Tai Chi with Linda Peck
For all ages, this class focuses on balance as well as physical and mental flexibility, and benefits physical injuries as well as heart, liver, kidney functions and arthritis. Linda Peck teaches the Yang Style short form, along with drawing from other disciplines like Wing Chun and Self Defense techniques.
Additionally, students learn the applications for Tai Chi, bridging how the practice can not only benefit your body but also enhance your abilities to be mindful in addressing other areas of your life. It is a journey and discipline that has many rewards. Though Tai Chi will take you beyond your limb limits and is aerobically beneficial, you will also find it to be enormously regenerative. Tai Chi is not a class but a life practice that is transformative.
I attended a Tai Chi/Qi Gong class in Northampton taught by Linda Peck and was surprised. I am Chinese and just came to the US and wasn’t expecting it to be so traditional. She is the closest thing I have found to authentic Chinese teaching and knows many of our customs. She has added her own teaching which is interesting and valuable. My colleagues would be interested in her unique yet traditional style.-- Yichi Zhang, Freshman, University of Massachusetts (Hometown: CHEN VILLAGE - Hunan Province, China)
Merging science and evidence-based practice with the medical benefits and wisdom of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, students will learn the cultural and historical impact of this ancient tradition and practice.
This interactive and research-driven curriculum will prepare students to:
Linda Peck is a second degree black belt, with emphasis on Goshin Jutsu, Wing Chun, Karate, and Tai Chi. She received her black belts from Lions Gait Martial Arts, master Jody Scalise. She has also studied Tai Chi-Qi Gong with Master Jesse Tsao, and is certified by the Chinese Tai Chi Association. She meets regularly with other Masters and Tai Chi Practitioners, and has been teaching and presenting martial arts presentations for over 15 years. She practices presently with other Tai Chi instructors weekly, and teaches in several places around the Pioneer Valley. You can view a video of her practicing a number of forms here.
Contact her at 413-834-4721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.