Career and Community Education
Tai Chi & Chi Kung

Tai Chi (Yang Style)

Learn this venerable Chinese martial arts to improve your mental and physical health. It is an excellent prescription for stress relief and is noted for increasing the mind’s ability to focus. While strengthening and limbering the body, it also increases circulation and has been shown to lower blood pressure. It is a subtle and sophisticated martial art. New students are welcome at the first class in January, April, July and October.

Instructor: Staff
Class meets: Monday and Wednesday
Beginners meet from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Advanced students meet from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hale Kuhina 115
Cost: $30 + $15 lab fee payable to instructor

ENR7012 5/ -5/28 (no class: 5/26) 7 mtgs.
ENR7012 6/2 - 6/30 (no class: 6/11) 8 mtgs.
ENR7012 7/2 - 7/30 9 mtgs.
ENR7012 8/4 - 8/27 8 mtgs.
ENR7012 9/3 - 9/29 8 mtgs.

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Health with Marie Riley

Instructor: Marie Riley
Class meets: Wednesday
Time:  9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Hale Kuhina 115
(2/13: Hale Kuhina 106)
Cost: $12 each course

Wear comfortable clothes, no fragrance, and bring a wrap in case the air conditioning fees too cold.

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Shiatsu and Accupressure for Self-Help

We will apply gentle pressure on traditional acu-points for our own relaxation, re-balancing of ki, and revitilization. The shiatsu, Jin shin, and acupressure points can be gently pressed whle sitting or reclining. These gentle systems, combined with most other health programs are known for promoting general well-being.

Acupressure for Your Neck, Shoulders and Back (3 of 4)

While applying gentle pressure on Jin Shin acu-points, we will practice Jin Shin sequences for shoulder tension and circulation of ki through the neck and back. Students have reported release of muscle tension and a sense of well-being. Tai chi complements acupressure.

ENR7027 Sect. 001 4/16 1 mtg.

The Acupressure Facial (4 of 4)

We will practice massaging facial acupressure points which are traditionally used for eye strain, digestion and rebalancing facial muscles. On the scalp, we will apply gentle pressure to Shiatsu points. Also, we will practice Jin Shin acu-points on the face, neck and shoulders. All is for your self-help. Tai Chi included.

ENR7028 Sect. 001 4/23 1 mtg.

The Healing Force of Chi Kung

Easily memorized, Chi Kung movements (the basis of Tai Chi) build: energy (Chi), mind/body integration, centerdness, and sustained concentration through gentle movements and patterns. Students report improved flexibility, natural breathing, mental focus, and wellbeing. We will view video of Master Teachers and learn ancient techniques for healing.

Introduction to Chi Kung (1 of 4)

Easily memorized, Chi Kung movements (the basis for Tai Chi) build: energy (Chi), mind/body integration, centeredness, and sustained concentration. Students report improved flexibility, natural breathing, mental focus and well being.

ENR7048     Sect. 001     5/21    1 mtg.

Chi In Your Hands (2 of 4)

As we continue our practice of Chi Kung, you can experience Chi balancing by slowly moving your hands. This self-help technique traditionally affects deficiencies, pain, and inflammation.

ENR7058    Sect. 001   5/28     1 mtg.

Chi-Building with Chi Kung (3 of 4)

Synchronizing our breath with Chi Kung movements, we will increase our inner strength. We will view videos from China.

ENR7039    Sect. 001    6/4    1 mtg.

Tai Chi and Chi Kung (4 of 4)

As we practice Chi Kung (the grandparent of Tai Chi), we will include “Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain” and other Tai Chi Patterns. We can enjoy our easy-to-remember sequences in nature among the banyan trees on campus and at home.

ENR7040    Sect. 001    6/18    1 mtg.
Marie Riley
Marie Riley , M.A., and L.M.T., is the Director of the Acupressure Center of Hawaii. Marie has studied with Mary Chou, Al Huang and Marshall Ho.