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.)
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
Tai Chi Class
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
All patients in the clinic are welcome to join.
The class is added to their treatment plan, after the first class.
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
Structure of each class (same as last year)
Start on time
Bow at door – to dojo
The form. 12-20 mins, 1 min stillness, rub face
Any questions, scheduled focus (above)
Move furniture back
Bow at door to dojo
End 5 mins earl
WED, THURS AND FRI FOR ONE MONTH 1.5 HRS
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.
VIDEO - WU STYLE TAI CHI DEMONSTRATION
Julie McCabe, Dec. 2016 at The Cup House.
This was our most successful ad on the social media group - Legit Hustle Chicago and suburbs!
Hannah made me into a superhero!!
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