Tai Chi Classes & Qigong Classes

Spring 2022 Classes

Class sizes are limited, and schedules are subject to change.

In Chinese Medicine, the body has life force energy or qi (‘chee’) to allow healing and efficient energy flow. There are many benefits to practice of tai chi and/or qigong: allows a deeper connection between the body and mind, increases the body’s immune function, aids circulation (pulmonary and cardiovascular), allows more efficient breathing, and relaxes the physical body and mind.

Tai Chi classes & Qigong classes focus on specific exercises done within a short format to allow anyone to attend: you can schedule your daily ‘health’ break accordingly! Sessions are offered virtually, and in person at either the park, or at an indoor venue. Select locations: dress accordingly, including footwear, bring water and a chair if desired.

Monday Classes

Monday Classes

Class sizes are limited, and schedules are subject to change.

TAI CHI – YANG STYLE Intermediate, 24 Forms

May 2nd – June 13 (6 Sessions, No Class on May 30th): 5:45 – 6:45 pm weekly

Downtown, The Hive: Practice of basic skills for continuing students (beginning tai chi prerequisite).

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

Class sizes are limited, and schedules are subject to change.

QIGONG

May 3 – May 24 (4 Sessions): 9:00 – 9:45 am weekly

Virtual Zoom Class: Techniques to boost the immune system and aid the organs; work with wood element of the spring season, and exercises to tonify the body.

TAI CHI – Beginning: SEMI-PRIVATE

May 3 – June 7 (6 Sessions): 12:45 – 2:00 pm weekly

Virtual Zoom Class: Learn principles of tai chi, and elements of health and how to move well.

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Class sizes are limited, and schedules are subject to change.

QIGONG for Relaxation

May 4 – May 25 (4 Sessions): 10:00 – 10-45 am weekly

Spokane Veteran’s Center – Valley Better relaxation using methods of standing and breath work

TAI CHI – Beginning

May 4 – May 25 (4 Sessions): 1:00 – 2:00 pm weekly

Outdoors in the Park, North Side Learn principles of tai chi, methods of standing and relaxing, and easy movement warm up series practice.

Sign Up and Join A Class

Use the form to sign up for a class and make a payment online using a secure PayPal checkout (no PayPal account needed) using most major credit and debit cards.

Or call 509-468-0587 to sign up over the phone. You may sign up and bring your payment to the first class.

Payment can be mailed to:
Tai Chi for Health Spokane
PO Box 11862
Spokane Valley, WA
99211-1862

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About Classes

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 Prices

Please check our class checkout form for the latest prices for each class. 

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.

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.