Tai Chi Classes & Qigong Classes

Winter Classes: January – March 2024

Millions of people use a system to boost their inner healing processes, allowing them to live with more balance, and fewer health issues. There are methods available to balance a person physically, and emotionally.

These systems include the internal Martial Art, Tai Chi (tie jee), and Relaxation techniques based on the ancient Eastern system of Qigong (chee-gung). Techniques use posture, breath, and moving your internal energy, or “chi” within the body.

The systems are successful in treating health issues and chronic conditions. Disorders include anxiety, PTSD, cardiovascular and respiratory function, muscle strength, balance, high blood pressure, arthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, asthma, back pain, diabetes, cancer, and more. Research proves that Tai Chi and Qigong help many physical, emotional and neurological issues.

Monday Classes

Monday Classes

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

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

January 22 – March 11 (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

DOWNTOWN – Saranac 3rd Floor Learning Studio

Tuesday Classes

Tuesday Classes

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

TAI CHI – Beginning Principles: Semi-Private

January 23 – February 13 (4 Sessions) from 4:00 – 4:30 pm, break, then 4:45 – 5:15 pm weekly

Learn principles of tai chi, and elements of posture, and how to move with better balance. This is a great starting point for first-time students, or review for previous students.

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SIMPLE ENERGY (CHI) MASSAGE

January 23 – January 30 (2 Sessions) from 7:00 – 7:30 pm weekly

The Simple Chi (or Qigong) Massage is a great exercise that can be done first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day. The massage stimulates, and balances energies in the body. This head-to-toe routine can benefit your nervous system, and calm your mind through an ancient discipline called Qigong (chee-kung).

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Tuesday Classes starting in February

Tuesday Classes starting in February

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

EIGHT BROCADES QIGONG

February 6 – February 27 (4 Sessions) from 7:00 – 7:30 pm weekly

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.

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Wednesday Classes

Wednesday Classes

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

TAI CHI Section 2, Short Form

January 24 – March 13 (8 Sessions) from 9:00 – 10:00 am weekly

Second section of the Yang Style 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.

VALLEY – Spokane Vet Center (Space is limited)

TAI CHI Beginning Short Form

January 24 – February 14 (4 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 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)

EIGHT BROCADES QIGONG – Feb. to March Session

February 21 – March 13 (4 Sessions) from 10:15 – 11:15 am weekly

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.

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. 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.