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T’ai Chi Ch’uan is a unique Chinese discipline that embodies good health, martial arts, meditation, mindfulness, and exercise. Widely practiced for its health benefits, it improves immune function, balance, and coordination. T’ai chi practice helps with fall prevention, lowers blood pressure, promotes proper posture, and aids mindulness and mental focus.

For over forty years, Great River T’ai Chi Chuan has offered t’ai chi classes in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota. It is one of the oldest t’ai chi schools in the American Midwest. Classes are taught year-round at all levels by instructors Barbara Davis and Cheryl Powers, who have trained in Taiwan and the US with senior students of the famed Professor Cheng Man-ch’ing. They bring to their teaching a focus on practical, everyday uses for t’ai chi.

T’ai Chi Ch’uan  is pronounced “tie-gee-chwan” and is often written out as “taijiquan.” Its name means “Great Ultimate Boxing,” referring to the unceasing interactions of yin and yang.