Internal arts
There are several well developed systems of knowledge out of China that are still rather obscure. These internal arts are Xingyiquan and Baguazhang and are sister arts to Tai Chi Chuan which is already well established around the world. These systems together along with Qi Gong provide the tools for lifelong energy cultivation. Along with the benefits of strengthening the body and quieting the mind they develop co-ordination and help to balance muscle tone in the body providing space for the energy pathways in the body to circulate unobstructed to maintain proper health.

Her knowledge and background allows her to accelerate the internal development of the body through her knowledge as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a practitioner of the internal arts. Her goals to preserve, promote and develop these systems for the benefits of future generations. Founder of Watsu Orphans and affiliated with the North American Tang Shou Tao Association (NATSTA) she is interested in creating volunteer clinics and projects using energy work and water. These include hopes to create a cultural exchange with the Chinese masters still carrying this tradition down both with mainland China and with visiting masters programs in the west.

These arts are for those seeking deeper knowledge into the fighting arts as well as their own health in strengthening mind-body and for spiritual development. Chinese internal arts are appropriate for people of all ages. They are an effective and complete way to improve health, learn self defense and become internally aware. In the past she has held classes for children, teenagers, young adults, couples, families and adults and the elderly developing suppleness and confidence for all ages.

Basia Szpak-Borst is a member in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association and available for private lesson and classes. For appointments or to register for seminars email at Qi Gong, Tai Qi , Pakua and Hsing I groups with 8-10 persons start every 10 weeks