Classes at Shoreline Tai Chi

Locations and times

☯️ Monday evenings in Seattle

☯️ Wednesday evenings in Seattle

Our curriculum

Our Tai Chi classes serve a broad spectrum of age, size, fitness, gender, and skill. No prior experience is necessary. As a new student, you may expect:

  • Improvements in your strength, flexibility, balance, and overall health;
  • Friendly and supportive interactions with classmates;
  • Detailed guidance to refine your posture and movement;
  • Explorations of Taiji history, theory, and martial application.

Class level options

We offer two levels of classes, beginner and advanced.

In our Monday beginners classes, we focus on one section of the traditional Yang style Tai Chi form, using simple drills and partner choreography. Exercise is performed at low to moderate intensity.

In our Wednesday advanced classes, we practice the entire traditional form, and a wide range of solo and partner drills. This includes moving push hands, martial applications, and other “closed-door” material which is not offered at other schools. Exercise is performed at moderate to high intensity.

We provide these distinct options so that every student can progress and succeed. Lessons and feedback are always tailored to the abilities of individual participants.

Enrollment requirements

Tai Chi is performed while standing. All students must be able to stand up without a cane or other assistance.

We recommend that registrants for advanced classes have at least six months of prior experience, in Tai Chi or other movement arts.

All participants must sign a liability agreement and media release, to be provided at their first class.

Tai Chi for Beginners class

Frequently asked questions

Q: What is Tai Chi?
A: Click here for the answer.

Q: How are your classes different than others nearby?
A: Please check the instructor qualifications, and student reviews. (You can also learn more about our unique approach by reading previous newsletters.)

Q: Can I try one class before registering for an entire session?
A: Yes. All visitors are welcome to a free trial class, if there is space remaining. It is common for our classes to be fully enrolled.

Q: What if the class session is fully enrolled?
A: You may join the waitlist, or consider private lessons.

Q: Is it okay to arrive to class late, or leave early?
A: No problem.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Please wear any comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Street shoes are not allowed on the practice floor. You may wear non-marking cloth slippers, socks, or practice barefoot.

Q: Where can I park when visiting Studio Deep Roots?
A: In addition to street parking, there is a public gravel lot around the corner, at N 100th St and Olympic View Pl N.

Q: I don’t live in Western Washington. Can I still learn from you?
A: Our newsletter is free and open to everyone. I also offer private lessons by appointment.

Current schedule

The best time to start learning is today! Feel free to join the current session in progress (if space allows), rather than waiting for the next scheduled block. Every class includes a mixture of old and new material.

Fall Quarter 2023

October 2 through December 22, 2023 (12 weeks)
at Studio Deep Roots

Tai Chi for Beginners: Comb the Horse

Monday evenings, 7pm to 7:55pm

We will learn selected postures and movements from traditional Yang style Tai Chi, including “Part the Wild Horse’s Mane.”

Together we will practice a variety of solo drills and partner exercises, designed to help you remember, understand, apply and enjoy Tai Chi.

Fixed-Step Pushing Hands

Monday evenings, 8pm to 8:55pm

Pushing hands is a fun and gentle way to improve your coordination, sensitivity and balance. This exercise will deepen your understanding of the solo form.

Learn and play various styles of pushing hands. Beginners welcome.

Advanced Yang 85 Hand Form

Wednesday evenings 7pm to 7:55pm

We will review and practice the complete traditional form, in depth, along with supplementary training drills.

Moving-Step Pushing Hands

Wednesday evenings 8pm to 8:55pm

We will learn and play various styles of pushing hands, including both traditional stepping patterns and freestyle footwork.

Register and pay for fall quarter classes


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