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                     for information and/or to register.  In-person classes may be offered in the autumn.

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 Tai Chi Centre was founded in London, Ontario by Gloria Jenner in 1988.  Gloria has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong since 1980.  Gloria and her staff teach Yang Style Tai Chi, Tai Chi Sword and Qigong.

Tai 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.

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 Tai Chi Classes at the Phoenix Centre will resume on January 18, 2024. Sessions are open at 10 AM or 7 PM.


Beginners, advancing, and experienced students are welcome.

​​Please contact the Centre:

Email:

Ph: 519-872-2408 



Other classes in the community will reopen on January 2024 (see below for specific dates).

Please check the                            

Ph: 519-661-5575.



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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 offered on Zoom. These classes are for complex health issues and mobility challenges.​ Please contact Terry via email: terrylynnclarkin@hotmail.com.

  • ​Terry will be offering new Tai Chi for Arthritis classes at 5:30 PM at the Phoenix Tai Chi Centre on Briscoe at Holborn Sts. These classes start January 11th. Watch for flyer and waiver to be uploaded this week.

  • If interested in Tai Chi for Diabetes, please contact Terry Clarkin at the email terrylynnclarkking@hotmail.com. If there is enough interest, a class can be arranged for March at the Phoenix Tai Chi Centre.

  • Terry Clarkin and Gloria Thomson will be leading Tai Chi for Diabetes for the Metis Nation on Zoom starting January 11th. Contact Terry if interested or if there are any questions about the class.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Tai Chi classes resume at the East Lions Community Centre on Churchill Avenue on January 16, 2024 at 1130 am.

Tai Chi classes resume at the Springbank Community Centre on January 10, 2024 at 12:00 noon.

Tai Chi classes at the Kiwanis Community Centre on Riverside Drive resume on Friday, January 12, 20234 at 2 pm.

Information on these classes can be found on the City of London Recreation on the web at  or                                                       by phone at 

519-661-5575.  

 

Qigong

​Tai Chi/Taiji

​Tai Chi for Health Challenges

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.