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Types of Classes

Beginner classes

The best place to start is at the beginning! So new participants will normally sign up for a Beginner Class, where they will be introduced to the 108 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set.

These classes are once or twice per week and will total 1.5 or 2 hours per week. Most locations offer a variety of class times so that there are opportunities for people to be able to fit a class into their personal schedule.

In addition to your own beginner class, you are welcome to join other beginner classes for extra practice.

It generally takes 3 or 4 months to be introduced to the 108 movements of the Tai Chi set, after which, participants join a Continuing Class.

There is no pressure to master the movements in three months! At the beginning, the main goal is to start to gently exercise and to relax. We try to keep the atmosphere light and enjoyable, so you can feel comfortable progressing at your own pace. More information for beginners >

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Continuing Classes

After you have been introduced to the 108 movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® set, it is time to join a Continuing Class.

These classes will help you to practice and explore the health benefits of this art and improve your Tai Chi set. Taoist Tai Chi® arts are a lifetime pursuit. Continuing class is the environment in which you can develop your skills and continually learn about the nuances of the art form.

Locations typically offer several continuing classes during the week. As a registered participant, you may attend any or all of these classes as well as other classes at any of our locations worldwide.

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Accelerated beginners weekend

Some branches will occasionally offer an Accelerated beginner weekend workshop. All of the 108 moves of the Tai Chi set are taught during this time. This is a good introduction to the set. It is also an opportunity for recent beginners to become more familiar with the set or for already registered participants to become re-acquainted with the set.

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Health Recovery Classes

Many USA branches offer health recovery classes.These specialized classes enable people with chronic illnesses or who are recovering from injuries to incorporate the Taoist Tai Chi ® arts into their recovery as a complementary therapy.

Our International Centre (in Mono, just north of Toronto, Canada) also offers Health Recovery Programs where people with specific health concerns can spend time in a tranquil environment practicing the Taoist Tai Chi® arts as a way to regain or maintain their well-being.

Watch some stories of personal health recovery.

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Introductory (First 17 Moves) Class

In this class you will learn the first 17 moves of the Taoist Tai Chi set.

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Open practice

Some locations also have Practice sessions, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy practicing the Taoist Tai Chi® arts.

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Combined Beginner and Continuing Classes

A class for both beginning and continuing students.

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Chanting

Chanting is a Taoist practice that is done for the benefit of all beings and also for the physiological benefits it gives to the practitioner.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

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Instructor Forum

Instructors meet to continue their own development and to talk about Society issues. Usually all registered participants are welcome.

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Seniors Class

Seniors are welcome (but not required) to join Senior Classes where they are available. These classes are identical to regular beginning or continuing classes, except the pace is slower.

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