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”.
NEW In-person Class Information
As of Sept 22, 2021, you are required to sign a NEW LIABILITY WAIVER at your first class. Read, download, print and sign it here. You can bring it with you. It will also be available for you to sign at the Centre.
Weekly Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, and Ba Gua Classes.
Pre-registration is now required for all classes - click here to register and pay.
A three class series with Dondrub Wangchuck - July 25, Aug 8 and Aug 15
Supported Meditation Sittings: Vipassana, Sundays, 9:30am. By Donation.
Resumes September 2022.
Here is a great opportunity to learn Tai Chi online with a simplified, effective teaching method, adapted for online ease.
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.
Rent Our Space
Our space is available for rent to those offering other mind-body practices.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for rental information.
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.Read more
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