about tai chiTai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. Originally from China, Tai Chi has gained enormous popularity in America and throughout the rest of the world for its health benefits.
Dorothy teaches the Yang-Style Tai Chi Chu'an, developed and handed down from the Yang Family. She has the honor of being 7th in teacher in the Yang Chen Fu teaching lineage.Sifu Dorothy also teaches a 2nd form - The Tai Chi for Enlightenment form, a transmission of the great Enlightened Tao masters. You may experience their spiritual presence by doing the Tai Chi for Enlightenment form for 15 minutes.
The Tao masters are led by the Grandmaster of all Tai Chi masters, the Taoist sage Chang San Feng. About 800 years ago Chang San Feng was the founder of the original Tai Chi Chuan 13-movement form for self-defense. It was a gentle form focused on the yielding principles of the Tao, so monks could defend themselves from bandits without falling into aggressive killing techniques that would spoil their spiritual path. But few are aware that Grandmaster Chang San Feng created a second short form that applied tai chi for enlightenment rather than self-defense. It also has 13 movements: 12 movements of Earth and one movement of Heaven that is done 50 times, ten times in each of the five directions. It was secretly practiced by a lineage of Taoist masters for the last 800 years
SIFU DOROTHY DELANEYDorothy Delaney has been studying hatha yoga for almost 30 years (visit yogaenergies.com to learn more). She is a certified teacher of vini-yoga and Tai Chi Chu'an. Her teaching style has been described as warm, non-judgmental, and balanced. With extensive practice and research, Dorothy has created a hybrid of her own favorite healing arts, which she combines with her love of teaching to share with others.
SIFU DOROTHY DELANEY is also a certified yoga instructor and reiki master. Private and group sessions can be scheduled simply by contacting Ms. Delaney at 406-580-6481
"Very meditative approach. Tai Chi combined with temple exercises is an excellent combination. I liked Dorothy's ability to impart not only information about the form, but also about related topics."
"What I like best about this class was the very good continuation of talking, form and practice. There's always more to learn. It was calming and I like the practice of balance. If I would only
practice at home!"
"Thank you, Dorothy, for adding so much to our program! We look forward to more classes!"
"Thank you, Dorothy! Great class - thank you for teaching our program!"
"Very professional teaching. I loved this class, thanks."
"Everything was presented very clearly. It would be nice to even have the class 1 1/2 hours. I learned good relaxation techniques and my body overall feels a lot better than when I first began
this course. I'd like more time in the beginning to focus on relaxation to help stop thoughts the day and focus on the Tai Chi."
"I'm glad she's continuing to teach next semester. Keep up the great classes!"
"I enjoyed your taichi class immensely, I had been pondering attending for a few weeks, and was feeling particularly frazzled today and decided taichi might help that out. After I left I felt much more centered than when I started, thank you!"