Qigong ('chi kung') is the art of strengthening health by focusing the mind and being aware of the breath combined with correct posture and physical movement.  

The Qigong positions are designed to affect  the movement of energy (chi) and to help chi travel around the body to nourish the body internally and externally. 

Tai Chi for Health Challenges

The Phoenix T'ai Chi Centre was founded in London, Ontario by Gloria Jenner in 1988.  Gloria has been studying T'ai Chi and Qigong since 1980.  Gloria and her staff teach Yang Style T'ai Chi, T'ai Chi Sword and Qigong.

T'ai Chi/Taiji applies the power of fluidity to easing one's daily life. Qigong applies the power of visualization to healing the body.  

Both of these exercises apply meditation to relaxing the mind and reducing physical, emotional and spiritual stress.

These classes are geared to individuals with complex health issues including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other pain & mobility issues.  Classes consist of Tai Chi and its related exercise Qigong (‘chi kung’).  Some sitting exercises and work with the Tai Chi Ruler are also taught.  
The movements are performed according to the physical ability of the student.  There is a focus on exercises that can be used for pain management and to address specific health issues.

NB: Classes are virtual at present. Contact terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com for information and/or to register.  In-person classes may be offered in the autumn.

Tai Chi/Taiji is an ancient Chinese martial art.  It is a slow meditative form of exercise that increases flexibility in both mind and body.  Tai Chi/Taiji combines postures and movements inspired by the natural world into forms which are learned and practiced over a lifetime.  The practice of Tai Chi/Taiji reduces stress, tones muscles, massages joints, improves balance and much more. 


Tai Chi/Taiji

 Tai Chi Classes at the Phoenix Centre will end on December 14, 2023. Classes will resume on January 18, 2024 at the Centre.

Other classes in the community will reopen in January 2024. Please check the city recreation website for information on those offerings--london.ca/recreation or phone 519-661-5575.


Virtual and Live Classes:

  • Classes in the Tai Chi for Arthritis will be offered by George Wilkinson on Sundays at 1 PM on Zoom. Contact him at             519-615-4501.

  •  Tai Chi for Health Challenges classes are for complex health issues and mobility challenges.​ Please contact Terry via email: terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com.

  • ​Terry will be leading classes in Tai Chi for Diabetes in the fall, from September 28 to November 16, at 1 PM at the Phoenix Tai Chi Centre on Briscoe at Holborn Sts. See flyer on this site for details.



 Tai Chi classes resume at the East Lions Community Centre on Churchill Avenue on September 12, 2023 at 1130 am.

Tai Chi classes begin at the Springbank Community Centre on September 20, 2023 at 1200 noon.

Tai Chi classes at the Kiwanis Community Centre on Riverside Drive resume on Friday, September 22, 2023, at 2 pm.

Information on these classes can be found on the City of London Recreation on the web at recreation@london.ca or by phone at