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The cost of the 12 week program is $140.00 for 12 weeks. A $126.00 discount rate is offered for those with MD prescription, members of GO ASHEVILLE, 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. Classes at First Baptist Church of Asheville meet in the Sherman Center. Enter from the Charlotte Street Parking lot into the atrium and follow signs to our (it’s on the same level as you enter). This meeting space provides generous parking, handicapped spaces, barrier free access and an open, comfortable practice space with plenty of chairs for those who need them.

For classes at the Jewish Community Center checks are made out to JCC of Asheville. For classes at the Jewish Community Center Gym on Charlotte Street, park behind the building, enter at the rear entrance on parking lot level. Check in at the registration desk as you enter. Take elevator to 2nd floor and follow signs.

Checks for classes at Homewood Event Center are made out to Anne Plyler. For Classes at Homewood Event Center, generous parking is available on the street in front of the building with handicapped spaces and ramp access as well as behind the building with an elevator to the 2nd floor.  If you would like to use the elevator please call ahead (230-9208) so we can unlock it for you.


New Series Tai Chi for Arthritis Level 1 & Level 2  (3 locations)

Beginning Aug. 13 a 12 week series at Homewood Event Center 11:00-12:00 am

Beginning Aug. 13 a 12 week series at First Baptist Church of Asheville 4:00-5:00 and 7:30-8:30 PM

Beginning Aug 20  a 12 week  series of TCA Classes at Asheville’s Jewish Community Center  1:00-2:00  in the gym


Aug 13-Oct 29 , 2014 

Level I & II TCA 12 week series @ Homewood Event Center 11:00-12:00 am

Level I & ADVANCED LEVEL II TCA 4:00-5:00 @ First Baptist Church of Asheville in the Sherman Center.   Enter through the atrium – park in the lot adjacent to Charlotte St.

Level 1 & 2 TCA 12 week series @ First Baptist Church of Asheville 7:30-8:30 PM in the Sherman Center.  Enter through the atrium – park in the lot adjacent to Charlotte St.

12 week series TCA Classes @ Asheville’s Jewish Community Center  1:00-2:00  in the gym.  Park in lot behind the building.


Tai Chi for Energy – 12 Week Series (1 location)

First Baptist Church of Asheville 5:30-6:30 pm in the Call 828-253-8649 for payment details or questions. Classes meet 1 hour per week for 12 weeks.


In severe weather class may be canceled according to the AB Tech School Schedule http://www.abtech.edu. 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.

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

Here’s a link to view the Level I & Level II Tai Chi for Arthritis forms:

Students accepted into the Tai Chi for Energy classes need to have completed a Level I class.

Here’s a link to view the Tai Chi for Energy form:

The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy awards 12 points of continuing education credit for physical therapists and PTA’s who successfully complete the Level I course; see their web site for details: continuing competence activity code #0472010Chttp://www.ncptboard.org

What students are saying…

"As a physical therapist, former Tai Chi instructor and participant in Anne's classes, I thoroughly recommend Anne's Tai Chi classes to anyone willing to learn from her gracious presence, physical therapy expertise, and style of teaching."

"Instructor was very patient and willing to repeat sequences."

"Improved my balance a lot - strengthened my weak ankle so I'm closer to weight bearing equally."

"I'm getting to understand the practice now and developing more energy...happy with the entire course."

"Happy to have a system which I know affects me in healthy ways."

"Most beneficial part of training were the slow methodical demonstrations."

"I can put on my pants safely now standing up with good balance - before I hopped around all over the floor about to fall."

"Thank you for your great introduction to Tai Chi. I am using the DVD in several ways, probably the most important is the evening cooldown before sleep. I am sleeping better, and my back and legs are less painful."