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.