Class Information

10 Week Tai Chi Programs beginning April 18- June 22, 2016. 

Classes offered on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

First Baptist Church: 5 Oak St. & I -240
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM   Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1 Bob Plyler, Instructor
Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM   Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1 & 2 – Bob & Anne Plyler, Dennis Hagarty Instructors

Homewood Event Center: 19 Zillicoa St.  in the Montford Historic District
Mondays: 2:00-3:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1 –  Anne & Bob Plyler, Instructors
Tuesdays: 10:30-11:30 Tai Chi for Energy 1- Linda Schlensker, Instructor
Tuesdays: 11:30-12:30 Introduction to Yang Tai Chi – Linda Schlensker, Instructor
Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 AM Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1 – Bob & Anne Plyler instructors
Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 PM Tai Chi Arthritis Level 2 (prerequisite is completion of Level 1 TCA) Bob & Anne Plyler Instructor
Wednesdays 1:00 -2:00  Yang 24 Form – Linda Schlensker Instructor
Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PM – Tai Chi Arthritis Level 1   – Bob & Anne Plyler,  Instructors
Wednesdays 3:00-4:00 PM* – Advanced Tai Chi for Health – Anne Plyler  

Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church
Mondays 10:00-11:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1 – Anne & Bob Plyler Instructors
Mondays 11:00-12:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 2 and Advanced Tai Chi for Health – Anne & Bob Plyler Instructors

Abernethy Methodist Church
Tuesdays: 2:00-3:00 Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1 – Anne & Bob Plyler Instructors   

24 Form Simplified Tai Chi

The 24 form was developed as a result of an effort by the Chinese Sports Committee in the early 1950s.  They brought together four tai chi masters to create a simplified form of tai chi as an exercise that could be practiced by most everyone and movements that could be judged in tai chi competition tournaments. The creators shorten the traditional Yang family style of tai chi to 24 postures to give the participants an introduction to the essential elements of tai chi chuan, and yet retain the traditional flavor and depth of longer forms.  This form is avidly promoted for general exercise. The 24 form is the most popular and standardized tai chi form practiced around the world.

Common Benefits of Tai Chi

– Better balance and coordination
– Builds muscle strength & stamina
– Improves posture & biomechanics
– Fall Prevention
– Improves circulation
– Enhances Immune System
– Promotes flexibility
– Improves stress management

Anyone can benefit from the workshop.  This flowing set of tai chi movements is easy to learn and yet follows the core principles of tai chi to give the participant the depth and gives the benefits listed above.

The 24 Form Workshop

Dates:     July 20-22, 2016

Times:    Wed 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Thurs – Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


All Soul’s Cathedral

9 Swan St., Asheville, NC 28803



The cost of each 10 week program is $140.00. Payment is expected at the first class by cash or check. Make checks to WNC Tai Chi, except for classes at First Baptist.  There, please make check out to First Baptist Church.

$126.00 discount rate is offered for those with MD or physical therapist prescriptions, members of  Abernethy Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and Warren Wilson College Presbyterian Church.

Returning students who have completed one 10 week series of classes come for the price of $120.00 for their next 10 week series.

Returning students who bring a new member to register for classes come for $70.00

Returning students who would like to take two classes during the same 10 week period get a 75% discount:  2 classes for $180.00


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.