Everyday life tends to put you in a box. Straight lines and right angles are everywhere. Taichi is my way of rediscovering the curves, spirals and cycles that are inherent in nature and, therefore, in ourselves. Chen-style taichi is especially good at getting to this aspect of our deeper nature. It uses wide, expansive circular movements, builds strength and flexibility and focuses the concentration as well as our physical energies. Jashan is sensitive to his students' needs at every level and has a wry and canny way of getting the best out of you. I had some experience before I started with him but it's obvious that absolute beginners can also benefit from his teaching. His classes are a perfect foundation for the solo practice that's really essential to getting the best out of this art.