About Beginning Classes

Our Tai Chi Elements class is the place to start in learning Tai Chi.  Elements is an ongoing class suitable for drop-ins and requiring no previous experience. It provides students an immediate experience with the essence of Tai Chi and with 2-3 months of consistent practice in Tai Chi Elements, students are ideally prepared to continue in Beginning Form.

We run Beginning Form classes about 3 or 4 times a year: at the beginning of the year, in spring, and again in fall. 

Our next Beginning Form class will start on  Sep 12 2017  and will wrap up on Dec 5.  It will be on Tue evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All classes are held at the Kelly Barn.  Cost is $110 for the 12 sessions. We limit enrollment to 15 people and classes often fill up.

This class is now fully enrolled. You can contact us to get on a wait list if space becomes available.  Our next Beginning Form class will be in Jan after the holidays. In the meantime, you can get started now with Tai Chi Elements.

Beginning Form classes run for 12 weeks, each class is one hour long.  We begin by reviewing the Five Animal Frolics qigong and the Form Sequences that students learn in Tai Chi Elements and and then teach students the first section of the tai chi form. 

The beginning section of the form is known as the First Third  and is  a standalone form that is a subset of the full 37-posture form. The First Third gives students a foundation for personal practice and exercises all the core tai chi principles. Once you have learned the First Third, you are welcome to join any of our ongoing form classes to learn the rest of the moves in the form or you can always repeat the beginning class again (some students really like doing this).  Ongoing form classes are held on Tue and Thur eves at 6:30 and Sat morn at 10:30. All classes are held at the Kelly Barn. Beginning sessions are taught by Beth, Lee, and our instructors.

(If you've already learned Tai Chi in the Cheng Manching or Yang traditions, contact us and we'll figure out what the appropriate class for you is. Some experienced students come directly into our ongoing form classes while others find it best to start from the beginning.)

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely, and flat shoes, socks, or barefoot; we like cotton tai chi slippers. 

We offer refunds for per-registration payments for any reason up to two weeks before the class starts. After that, we will have made a commitment to rent the studio space and so we'll offer full or partial refunds as we're able.  But, we can't guarantee a refund for cancellations made later than two weeks before the class starts since we have to cover rent and instructor fees. And if we need to delay, reschedule, or cancel the beginning session, we'll offer full refunds to anyone who can't make the new schedule or no longer wants to join.

Current beginning classes:

  • Current class: Tue evenings, beginning on Sep 12 2017 and ending on Dec 5
  • Next class: starting in Jan 2018.