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Tai Chi sessions come to Park City

Jesse Tsao, a Tai Chi master and former champion in China, will visit Park City to conduct five three-hour sessions on Tai Chi and related practice at the Beau Collective & Studio Pilates PC, located in the former Colby School, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4-6. Rising Pathways, the Park City-based producer of transformational events on the "art" of living, is organizing the event.

Born and trained in China, Jesse Tsao was the gold medalist in the Beijing Collegiate Wushu (martial arts) Competition in 1980. Master Tsao teaches both Yang and Chen styles of Tai Chi, and focuses on both its internal and martial arts aspects. He is the founder of Tai Chi Healthways and currently lives and teaches Tai Chi in San Diego. This is Master Tsao’s third visit to Utah organized by Rising Pathways in the past two years.

Tai Chi Chuan, called Tai Chi or Taiji for short, is a "soft" form of martial art that emphasizes internal practice, breathing and energy circulation associated with the movements. Literally translated as "supreme ultimate fist," Tai Chi Chuan is influenced by both Taoist and Confucian philosophy and generally consists of a series of slow-moving postures that can be characterized as moving meditation.

"The five sessions have been planned to be suitable for everyone, regardless of the style of Tai Chi they practice or their level of experience. This will be a rare opportunity to learn basics or improve your skill in Tai Chi from a world-class master of Tai Chi Chuan and Neigong (internal energy cultivation, meditation practices associated with Taoism)," said George Garvin, founder of Rising Pathways.

The five sessions will take place at 3770 N. Highway 224 in Park City, and can be attended either individually at a cost of $60 per session, or one can attend all five at a cost of $250. Each session will last three hours. The first session will take place on Friday evening, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Morning and afternoon sessions are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For information and registration please visit http://www.RisingPathways.com or contact George Garvin at 801-674-7162.

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