Tai = big or great. Chi = ultimate energy. Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient form of Chinese exercise consisting of slow, beautiful, relaxed movements that develop a sense of balance and harmony between mind and body. Our instructors are extensively trained in the martial arts. No leaps, no high kicks, no running; the feet always firmly on the ground.  Participants learn the “how” and the “why” behind each movement. It is a study in concentration for the mind.

FREE for Members

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in Class
  • No registration required
  • The Instruction class is a prerequisite for Tai Chuan Practice
  • Kids ages 10 – 14 may attend with a parent or guardian
  • Teens age 15+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult

A Typical Class

Participants learn and master the movements and the ten essential points of practice: approach, patience, perseverance, straight spine, breathing, emptying of mind, single weight, substantial air, softness through root, and benevolence.


  • Promotes sense of well-being
  • Improves general health
  • Releases stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves balance
  • Expands awareness

Tips + Preparation

New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers

  • Unhurry yourself. Arrive a few minutes before class starts. You’ll feel more relaxed.
  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body.
  • Inform your instructor of any injuries you may have before class starts.

Equipment Needed


Attire and What to Bring

  • Loose-fitting, flexible exercise clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Water bottle