TAI CHI (pronounced “tie-jee”) is a gentle exercise with choreographed moves that flow together like a slow motion dance. When done in a precise order it helps facilitate energy flow, fitness, relaxation and mental concentration.
QIGONG (“chi kung”) is an ancient art form that integrates breathing techniques and physical movements to promote self healing. Everyone can benefit from the practice of qigong, regardless of ability, age, or physical condition.
Practice of tai chi and qigong has been proven to be beneficial for people recovering from injuries, surgery, or those with movement disorders. These classes are conducted with student safety in the foreground, and can be attended by the above groups.
Classes include methods for reducing stress, and ways to boost the immune system, and help to stabilize the nervous system. Learn more about how qigong and tai chi are beneficial. Join for virtual sessions, or register for class in the park. Experience tai chi the way it is practiced all over the world each day: outdoors in nature. Or, make a scheduled 'health' break during your day!
Experience the balance that comes from practicing. By learning qigong techniques to relax and breathe efficiently, some people feel better immediately, while others acquire huge health benefits as they practice over time. Learning and moving in a tai chi ‘form’ aids balance, focus, and opens a sense of energy flow not found in exercise alone.
Current sessions are grouped in four-week terms while we are offering virtual (Zoom) and outdoor classes. Please indicate which class/es you will attend (call or email). Register for one regular class with the 'single class' option, or register for MULTIPLE classes, or register for a SEMI-PRIVATE class. For virtual classes, we recommend the ability to position yourself so that the instructor can see your feet and hands, if possible. Before starting any exercise program, we recommend that members of the public consult with a qualified physician.
WARM UP SERIES – 11:00-11:30am weekly ZOOM
Basic breath work, qigong healing touch, and easy movement warm up series practice.
SEMI-PRIVATE: TAI CHI – 1:00-2:00pm weekly ZOOM
Basic principles for new students (Advance registration required; limit of 3 people per group.)
RELAX 101 – 7:30-8:15pm weekly ZOOM
A short qigong session to quiet and clear the mind, and relax the body. How to identify tension, and ‘gaps’ in the body. Techniques for developing awareness, and addressing problem areas that can cause ailments and anxiety. Extra time available at the end for discussion.
POSTURE – 10:00-10:45am weekly ZOOM
Elements of posture, including seated and standing positions.
SEMI-PRIVATE: TAI CHI – 2:00-3:00pm weekly OUTDOORS - Spokane Valley
Outdoor practice of basic skills for new students, and review for returning students of tai chi. (Advance registration required; limit of 3 people per group.)
QIGONG – 9:30-10:00am weekly OUTDOORS - Spokane Valley
Qigong warm up and a qigong ‘form’ or exercise to open and close the joints in the body, and relax body and mind. (Advance registration required.)
SEMI-PRIVATE: TAI CHI PRINCIPLES – 2:00-3:00pm weekly OUTDOORS - North Side
Practice a short series of moves based on Yang Style tai chi. (Advance registration required; limit of 3 people per group.)
$60 for SEMI-PRIVATE four-week session
$40 for a four-week session of multiple classes (excludes semi-private)
$20 for a four-week session of one class (excludes semi-private)
$10 for a single drop-in session (excludes semi-private)
Call 509-468-0587, or email (by clicking on the 'Contact Us' button) to indicate which VIRTUAL CLASS you want. For in-person classes, indicate which class(es) that you want, then come a few minutes early to complete your sign up. When multiple classes are available, students who pay the full cost (i.e., $65 for 8 weeks, etc.) are entitled to attend all classes listed during that session.
Methods of payment accepted are cash, checks, and PayPal.
Payment can be mailed to: Tai Chi for Health Spokane, PO Box 11862, Spokane Valley, WA 99211-1862
Or pay online using your debit or credit card via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required):
Just click on the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” option at the bottom.
Doctor Referral – We continue to offer a Doctor Referral discount of $10 per class with a note from your Specialist.
Veterans - Veterans with military service are welcome to attend classes at no charge. Thank you for your service.
Caretakers - Caretakers are eligible for a discount on classes; please contact us.
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.
Many session structures are suitable for varying capabilities, including students using adaptive equipment.
Outdoor sessions take place in the parks (including the South Hill, the Valley, and on the North side).
Outdoors at select locations. Dress accordingly, including footwear, and bring water, and a chair if desired.
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.
Classes are taught by certified instructors.
Class sizes are limited, and schedules are subject to change.
Zoom or online classes: (fee is for the household, not per person). IF YOU ARE LATE: Classes start on the times listed. Let me know in advance if you will be late, and I will make every attempt to let you in, but if it interrupts the flow of class, that may not be possible.