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Cortez Tai Chi Classes- New Location at the Millennium Center for the Performing Arts

Call 970-903-5723 to visit Tai Chi Classes in Cortez. Millennium Center, 20 W. Main St. Cortez
Regular Tai Chi and Qigong Classes. Saturdays: 10:00-11:15 am. ($120 for 8 weeks; $65 for 4 weeks, $18 per drop-in class). Register Online:

Beginner Tai Chi, Chronic Pain and Neurorehabilitation at 11:15am-12:30pm. Presented in 6-week sessions. ($95) Call or email Susan 970-903-5723 for next session dates. Private appointments in Cortez and Durango, Colorado. 

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Workshop in Southwestern, Colorado
Cortez, Colorado is conveniently located near Durango, Telluride, Mesa Verde and Canyonlands National Parks

Saturday - Sunday, July 17-19, 2015
Taiji * Xing-Yi * Lan Shou * Qigong * Energy


July 17-19, 2015

Friday 4:30-6:15pm
Saturday and Sunday
As always we will learn high-level internal secrets. We will practice Taiji, Lan Shou, and Xing-Yi Intermediate and Advanced Internal Principles.
You can expect detailed mind-energy-physical information rarely offered by Chinese masters. Many seminar attendees are teachers and 15+ years, so it is a great investment in high level training and practice.
There will be a lot of two-person training, sensing hands, applications at this workshop. Printable poster

6:30-8:30pm Saturday Evening Practice Session: Form, Two Person Energy Training, Push-Hands, Applications.

Tuition $225 in advance (before June 1) Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Saturday night practice $25; ($250 full workshop); $120 one day. After June 1, $135 per day, $275 full workshop. Call to register ASAP, limited enrollment, lots of personal attention. 
Location: The Millennium Center- COME DANCE TONIGHT! Ballroom. Beautiful huge facility with mirrors.
20 W Main St, Cortez, CO 81321

Call Susan 970-903-5723

Register and pay online:

Xu Workshop Tuition
Tai Chi and Qigong, Sports, Chronic Pain, Brain Health and Balance
Call for dates, generally once every six weeks. 11:15am-12:15pm

Guidelines for Pain Relief for information about how to use tai chi and qigong for relief from chronic pain as well as Tai Chi and Mind-Body Integration in Sports and Martial Arts, Subtle Energy Body, and Brain. Read about private sessions.
Millennium Center, 20 W Main Street, downtown Cortez.

Spiral Anatomy™ Biomechanics and Energy Clinics.
Call for dates, 9:00am-noon 2-days $95 Get ready to dance, run, hike, ski or bike!
Experience more fun and more freedom with better biomechanics, alignment, and whole-body integration. Have more speed, endurance and relaxation with less effort and pain. Take your movement art to its highest level--blend heart, mind, energy and spirit in movement. Check the new Chapter on Power Stretching as well as Tai Chi and Mind-Body Integration in Sports and Martial Arts and Subtle Energy Body pages to preview the kind of information taught by Susan Matthews in this workshop.

Spiral Anatomy

Brain Workshop™ Seminars

Class Contents

Regular Adult Classes in Tai Chi and Qigong - Bagua, Tibetan Qigong, Chen style form, Tong Bei, Lan Shou, Push Hands and much more. Continuing and advanced students attend this class. It's all about energy. Come learn how to build energy for use in health, strength, power, and consciousness. Learn to feel energy (qi) in the physical body, build it, move it, guide it with the mind and make a direct connection to the spiritual.


Read articles below for benefits. Home practice supported with DVDs available through

Sample class contents:
Forms (Tai Chi, Dragon Palm Bagua, Xing-Yi, Lan Shou, Tongbei), drills, qigong, push hands, fighting applications.

Sitting or standing Warm Ups and Abdominal Exercises to increase blood circulation to the internal organs, aid digestion, improve incontinence, exercise the brain, increase mental focus, increase vital energy called qi.
Head and Neck Massage, Meridian Massage, Tuina Techniques
Relaxation and Brain Blood Circulation Meditation/Visualization for internal energy flow.
Power Stretching for internal bone, tendon, ligament restructuring and meridian activation.
Posture Training through structural integration reverses collapsing structure, reduces chronic pain, opens blood circulation.
Balance Training, Fall Prevention
Walking, Biomechanics and Movement Retraining.
Moving with music, rhythm, and simple dance is enormous fun!