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

Call 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)
While the weather holds, our new class under the trees behind the High School on 7th Street and Chestnut is at 5:30pm, Thursdays. We are practicing energy, form, line drills and two person work.

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


September 27, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Brain Workshop for Balance with Susan Matthews and Tamalyn Taylor
Spiral Anatomy™ Biomechanics, Mind and Energy in Taijiquan


FREE Intro to Tai Chi and Qigong, Sports, Chronic Pain, Brain Health and Balance
October 4, 2014, 11:15am-12:15pm

FREE to newcomers. Check
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


October 19 and 26, 2014
Spiral Anatomy™ Biomechanics and Energy Clinics.

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.


Biomechanics and Energy for Taiji and the Movement Arts in Carbondale, CO
Saturday-Sunday, November, 2014 (check back for dates on the next seminar, old posters are here for reference)
Detailed posters: Biomechanics Seminar, Taiji, Qigong and Energy. Email Susan or Marty.
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. Write Susan to receive free streaming access to videos you can watch to prepare for the workshop.
Contact Marty Finkelstein, 970.948.7379, Carbondale, Colorado.

Hi Susan,   [Joe and I] feel very fortunate to attend your workshops.  We learned lots and plan to incorporate these into our daily Tai Chi practice. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, expertise, and your abundant enthusiasm and energy. Pat Davies and Joe Sprick 


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.

Rehabilitation Classes with Brain Workshop Training. Learn simple yet powerful exercises for BALANCE, POSTURE, FALL PREVENTION, BLOOD CIRCULATION, MEMORY, DIGESTIVE HEALTH, HEART HEALTH, SLEEP, RELAXATION, STRESS REDUCTION, INCONTINENCE.

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

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!