Educational Programs

Our classes are for men, women and families. In the past mothers and daughters, husbands and wives have attended. It is much more fun to bring a partner or friend and have the opportunity to practice together between classes and discuss what you have learned.

 

 

To Educate the Mind

Mini-Medical School

Are you interested in learning more about health?

Dr. Taylor will offer quarterly free one hour lectures on preventive medicine. Dr. Taylor will speak for 40 minutes and leave ample time for questions. Call 831-622-1994 for an updated schedule and location.

To Experience the Body

Tai Chi Chuan

Would you like to learn Tai Chi, a graceful art often called a Moving Meditation?

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that is also widely practice for health benefits. More than 100 research articles are published every year on the health benefits of Tai Chi. Tai Chi can benefit many medical conditions, as well as improving overall immunity and lifting one’s spirits. Tai Chi is highly effective in fall prevention.

Tai Chi is a similar to walking and can also be practiced in a seated position. This makes it a suitable exercise for just about everyone. Dr. Taylor is a Master Trainer in Tai Chi for Health and teaches at workshops in the USA and in Australia. She also gives regular classes locally on Saturday morning. Call Jane at 831-622-1995 or e-mail at DrTaylor@womanswellspring.com to enroll.

We offer classes for beginner to intermediate students in Yang Style 24 Form and Sun Style 73 Form. Yang style is the most popular form and is practiced world wide. It is a gentle and flowing style that is relatively easy to learn and practice. Sun Style is more recent, and is incorporates more Qi Gong or energy movements. It was developed specifically to increase health. Research shows that regular Tai Chi practice increases strength, flexibility and balance, and prevents falls. There are also improvements in blood pressure and cardio respiratory function. Tai Chi is often called a “Moving Meditation” and regular practice confers a serenity of spirit. Classes are designed for logical, sequential learning and are relaxed and fun. Tai Chi is appropriate for almost any age.

If you are interested in a more in depth experience, look at our annual summer workshop www.taichiproductions.com

See schedule of classes, right.

To Elevate the Spirit

Outdoor School

You may have been one of the lucky few to attend one of our Big Sur Tai Chi Retreats. These were delightful one day outings on the Big Sur coast. We listened to interesting lectures, learned some Tai Chi forms and had an amazing tea tasting. We plan to bring back the popular program in the future and would welcome your expression of interest. You can e mail us at DrTaylor@womanswellspring.com.

We are currently developing new outdoor programs that will get you outside, educated and empowered. We are planning a Map and compass, or GPS day. Let us know your preferences! DrTaylor@womanswellspring.com

Our most adventuresome outing will be guided horse trail rides. This will be appropriate for advanced beginner and intermediate riders. No cantering, sorry! We will partner with the best outfitters to bring you an opportunity to get close to Nature as you can only on the back of a willing horse. Let us know your interest DrTaylor@womanswellspring.com