Tai Chi

Patrick Johnson


If you’re looking for another way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-chee). Tai chi is sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements – connecting the mind and body. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, tai chi evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions.
Tai Chi for Well-Being (Thursdays)
Tai Chi for Beginners (Thursdays)

Patrick Johnson studied intensively with Master H.H. Lui from 1979 to 1995 and has been teaching Tai Chi since 1985. He gently invites you to challenge yourself, while having fun with Tai Chi.

Nina CanalButterfly Dragon Tai Chi Chuan(Mondays)

Nina Canal is an artist and musician, new to Sonoma County. Having been a passionate student of Chinese Internal Arts on both sides of the Atlantic since 1982, Nina has studied four different styles of Tai Chi Chuan and two styles of Hsing Y I Chuan.  Nina teaches Butterfly Dragon Tai Chi Chuan, a rare form, which offers an “oceanic” energetic aspect, meaning waves of energy rolling through the body. Nina learnt this style from Max Turpin in Marseille, France.