Tai Chi Project Community Classes (13-weeks)


Experience for yourself the accumulated wisdom of centuries with the timeless exercise of T’ai Chi. According to the Harvard Medical Health Publication, “Tai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion”. Designed to be a hands-on learning experience, this class will explore the principles and basic exercises in T’ai chi and the growing body of evidence of its value in treating or preventing many health problems. This introduction to T’ai Chi Ch’uan is both practical and participative, the course introduces you to the basics of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, the skills, and principles involved. These exercises can be a powerful complement to medical intervention. Modern studies have reported positive effects of Tai Chi on balance and fall reduction, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, COPD, heart disease, depression, and even schizophrenia. Many more studies are underway to explore the medical benefits of this mind/body exercise. Topics for discussion will include the global health care implications of Tai Chi as well as applications in daily life. Classes run in 12 week sessions, Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. $180 for all twelve weeks.

Taking the first steps

Basic Community Tai Chi/Qigong classes

The Tai Chi Project’s community classes are a permanent fixture of the Institute. Classes are run by Joe Brady and Jacqui Shumway, founders of the program. Members of the Tai Chi Project are normally mature students (over 21) who take classes at a variety of community locations around Denver.

Students learn Yang Style Long Form, Tai Chi Ch’uan through repetition, martial arts applications, TCM understanding, and by studying the history, philosophy of the Tai Chi Classics.  Eight Silken Forms and Five Elements forms also increase learning.  Staff, Fan, and Sword forms are for advanced practitioners.

Your regular Tai Chi class will be the focus of your training, where you will attend two to three weekly meetings, during your time as a student. Classes are designed to provide a mutually supportive atmosphere and are at the center of your Tai Chi learning experience. The Tai Chi Project offers classes, training, and community events. Classes are casual and friendly, and there are many opportunities to add to your Tai Chi experience. 

The Tai Chi Project system makes studying Tai Chi and Qigong a truly unique experience: in a small, intimate and multi-disciplinary setting, Your class will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends, to access a range of varied social and community activities and to participate in a lively intellectual community of people committed to taking control of their health and having fun doing it.


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