Class Descriptions

Beginning Sun Style, Tai Chi for Arthritis

Sun style tai chi has a higher stance with agile steps and powerful qigong breathing. Good for cultivating internal energy, this form helps build balance. This is a good for beginners, seniors or those with Arthritis. Level 1-2

Sun 73

A longer and more challenging Sun style form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its priciples in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4

Beginning Yang

Learn the Yang 24 form, the most popular form of tai chi. Yang is rounded, fluid and graceful. Yang 24 is more challenging than Sun TCA. Level 1-3

Yang 40

A longer and more challenging Yang form for those interested in exploring tai chi and its principles in depth. Class will include qigong. Level 3-4

Tai Chi for Energy

A form developed by Dr. Paul Lam, combining Sun and Chen style tai chi to build qi or internal energy. Chen is physically challenging, with lower stances. Class will include silk reeling and qigong. Level 3

Chair Tai Chi

A seated tai chi class for those with limited mobilibty or chronic issues such as MS or Parkinson's.Tai Chi and Qigong exercises will focus on stretching, strength and relaxation. Level 1

This class is co - taught with Bruce Tyler, certified TCA instructor

Introduction to Tai Chi Fan

A short, fun Yang style fan form. This form is ideal for those wishing to study the Moving Stillness Fan form. Previous tai chi experience is needed. Level 3

Tai Chi Fan

The spiraling movements of the Moving Stillness Tai Chi Fan form are based in the Yang style. Explore the balance of Yin and Yang with this martial dance of energy. Experience with Yang tai chi required. Level 3-4

Radiant Lotus Qigong

Designed for women by Daisy Lee, this empowering qigong addresses health conditions unique to women such as menstrual and menopausal symptoms, breast issues and hormonal shifts. Incorporating these techniques into your daily life can help you blossom into your "second spring." Take control of your health and enhance your energy practice with this powerful form. All levels

Longevity Qigong

Class includes the study of Symbols of Longevity Qigong and the Crane Frolic to enhance health, fitness, energy and longevity. Class will also include discussion of traditional Chinese medicine and how it relates to the forms and practice of tai chi ruler.

All levels

Five Animal Frolics Qigong

Discover an ancient set of exercises based upon the movements of animals and  the Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Crane enhances balance, Bear deveops strength, Deer promotes flexibility, Monkey increases agility and Tiger builds muscular strength. Alll levels

Shibashi Qigong

Shibashi is an easy to learn qigong set based on the movements of Yang style Tai Chi.  The gentle, flowing movements improve health and energy while reducing stress. Class will begin with 12 meridian meditation, followed by the practice of Shibashi and discussion of its benefits, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. All levels

Shiba Louhan Gong

A dynamic qigong, also called The 18 Immortals Qigong, this ancient set is attributed to Bodidharma. Shiba Louhan has stretching and strengthening moves to energize the body, condition the muscles and joints, and circulate qi . Not recommended for physically challenged individual.  Level 3-4


NoteNot all classes are offered each session.

Teaching Assistants and Co- teachers:

Jeannine Robinett, a certified instructor, is the teaching assistant for several classes and the co-teacher for Saturday morning classes.

Bruce Tyler, a certified instructor, is the co-teacher for Chair tai chi.

Eric Otterson is the teaching assistant Tuesday nights at Normandale.

Class Levels

    Level 1 - For Everyone

    Level 2 - For Beginning Students

    Level 3 - For Intermediate Students

    Level 4 - For Advanced Students

​​​​Class Schedule 


Yang 24 forms - 6:30pm, Rosemount Middle School

Jan 25 - March 19; April 4- May 23, 651-423-7920 or 

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Yang 40 forms - 7:30pm, Rosemount Middle School

Jan 25 - March 19; April 4  May 23, 651-423-7920 or

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Shiba Louhan Gong, 6:30 - 7:30, Normandale Community College *New Class offering

 Also called the 18 Immortals Qigong, this is a muscle and tendon changing Qigong. We will study the first 6 Louhans.

 Feb 2 - March 8 Registration link

March 15 - April 26 - Registration link


Tai Chi Fan,7:30 - 8:30, Normandale community College

Jan 26 - April 19, ​Moving Stillness Yang Tai Chi Fan Form 

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Chair Tai Chi, 11:00am, Burnsville Senior Center

​ Jan 6 -Feb 24; March 2 - April 20; Seated Tai Chi class for those with limited mobility or chronic conditions, such as MS or Parkinson's. Co-taught with Bruce Tyler.

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Tai Chi for Arthritis, 2:00, Apple Valley Senior Center

Jan 6 -Feb 17; Feb 24 - April 2

Apparent Plan, contact tracy@apparentplan or Apple Valley Senior Center

Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong, 6:30 - 7:30, Normandale Community College

Feb 3 - March 9

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Five Animal Frolics Qigong, 6:30  7:30, Normandale Community College

​March 16 - April 27

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Tai Chi (Sun 73) - 11:00am, Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church

 Jan 4 - Feb 15, Feb 22 - April 4

Apparent Plan, contact tracy@apparentplan


Sun Style Intermediate/Advanced (Sun 73) - 9:00am, Rosemount Middle School

​ Jan 25 - March 14; 651-423-7920 or

Teaching Assistant Jeannine Robinett

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Beginning Sun Style, TCA- 10:00 am, Rosemount Middle School

 Jan 25 - March 14; 651-423-7920 or

Co-taught with Jeannine Robinett

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Class Schedule

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Tai Chi has been practiced in China for centuries for its health benefits and to harmonize the body and mind.  Rooted in martial arts, movements are slow and flowing. Tai Chi builds balance, flexibility and strength while reducing stress and circulating qi in the body.