Ongoing: Drop-ins welcome.
This is a traditional form that is suggested for improving balance, focus and meditative aspects. It is taught one posture at a time, at the student's pace, with an intensive focus on fundamentals in movement. Wudangshan is a starting point for anyone interested in the art of taijiquan.
It is a long empty hand form which the same posture list as the commonly taught Yang style however each posture generally contains a few more movement or applications. The form has 108 postures and, when performed in its entirety, takes 45 minutes to complete. Students usually learn the form in roughly 2 years but are able to start benefiting from the practice of the form after a month or so, as principles of movement are ingrained.
Beginning students will start learning principles and fundamentals essential for taiji. They will continue through the form, posture by posture at their own pace.
More advanced students who have a small foundation in the Wudangshan 108 empty hand form will take on a few postures each week and focus on corrections personalized for the students. It will also build taiji principles details within the postures; details include matching, stance work, alignment and applications of postures. Students of all levels (including beginners) are welcome!
Wholistic Health Studio, 1000 Hackberry Lane, Durham, NC 27705, on the border of Chapel Hill and Durham. The center is centrally located between Chapel Hill and Durham and has easy access from I-40. $15 per class when paying in advance for four or more classes; single class $18. Followed by Push-Hands (see below).