Class Components

The most important principles of healing and martial arts are that everything is energy and that energy seeks a balance. Those principles are activated by awareness, breath, intent, posture and balanced movement. The methods and systems that we use are based on those two principles.

As we learn how to balance and utilize energy in its many forms, it is important that we start from a simple foundation. First we want to understand the concepts of energy and balance and then we want to implement those concepts for our own healing and continued health. Once that process is in motion, we can carry the principles of energy and balance out into the world around us. This is basically a two step process – first integrate the principles and then apply the principles.

Each class and each method used in a class, will address a different part of integrating and applying the principles of energy and balance. Here is a brief explanation of some of the methods and systems that we teach.

Foundations Class
Wild Goose 1st 64 movement Qigong form
This is a core qigong routine that provides substantial "post-birth" health benefits. It defines structure and posture and introduces the concept of energetic alignments and qi flow through the body. The WIld Goose 1st 64 form is the foundation of the system.

Meditation
Meditation principles are at the heart of all of the internal arts. For that reason, we include instruction in three basic seated meditations in the Introductory class. Meditation  has been shown to provide a broad range of benefits including stress relief, improved immune response and greater creativity.

"TaiChi" Principles
Posture-structure, breath and mental intent are the three main training elements for all internal arts. We continually use these three elements in a variety of exercises. These include awareness/sensitivity training, basic body mechanics of the internal arts (body-mind-energy coordination), various meditations and a wide variety of of specialized drills. These are ongoing through all the classes.

Healing Methods
Healing is our main focus and all classes cover different approaches to healing. In the Intro class we look at basic methods of using energy to heal in a non-invasive way. A student favorite, the on-the-table sessions feature hands on experience with energy healing.

Students typically take the Foundations class for several class cycles before branching out into Continuing Study. There is always something "new" in the Foundations class so it is valuable for students of all levels.

Free Class Material
All students have access to written and video class material on the TaiChi Arts Class Facebook Group (this is a "secret" Facebook Group). You will receive an email invitation to join the group when you register.

Continuing Study Group
Intermediate, Advanced and Instructor Classes

Wild Goose (Dayan) System
The Wild Goose system encompasses healing, martial and meditative applications, all based on a foundation of energy work. It is a huge system, comprised of 72 different forms. In my 40+ years in body-mind systems, this is the most powerful system I have seen. A lot of attention is paid to its qigong components - it is often characterized as the best of all the Chinese qigong systems. Keep in mind that while qigong is the foundation of the system, it offers much more beyond qigong. We are fortunate to have a direct link to the Wild Goose lineage through Sifu Shane Lear of Delphos, OH. Sifu Lear is my Wild Goose Instructor (and writing partner) and is an "inner door" student of Grand Master Chen Chuan Gang, the 28th generation lineage holder of the system. Click here for more information on the Wild Goose system.

Additional Wild Goose Forms
We are able to teach about two dozen of the 72 plus forms in the system. It would take many years of class work just to get through all the forms and meditations we are able to offer. Here is a sample list of what is available.
2nd 64 form (Earth & Metal)
Meridian Patting Form (Fire)
Kidney Clearing Form (Water)
Kidney Strengthening Form (water)
Kunlun Bagua Form (Wood)
Trigaminal Spiral Form (Fire)
Dayan Palm (Martial)
Dayan Soft Palm (Martial)
Dayan Fist (Martial)
Five Phases Meditations
Expel the Toxins Meditation
Calmness Meditation
Remote Viewing Meditation
...these are a few examples of the territory that can be explored in the WIld Goose system

Participation in the Continuing Studies Group requires participation in the Dayan Arts® Organization's paid membership program. The cost is $100 per year and provides access to written and video materials as well as discounts to the national training camps. Membership is by invitation only.