Tai Chi/Taiji

Tai Chi for Health Challenges

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.


T'ai 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 'ai Chi/Taiji reduces stress, tones muscles, massages joints, improves balance and much more. 

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. 

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.




​Classes for 2023

Regular classes will end for July and August 2023 at the Centre on June 29th.

Classes will resume in September 2023. Please contact the Phoenix Tai Chi Centre or Steven Holbert for details and registration:


or steven@phoenixtaichi.ca, or

cell phone 519-872-2408


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 will be virtual, on Mondays at 1 pm, through July and August. These classes are for complex health issues and mobility challenges.​ Please contact her via email: terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com.

  • Fro information on other opportunities to practice Tai Chi during the summer, contact stevenholbert65@gmail.com , or call the cell number 529-872-2408.


A summer class will be held at the East London library on Dundas East, past Argyle Mall. It will be is weeks, from July 4, 2023 to August 8th, at 1045 am. We will focus on the Yang long form.

Contact the Senior Satellite program at 519-661-5740, or by email at recreation@london.ca, or seniorscentres@london.ca.

A class is being offered at the Springbank Community Centre (the old Guy Lombardo Museum) open Wednesday mornings from July 5, 2023 to August 9th, from 10 am to 11 am.

A class will be offered at the Riverside Kiwanis location starting starting on July 7, 2023 at 2 pm, running until August 11th. Contact the Senior Satellite program at 519-661-5740, or by email at recreation@london.ca, or seniorscentres@london.ca.