Grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang performing the Hunyuan 24 Yilu, c. 1992.
This is the first form students learn in Beginning and Intermediate Tai Chi.

Beginning Tai Chi
T/W - 6:00-7:00 PM

The Beginning Tai Chi class covers the 24 Yilu beginning form (see video above). This is an ongoing class: we cover the entire form and then immediately start again, in an endless loop. Join at any time, and stay until you've covered the whole form (usually two to four terms), then go on to Intermediate Tai Chi.

In addition to the required class listed above, the following elective classes are available to program members at no additional cost:
• Morning Qigong - M thru F 8:00-9:00 AM
• Dynamic Qigong - Sat 9:00-10:00 AM
• Primordial Qigong - Sun 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Earth Body, Your Body - Sat 6:00-8:00 PM

A note on health
If you're applying for Tai Chi for health reasons, don't.
Tai Chi is a martial art, and that's the way we teach it. It will in fact help your health, but it takes years to feel benefits. Do our Qigong classes instead.
Qigong (chi-gung) is the foundation of Tai Chi, but it's a health art, and the benefits come much, much faster. And it feels good!

  Tuition: $740 per term
Terms are quarterly. There is also a one-time registration fee of $120 (for which you also get the basic textbook and school hoodie). Tuition is due in full the first week of classes each term, unless you're on medical disability or you're a senior on limited income, in which case special arrangements can be made. We do not provide financial assistance or internships.


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Trial Classes

Make an appointment for a trial class and experience the Academy for yourself!

We take appointments for trial classes in Beginning Tai Chi on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The classes start promptly at 6:00 p.m., so we ask that you plan to arrive by 5:45PM wearing comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

Reservations are required for a trial class.

Trial classes are $40 per person. If you enjoy the trial class and decide to continue as a member, we will deduct your trial class fee from your first term of classes.

Reserve your trial class using the form below.

And please specify your desired trial class date.