Tai Chi Classes & Qigong Classes

Spring Classes: April-May 2024

What are Tai Chi (tie-jee) and Qigong (chee-gung) ?
They are two ancient systems of improving strength and health that originated in China. Today, they are widely used to promote a better overall state of balance in body and mind. Qigong for relaxation aids both internally and externally, and stabilizes the mind. These disciplines were developed over millennia by a broad base of cultural leaders and experts in many fields.

Both tai chi and qigong are gentle, simple exercises that can yield huge benefits. Techniques use posture, breath, and moving your internal energy, or “chi” within the body. No equipment is required, and participants just wear comfortable shoes and clothes. No previous experience is needed for beginning classes. Anyone can join in on tai chi or qigong classes.

Save the Date

Save the Date

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024
See details below the class schedules about WTCQD
Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

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

TAI CHI (Intermediate), Yang Style 24 forms, Second Part

April 9 – May 28 (8 Sessions) from 6:00 – 7:00 pm weekly

Practice and review of the entire Yang 24 form, but a specific focus on the Second Part of the form. Students should have a thorough understanding of the First Part. There will be a focus on principles, and the content is appropriate for students who have studied Yang style before. Class sessions also include warm ups (may be done either seated or standing), and basic principles of tai chi work. *NO drop-ins

OUTDOORS (dress accordingly) at TBD

Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

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

TAI CHI Section 2, Short Form

April 10 – May 29 (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

April 10 – May 29 (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)

Thursday Classes

Thursday Classes

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

Relaxation Qigong Breathing

April 11 – May 2 (4 Sessions) from 2:00 pm – 2:35 pm
Methods of sitting and relaxing, standing and relaxing, breath work, qigong healing touch, and an easy movement warm up series. Exercises ease the anxious mind, and help the body to relax.

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World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Spokane

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day in Spokane

April 27th, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. PST
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Every year, on the last Saturday in April, millions of people worldwide join in for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. They gather in groups, or individually, to celebrate health and healing. The event begins at 10 am in the earliest time zone, and then spreads through each time zone across the globe with the theme: “One World – One Breath.”

Spokane’s World Tai Chi & Qigong Day meets at the park, and helps unite citizens for health, and offers education about tai chi and qigong. Free Classes and Information sessions will begin at 9:45 am. Then, at 10:00 am, we will invite everyone to join in for a moment of quiet unity. Then, experience a few simple moves of qigong and tai chi, and discover how you can benefit from these practices. No experience necessary!

Tai chi demonstrations will follow, so join in, or just watch!

OUTDOORS
Appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended depending on the weather! (Bring water and a chair, if desired.)

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.