes to enhanced balance as well as improved ability in daily activities. It is a moderate aerobic exercise that can reduce stress levels and enhance the body’s immune response.

Health effects of T’ai Chi

• Prevents Falling and reinforces daily activities
• Helps gaining endurance, strength, flexibility and relaxation
• Other benefits: Cardiovascular, neuromuscular, psychological and musculoskeletal benefits.

Misa Tsuyoshi has been learning Tai Chi Fundamentals® with Patricia Corrigan Culotti and the founder of Tai Chi Fundamentals® Tricia Yu, and is a certified instructor. She believes that learning Tai Chi will help anyone perform at his or her best because Tai Chi teaches how to move the body in the most efficient and effective way. Her passion is to help people gaining functional strength without straining their body, and maintain healthy mind and body which are interdependent.

She has been practicing Spring Forest Qigong, which is focused on energy healing. She is also a certified group exercise instructor, and an AFAA certified Personal Fitness Trainer.

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