Still Mountain T'ai Chi & Chi Kung
T’ai Chi Chuan (or Taijiquan) is the martial art of cultivating energy, relaxation, and tranquility to enhance the overall quality of life.
The art of T’ai Chi not only creates a sense of greater well-being, it also improves overall health, lowers blood pressure, increases stamina and strength, helps to maintain a healthy weight, and elevates mental focus. Most importantly, though, the practice of T’ai Chi Chuan is a way of integrating personal wholeness and balance into the act of living.
Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Chi Kung is dedicated to authentic T’ai Chi Chuan that has been passed down through numerous generations, and we emphasize the health of body and mind, meditative awareness, and the art of self-defense.
Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Chi Kung offers a number of classes, seminars, and workshops that cover a wide variety of styles and forms, but at its core, Still Mountain is faithful to the authentic essence of T’ai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung.
Dr. David Clippinger, the Director of Still Mountain, has decades of experience studying Buddhism, Taoism, Meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, T’ai Chi, Chi Kung, and Daoyin (Taoist Yoga) under the direct training of some of the world’s most renowned and respected T’ai Chi and Chi Kung (qigong) teachers. As a fully ordained Ch’an (Zen Buddhist) Priest, Master Clippinger is an expert on the spiritual aspects of T’ai Chi alongside self-defense and general health training.Master Clippinger is also one of the few people in the region trained and certified by Masters and Grandmasters in Medical and Therapeutic Chi Kung (qigong).
Still Mountain Blog
Returning to the Source of Joy
January 16, 2014
We have the unique opportunity to celebrate two New Years this January: the traditional New Years on January 1st and the Chinese Lunar New Year on January 31st. People often think of this time of year as a new beginning—an … Continue reading
Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Chi Kung, LLC, has been featured in a wide range of articles in regional and national newspapers and journals. The following are a few of the articles available from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and other magazines:
- The health benefits of Still Mountain’s T’ai Chi classes are featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Mental and physical nature of tai chi draws practitioners of all ages” http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08121/877548-51.stm
- "The Art of Being Calm: Martial Art Tai Chi Gives Participants the Feelings of Well-Being" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette : http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07109/779114-55.stm
- In the "Health Focus" of the April issue of At Home with Jennifer
- Pronouncement from the City of Pittsburgh
- TAI CHI STUDENTS LEARN TO GO WITH THE FLOW
Click here to read the article on World T'ai Chi Day from PittsburghLIVE.com
- Click here to read about Still Mountain T'ai Chi and Chi Kung in the article "The Martial Art of Relaxation" from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette