Tai Chi Classes & Qigong Classes

Winter Classes: January – March 2023

This winter has provided an abundance of snow and ice! Many people have balance and fall issues during this time. Tai chi is a fantastic way to create better balance, both physically and mentally. From the physical side, a person is more grounded and rooted to help avoid slipping and falls. The mental aspect helps to aid in creating a more stable mood, despite the longer, darker days in many locales.

Tai chi and its counterpart, Qigong, help to restore the feeling of balance. Many people testify that they feel steadier, and are more energized to perform their tasks. Tai chi and Qigong are profound systems that offer many benefits.

Classes meet weekly, and include breathing techniques, postural alignments and physical movements to aid the flow of “QI” (“chee”), or vital energy. A class offers in-person help to get the most out of your practice. If you have always wanted to learn tai chi, sign up for a class! If you have attended a class before, winter is a great time to refresh your skills.

Tai chi and qigong are two programs with zero side effects!

Monday Classes

Monday Classes

TAI CHI Beginning Principles and Form – CLASS CLOSED

January 23 – March 20 from 4:00 – 5:15 pm weekly
(8 Sessions, No class on 2/20)
A fun and easy intro to basic techniques and components of tai chi form. Suitable for new students, as well as continuing students. Exercises include movements to enhance immune function, balance and well-being. *NO drop-ins

DOWNTOWN – The Hive

TAI CHI Intermediate, Yang Style 24 forms

January 23 – March 20 from 5:30 – 6:45 pm weekly
(8 Sessions, No class on 2/20)
Practice of skills and form for previous students (instructor permission required). *NO drop-ins

DOWNTOWN – The Hive

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

QIGONG Breath Work

January 31 – February 21 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm weekly
(4 Sessions)
Breathing techniques and lung exercises for immune support.

ZOOM Virtual platform online

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

TAI CHI Beginning

January 25 – March 1 from 9:30 – 10:30 am weekly
(6 Sessions)
Learn core elements of tai chi and beginning of form based on Yang Style, components of form work, and better balance principles.

VALLEY – Spokane Veteran’s Center

QIGONG for Stress Reduction

January 25 – March 1 from 10:45 am – 11:30 am weekly
(6 Sessions)
Class will focus on preventative exercises/techniques that can boost your general health. Practice helps a person gain better overall function of their nervous system and body movements. The class provides tools for better relaxation using methods of breath work and posture.

VALLEY – Spokane Veteran’s Center

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.

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:
The Hive, 2904 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA
Argonne Library, 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley
Spokane Veteran’s Center, 13109 Mirabeau Pkwy, Spokane Valley
Shadle Park Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave, 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

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.