These monthly ‘free to member’ 1-hour classes are available to non-members at a cost of $20 per class.
TCF members can access the library of recordings of all past classes via the “Member-only pages” view of this website.
Tai Chi & Qigong Monthly Classes are taught by senior teachers and are suitable for all levels of Tai Chi students.
We could call them ‘TCF masterclasses‘ to distinguish them from our regular curriculum of classes, or our larger TCF training events. However, to use the term ‘master’ is a big claim in the world of Tai Chi! While our teachings come from a true master, Cheng Man Ch’ing, we do not want to suggest that the teachers of these classes are all ‘masters’. They are simply very experienced TCF teachers who have studied for many years and embody the teachings of Cheng Man Ch’ing to a high degree. In these monthly classes, which supplement our normal Tai Chi form and Qigong curriculum, a senior teacher will hope to inspire new and existing Tai Chi students by sharing some of their own personal learnings on their own Tai Chi learning journey.
Each class will take place on the third Monday of the month from 1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET.
Registration details will be emailed the day before the class.
$20 for non-members; FREE for TCF members
Each Class begins at 1:00 PM ET
November 21st, 2022
Happy Hips (Especially For Beginners)
Taught by Senior Teacher Kevin Lannon
We will have a close look at how we open our hips when making steps for any 70/30 Tai Chi position. We will create a safe space to question ourselves and notice if we fall into positions to achieve perceived goals. With this knowledge, we will also look at home exercises for our daily routes.
As a TCF Member, you can attend these events for free, watch previously recorded events and much more!
Recent 2022 Programs You Can Watch As a Member
October 17th: Learning to Align with Gravity with Declan Rothwell
Age, trauma and negative life experience affects our body and the way we carry ourselves. Our alignment to the heavens is one of the keys to health. Let’s explore ways to become aware of our current alignment, and through tai chi principles, align ourselves more naturally, letting go of tension, and restoring our natural order.
September 19th: Finding and Keeping Our Balance in Life with Tai Chi with Margaret Olmsted
As we experience life, we always encounter moments that affect our balance physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Join this Tai Chi class where we will reflect on how we are doing in the present moment and explore powerful ways to find greater balance in our lives.
August 15th: Tai Chi & The Aging Body with Tina Curran & Edna Brandt
Tai Chi can help us age with grace and agility, help us allow the changes aging brings to open our lives to new ways of being present and at ease, and help us recover and begin again when we aren’t. For those of us who have practiced the art of Tai Chi for many years, and for those new to this work, there is much wisdom here as our bodies change. This profound practice can be a great source of rehabilitation and renewal, starting from where you are right now.
June 20th: Taking In The World With Tai Chi with Patrice Wooldridge
One of the wonderful principles of tai chi is practicing relaxation and being calm – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This calmness typically brings a sense of security and safety. And, with that, one can more easily experience all the beauty of the world. This hour will focus on exercises that help one feel relaxed and calm and will point to how we can all be more open, awake and alive during our everyday lives.
May 16th: Chinese for Tai Chi Students with Edna Brandt & Julie Reinganum
To deepen your experience of tai chi, come explore the Chinese names for the movements in the first third of the form, from Single Whip to Cross Hands. We will study the visual nature of the characters and discuss how their meaning can extend into our practice of tai chi. Join us as we answer questions like: What does Single Whip mean? Where’s the twist in Brush Knee Twist Step? What is a Pipa?
April 18th: Free Writing and Tai Chi with Annette Peizer
Come with pen and paper or a preferred digital device to experience a 1-hour creative writing practice that integrates some of the Eight Ways of Tai Chi. This supportive free writing method, taught by Annette, includes brief Tai Chi-related writing sessions followed by nurturing feedback in intimate breakout groups. Your ideas discovered from your writing will then be more deeply cultivated as we practice Tai Chi together in between the brief freewrites.
March 21st: Enjoying your Tai Chi with Patrice Wooldridge
This hour will include deep relaxation while laying down, sitting or standing. We will play with the Tai Chi principles to help you bring your practice to everyday life.