Wimberley Tai Chi Qigong Yoga
Julie Qigong Wimberley

Tai Chi and Qigong are moving meditations which use slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to strengthen your mind-body connection, reduce stress, and improve circulation thereby enhancing your overall health.

Our Tai Chi class is taught by Rafael at 10:30 on Tuesday, and our Qigong class is taught by Julie at 1:30 on Thursday.  The classes occasionally mix the movements from both Tai Chi and Qigong.

Julie is a Senior student of Roger Jahnke, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and director of the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. She is fully certified at all levels, and has assisted and led teacher training courses for certification as well as leading specialized sessions within those courses. She teaches and embodies The Nine Phases of Cultivating Qi and Primordial Qigong developed by Dr. Jahnke, and other Qigong practices based on the needs of the participants with a  sensitivity to each individual. Her instruction is very accessible offering seated modifications depending on your physical condition.

Rafael teaches the 5 and 9 Form of Tai Chi Easy, forms developed by Dr. Roger Jahnke that can be quickly learned to energize your day.  He also teaches the well known Yang Style 10 Form and 24 Form (the most popular form in China) and Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis, a Sun style of Tai Chi, having learned those from Melinda Tybor.  Though Tai Chi originated as a martial art form derived from Qigong practices, it's not applied in his practice as the forms are used to improve overall health and balance which represent a great need in our senior community.