On this page:
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient exercise which embodies China's most profound concepts and principles of health and movement.
Based on softness and awareness (rather than force and resistance) T'ai Chi Chuan (also referred to as Tai Chi, Tai Ji, or Taijiquan) has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and an unexcelled form of self defense.
Click to see a short video introduction to T'ai Chi Chuan.
Practiced at a slow and even speed, Tai Chi promotes relaxation, straight posture, and balance.
T'ai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. In a very real sense, T'ai Chi helps us to stay younger as we grow older, thus making an outstanding contribution to our overall health and well-being.
Mondays, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
(Arrive early, around 7:15, to say hello and sign in).
Learn about the benefits of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong (also known as Taiji Quan and Chi Kung). Meet some of our instructors and students. Discover how you can improve your health through balance, relax and calm your mind and body, benefit your immune system, and increase your vitality.
Location: Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue, 16th floor
between 36th and 37th streets in NYC
Beginners' courses typically run for 36 classes, taught in three sets for 12 classes each (B1, B2, and B3), each class lasting one hour, meeting once a week, payable in blocks of four classes for $80, or 12 for $210. Free make-ups available for missed classes! Only $10 to repeat a class!
To register for one of our courses, or for more info, including location, start times and cost, please call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
Free Hudson Heights intro class Sundays, 9:45am - 10:45am, in May and June!
Please call 212-502-4112 or send us an email to for info.
- John Hopkins Health Alert: Tai Chi in the News for Chronic Heart Failure
- Berkeley Wellness Alerts - Health Benefits of T'ai Chi
- Tai Chi and Postural Stability in Patients with Parkinson's Disease
- Slow movements of tai chi helped with balance, reduced falls in Parkinson's disease study - Washington Post Article.
- New York Times article - Tai Chi Eases Depression in Elderly
- Johns Hopkins Health Alert Tai Chi for Fibromyalgia: Should You Try It?
- Tai Chi Relieves Arthritis Pain, Improves Reach, Balance, Well-Being, Study Suggests
- New York Times - article by Jane Brody about Tai Chi for personal health
- New York Times - Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia
- Santa Clarita Valley News
- Nine secrets to a healthier heart
- Tai Chi May Ease Arthritis Pain, By Miranda Hitti - WebMD Health News
- Mayo Clinic article on T'ai Chi
- Vanderbilt University
- National Institute on Aging
- Medical News
- A Fun Way to Shape Up
Dr. Oz explains why he likes T'ai Chi on ABC News:
The Dr. Oz ABC TV interview starts after a 30 sec commercial. The section on T'ai Chi starts at around 2:07.
Based on the work of Professor Cheng Man-Ch'ing, these simple movements, taken from the Tai Chi form, promote healthy energy flow, relaxed breathing, and stress reduction.
Stay tuned for the next series of Qi Gong Classes in NYC!
Evening courses listed on
this page are usually held in Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, on
the 16th floor, between 36th and 37th Streets, unless otherwise specified.
For info on T'ai Chi classes in Washington Heights or Inwood please call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
Find out why corporate wellness should Include T'ai Chi and Qi Gong in this video. Contact us to arrange for t'ai chi in your workplace! Call 212-502-4112 or send us an email.
The New York School of T'ai Chi Chuan Non-profit status
As a non-profit we survive largely on the generosity of our friends and volunteer teaching from many of our instructors. You may make a donation with paypal by clicking on the button below:
Contact the Tai Chi School
For more info or to register for a class call 212-502-4112 or send an e-mail.