gr circle red smallJoin Great River T’ai Chi for Fall 2022 in-person and online classes on t’ai chi ch’uan, ch’i-kung (qigong) and I Ching (Yijing), the Chinese Book of Changes! Visit our “Classes” page for information.

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.

Founded in 1979, Great River T’ai Chi Chuan has offered t’ai chi classes in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. 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. In addition to their regular classes, they have taught and presented at numerous seminars, workshops, colleges, corporations, and conventions, including A Taste of China, Zhang Sanfeng Festival, and the International Taiji Forum.

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.