Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a prerequisite or minimum requirement in taking this course?
This course does not require any prior experience in Tai Chi or Qigong, or other movement art. We start from the very beginning. The only things you need are: a willingness to start, a sense of curiosity, and the ability to practice. :)
How much space is required when I take this course indoors?
A flat space of 2ft deep (front to back) by 6ft wide (left to right) in front of your screen would be best.
What's the time commitment for this course?
If you are new to Tai Chi, You should plan about 2 hours for learning (watching and following the videos), and about 2 hours of self practice per week. This estimate is of course highly variable and depends on your background and experience in body movement.
My schedule does not allow me to join the live classes, can I still take the course?
Yes. You can study and practice with the recordings of the live classes. Make sure to enroll in the "Recordings Only" plan. You will still receive course materials one week at a time to help you keep a steady pace of learning.
How long can I have access to the recordings after the 14 weeks?
As long as you want, really! After you complete the 14 weeks, you will continue to have access to all the recordings and other course materials, for review or for practicing along.
Can I do a trial class before enrolling?
You can watch the preview clips in Session 1 to get a feel for my teaching and the contents being taught. You are also entitled to a full refund within 30 days from the date of your enrollment if this course turns out not as you expected.
What is your refund policy?
I'm recovering from a health condition and heard Tai Chi could help; is this the right course to start?
It is best to consult your physician or healthcare provider. In general, if you have a condition (e.g., a knee/foot/hip injury) that prevents your lower body from bearing weight for a sustained period of time, it's best to let the injury heal first. While some health conditions can be improved through Taijiquan (Tai Chi), timing can be a factor to consider. I'm happy to chat to make sure this course is suitable for you before you enroll.
14 weeks seems long, is there a shorter Intro to Taijiquan course, an "intro to intro" perhaps?
Yes. Try either the 4-week Wuji Qigong course or the 7-week Tai Chi Cloud Hands course. They cover different aspects of Taijiquan foundations and all three courses are complementary to each other.
I have more questions. How do I contact you?
You can email Yan at [email protected]