Welcome to YYTA

Yin Yang Taijiquan Academy is a school for authentic Tai Chi and Qigong founded by Master Guangzhi Xing. Located in West Hartford, CT we offer classes in Yang and Chen Style Taijiquan, Qigong (Chi Kung), Wushu, Sword, Fan, and Push Hands.

Tai Chi is a beautiful art people fall in love with both for the joy of learning as well as its many benefits. Often represented by the image most people recognize as the Yin Yang. This symbol is a circle containing two ever changing polarities. The Yin Yang, like Tai Chi, is constantly moving and flowing. Both the symbol and the practice maintain perpetual balance and harmony. By following this Taoist philosophy the art and principles of Tai Chi Chaun (Taijiquan) were developed. This centuries old practice is now known world wide as a wonderful way to improve the health and well being of all those willing to try it.

“Tai Chi involves a lot of stretching and breathing. Your mind and body move together. Students need time to get used to that. With the same movement, people do it differently. You can’t do equal movements. You have your own steps, timing, experience and spirit.” ~Master Guangzhi Xing

Qigong is a fundamental and essential part of Taijiquan. Literally translated qigong means life force cultivation. This ancient practice can take many forms and can be practiced in a variety of ways. Like yoga, qigong is about becoming more aware of ones own body. Static postures and dynamic postures are used to change internal feelings. Meditative states and greater awareness can be achieved through the use of qigong visualizations and movements.

The benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong to personal health are known and praised worldwide. Tai Chi and Qigong can help you…

Helps: all kinds of problems from minor aches and pains to serious diseases e.g. fibromyalgia, colitis, and Parkinson’s disease, to name a few.

Improves: energy levels, relaxation, mood, digestion, sleep, focus, blood pressure, your spirit and feeling of satisfaction.

Reduces: stress, fatigue, depression, and anxiety.