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.
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.
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 Zoom and outdoor classes. You may attend all (unless otherwise noted) or just a single class if you prefer. Please indicate which class/es you will attend (call or email). Pre-register for one regular class for the 'single class' fee, or register for MULTIPLE classes, or register for a SEMI-PRIVATE class. REGISTRATION CLOSES AFTER THE FIRST CLASS.
RELAX 1011 – 9:30-10:30am 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 reducing tension and developing awareness of problem areas.
WARM UP SERIES1 – 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
Skills and review for returning students (Advance registration required; limit of 3 people per group, must all be same style).
WARM UP SERIES1 – 7:30-8:15pm weekly ZOOM
Basic breath work, qigong healing touch, and warm up series session to calm the mind at the end of the day. Extra time available at the end for discussion.
POSTURE1 – 10:00-10:45am weekly ZOOM
Elements of posture, including seated and standing positions.
SEMI-PRIVATE: TAI CHI2 – 2:00-3:00pm weekly OUTDOORS - Valley
Outdoor practice of basic skills and review for returning students of the SUN STYLE tai chi. (Advance registration required; limit of 3 people per group, must all be same style).
QIGONG2 – 7:00-7:45pm weekly (except 1st Wed. each month) OUTDOORS - North side
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.).
TAI CHI PRINCIPLES2 – 2:00-3:00pm weekly OUTDOORS - North Side
Practice a short series of moves based on a Yang Style form. (Advance registration required.)
$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.
1Session structure is suitable for varying capabilities, including students using adaptive equipment.
2Outdoor Sessions take place in the parks (including the South Hill, the Valley, and on the North side)
Outdoors at select locations, TBD – 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.