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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Taoist Tai Chi® arts?

Taoist tradition as taught by our founder, Master Moy Lin Shin, is at the heart of Taoist Tai Chi® arts. The practice includes movements such as Tai Chi as well as meditation and chanting. All are welcome to participate as they choose, including as volunteers. We are a charitable, non-profit organization. To learn more about us visit Strength, Flexibility, and Stillness and Who We Are.

How do I begin?

Find an introductory session near you. No prior experience or knowledge is needed. All are welcome. The session leader will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What happens in an introductory session?

Session leaders introduce the Taoist Tai Chi® arts to participants and help them find balance and feel comfortable in the movements. They also introduce deeper aspects of Taoist Tai Chi® practice.

Who is the session leader?

All our session leaders are volunteers who maintain accreditation through ongoing training.

What is the introductory session format?

Sessions are generally held once a week for two hours. Other formats may be offered depending on the location. Please view options available at your nearest location.

What should I wear?

We recommend flat shoes and comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Is there a cost?

Participants support the activities of the organization through their contributions, which allow participation at any location around the world. Contact your nearest location for contribution amounts.

Are sessions open to all?

Yes! We encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate. If you are or may be pregnant, please consult with your physician and your session leader before beginning your Taoist Tai Chi® practice.

What if I don’t have a good memory or I’m not coordinated?

Having a good memory and being well coordinated are not needed to learn the movements of Taoist Tai Chi® practice. Many people find that their cognitive ability and coordination improves. All are welcome! 

What if I have health or mobility challenges?

Most people can practice Taoist Tai Chi® arts, including those with health or mobility challenges. They find that they make significant gains with regular practice. If you do have a serious health condition, please consult with your physician and your session leader before beginning. Accessibility will vary between locations so ask prior to arrival about the specifics of your location.

Are there opportunities to learn beyond regular sessions?

We offer retreats, programs and intensives ranging from a few hours to several days. These provide an opportunity to continue learning at a deeper level. We encourage you to attend events near you, in other cities, and at our International Centres.

Can I learn Taoist Tai Chi® arts using videos or books?

Trained leaders offer guidance and support as you move along the path in your Taoist Tai Chi® practice. They create the foundation and atmosphere for your learning which cannot be replaced by videos or books.

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