"I hope you find this course as beneficial as the thousands of Tai Chi students I've had the pleasure of working with over the years!"
Jim Bayer began studying Tai Chi in 1992, and was formally certified to teach in 1999. In 2000 he was able to quit his day job and never looked back! Since then he has amassed over 20,000 hours teaching seniors in various senior centers, retirement facilities and hospitals. From this experience he realized the "solo form" usually associated with Tai Chi practice isn't the most effective way to develop the health aspects of the art, which are increasingly important as we age.
In 2015 Jim became an affiliate instructor in the international Taiji school of Sifu Adam Mizner. He hosts Sifu Mizner's US Camp in Milwaukee, WI, which is the largest Taiji event in the country, yearly drawing over 100 people for a week of intensive training.
24 Instructional Videos
Providing clear descriptions of how to bring the basic principles, or "secrets," of Tai Chi into your practice, your body and mind, and your life. These "secrets" include posture, relaxation, proper breathing, increasing circulation and strength, and more.
Includes Chair Work
Much of the material can be practiced seated or standing, though the later classes are designed to develop balance. Earlier lessons include developing strength to safely stand up from a chair, and gradually build the strength to stand on one leg.
A dozen hours of progressively difficult classes, designed to develop specific aspects of Tai Chi, and gradually unify all the "secrets" into the wonderful health Tai Chi promises. It all depends on practice! Classes are in three levels - Bronze classes are 15 minutes, silver classes are 30 minutes, and gold classes are one hour. Even very seasoned practitioners will find the gold classes challenging!
- Silver - Mind 1 (29:56)
- Silver - Mind 2 (29:59)
- Silver - Strength 1 (30:55)
- Silver - Flexibility (32:18)
- Silver - Strength 2 (31:15)
- Silver - Circulation 1 (30:39)
- Silver - Strength 3 (31:12)
- Silver - Strength 4 (30:55)
- Silver - Balance 1 (30:24)
- Silver - Circulation 2 (29:53)
- Silver - Balance 2 (27:26)