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Strength Flexibility Stillness

Taoist Tai Chi® arts grew from the Taoist tradition, which teaches that health comes when body, mind and spirit are one. Working on all aspects of the person, this moving meditation reduces stress and helps us find energy, balance and joy.


In Taoist Tai Chi® practice, strength comes when natural, soft movement penetrates and transforms every system and part of the body, from muscle to connective tissue to bones. This strength is also mental and emotional. As we become more resilient, we experience less worry and struggle and are able to calmly meet whatever challenges life puts in our path.


Taoist Tai Chi® practice builds elasticity in muscles, tendons and fascia. This helps the body function naturally and allows us to move more freely. At the same time this flexibility extends to our minds, helping us feel freer, more balanced and more in harmony with those around us.


When strength and flexibility work deeper into the body, we discover the powerful effects of meditation. Stillness grows and the mind calms, becoming clearer and more dynamic. At first this feeling starts in the moving meditation of our Taoist Tai Chi® practice but then deepens to penetrate and enrich all aspects of life.
Taoist Tai Chi® arts are a profound system of cultivation that improve physical and mental health in concrete ways and bring us vitality and joy.
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Taoist Tai Chi® practice brings Pain Relief and Health Improvement

The meditative and physical aspects of Taoist Tai Chi® arts involve deep stretching with a full range of motion and continuous turning of the spine. They exercise the whole person including muscular, skeletal, nervous and circulatory systems, as well as tendons, joints, connective tissue and organs.

These arts improve overall health, from worry, anxiety and stress to sore backs to deeper issues such as chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Many people with chronic conditions also find pain relief through Taoist Tai Chi® practice.

We Offer the Following Arts

Taoist Tai Chi® arts

Taoist Tai Chi® arts are the teachings of Master Moy Lin Shin, which we continue to pass on. This gentle internal practice harmonizes the whole body inside and out, producing a feeling of deep relaxation for all, from beginners to experienced participants.

Lok Hup Ba Fa & Xingyi

GPLH_logo_RCreated by Taoist sage Chen Xiyi, the movements of Lok Hup are noteworthy for their graceful, spiral turning.

Xingyi is a Chinese internal art rooted in the five elements and the movement of animals, emphasizing relaxed muscles and circular movements.

Taoist Tai Chi® Sword and Taoist Tai Chi® Sabre

The sword and sabre become extensions of the spine.  Practising either facilitates the development of spinal flexibility and much more.

Taoist Meditation

While Taoist Tai Chi® practice focuses on “stillness in movement,” the emphasis of Taoist Meditation is “movement in stillness.” Meditation helps us still our minds by letting go of thoughts and attachments that cause stress and anxiety.


This two-person exercise develops strength, sensitivity, speed and spontaneity of response. Push-Hands can be used to open tight joints and to condition muscle and tendons.


Chanting helps with balance, alignment, circulation and focus. It refreshes body, mind and spirit and is open to anyone who is interested.

“All things, including the grass and trees, are soft and pliable in life… A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind.”

Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 76

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