During 1974, for the first time in Chicago, Illinois, the Arica Forty-Day Trainingtm was presented. Since then, there has been a continuous Arica community here offering trainings of the Arica School. In 1983 we added the work of Professor Ch'eng Man Ching and Tai Chi Chuan to our curriculum.
The longest standing of our homegrown teams was at first called The Human Process. In 1992 we converted The Human Process into a State of Illinois and U.S. Federal not-for-profit corporation.
Tai Chi is a rich and beautiful practice. Different teachers and traditions emphasize different aspects of Tai Chi.
The Human Process is a community which carries the tradition established by Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing of Tai Chi as a path to awakening. All our practices - form, qigong, meditation, sensing hands, sword - are designed to help us lead healthier and happier lives.
If you have tried Tai Chi elsewhere and it did not resonate with you, we invite you to join us for a free introductory class to experience our unique style of teaching and community.
We have been offering Tai Chi and Arica programs in the Evanston area since 2005.
The Human Process does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, or age.