Be still as a mountain and move like a great river.

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Tai Chi is a gentle martial art form taught as movement meditation. A series of movements are learned and practiced in a slow sequence sometimes called a Tai Chi dance.

Researched benefits of a regular Tai Chi practice include strengthening and toning muscles, joints, and bones; relieving stress; improving balance and concentration; and promoting general well being and calm.

The ancient practice of Qi Gong combines breath, simple movements, and mental focus to promote and sustain deep healing in body, mind, and spirit. The result is increased vitality, well being, and a deeper sense of connection to oneself and the world.

Tai Chi classes which include a Qi Gong warm up are offered in spaces throughout the city for a variety of skill levels.

Classes are held at The Watercourse Way Studio 

All of the following classes are open to people of all ages and skill levels (except where noted). Contact the instructor directly to register or if you have questions.

Barry Goodman:

Intermediate Tai chi ch’uan Yang style in the Da Liu lineage

Beginning June 7 (Wednesday nights) 6:45 – 7:45

Cost: $15, first class free

prerequisite knowledge of Yang short form or permission of instructor

Mary Lou Bensabat:

A 3 month course:

An Introduction to Qi Gong and the traditional Tai Chi Yang Style short form

Beginning June 15 – September 7 (Thursday evenings), 5:30 to 6:30

Cost: $165

A 6 week class:

8 Pieces of Brocade

Beginning June 14 – July 26 (Wednesday mornings), 10:00 to 11:00

Cost: $75

Lidonna Lancaster 

A 6 week Qi Gong series

Beginning September 11, (Monday mornings) 10:30 – 11:30

Cost: $75

Marc LaPorte

A 4 week class:

Tai Chi warmup, the 6 Healing Sounds Qi Gong, the Inner Smile meditation and a 13-posture Tai Chi form

Beginning May 21 – June 11 (Sunday afternoons), 3:00 to 4:00 — New class to begin in the fall

Cost: $15 drop in, $45 for 4 class package

Open practice period for Tai Chi and Qi Gong

The studio will be open for practice by donation on Wednesdays from 11 to noon beginning June 14 until the end of July.


                   The Watercourse Way Tai Chi and Qi Gong  Studio                                                

432 N. Anthony    Suite #302  NOLA 70119