Class Information

The cost of the 10 week program is $140.00.  A $126.00 discount rate is offered for those with MD prescription, Members of First Baptist Church, Staff / Volunteers at Mission Hospital


Checks for classes at First Baptist Church  are made out to First Baptist Church Asheville.
Checks for classes at Homewood Event Center or Warren Wilson Church are made out to WNC Tai Chi Arthritis


2016 Schedule for Tai Chi Programs

Mondays  Jan. 4 & 18 and Feb 1 – March 21, 2016

Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church: 701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa, NC
Mondays 11:00-12:00 AM   Tai Chi Arthritis Level 2   Includes Level 1 review, refinement and  Level 2 (Level 1 Prerequisite)  1


Wednesdays  Jan. 6 – 20 and Feb. 3-March 16  

First Baptist Church: 5 Oak St. & I -240
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM   Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1  
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM   Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1 & 2 

Homewood Event Center: 19 Zillicoa St.  in the Montford Historic District
Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 AM Tai Chi Arthritis Level  1
Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 PM Level 2 Beginners (prerequisite completion of Level 1 TCA)

Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM   Tai Chi for Beginners – Yang Style
Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 PM – Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PM* – Advanced Tai Chi for Health

*This class includes TCA Level 1 & 2 (Sun Style) in greater depth, and introductions to Tai Chi for Health programs that may include Tai Chi for Beginners (Yang Style), Tai Chi for Diabetes (Yang & Sun Style), Tai Chi for Energy (Sun & Chen Style), Tai Chi Qigong (Shibashi) and  5 Animal Frolics on a rotational basis throughout the year. (prerequisite is completion of Level 2 TCA) 


In severe weather class may be canceled according to the AB Tech School Schedule If bad weather seems likely, please check AB Tech’s web site. If their classes are called off, ours will be too. An opportunity for making up weather scrubbed classes is available by extending the class series. Cancellations will also be posted on our Facebook page.

To join any class series please register on-line. Classes fill quickly so early registration on this web site is advised. Payment is expected at the first class with check or cash.

Students accepted into the Level 2 classes need to have completed a Level I class. Level 2 teaches 9 additional new TCA movements in different directions.

View the Level I & Level 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis forms.

View a free Tai Chi for Arthritis Lesson by Dr. Paul Lam, co creator of the Tai Chi for Arthritis Program.  The video provides a good overview of our program and the difference between our program and other styles.  This is the format we use in teaching our classes.


Tai Chi for Beginners: An Introduction to Yang Style

The most popular style of Tai Chi is Yang Style. Yang style features gentle graceful movement.If you have watched people doing Tai Chi in the Park you have probably seen at Yang Style. The movement is more expansive and deeper than Sun Style. If you are comfortable stepping backwards, can turn your head to either side, and can stand on one foot for a second or two you should be comfortable with this class. If you have difficulty with any of the above, we recommend building your strength and balance with Tai Chi for Arthritis. (Sun Style) The course pace will be quicker than Tai Chi for Arthritis.