tai chi and cardiac rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic.

tai chi classes & health


many doctors and other health care professionals now suggest to their patients that they take up tai chi for its known health benefits. Although they’re right about the health benefits, very few doctors practice tai chi themselves, so they don’t realize how complex normal tai chi choreography can be, and how long and difficult the learning curve is before you get to the good stuff health-wise

in some places, like the Mayo Clinic (above), special "easy" tai chi classes have been developed for patients in recovery and for those dealing with the more serious issues of aging. this is a wonderful way to introduce a simplified version of tai chi to those who need it most. at the present time, however, we do not offer "easy tai chi" 


therefore, if you have serious health issues, we suggest you 

check with your local hospital systems or other health-care facilities

for easy tai chi or qigong classes. many are open to the public, and 

are free or at very low cost


we do accept some students with health issues into the foundation studies and morning qigong classes on a case-by-case basis

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qigong classes & health

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qigong (chi-gung) is a health art, while tai chi is a martial art, so qigong will get you to the good stuff health-wise faster and far more directly than tai chi


if you can do an hour of light standing exercise on your own, and you have 

your doctor's written permission, you may qualify for our foundation studies and morning qigong public classes. fill out the foundation studies application

and we'll talk