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Wed, 4/30 2:30pm

Every Wednesday

$7 per class for all participants

Instructor: Mark Anthony Sinagra

Level: Intermediate

Enjoy an afternoon at the Garden playing Bridge. You will play hands then turn them face up to discuss bidding, leads, declarer play, and defense. Light snacks and refreshments provided.


 

Sat, 5/3 10:30am

Facebook Event: Here

March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3

$110 members / $120 non-members
Instructor: Chen Bing Taiji Academy 

Taiji or Tai chi (meaning grand ultimate) is a Chinese soft style internal martial art used for centuries in health, healing and longevity. Based on ancient principles of yin yang theory, philosophical laws of nature (the Tao), techniques of Chinese acupuncture and martial arts, authentic Chen Taiji is a holistic training method used to cultivate a strong body, mind and spirit through techniques of mental concentration with coordinated breath and body movements. Proper practice results in a supple body with improved postural alignment, balance and bone density. Taiji harmonizes external and internal energy flow which strengthen muscles, tendons and ligaments; while the internal spiraling energy massages internal organs and circulates qi energy flow throughout the body.

Additional benefits include a deeper sense of natural breathing along with a concentrated and tranquil mind. Strong emphasis is placed on intention and mental focus and is a suitable practice for all ages of students with various ailments and conditions.

Chen Taiji founded by Chen Wangting, is the oldest and parent form of all the styles of Taiji including Yang, Wu and Sun. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Laoshi (teacher) Master Bosco Baek, the only disciple in America of Master Chen Bing and the direct descendant of its creator Chen Wangting. Master Bosco Baek teaches the authentic Chen Jia
Gou (Chen Village) system and is a most knowledgeable and skillful teacher with precise attention to the details of alignment and structure that will challenge the most athletic and benefit the absolute beginner.

Series will cover 5 elements: 
Fangsong- Taiji relaxation
Precursor to all classes - a highly therapeutic active relaxation process to correct one’s ailments, imbalances and alignment. releases deep seated muscular tension and fatigue. 
Elixir field - Dantian rotation 
The Elixir field or dantian is focal point where qi energy is stored and cultivated. Internal exercises of the dantian is very important for understanding the foundation of Chen Taiji.
Silk Reeling- Spiraling energy
Spiral motion is the foundation of Chen Taiji movement. It is required to perform Taiji forms and exercises. 
Fajin- Explosive energy
From the concept yin and yang there are soft flowing movements and hard fast explosive movement, both necessary for maximum qi energy flow and internal healing. 
13 Harmony Form- Short form 
A short form summarized by Master Chen Bing in preparation of Laojia (old frame practices).

**Drop-ins on the day of the class are allowed and are $15 per class for members and $20 per class for non-members. Please register at the Guest Services Center.

Mon, 5/5 9:30am

Las Gabrielinas meets the first Monday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and August.

For additional information contact Gudrun Kimmel at (310) 530-2382


 

Mon, 5/5 6:00pm

The California Native Plant Society - South Coast Chapter meets on the1st Monday of month of the month. For info call David Berman @ (310) 833-4377. 


 

Mon, 5/5 7:00pm

The Palos Verdes Begonia Society meets the first Monday of the month, at South Coast Botanic Garden, with the exception of July and September.  They will meet on the second Monday. 

For additional information contact society president Carol Knight at (310) 833-3466.


 

Wed, 5/7 9:00am

Volunteer group that meets every Wednesday and makes crafts for our Gift Shop.

To join please contact Vicky at (310) 544-1508 or vhuynh@parks.lacounty.gov


 

Wed, 5/7 2:30pm

Every Wednesday

$7 per class for all participants

Instructor: Mark Anthony Sinagra

Level: Intermediate

Enjoy an afternoon at the Garden playing Bridge. You will play hands then turn them face up to discuss bidding, leads, declarer play, and defense. Light snacks and refreshments provided.


 

Thu, 5/8 9:30am

The Gardeneers meet the second Thursday of the month at South Coast Botanic Garden.

For additional information contact Gudrun Kimmel at (310) 530-2382


 

Fri, 5/9 9:00am

Facebook Event: Here

Location: Garden Grounds

Docent led Walking Tours at 1:00 pm - included with paid Garden admission
Tram Tour at 2:00 pm (additional $5 per person)

National Public Gardens Day was created to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the various roles they play in our lives: promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Tram tour and docent led walking tour will be available.

Sun, 5/11 1:30pm

The Cactus & Succulent Society meets the second Sunday of the month.

For additional information contact society president Dale La Forest at (310) 618-9886 and visit southcoastcss.org.


 

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