Introducing, our new department: Webbed Feet Design Education.
We teach the basics of the 108 move Wu Style Tai Chi Form at Northwestern Medicine's Stone Clinic, here in Chicago.
Julie McCabe "I teach beginning Wu Style tai chi form, and I publish 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, 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 severe health issues, but also very exciting, to see tai chi participation help people with 'incurable' conditions, improve."
Do we writhe with chronic illness and pain, disabled this way and that, taking pills that ruin everything even more? or do we try, take up a discipline, practice a bit every day. and truly transform. unkink the kinked up joints and ligaments. let our bodies and minds self repair and self heal.
https://www.wustyle.com/resources/medical-articles check this out!
(works better on a computer than on a phone)
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
Our education department offers a complete set of items, created by our design team, to suppport our own Tai Chi classes, and we sell our books and music worldwide, as well.
a website, a facebook page of links, an accordion-style flip book, and original music
also... Instruction, 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, 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
May 30 No class
June 6 starts a new session
June July and August
Sign up sheet is in the waiting room
are expected to practise daily. One min for beginners. It only takes 12-20 mins to do the entire 108 move form. Yes, there is homework!
Regular attendance at class is crucial. Students can sit, can come for part of the class, can stand for a few mins then sit.
The class meets 12 times. Please let the instructor know if you will not be attending all the classes.
Wednesdays. Sept.2016 -present
class is 3-4:30. 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 early
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 Jawan 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