• What is
    Power of Balance?

    Balance is underestimated in our Now culture, which celebrates excess and the Wow factor. Ageless Wisdom teachers point to Balance as the real, enduring source of Power.

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  • Life
    is relationship,

    as great teachers have observed. We are in obvious relationship with partners, family, friends, and co-workers, but also wider relationships – cultural, religious, political, national, international, virtual and more.

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  • Making Real Changes

    Evidence suggests we individually and collectively overestimate our ability to change or set a low bar for “real change”. Changing partners, jobs, countries, religion, political party or diet are recognized as major “life stresses”, yet even such changes rarely alter our deep, behavioural patterns, which we may regard as our personal “software”.

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The need for Balance in an ever changing world.

Tai Chi Chuan (taijiqian) means “Yin-Yang Fist” and aims to embody Yin-Yang principles at all levels – physical, emotional, mental, energetic and spiritual. When you flow with Life, you harmonize the “opposites”.

Upcoming Events

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Closed Again

We are closed again due to the new Ontario Public Health measures.

We will be refunding classes booked between October 10 - 31.

Check out our online classes:
Tai Chi As A Moving Meditiation - #4 below
Meditation and Qigong Workshop


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Class Schedule

Weekly Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and Ba Gua Classes.
Pre-registration is now required for all classes - click here to register and pay.


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Check out our Class Series

See what you can learn in as little as 6 weeks! Classes for all levels. Drop in or join anytime!

  • Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade: September 14 - October 19

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Medical Qigong Workshops

Learn to heal yourself and others with these two powerful workshops taught by Shifu Donna Oliver

  • Level A, Part 1 - Check back about registration due to the new Ontario Public Health Measures.
  • Level A, Part 2 - starts January 8, 2021 - 6 weeks. Fridays, 6-8pm.

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Meditation and Qigong Workshops

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Rent Our Space

Our space is available for rent to those offering other mind-body practices.
Please contact info@powerofbalance.com for rental information.


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About Us

teachers

The Tai Chi and Meditation Centre (TCMC) was founded by Shifu Andy James (Wu Andao), who in 1984 gave up being a Chartered Accountant to become a fulltime teacher of Mindfulness-Vipassana meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, the Chinese “internal” martial arts, Qigong, Enneagram of Personality and more.  His intent was to provide comprehensive mind-body-spirit tools for robust health, individual transformation of consciousness and “real”, positive life changes (Power of Balance).  He wanted to help reintroduce the traditional Chinese “internal arts” (neijia) aspiration of embodying the Warrior, Healer, Scholar and Sage.

Shifu James has learned from world-renowned teachers including Miss Rose Li (taijiquan, baguazhang, xingyiquan), Dhiravamsa (Mindfulness-Vipassana meditation and Buddhism), Prof. Jerry Alan Johnson (Qigong and baguazhang) and has collaborated with other esteemed teachers (see Lineage etc).  TCMC students have won many medals in national and international competitions in Canada and the USA (see details).  TCMC has for decades been covered by local and national media in Canada.  At present, we also have accredited teachers in the UK and Portugal.

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