Mulan Quan (Orchid Fist) Tai Chi with Alexia Rees

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Mulan Quan, also known as Orchid Fist, is the only major Tai Chi style developed by a woman master exclusively for women. Although the style is new to America, its health benefits have attracted thousands of followers throughout China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Based on Hua Jia Quan, an ancient martial art featuring dance movements, this style is both powerful and feminine at the same time. Mulan Quan is beautiful to watch; it is a meditative dance through which the practitioner develops gracefulness, poise, strength, balance and flexibility, and is highly effective for rebalancing, quieting and focusing the mind.

In this immersive workshop, Alexia Rees will introduce participants to the fundamentals of this unique style, the 24-posture basic Mulan Quan form, as well as the short Fan form. The basic form serves as a powerful daily practice, as well as a foundation for learning Mulan Quan Fan and Sword forms.

Each session will open with gentle QiGong (vital energy gathering) warm-ups, followed by instruction on the form. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a solid foundation and will be able to practice at home on their own.

Alexia Rees is a longtime practitioner and teacher of QiGong (vital energy gathering) and Mulan Quan, which has only recently been introduced in the West. Ms. Rees trained with a direct disciple (Ying Meifeng, of Shanghai) of the founder of this unique style.

Born into a musical family in Russia, Ms. Rees studied classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music. After immigrating to the United States, Ms. Rees and her family settled in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, bordering Chinatown. It was at that time Ms. Rees was first introduced, and became fascinated with, the graceful, highly disciplined, meditative practice of Tai Chi and QiGong, which soon became an integral part of her life.

Ms. Rees has been a Tai Chi core faculty member at Omega Institute since 2010, as well as a private Tai Chi instructor in the Greater New York Area since 2005. In addition to her Tai Chi practice, Ms. Rees performs as a classical piano soloist and in chamber music festivals, and has enjoyed a vibrant teaching career as a private piano instructor and an early childhood educator. ~ 866 264 5139

Event Highlights

  • Taichi & Dance

Tags: dance moving meditation spirituality taichi wellness

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