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Online Courses

Move With Tanggao on Zoom

Develop core strength and mobility.

Enhancing the circulation of energy and awareness.

Improve your movement, gestures, and body expression.


Classes will resume in June 2022



9 Am Los Angeles(6 PM London)


Drop-in: $12 

About Core Movement

The core, located in the abdominal region, is our moving and instinctive brain, just like our feeling or emotional brain is located in the chest and our thinking brain is located in the head.


The core movement naturally occurs in all animals and children but often lost in adults of our age. When we start to move from the core, we have come to the driver seat (rather than pushing the car from behind). The whole body participates in such movement with harmony, efficiency, and ease.


Core initiated movement also addresses and answers perhaps an even more important issue other than core strength and stability: the core mobility, and gives the abdominal area much-needed circulation and massage, and most of all, it allows the diaphragm to move freely.


This video shows fragments of core initiated movement Inspired by the teaching and practice of Yoga Synergy as well as movement disciplines from East and West.

Online Course A



A 12-week course on Core Movement

A systematical approach to Core Movement from its simple to complex forms


This course includes a series of 12 classes focused on core movement.

What You Will Learn:


  1. Natural breathing: Natural breathing is a manifestation of a physiological state that is in a mode of relaxation, and rejuvenation.  In such a mode the body is doing its job in digesting food, recovering from fatigue, and healing from diseases.  It is our most natural way of breathing but is generally lost in most adults in our modern age.

  2. Natural breathing is initiated by the diaphragm which causes the expansion of the abdomen.  There are many benefits of diaphragmatic breathing, it sends a message to our nervous system and brings relaxation.  Furthermore, the expansion and contraction of the abdomen dictated by natural breathing indicate core mobility as well as a relaxed belly which encourages blood circulation in the region.

  3. How natural breathing creates expansion and contraction in the abdominal region and emerges as the most fundamental core movement.

  4. How such a basic core movement awakens the lower trunk and creates forward, backward, and sideways bending.

  5. How the basic core movement travels and ripples outward to its neighboring joint complexes: upwards to the spine, shoulders, and arms and downwards to the hips and legs.  Through the control of expansion and contraction in different parts of the trunk, we can direct the circulation of energy to the needed areas.

  6. Spinal movement: spinal movement is the most significant expression of core movement.  Learn to move the spine in its eight purest forms: shortening and lengthening, flexion and extension, lateral extensions on the right and left sides, axial rotation to the right and left sides, and mobilizing the entire trunk.

  7. An oriental approach to core movement: Master Yang’s Calligraphy Health

  8. Move with the Infinity: Figure 8

  9. Finite and infinite: Understand the movement of the nine joint complexes in the body with each of their prescribed movement as well as their relationship with each other.  And how to initiate these movements from the core in their symmetrical and asymmetrical forms.

  10. Concepts and movements: utilizing the right and left parts of the brain.

  11. Complexed core movement: double figure 8 and spirals.

  12. Out of the mat and into space.

  13. Variation and improvisation of core movement

  14. Tie it together: Build your own practice

The cost for the entire course with unlimited viewing for 6 months:  



(Was $144)  

New Online Course!!



 More challenges and more fun!

  • 8 week course(one class per week) based on my previous course “ Move from the Core”, and take it further in exploring new horizons of core movement.

  • Transforms the gentle and natural movement practice in “Move from the Core 1.0”  into a full-body workout!

  • Will challenge your core strength and mobility by adding more dance element!

  • Include floor exercises to improve strength and mobility in the areas of hips, lower limbs, shoulders, and upper limbs.

Compare “Move from the Core” 1.0 and 2.0:


In Move from the Core 1.0 we focus on:

  1. Understanding of core movement and how to move from the core.

  2. Trunk mobility: Spinal movement, the primary expression of core movement.

  3. The movement of 9 joint complexes and their connection to the core

  4. Establishing and maintaining natural breathing during movement.

  5. Drawing connection between body(movement), energy(blood circulation), and mind(awareness).


In Move from the Core 2.0 we focus on:

  1. Understanding and application of two fundamental core movements: Downward and upward circular movements.

  2. How to use core movement to deepen the natural diaphragmatic breathing.

  3. How to use core movement and circular breathing to align the chakra points and enhance energy flow Conceptual and Governor channels in the Chinese meridian system.

  4. Mobility and strength building in the lower limbs and around the hips through increasing vertical levels.

  5. Building upper body and core strength through various floor exercises.

  6. Core strength and mobility challenge 1: animal movements: walking, running, and leaping in all directions.

  7. Core strength and mobility challenge 2: “Figure 8” movement across the floor in straight lines and in spirals.

  8. Core strength and mobility challenge 3: Haitian Yanvalou dance and its distilled version developed in Grotowski’s training for actors.


The cost for the entire course with unlimited viewing for 3 months:  



Launch in June 2022


Please contact Tanggao for more information and updates.

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