Private Chinese Tai Chi Workshop

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: China, Shang Hai Shi, Shanghai
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  • 2 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Would you like to learn Tai Chi, but don't know where to start?  Or perhaps you're an experienced practitioner looking to enhance your skills. Maybe you're just wondering, what is this Tai Chi stuff about, anyway? 

Itinerary

Would you like to learn Tai Chi, but don't know where to start? Or perhaps you're an experienced
practitioner looking to enhance your skills. Maybe you're just wondering, what is this Tai Chi stuff
about, anyway?

Stop At:

• Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours, 188 Jufengyuan Rd., Shanghai 200444 China

Inclusions
  • Private 2hrs workshop

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Dong'an Park (North Gate), 811 Zhong Shan Nan Er Lu, Xu Hui Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200032


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Nadia T

05 Dec, 2018

I had no idea what to expect when I signed up for this private class. My mother had expressed interest in taking a Tai Chi class for beginners, and neither of us really knew anything about the practice. This class was amazing, and it was taught in a beautiful park. The teacher was exceptional and very kind and the class was so much fun. The teacher's translator was fantastic, and the class included not just the basics of Tai Chi movement but also interesting facts and the history of the practice. I highly recommend this, it is great fun, a true cultural experience, and you will learn a lot.

TravelingKennedy

02 Nov, 2018

Have you ever been taught something that completely changes your preconceived notion of how the world works? Well, that’s how I felt after taking a two hour introductory course from a local tai chi master in Shanghai earlier today! First the principles of tai chi are based upon Taoism (Ying-Yang). It is an ancient martial art that mimics the movements of animals—particularly the tiger. Like most people I thought that tai chi mostly consists of arm and leg movements. The master demonstrated, though, that this is completely wrong. The most important part of tai chi is based upon controlling one’s center of gravity and learning how to move properly your hips and spine. Throughout the two hour lesson I learned the basics of moving muscles and bones that I never knew I could control. We even spent 30 minutes learning how to climb and go down stairs without using your knees—if that makes any sense! One of our business partners in China heard that I had signed up for this class and nicknamed me Kungfu Panda as a joke. While it was meant as a joke, it turns out, however, that there is a lot of hidden symbolism in this cartoon. The animals are actually practicing tai chi throughout the movie, and the director spent 4 years in a Taoist temple studying tai chi. Thus this nickname turned out to be quite appropriate! While I have not yet mastered anything, the great thing about tai chi is that it is possible to practice anywhere! The master, Mike Yuen, expects me to send him short video clips via WeChat to check my progress! If you are ever in Shanghai and have some free time, I would strongly recommend trying tai chi, and Shanghai Pathways made it easy to sign up.

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