The sun rises over the earth:
The image of PROGRESS.
Thus the superior man himself
Brightens his bright virtue.

The light of the sun as it rises over the earth is by nature clear. The highter the sun rises, the more it emerges from the dark mists, spreading the pristine purity of its rays over an ever widening area. The real nature of man is likewise originally good, but it becomes clouded by contact with earthly things and therfore needs purification before it can shine forth in its native clarity.

I Ching, 35. Progress

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Cost for Tai Chi Program
Cost for Meditation Program
Pricing Pyramid for Multiple Class Participation
Cost for Qigong Program
Cost for TaijiFit Program
Cost for Yoga Program
Payment Rules
Class Room Etiquette
Is This School Right For You


Tai Chi Introductory and Ongoing Program
    4-Week Introductory Class
      Cost: $60.00 a month for one class a week (4 classes).
      Requirements: Come 15 minuted early on your first day to register. Wear loose comfortable clothing of your choosing, street shoes are not permitted on the class floor. Clean gym shoes are suggested.

    Ongoing Tai Chi Program [Level I - V]
      $85.00 a month, plus a one time registration fee of $10.00. Fee includes ONE Ongoing Level class and TWO Introductory Classes.

      $100.00 a month, plus a one time registration fee of $10.00. Fee includes access to all Tai Chi classes. Must be approved by Elizabeth

      All forms other than the 64-posture Tai Chi Chuan and Tan Tui are initially taught in special seminars and will incure additional fees. See Seminars for more information.

      Requirements: Level I
      Tai Chi Uniform (includes one pair of pants and jacket), Tai Chi T-Shirt, Tai Chi Shoes and Hsu Fun-Yuens' book called Tai Chi Chuan the Methods of Investigation all of which can be purchased at the Tai Chi Center of Chicago

      Requirements: Level II - Level V
      Two private or semi private lessons a year. A written essay (content will be specified by the instructor). Options are available for those that find essay writing uncomfortable.

    Drop-in Fee $25.00
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Kunlun Meditation (Neigong) Program
    Getting Started
      Private or semi privates with Elizabeth Wenscott - $100 for a in-depth one hour preliminary instruction. Initiates will be instructed on how to maximize and customize their meditation practice using the standard Kunlun Pai neigong techniques. Once the required preliminary instruction is complete you are then able to join the Ongoing Meditation program.

    Ongoing Meditation
      Cost: $60 per month. (first month free to the newly initiated)
      Some meditation supplies are not included, amount to be determined based on individual needs.

      Click here for more details.

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Pricing Pyramid for those that would like to participate in multiple classes within the Tai Chi program.

Prices do not include seminars or meditation initiation fee.

Ask about the discounts given to those that would like to also participate in the Qigong program.

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Wellness Qigong Program
    4-Week Introductory to Wellness Qigong
      Cost: One class per week: $ 60 per month
      Two classes per week: $100 per month
      One-time registration fee: $10
      Mid-month drop in fee: $25 per class

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TaijiFit Program
    Three options:
    $18 drop-in per class
    $90 for a 6 class pass (6 month expiration)
    or, $60 per month all TaijiFit class access

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Cost for Yoga Program

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  • Classd Tai Chi program dues are due at the beginning of the month. There is a one time Registration Fee of $10 upon enterance. If you leave the Tai Chi Program for longer than a year and would like to reactivate your membership, you will be re-charged this Registration Fee.

  • Class fees are based on commitment not attendance, deductions due to vacations etc. are not permitted. All "Leave of Absences" must be okayed by Elizabeth Wenscott.

  • Repeated overdue payments will receive a tardy fee of $10

  • Payments are receivable by Cash or Check. NSF fee is $25.00.

  • Do not wait to be asked to pay your dues on time, I would rather spend my time teaching quality tai chi then chasing for payments. Class fees are based on commitment not attendance so no deductions are permitted.

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    General Rules and Etiquette
  • Only Tai Chi Shoes are permitted on the practice floor. Remove all jewelry before class. Do not chew gum or candy while practicing. No strong perfumes.

  • Bow when entering and leaving the Tai Chi practice area. Respect the Tai Chi practice area, its instructors, and fellow students; they make your training possible.

  • Before the scheduled class begins, quietly wait outside, then when class room becomes available, line up (shorter people in front), place weapons next to wall close to where you are standing, and quietly wait for the instructor to begin class.

  • If you are late for class, wait near the classroom door until the instructor gives you permission to join class. If you arrive after the class room door is closed you will not be permitted to join the class, instead you welcome and encouraged to learn more about Tai Chi by watching. Being tardy disrupts the entire class.

  • It is important to keep an even pace, by following the lead of the instructor or pace setter. Following your own pace is best practiced in solo.

  • At no time while class is taking place should there be talking except at the Q&A time during class. During the Q&A times do not sit on the floor or lean on the walls for they will absorb the chi that you developed during tai chi practice.

  • If you need to leave the practice area for any reason, bow and quietly leave. If for some reason something serious arises during practice time and you feel you need assistance please fell free to ask the teacher or senior students for help.

  • Respect students personal space. Engaging in excessive force in practice, training, or any two-person form, or engaging in sexual or other types of harassment can lead to immediate expulsion.

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