What Is Tai Chi?
Tai Chi consists of slow gentle movements that bring about a relaxed state of mind and body. Regular practice strengthens the legs, improves balance and increases qi (internal energy).
Tai Chi is both relaxing and energizing, bringing about a feeling of wellbeing.
All classes are taught by teachers trained by the Tai Chi Foundation (TCF), an international school with branches around the US and in Europe. Teaching is done in teams of two or more teachers so there is always someone to follow. The precise method of the TCF emphasizes principles of movement that make it easy to learn the tai chi form.
The School of Tai Chi Chuan Los Angeles was founded by Margaret Olmsted,
a senior teacher and Legacy Holder of the Tai Chi Foundation.
Margaret, a legacy holder for the Tai Chi Foundation, has been studying and practicing tai chi for over 45 years and teaches all over the country. Margaret teaches the tai chi form, qigong, push hands and sword to students of all ages and also teaches privately.
Nicholas is a teacher in training with the Tai Chi Foundation and has been studying and practicing for over 15 years.
Current In Person
New Beginner's Class (B1)
Learn the tai chi form.
Saturday mornings, 10:45am PT
Starts February 3rd, 2024
Enrollment is open for several weeks.
12 classes, $225.
First class is free.
For students who have learned the whole form. Emphasis is on establishing a strong foundation in the feet and legs and on embodying the tai chi principles like straight posture and good balance.
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am PT
10 Classes, $200
Qigong for Relaxation and Centering
A free drop-in class for beginners to advanced students.
The class consists of qigong and tai chi positions, movements and self-massages for generating and circulating qi (energy), improving health and harmonizing with the season.
Tuesday and/or Thursday at
9:30 am PT
Intermediate Form Consciousness
An advanced course for students who are advancing through the TCF curriculum. Emphasizes balance and internal relaxation.
September 13th, 2023 - March 6th, 2024
*No Classes Dec 27-Jan 24th. Classes resume January 31st*
Wednesdays 9-10 am PT
$300 / 20 Classes