Discover how the ancient Chinese martial art Tai Chi can center, harmonize, and calm you with gentle movements that cultivate internal and physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus.
During the last several months, have you had a hard time calming your “monkey mind” — a Buddhist term used to describe restless, unsettled thoughts?
On any given day, if we’re not stressed about the pandemic, we’re consumed by the “what ifs” swirling around our unpredictable world. It’s no wonder we’re exhausted, burned out, and feeling completely out of sorts.
Many people have turned to meditation to calm and center themselves, but for those of us who can’t easily quiet the busyness of our minds, what can we do?
The answer lies in the ancient Chinese martial art of Tai Chi.
Tai Chi is a beautifully choreographed slow-motion, low-impact practice renowned for calming the mind while reducing stress and clearing negative energies. It’s often described as “meditation in motion” because it engages both your mind and body — whereas exercise and meditation primarily engage one or the other.
In her FREE hour-long online workshop, renowned Tai Chi Master Helen Liang will show you how soothing Tai Chi can be for calming your mind, while dynamically strengthening your body and bringing balance back into your life. Using full circular movements, energy is circulated throughout the body, feeding and revitalizing it, allowing you to stay grounded in the moment.
Tai Chi’s purpose is to move your Qi, your life-force energy, throughout your body while also balancing your yin and yang — forces that are opposite but complementary to one another — to bring your whole being into harmony.
When practicing Tai Chi, the goal is to make the moves flow together — circular gestures that are not forced. There’s no difficult exertion — the muscles remain relaxed, your joints aren’t extended, and your connective tissue is flexible and pliable. Each pose requires a change in breathing, concentration, balance, and inner peace.
Although its movements are slow and gentle, Tai Chi also addresses the key components of fitness — it builds muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and to a lesser degree, some aerobic conditioning.
Helen will lead you in a shortened, modified version of 8-Posture Form to show you how easy this martial art form is to learn — and how it can be performed at any time or place, without requiring a lot of space, special equipment, clothing, or footwear. Even if you have some physical limitations, Helen will be able to easily modify the practice so that it can work for you.
In this free, experiential Tai Chi workshop, you’ll discover:
- How deliberate movement can heal us on physical, mental, and spiritual levels
- How Tai Chi, if practiced regularly, is comparable to resistance training in how it strengthens the body
- The way the opposing forces of Yin and Yang work together to activate peace and harmony
- Why the key to cultivating Qi energy is in slow, fluid motions
- The Taoist philosophy behind Tai Chi and the reason it is considered a soft internal martial arts style
Master Helen Liang, the eldest daughter of Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang, began training in traditional Wushu at the age of four under his strict tutelage. At age 11, she was chosen to train with Sichuan Provincial Wushu School in China, and since then has won many gold medals in competitions throughout the world. She immigrated to Canada in 1985, and has since become one of the most revered experts in North America on Chinese martial arts.
In this hour, you’ll also get a chance to hear about Helen’s 7-week course where she’ll teach you every movement of the 8-Posture Form. You’ll experience that when this form is done correctly with awareness, you can embody what’s mirrored in the universal principles of the Tao — balance and harmony in a world of constant change.
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What People Are Saying About Master Helen Liang...
“Few practitioners radiate positive energy and good Qi like Helen.”
Master Helen Liang is one of the most exceptional teachers that I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her profound wisdom and knowledge comes from an impeccable bloodline and family of masters, as well as from overcoming her own personal challenges fighting cancer. What’s more, her complete fluency in English and Mandarin gives her a unique advantage when it comes to her ability to communicate sophisticated concepts across cultures. Few practitioners radiate positive energy and good Qi like Helen. She always inspires me with her optimism and enthusiasm for the arts.
— Gene Ching, staff writer for YMAA Publication Center, YMAA.com, and publisher of KungFuMagazine.com, Santa Cruz, California
“Her insights and techniques... have improved my other fitness activities, posture, work focus, and overall self-awareness.”
