watercolor holiday card xeroxed.  3x5"  Rima Dawn McCabe 2013?

 

 

Introducing, our new department:  Webbed Feet Design Education   


We teach basics of the 108 move Wu Style Tai Chi Form twice a week, at Northwestern Medicine's Stone Clinic, in downtown Chicago.

 


 

So, doing Tai Chi helps the Art, and the body and the mind and well everything. Flow. Coming round full circle. Discipline. Centeredness.  It's not a word thing... much like Art and Design. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our education department uses items created by our design team, to support educational endeavors.  For example, our Tai Chi classes...

 

Design for Education! 
an award-winning instructional website, a facebook page of links, an accordion-style flip book sold off the website, around the world, and original music

also... Instructions, including: lesson plans, class structure,  leave behinds,  diagrams, lists of moves.posters, promotional ads. and tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tai chi instruction

12 week session. 1 or 1.5 hr  per class.  

Our Tai Chi instructor Julie is available to come to your location - school, senior center, chiropractic office - in Chicagoland area.  She is already teaching at  Northwestern Medicine on Wednesdays. Tues, Thurs, Friday and Monday are possible days. See above for more pictures, video, etc Private lessons also available.
(We also can make posters, lesson plans, social media announcements, lists of moves, etc, as needed.)

 


mini accordion folded first 8 moves

 leave behinds. accordion fold first 8 moves.  with website address and instructor contact info.  each student gets one free, in class.

 

 

 

tai chi instruction

private instruction available. 1 or 1.5 hr  per class.  

Our Tai Chi instructor Julie is available to come to your location, hospital, church, community center, or  in a park or health club.  

 

links to relevant tai chi articles and videos

 

web page of information from Tai Chi instructors and Classic sources all over the word. Updated currently. Includes links to articles and videos. click here  $0, free!

 

music to accompany tai chi classes and demonstrations

 our sound designer created some tunes especially for our classes at the sunrise asisted living, presence health, and northwestern medicine.  We've used these for classes and yearly demonstrations at Northwestern for their clinicians and patients.. click here  $ ask for custom work for your class or project!

 

 

online tai chi instruction

 $0 wfdesign.com/tc  free!

includes simple, clear instruction, showcasing the diagrams used by the founder of Wu Tai Chi, an instructors list on all continents
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

accordion style tai chi books

 $150 covered,  $60 uncovered

 The complete 108 move Wu style tai chi form, in a pocket book
index card sized, 3x5, 2"thick
click here

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Tai Chi Class

 

 
 
as of 7-19-18...
Class now meets both Wed 3-4:30 & Thurs 1-2
Come to one or both days.  Sign up sheet is in the waiting room,

 

We are currently learning the first 8 moves! 
one move per class. 
(see video and pictures, above)
 
and the 108 move Wu Style Tai Chi Form
every class.

 
 
You can refer to our website http://www.wfdesign.com/tc  for a list of moves and more information.
 
 

 

 

 

 

Our students...

 

are expected to practise daily.  One min for beginners.     
Regular attendance at class is crucial.  Students can sit, can come for part of the class, can stand for a few mins then sit. 


June 6 starts a new session. 12 weeks. June July and August

The class meets 12 times. Please let the instructor know if you will not be attending all the classes. 

 

 

This is what we said on our posters:

 

Those who practise regularly see improved muscle tone, increased agility, better balance, better focus and thinking ability, learning ability, memory, mind-body connection, centeredness, energy, and much more!  
 
Results!  one student can now balance on one leg, and turn gracefully. she used to have to use a walker.  another student began exercising with our class after many yrs of being sedentary. he lost 85 lbs.  students say it helps arthritis, and mind body coordination after a brain injury. another student learns tai chi to add to his other martial arts training.  doing tai chi daily helps with depression, giving the person energy flow.  it also helps with lymphatic problems and other circulation issues 

 

 

Wednesdays. Sept.2016 -present at Northwestern Medicine 
 All patients in the clinic are welcome to join.
The class is added to their treatment plan, after the first class.

 

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o, the blue items they know. we do them EVERY class. 
-feet. 
-opening move. 
-strum the lute and grasp birds tail. 
-single whip.

I will work on the red items with them. it's supposed to be confusing. especially to the viewer. but once you know it, and you are doing it real slow, like in your sleep, it's really comforting. complex, but the same each time. a little different, each additional time through. 
It's a fun puzzle, I think. well, it's hard to convince my 1st grader that i tutor that math is fun too. 
it's the transitions that aren't remembered. invisible in a sense. but that's so cool, eh? part of what's so neat about tai chi. the parts you don't remember, even though you've done it again and again. wake up to these sections, and learn it. and then you can go back to sleep, when you do it. workin the subconscious. tee hee
 
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Julie McCabe "I teach beginning Wu Style tai chi form, and I created a website and books teaching that form, showcasing the pictures used by the founder. www.wfdesign.com/tc I teach at Northwestern Medicine, to patients with an assortment of health issues ranging from MS to arthritis, brain injury, lyme disease, schitzoaffective disorder, depression, stroke, fibermyalgia, and some have foot injuries or trouble walking. I try to acccomodate everyone who wants to participate from the clinic.    It's challenging working with people with health issues, but also very exciting, to see tai chi participation help people with 'incurable' conditions, improve."
 

 

 

 



TAUGHT TUESDAYS 2-3, IN WESTCHESTER,IL. FOR ONE YEAR AND TWO MONTHS  

8-16 to 10-17

 

Plan for Tai Chi classes  


started Tues. Sept 12 at Presence Health  
 

12 weeks  - sept, oct, nov

1 learn to bow, 1st move.  Three ways.  8x is one min a day 

2 1st 8 moves, closing move

3 1st section – walks

4 2nd section – kicks

5 cloud hands

6 3rd section – golden rooster

7 4th section – crescent kick

8 5th section – ending

9 push hands   bow in ___bow out

10 bagua day: tea cup, walk the circle, bear, propeller

11 1st 8 moves, closing move

12 1st move

Structure of each class (same as last year)

Start on time
Bow at door – to dojo
Move furniture
Bow in
Directions
Feet
Hands
Warm-ups
The form. 12-20 mins, 1 min stillness, rub face
Any questions, scheduled focus (above)
Twisting sit
Bow out 
Move furniture back 
Bow at door to dojo
End 5 mins earl

 

WED, THURS AND FRI FOR ONE MONTH  1.5 HRS


December 2016 

We  created and promoted a one month event, Tai Chi at The Cup House Massage and Cupping studio, and Julie McCabe taught 15 classes, in 5 weeks, and served tea.
pictures and video from The Cup House follow.

 
 

 

9-22-16

11-30-16

 

VIDEO - WU STYLE TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION

Julie McCabe, Dec. 2016 at The Cup House. 

December 2016

This was our most successful ad on the social media group - Legit Hustle Chicago and suburbs!

Hannah made me into a superhero!!

12-16-16

tai chi music

from Webbed Feet Design Education

check out our custom created tai chi music!
https://soundcloud.com/user-668094562  
need sound to create a certain mood? our Sound Design team does custom work! inquiries welcome.

12-29-16

Congratulations to Jawon for earning the scholarship - coming to 2/3 of the classes, and all the regular classes at Northwestern Medicine, and practising! Fantastic to see how much you improved! You are getting the whole form!!

it was nice of you to put up posters for the class too

 

12-31-16

 

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