Hey! I’m Grace Dawn, a Tai Chi instructor.
For over eight years I have had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of people the benefits of Tai Chi. There are many styles of Tai Chi but I teach in a less traditional manner. Why? The secret is in deconstructing each move.
How My Original Teaching Style Benefits You
- allows you to gain a greater understanding of how the body moves
- easier to learn weight distribution + how you are best supported.
- you get the opportunity to experience each move in depth
- establishes comfort with the individual moves before sequences are learned.
- offers in depth explanation of how to stand and move
Previously I have taught gymnastics, several forms of dance, yoga and general fitness exercises. I know and understand very well how the body learns new physical activities which has made me a BLANK teacher.
**** Pre-COVID I offered private, small group and corporate sessions and one day I will again. 🙂 In the meantime I am working on creating an online platform in order to begin virtual lessons. ****
I have developed multiple Specialty Programs to cater to people who have experienced trauma, anxiety or illness. See my standard program below or if you need something more specific check out the specialty request programs.
My Standard Program: Tai Chi Basics
Get more done with less energy by applying Tai Chi Basics to daily tasks and discover the Economy of Movement. In this class we focus on our Signature 8 Form and Warm Up Sequence.
Tai Chi for ptsd
The focus of this program is to practice deep breathing and connected moves to help quiet the mind. Repetition creates a relaxing form of exercise in this class.
Tai Chi for Aging Gracefully
Movements in this program are centered around building strength in the core to ensure better balance through proper movement and breathing.
Tai Chi for Anxiety
This is a combination of breath and long, continuity focused movements. This program incorporates Tai Chi philosophy as a method for coping with stress.
Tai chi for Chronic illness
A program named Bad Day, Better Day is designed to help deal with chronic illness. Very small exercises for the “bad days” and variations for the “better days”. Repeated exercise will hopefully bring about more better days.
Tai Chi Stregnth Training
This program features Tai Chi positions with the added challenge of weights and resistance bands. You have never had a weight training class like this before, I promise!
Tai Chi for Sexual Assault Survivors
One of my most customized programs. This class offers time for centering + calm but also focuses on faster paced combos. Also featured are self defense applications to help boost agility + awareness and a much different commentary than my regular classes.