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Sat, 4/19 10:30am

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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.

Sat, 4/19 11:00am

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Free with paid Garden Admission

The Pop-up Library is a portable library through the Palos Verdes Library District that "pops-up" in unusual and unexpected places on the hill. Along with a collection of beautiful "pop-up" books for children and adults, there will also be several other collections including nature and garden-themed books available to check out. The Pop-up Library has a 4G wireless hot-spot and a laptop for looking up information.

The library comes complete with comfy chairs to sit and read with an interactive "Rube Goldberg" machine that blows bubbles. This event will also include story time for children about gardens, plants and critters as well as a garden-themed project and happy, helpful staff to answer questions about the library.


 

Mon, 4/21 9:30am

Volunteer Docents meets on the third monday of the month. For more information please contact Vicky Huynh (310)544-1508 or vhuynh@parks.lacounty.gov.

Wed, 4/23 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, 4/23 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, 4/24 6:30pm

The South Bay Geranium Society meets on the 4th Thursday of month
For info call Donna Leslie-Dennis @ (562) 428-0611


 

Sat, 4/26 9:30am

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Saturdays

March 22, April 26, May 17

Tours begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am,

11:00 am, 11:30 am, and 12:00 pm

Garden Grounds

$15 for adults and children, members and non-members – Includes one tour

Join Faery Fauni and Faery Godmother Careen up close in an interactive walkabout in the enchanted gardens of South Coast Botanic Garden. The faeries will bring you stories of faery magic and flowers, with dancing, singing and fun.

Starting at 9:30 am and ending at noon. Groups and parties are welcome. Picnicking will be available on the Amphitheater Lawn during the Event hours. Children are invited to come in costume. One face painting is included in the fee. Fairy merchandise will be available for purchase in the Gift Shop. Call (310) 544-1948 for advance tickets. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.

Girl Scouts can earn the Magical Faery Adventure Patch by attending the event. The program can be downloaded from their website at http://www.afaeryhunt.com/education.htm.

Please click on “The Girl Scout Fun Patch Program” for more information.

Sat, 4/26 10:00am

2-Day Event: 
Saturday, April 26:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, April 27:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

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$8 entrance fee, members and non-members alike – Does not include admission to the Garden

Sponsored by:  Needle Artists by the Sea Chapter, American Needlepoint Guild

 

This judged show of various stitched art will be on display in the Frances Young Hall. Entry levels include professional, non-professional, master, and youth. Display categories will include needlepoint, petitpoint, counted thread, surface embroidery, beads, lace, clothing embellishing, and mixed media.  The show also has a boutique.


 

Sat, 4/26 10:30am

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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.

Sun, 4/27 10:00am

The South Coast Bonsai Association meets the 4th Sunday of each month, with the exception of December.

For additional information contact society president Jack Upston at (310) 346-1915


 

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