T'AI CHI with Andy Mertens

Andy Mertens teaches classes at both the Oshkosh T'ai Chi Center, as well as the Oshkosh Senior Center, 200 N. Campbell Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902

Mondays: Oshkosh T'ai Chi Center

  • Intro to T'ai Chi: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Instructor Andy Mertens will show you how T’ai Chi will help improve balance and flexibility and help reduce chronic pain and fatigue. You’ll leave this class feeling peaceful and stress free. This class will focus on the 37-posture form of Professor Cheng Man Ch’ing, who modified the Yang style long form into a form that takes only 10 minutes to do.
  • Advanced Class: 6:45-8 p.m. Focuses on the Yang short form as arranged by professor Cheng Man Ch’ing. In this form we will run the entire form at least once and then look deeply at certain sections of the form.

Thursdays: Oshkosh T'ai Chi Center

  • Intro to T'ai Chi: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Advanced Class: 6:45-8 p.m.

Mike Milewski of the The T'ai Chi Ch'uan Center of Milwaukee teaches a master class on occasional Thursdays. Contact Andy or check calendar for details.

Thursdays: Oshkosh Senior Center

200 N Campbell Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902

  • 12-1 p.m. Advanced Class: (See description above)
  • 1-2 p.m. T'ai Chi stretching: This class focuses on the principals of T’ai Chi and the basic elements of how we move and how to release restrictions in the muscular fascia. This is a great introduction to T’ai Chi Ch’uan and the first few postures of the form as well as the eight piece set known as Ba Daun Jin.  New students are welcome every first Thursday of every month. This is a prerequisite to the advanced class.

T’ai Chi price list

$140 (12-WEEK SESSION unlimited classes) for ADVANCED STUDENTS
$70 (6-WEEK SESSION unlimited classes) for BEGINNER STUDENTS
$50     private session - 1 hour
$40     stretching class - 4 classes
$20     Mike Milewski class
$10     drop-in fee for Andy Mertens class (with permission)

*Private sessions with Andy Mertens: In these sessions, Andy will use his training in T’ai Chi Ch’uan, Quantum Energetic Structural Therapy, and Myofascial Release to help you find the physical restrictions and energetic blockages that may interfere with normal body function.  He will show you how these blockages and restrictions can be opened and chronic pain can be reduced.