Nicola Briggs began her Tai Chi studies in 1993 with Master Domingo Colon,
Director of The Tai Chi School of Westchester, est. 1978. From
the start of her Tai Chi journey, she was fascinated with how Tai Chi
can be used as a powerful tool to dramatically improve the mental and
physical quality of one's life.
Known as "moving meditation," Tai Chi cultivates tranquility and reduces tension and stress, with
relaxed, sequentially flowing movement. Elevated levels of stress in
today’s world have greatly increased the risk of serious illness,
so it is more important than ever to manage stress in a healthy way.
2001 Gold Medallist
Advanced Tai Chi Form
Chi Kung, which means “energy work,” is another exercise used
to promote healing with gentle stretching and deep breathing, and is
a wonderful complement to the Tai Chi form, often acting as a warm-up
at the start of classes. Ms. Briggs seeks to emphasize the many health
benefits of both Tai Chi and Chi Kung, to allow the student to fully
experience their restorative powers.
She takes a unique and effective
approach to teaching Tai Chi that is particularly suited for each of
these varied settings, which has inspired the company name, Tai
Chi For Everyone. Even in group-class settings, she gives individualized
instruction to provide correct postural alignment, which ensures a safe
and enjoyable practice for all students.
Ms. Briggs has also participated in numerous public demonstrations for such institutions as the American Cancer Society, the National Arthritis Foundation, and the American Lung Association. She is committed to raising the level of public awareness about the healing qualities of Tai Chi, and how it can be effective in asthma and pain management programs. She is an experienced competitor as well, and has won Gold and Bronze medals at several Tai Chi championships in the Advanced Tai Chi Form and Weapons divisions. Ms. Briggs has been interviewed by television and newspapers on the growing popularity of Tai Chi in the West, and has most recently co-starred with Master Domingo Colon in the instructional video, “Vol. 1., The Fundamentals of Tai Chi – Basic Movements Standing and Sitting.” This video is the perfect introduction to Tai Chi for the beginning student.
For more information about Nicola Briggs’ group classes in the New York area, or to schedule a demonstration class, you can contact her at email@example.com or call The Tai Chi School of Westchester at (914) 337-3339.