Tai Chi with Biag Gaogen  

Movement for wellbeing, OPEN TO ALL, first come first served.

Overview: Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, the essential principles include the mind being integrated with the body; fluidity of movement; control of breathing; and mental concentration. The central focus is to enable the qi or life force to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, achieved through the ongoing practice of tai chi.

About the Instructor: Biag Gaongen is an MFA candidate and Fulbright Fellow from the Philippines. After graduating with his BFA in Dance from De La Sall University in Manila, he danced professionally with Ballet Philippines, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan, and Taz Compagnie Der Oper Graz in Austria. His research in choreography and dance film explores the meeting and sifting of the East and the West.

Location: Dance Studio, Sullivant 370