Helen has been my inspiration and guide on my martial arts, Tai Chi, and Qigong journey for over 15 years. Her insights and techniques apply not only to my forms and Qigong practice, but have improved my other fitness activities, posture, work focus, and overall self-awareness. Helen continuously refines and adjusts her teaching so that even review sessions are filled with new perspectives and new depth, a reflection of her own continuous self-improvement. She always provides the why behind the what, and challenges her students to not just do, but to always explore and understand why they do it. I look forward to many more years as her student!
— Manny Kiesser, Laguna Hills, California
“I feel more relaxed, calm, and energized. I sleep better and am more productive at work.”
Helen is a true Master and fabulous teacher who draws from a deep and profound understanding of Tai Chi and Qigong. I am amazed at her positive energy and kindhearted spirit. She greets her students with a friendly smile, empathy, and compassion. Those attributes naturally extend to her teachings, which makes learning the exercises much easier. Helen always provides the traditional Chinese medicine context so we understand the principles and philosophy behind the Qigong forms we are learning. I feel more relaxed, calm, and energized. I sleep better and am more productive at work. It is an honor to be her student.
— Matthew Schulte, St. Louis, Missouri
“Helen’s instructions are clear, concise, and detailed.”
Helen’s instructions are clear, concise, and detailed. She clearly demonstrates and verbalizes the movements and also explains why we are doing them. She is a gentle, encouraging, and supportive instructor. Attending Helen’s classes has brought me to a deeper understanding of this art and practice.
— Faith LeLievre, Hilo, Hawaii
“She is always willing to explain the movement to suit your current ability.”
I have been a Tai Chi practitioner for 32 years, along with other internal forms. I have studied with Helen Liang for 18 years. No matter what form she is teaching, it is done with care and expertise. She is always willing to explain the movement to suit your current ability. Helen is very generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge with the student. Whether you are a complete beginner or a longtime practitioner, you will always benefit and learn from Helen’s teaching. I highly recommend to anyone wishing to learn the beautiful internal arts to study with Helen Liang.
— Susan Holmes Nash, Winnipeg, Canada
About Master Helen Liang
Master Helen Liang is a world-renowned Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese Martial Art master with more than three decades of teaching experience. She is the vice president of the SYL Wushu Taiji Qigong Institute in Vancouver, Canada.
Helen is the author of numerous videos on Tai Chi, Qigong, Liu He Ba Fa (Water Style), and other internal styles of Chinese Martial Art. Her Tai Chi 24 Form... Beginner Tai Chi for Health... Tai Chi for Women... and Qigong for Cancer are all bestsellers on Amazon. Helen was featured twice on the cover of Kungfu Tai Chi Qigong magazine in the United States. She was also featured in the books Chinese Martial Arts Elites, Contemporary Famous Chinese Martial Artists, Kungfu Elements, and Extraordinary Chinese Martial Artists of the World.
In 2005, Helen and her father, Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang, together with Channel M, Canada, created a one-of-a-kind instructional Tai Chi television series comprising 130 episodes for Canada’s multicultural community. The show, planned and written entirely by Helen and Grandmaster Liang, and hosted by Helen, has been picked up by stations across Canada and the United States. It was nominated for several Leo Awards, namely Best Lifestyle Series, Best Direction, and Best Host, and won the Best Lifestyle Series Award.
In 2017, Helen hosted another Tai Chi video for Canada’s national telecommunications company, Telus Corporation, to promote wellness to Canada’s diverse multicultural community. She has also been featured by many media companies, including Chinese Central Television (CCTV), Shanghai and Sichuan Provincial television in China, national pay-per-view features in the U.S., CBC, Fairchild Television, and Channel M in Canada, as well as numerous newspapers and magazines in the U.S., Canada, and China.
She was invited to demonstrate in the Opening Ceremony of the 10th World Wushu Championships in Toronto in 2009. In 2013 and 2014 she obtained level 8th degree from both International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD) and the World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters. She was also awarded Outstanding Martial Arts Achievements by IWSD.