• 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

NEW In-person Class Information

Please monitor your health and stay home if you do not feel well. Masks are still highly recommended indoors as viruses continue to spread, but will be optional as of April 1.

NEW Class Information

We now have an Monthly Unlimited Class option! Choose any or all of our classes from the Class Schedule. Click here for more information to purchase.

Class Schedule

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


Meditation (Online)

Supported Meditation Sittings: Vipassana, Sundays, 9:30am. By Donation.

Medical Qigong Courses

Next Level A Medical Qigong Course begins October, 2024. Registration now opens...click here for details.

Five Elements Qigong (Online)

Foundational Medical Qigong and Tai Chi exercises to focus on building alignment and flexibility. Suitable for beginners or as a review of Medical Qigong Level A.

Biodanza with Diana Ojeda

Biodanza is a system of human integration, organic renewal, affective re-education and re-learning of the primordial functions of life. Its methodology entails bringing about integrative experiences through music, singing, movement and group communication.

Saturdays 2:30-4:30
For more info please contact diana.biodanza@gmail.com.

Rent Our Space

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


About Us


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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