Tai Chi and Qigong:

The Art of Inner and Outer Balance

Be patient and relax.  

If we honest to God could 
understand that concept 
of being patient 
and letting the body relax, 
illness would vacate.  

John-Roger, DSS


An 8-Week Class starting on Monday, April 24 at 5:00 pm, PT


Watch live, or in your own time and at your own pace for up to a year after you register!

Tai Chi (taijiquan) and Qigong are ancient Chinese practices that involve slow, graceful movements, steady breathing, and an open awareness, providing physical, mental, and emotional benefits to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. These practices have been proven to improve balance, flexibility, cognitive function, and also to reduce stress and anxiety. Tai Chi and Qigong can also boost the immune system and promote overall well-being leading to a greater sense of relaxation, revitalization, and renewal after each session.

Standing meditation, also known as Zhan Zhuang, has been described as the secret of the martial arts by many practitioners and experts in the field and is believed to be the key to developing strong internal energy, or Qi. 

In the Qigong walking meditation, we focus on our breath, and the sensation of our feet on the ground. This practice involves taking slow and deliberate steps, while maintaining a calm and centered mind. In addition to the benefits of qigong standing meditation practice, qigong walking meditation also provides physical exercise and improves circulation, balance, and coordination. 

One of the most important keys in Tai Chi is the Taoist principle that softness overcomes hardness, yet it is one of the most neglected when put into action. We will learn to practice softness in daily life, even when getting dressed, making breakfast, or typing an email. It can be extraordinarily relaxing, rejuvenating and nurturing. 

Tai chi needs no equipment and can be done in a very small space. 

If you don’t devote 
your daily practice 
to complete relaxation 
you’ll never get it.

You must achieve relaxation, 
but without forcing it. 

When you practice, 
think of relaxation, 
the concept or even the word, 
with your whole heart and mind. 

Li Yaxuan, Tai Chi Chuan master (1893-1976)

Come and discover the many joys – and benefits – of Tai Chi.


Soft eyes are much more than just a way of looking. 
Using soft eyes is like a new philosophy. 
It is a method of becoming distinctly aware 
of what is going on around you, beneath you, inside of you. 

It includes feelings and hearing as well as seeing. 
You are aware of the whole, not just separate parts.

Sally Swift, founder of Centered Riding

Facilitated by Paul Kaye

All classes are recorded
 and can be accessed live, or viewed later at your own pace for at least a year after you register.

Live Class Dates: Monday, April 24 - July 10 2023 (no class May 8, May 29, June 5 June 26 and July 3), 5 pm - 7 pm, PT.(Recordings can be accessed any time to fit your schedule)

Tuition: $200 (25% discount to those folks who took the Tai Chi: Stillness in Movement class, last April.)

Prerequisites: None - Open to all
Questions about the class? Email Paul Kaye at paulkaye@msia.org

Course curriculum

    1. Information About This Class

    1. Qigong Sequence - Week 1-4

    2. Tai Chi Sequence Week 1-4

    1. Embodiment Basics

    1. Flowing Movements

    1. Cultivating Energy

    1. Rooting and Centering

About this course

  • $200.00
  • 11 lessons
  • 8.5 hours of video content

Come and discover the many joys – and benefits – of Tai Chi.