MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness
Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, American Tai Chi & QiGong Association
photo by Maureen Zwier
Life feeling unbalanced, uncertain?
Let Tai Chi show you the way!
AND go to our new Digital Downloads page for a
FREE GIFT to help you through this time of crisis...
Our Classes are now Online via Zoom!
Please see below for the schedule for PAID and FREE classes
now live-streaming on Zoom!
** All times are CDT (Central Daylight Time) **
Email us for the Free Class Links! See below!
NOTE: Beginning July 1, 2021...
MoonWillow will be operating on a whole new platform with Wellness Living, which will streamline our operations and provide you with:
* More flexible choice of classes
* Ability to earn REWARD POINTS for purchases,
attendance, and writing reviews!
* Convenience and Ease of Use
* Access to our New OnDemand Video Library!
* The Ability to Track and Manage your Own Account
Not on our email list yet? Contact us at [email protected] to
get on board and stay in the loop of these exciting changes!
JUNE-JULY 2021 Zoom Schedule:
Monday 11 AM - Beginner Tai Chi w/Allison
Monday 7 PM - Intermediate (w/Adv Add-On) Tai Chi w/Allison
Tuesday 2 PM - Chair Tai Chi w/Allison (seated only)
Tuesday 4 PM - Tai Chi Ball Qigong Workout!
Wednesday 11 AM Beginner Tai Chi w/Allyn
Wednesday 7 PM - Advanced Tai Chi w/Allison
Thursday 10:30 AM - Intermediate Tai Chi w/Allyn
Thursday 12 Noon - Tai Chi Ball Qigong Workout!
Thursday 2 PM - Chair Tai Chi w/Allison (seated only)
Friday 10:30 AM - Chair Tai Chi w/Allison (incl standing) - FREE
Friday 1 PM - Beginner Tai Chi w/Allyn
Saturday 10:30 AM - All Level Tai Chi w/Allyn - FREE
Go to Online Classes & Training page for Prices on Zoom Class Packages
If you would like to contribute to MoonWillow
to continue free online classes...
You may send funds to MoonWillow through PayPal's "Send
Money" Friends/Family option
(if you have an account with them), or through Venmo or Zelle
Of course there is always the good ol' check in
the mail if you prefer - send to "MoonWillow Tai Chi" at P.O. Box 1943,
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1943.
**Please note that we are not a 501c3 charitable organization, so your
contribution will be considered - and appreciated as - a gift rather than a
tax deductible donation**
Thank you very much for your support during this challenging time!
Also, if you are on Facebook, go to our page,
"MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness," and "Like" our page to stay in the loop
for our latest offerings, videos, and tips to stay healthy and well through
this time and beyond!
Thank you all again, and we hope to see you online soon!
Allison Deputy, MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness
Our Level 1 Yang 12 Training Program is for EVERYONE, not just prospective teachers.
Learn crucial skills to improve your health and well-being. See our Training
& Certification page for more information! Now available for Online training!
"Dear Allison and Allyn: Thank you and MoonWillow for helping me recover from two cardiac surgeries in a short amount of time. The Tai Chi practice has helped me gain strength and flexibility while I also work on regaining balance and stamina. It has meant so much during this pandemic to view you daily and participate on Zoom...I cannot tell you how much you have meant to me these past months. I have come so far and you have helped me so very much. I hope to be with MoonWilow for quite some time!"
- Gloria Froman
What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") is an ancient, slow-moving exercise that originated in China around 1200 AD. It is a blend of Shaolin martial art movements and qigong breathing techniques to balance body, mind, and spirit. It works with one's vital life force known as chi - a living energy field that permeates and animates the body. Depletions and blocks in this field occur regularly from stress, poor diet/environment, and negative thought patterns.Tai Chi regenerates and balances this field, thereby cultivating a more harmonious being - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Tai Chi is well known for its therapeutic benefits and is on the Mayo Clinic's Top Ten Complementary Therapies list.
Health Benefits of Tai Chi
Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it can help treat or prevent. (from www.worldtaichiday.org)
- Improves Posture, Balance, Flexibility, Stamina, Muscle Mass & Tone
- Reduces/Eliminates Chronic Pain
- Strengthens the Immune System
- Improves Heart Health & Blood Pressure
- Balances Digestion
- Reduces Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
- Slows (even Reverses) the Aging Process
Online options through Zoom happening now! Also, DVDs and Digital Downloads are available on our Web Store and Digital Downloads pages. Follow us on Facebook @ MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness or check back here regularly for further updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this challenging time. As we say in Tai Chi, "Water flows around rock!"
Tai Chi is a key practice in strengthening your immune system and assisting in stress relief. Keep up your dantien breathing and mindful moving to get through this period with grace and good health. MoonWillow is here for you so please contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. May this time reveal our
better natures and purpose...
For more information or to register for our classes, workshops, and other exciting offerings, check out our Online Classes & Workshops page. For further information about Tai Chi and other class locations, see our FAQs and Locations pages, or contact Allison at MoonWillow, (847) 308-0469.
Like to be on our email list to keep you updated on classes, workshops, and events? Go to our Contact page or email us at [email protected].
Keep visiting this site for more exciting content to come!