MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

Welcome to the MoonWillow Tai Chi web site!              photo by Maureen Zwier, photosbymaureen.com

WINNER! Best of the Fox 2014
in Alternative Medicine!

Thanks to everyone for voting for us and for validating Tai Chi as a healing modality!


Also, MoonWillow wants to congratulate Young Masters Martial Arts in Woodstock for winning BEST Martial Arts Studio, BEST Birthday Party Venue, BEST Personal Trainer (Julie Doerr) and One of the Best Fitness Centers!

Photo: (From Left) Julie Doerr (BEST Personal Trainer), Robert Knuth (Owner, Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness), John Dughi (Young Masters Biz Partner), Allison Deputy (MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness), Allyn Barnett (Allison's #1 Son and Future Tai Chi Instructor!)

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") is an ancient, slow-moving exercise that originated in China around 1200 AD. It is a blend of Shaolin martial art movements and qigong breathing techniques to balance body, mind, and spirit. It works with one's vital life force known as chi - a living energy field that permeates and animates the body. Depletions and blocks in this field occur regularly from stress, poor diet/environment, and negative thought patterns.Tai Chi regenerates and balances this field, thereby cultivating a more harmonious being - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Tai Chi is well known for its therapeutic benefits and is on the Mayo Clinic's Top Ten Complementary Therapies list.

 

Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it can help treat or prevent. (from www.worldtaichiday.org)


Improves Posture, Balance, Flexibility, Stamina, Muscle Mass & Tone

  • Reduces/Eliminates Chronic Pain
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Improves Heart Health & Blood Pressure
  • Balances Digestion
  • Reduces Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
  • Slows (even Reverses) the Aging Process

 

 

Where and When Are Classes Held?

 

MoonWillow Tai Chi is based in the historic Woodstock Square at Young Masters Martial Arts, 110 S. Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098. Our current class schedule is as follows:

 

                                                  Mon (Beginner)        -     7:00-8:00 PM 
                           *** NEW Beginner Class starting Thursdays 7 PM in January 2015! ***

                                                  Wed (Intermediate)  -     5:30-6:30 PM

                                                  Wed (Advanced)      -     7:00-8:00 PM

                                                  Sat (All Level)          -      8:00-9:00 AM

 

For more information or to register for our classes, workshops, and other exciting offerings at Young Masters, visit www.youngmastersfitness.com. For further information about Tai Chi and other class locations, see our FAQs and Locations pages, or contact Allison at MoonWillow, (847) 458-0377 or (847) 308-0469.

 

Like to be on our email list to keep you updated on classes, workshops, and events? Go to our Contact page or email us at moonwillowtc@gmail.com.

 

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