Tai Chi Classes & Qigong Classes

Summer Classes: July – September 2024

What do you do in order to ‘relax,’ or allow yourself to feel smooth or calm? Eastern practices have been around for thousands of years, and the serious practitioners, who study methods of calming and healing, know techniques which can transform their physical and mental wellbeing.

People who have learned how to cultivate the ability to calm themselves from the INSIDE can benefit in many ways. This includes better mental serenity, increased ability to focus or remain focused, more fluid breath control, thereby reducing or eliminating anxiety, and greater ability to control one’s actions and reactions.

Good practices produce better internal functions. The techniques used in practices such as tai chi and qigong promote organ health: helping the heart beat more smoothly, the lungs work more efficiently, and the flows within the body to operate to their best performance level. Another component of tai chi and qigong work is that of fostering a calmness in the mind and body.

What do you do to support your body (and mind!)? Anyone can join in on tai chi or qigong classes, and anyone can benefit from practice. The slow, methodical movements along with the breathing methods can enhance pulmonary and cardiovascular fitness, allowing more efficient breathing and fluid flow through the body. If you already practice a regular program, tai chi and qigong are great additions, and if you are not on a regular program, these are great starters to regain better balance, breathing capability, and flexibility.

Monday Classes

Monday Classes

Location Addresses appear below the Sign Up form
Schedules are subject to change

TAI CHI – QIGONG: RELAXATION THROUGH STANDING

July 15 – August 5 (4 Sessions) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm weekly

This class material is for beginners, up to advanced practitioners, and all of it may be done in a SEATED position! Emphasis will be on moving energy in the body through exercises. Standing principles and posture are highlighted; breath work will also be integrated. Class sessions also include warm ups (may be done either seated or standing), and basic principles of tai chi – qigong work.
Please bring a chair, and water, and dress for the weather.

OUTDOORS (dress accordingly) at North side park

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

Location Addresses appear below the Sign Up form
Schedules are subject to change

EIGHT BROCADES QIGONG

July 16 – August 6 (4 Sessions) from 3:00 – 4:15 pm weekly (with 15 min. break)

This includes Eight Brocades practice, with Touching Heaven, Punch with Tiger Eyes, Draw a Bow, and more. Class content looks at the energetic qualities of these practices. These exercises help to quiet the mind. Stretching and moving exercises tonify the body, and organs, and aide flexibility.

ZOOM Virtual platform online

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Location Addresses appear below the Sign Up form
Schedules are subject to change

TAI CHI Section 2, Short Form

July 17 – September 4 (8 Sessions) from 9:00 – 10:00 am weekly

Second section of the Yang Style 24 Short form, and some review of the first part. Exercises also include warm ups, and may be done either seated or standing. Knowledge of the first part of the form is a prerequisite, so you must be familiar with the first section, after having attended a beginning class.

VALLEY – Spokane Vet Center (Space is limited)

TAI CHI Beginning Short Form

July 17 – September 4 (8 Sessions) from 10:15 – 11:15 am weekly

Great for new and first-time students, and an excellent review for returning students. Movements are based on Yang Style 24 Short form, and class covers the first half (or part) of the form. Exercises also include warm ups, and may be done either seated or standing. Suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about tai chi, and how it can benefit their health.

VALLEY – Spokane Vet Center (Space is limited)

Sign Up and Join A Class

Use the form to sign up for classes, or call 509-468-0587 to sign up over the phone. It is easy to make a payment online using a secure PayPal checkout (no PayPal account needed) using most major credit and debit cards.

You may also sign up and mail a check, or bring your payment to the first class, using the Cash or Check option.

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

Class Information

For more information about classes and what to expect, go to the About Classes page in the Resources Section.

Class Costs

See the Join a Class form for details and class pricing.

Location Addresses

Location Addresses:
Spokane Vet Center, 13109 Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley
Saranac Learning Studio, 3rd Floor, 25 W Main Ave, Spokane
Argonne Library, 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley
The Hive, 2904 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane
Hillyard Library, 4110 N Cook St, Spokane
Various parks and outdoor venues

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.

Caregivers – Caregivers 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.

Join in on tai chi and qigong classes!

Anyone can benefit from practice: these disciplines are known to be helpful for enhancing longevity and the quality of life.

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

Both tai chi and qigong practices are great ways to help a person relax, refocus, and re-energize.

To learn more, go to the Resources Section.

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.