MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

Online Workshops now Running!

 

to Enhance Your Practice & Your Life



Yang 108 Long Form 


1st Section 


All Levels Welcome! 


Saturday, June 6th, 2:00-4:00 PM


$40* (Zoom Link sent upon Purchase)


*Enhanced members from the Woodstock studio that have kept their memberships current can still get their 20% off discount ($32). You will need to pay direct via PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo, or mail a check to MoonWillow, P.O. Box 1943, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1943. Do not register online from this website.
Thank you for your support!


Refine your skills, perfect your technique with this first third of the Yang 108 Long Form. Always something new to learn even if you’ve attended before! Covers moves #1-30, including Brush Knee Twist, Play the Pei Pa, Deflect Downward/Parry/Punch, and Cross the Hands. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and have bottled water. There will be two short breaks.

Led by Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, ATCQA

See Online Classes & Training page on this website to Register!



Tai Chi Basics Online Workshop


with Allison Deputy


Saturday, June 13th, 2020   2:00-3:30 PM


$30 (Zoom Link sent upon purchase)


Ideal for beginners and advanced students alike! Delve more deeply into the principles at the foundation of Tai Chi practice. Learn more about dantien breathing, cultivating stillness in wuji stance, kua training, Tai Chi "walking," and the intricacies of the Yang 12 form movements, including proper structure and alignment, and learning how to move from the dantien. Key to achieving balance, connectedness, and grace in the form. And having fun while doing it! 


Register at our Online Classes & Training page on this website. Pre-registration required! Zoom link sent upon purchase. 


Enhanced members that have kept their memberships current can still get their 20% off discount ($24). You must pay direct via PayPal, Zelle, or Venmo, or mail a check to MoonWillow, P.O. Box 1943, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1943. Thank you for your support!



Standing Meditation



with Jarett Sanchez


Saturday, June 27th   2:00-3:00 PM   $20


Reduce stress, achieve inner calm, and improve health 

Standing Meditation, known more traditionally as Zhan Zhuang (pronounced “Jan Juang”), is a powerful form of ancient Qi Gong that is beneficial for healing and martial arts purposes.
In this 1-hour workshop with Jarett you will learn a daily joint-loosening routine, key
concepts of the standing practice, and most important, the Zhan Zhuang posture called
“standing stake.”


Pre-Registration Required – Register and Pay at our Online Classes & Training page on this website. Zoom link will be sent upon purchase.


hosted by MoonWillow Tai Chi and Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness



Tai Chi Ball Qigong

for Everyone!


with Allison Deputy



 2:00-3:30 PM Fee $28


Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!



A FUN and INVIGORATING workout using solid wooden balls (one pictured above is made of solid poplar and weighs about 4 pounds. Beginner balls start at 2-3 pounds). Tai Chi wooden balls were used in ancient times to increase strength and flexibility for weapons training. Now a resurrected practice for us in the modern world, MoonWillow is offering Tai Chi Ball Qigong to enhance anyone's physical health and well-being. This workshop will cover circling, rocking, walking, silk reeling, and rotating movements with breathing techniques. Strengthen your joints and spine, and get a great upper body workout to go with the lower! Join us for this beautiful, meditative practice, like holding a planet in your hands! Don't have a ball? We do have a set of small 1-pound balls on site, or you may call MoonWillow to order one of your own. If you prefer something lighter and less pricey, a plastic ball from any big box store will do nicely, too!


Note: MoonWillow Enhanced Members get 20% off - only $22.40!


Register at www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com





GONG BATH


A Sound Immersion Experience



Friday, June 19th, 7:00 PM


CANCELED due to Covid-19


$30 at door, $25 pre-registered, $20/person 3 or more


with Mark Placzkowski, gongspirit.com


The sound of the gong creates deep relaxation, freeing us from the flood of thoughts our mind releases, and stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning. Mark’s gong meditation produces an emotional transformation as it releases blocks and stimulates circulation, and regenerates the parasympathetic nervous system. All you have to do is let the entire body relax and allow the sound of the gong to flow through the body and guide your mind into the territory of healing and rejuvenation. Bring blankets, sleeping bag/mats, pillows for added comfort as you lie down on our padded floor in Studio 2.


Register at www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com or call (815) 206-2222

Event held at
Woodstock Square Mall, Lower Level, Studio 2

110 S. Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098



Practical


Self Defense



for Everyone


with Jarett Sanchez

Saturday, July 25th, 2020 - 7:00-9:00 PM

Fee:  $35 (On Hold Till Further Notice)

Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness, 110 S. Johnson Street, Woodstock IL

Learn how to get out of conflict, and adopt a presence that makes you a less desirable target for attackers.


In today’s culture, many distractions leave us unaware of our surroundings. This makes many of us easy targets for predatory people with bad intentions. In this workshop, you will learn how to adopt a calm but alert presence, to become aware of potential dangers, and to ruthlessly create distance between you and any attacker. A nighttime stroll of the Square with Jarett will be included to enhance awareness and give real world grounding of these practical, and potentially life-saving, techniques. 


Never be caught off guard again!


** Ages 15 & up **


Presented by MoonWillow Tai Chi & Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness.

To Register, visit www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com 
or Call (815) 206-2222



S I L K


Reeling


with Jarett Sanchez


DATE & TIME TBA


Silk Reeling (Chan Si Jin) is the most universal body mechanic in all of Tai Chi.  Silk Reeling exercises involve simple, continuous, whole body movements that emphasize the spiraling nature of this skill. The continuous flow of these exercises, common to all Tai Chi styles, allows you to focus on Dan Tien rotation, rooting, and relaxation of the upper body. Join instructor Jarett Sanchez in this workshop that will add new dimensions to your regular form practice. You will also learn how this energy can be applied in everyday life.
All levels welcome! Be prepared to expand your Tai Chi horizons!


Fee: $40/session ($32 Enhanced Members)


Call or Register Online to Reserve Your Spot Today! Space is Limited!
(815) 206-2222 www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com


More information on this and other offerings at www.moonwillowtaichi.com

Location: Young Masters, 110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock IL 60098




Jarett Sanchez demonstrating the Chen 19 Form. Stay tuned for more workshops with Jarett in 2018!

“To know yourself, practice the form. To know others, practice push hands.”
- taichibasics.com



Push Hands:

An Exploration


Date TBA - 2:00-4:00 PM  $40*


Pushing Hands (Tui Shou) improves health and martial prowess through two-person training techniques that teach leverage, reflex, sensitivity, timing, coordination and positioning. Pushing hands teaches the body to yield to force and redirect it, rather than resist it. Training with a partner allows a student to develop ting jing (listening power), the sensitivity to feel the direction and strength of a partner's intention. Join Allison Deputy in this introductory workshop and experience the fundamental techniques of this ancient practice – all levels welcome! Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring bottled water.

* MoonWillow Enhanced & Young Masters Fitness Members
get 20% off! ($32 instead of $40)

Register at www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com
or call (815) 206-2222. Space is limited!


More information at www.moonwillowtaichi.com. Event held at 110 S. Johnson St., Woodstock IL. Questions? Call Allison at (847) 308-0469



All Workshops conducted at:
110 South Johnson Street, Woodstock Square Mall, Woodstock IL 60098
 


To Register, visit www.FitnessForLifeWoodstock.com
or call (815) 206-2222


For more information on Tai Chi and its health benefits, visit www.moonwillowtaichi.com