Tai Chi & Qigong classes

Improve your balance, posture and focus, while energizing the body, mind and spirit through the practice of Tai Chi and Qigong. Learn to relax through breathing patterns and soft flowing movements of these gentle martial arts. 

Benefits of learning Tai Chi and Qigong

  • Improved balance, coordination and overall health and fitness
  • Pain management
  • Improved muscular stability and joint health
  • Improved metal focus and acuity
  • Reduced stress and tension
  • Assists the body’s own energy flow by balancing and strengthening the energy connections
  • Activates healing energy

Winter registration dates

You can now register for winter programs, classes and day camps.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.)
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of Tai Chi & Qigong classes

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling

About our Tai Chi & Qigong instructors

  • Certification and/or advanced training in discipline
  • Previous leadership and instructional expertise in Tai Chi & Qigong
  • Standard first-aid, CPR, AED, police checks

What are classes like?

Our classes are open to all levels of skill and fitness. Previous martial arts experience is not required.

Classes start with focusing and calming energy breath excercises. Instructors will break down the complex movement and then provide a lead and follow opportunity, allowing for you to internalize your learning. You will get time to practice combining the forms into a flow. 



Come prepared

  • Bring a water bottle
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring clean, indoor athletic shoes that have not been worn outdoors

More martial arts and self-defence classes

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.