Qigong and Taiji Workshops




FRIDAY, November 15, 2019

12:30 to 2:30 pm

Movement & Learning Center at the French Broad Food Co-op

90 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC

Chen Village, China, 2005 

The statues represent the transmission of knowledge from Master Chen Changxing (left) to Master Yang Luchan (right), the originator of Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. 

Introduction to Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan

The Yang style of Tai Chi is regarded as the most popular and widely practiced style in the world today. Slow, soft, and expansive movements that promote stability, flexibility, balance, and relaxation characterize this style. The Traditional Yang Style Long Form consists of 108 movements (also counted as 103 and 85 movements) that take approximately 20 minutes to perform. It’s a deeply meditative form to practice. The Yang Style Long Form taught in this workshop is closely aligned with the tradition of Yang Chengfu, who is historically regarded as the most prominent teacher of his family's system of Tai Chi.

As a point of clarification, "Yang" in this context is a family surname, and is therefore not connected to yang in the yin-yang philosophy of Tai Chi. Somewhat paradoxically, at least from a linguistic perspective, the Yang form of Tai Chi is externally very yin (soft)! 

Who can benefit from this workshop? 

While this workshop is most suited for practitioners with previous Yang Long Form experience, those who would like to refine their approach to Tai Chi—regardless of what forms they have previously studied—can also benefit. For those who have previously studied the Simplified 24 form taught in our Friday classes or elsewhere, you may be encouraged to know that the 24 form was primarily based upon the Yang Long Form. Therefore, you are already familiar with many of the movements of the Yang Long Form. Tai Chi practioners with a desire to deepen their learning about the Traditional Yang Style Long Form will also enjoy the workshop.


This small-group workshop will be tailored to the needs of the participants. The entire Long Form will be reviewed and practiced, with added emphasis placed upon Sections 2 and 3 of the form. Participants will have an opportunity to refine their postures and deepen their understanding of Tai Chi fundamental principles, especially as related to stances, postural alignment, and relaxation


FEE: $50 (cash, check, or credit card in advance via the PayPal link below)

REGISTRATION: Please register by sending an email to me by clicking on this link: 

Yang Long Form Workshop

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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapy and education. He has devoted many years to studying, practicing, researching, and teaching the postures and applications of Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi. Larry teaches weekly Qigong and Tai Chi classes in Asheville, North Carolina, and also teaches mindfulness and mindful movement internationally through his educational organization Mindfulness Travels. He has practiced these arts for nearly 30 years and has received training from many Chinese masters.  

©  L. Cammarata 2019