About Classes

What is Tai Chi?
TAI CHI (pronounced “tie-jee”) is a centuries-old Chinese exercise program that promotes good health and balance. It is a series of slow, gentle movements, done in a specific order to facilitate energy flow, fitness, relaxation and focus. Doing tai chi provides multiple health benefits.
What is Qigong?
QIGONG (“chi kung”) is an ancient art form that integrates breathing techniques, postural alignments and physical movements to aid the flow of QI (“chee”), or vital internal energy, and promote self-healing. Everyone can benefit from the practice of qigong, regardless of ability, age, or physical condition.
Classes include methods for improving health, reducing stress, and ways to boost the immune system and help stabilize the nervous system. Learn more about how qigong and tai chi are beneficial. Join in-person, for virtual sessions, or for a class in the park.
Class Membership Prices

2022

Class fees generally range from $20 for shorter sessions (4-weeks) to $75 (for 10-week sessions). Classes last from 45 minutes to 2 hours in length. Check the particular class for details.

What can I expect in a class?
These programs require no special skills or equipment and are suitable for any age or fitness level. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothes and flat shoes.

Exercises may be done standing or seated.

No mat is needed, and you do not get down on the floor.

Before starting any exercise program, we recommend that you consult with your health care professional, or a qualified physician.

If you have no knowledge of these arts, you may start with the beginning classes. Students are encouraged to practice daily.

Locations
  • The Hive, 2904 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 
  • Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, WA 
  • Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 
  • Virtual classes via Zoom platform
  • Various outdoor venues in the Spokane and Spokane Valley area
Who can participate?
Anyone can join in on tai chi or qigong classes. If you use a walker, or are in a wheelchair there are many aspects of either of these disciplines that can be helpful to you.

If you are fit and exercise regularly, you can also benefit from practice.

If you are rehabilitating, the slow, conscientious movements and techniques of tai chi and qigong can help recovery. Both Tai Chi and Qigong promote aspects of flexibility and strength.

Before starting any exercise program, we recommend that you consult with a qualified physician.

Daily practice is encouraged. Support materials are available depending on the class. These safe, effective programs encourage students to rest when needed, and stay within their comfort range.

Do you offer discounts?

Doctor Referral – We continue to offer a Doctor Referral discount for classes with a note from your Specialist.

Veterans – Veterans with military service are welcome to attend a class at no charge (proof of service required). Thank you for your service.

Caretakers – Caretakers are eligible for discounts or a free class.

If you are currently experiencing financial difficulties, and would like to attend a class, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We want these therapies to be available to anyone.