Students benefit from our decades of experience, small class sizes and individualized attention.
You'll find our classes to be relaxed, friendly and welcoming.
Beginner Form Class – New students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of T'ai chi as they progress through the opening postures of the form. In addition, chi gong and other exercises will be used to help students cultivate chi and develop better body integration.
Continuing Form Class – Students continuing on with their study will receive form correction and refinement as well as the mechanics for the next series of postures.
Form Refinement and Sensing Hands – Students continue to work with the principles of T'ai chi as they refine postures through the development of deeper internal energetic connections. Partner work is practiced as a means of developing listening energy.
Sword Form– T'ai chi Ch'uan postures and listening energy developed in sensing hands are the foundation to sword study. This class is by permission for more advanced students.
For everyone's safety we are requiring vaccination to attend class and continue to ask that face coverings be worn at all times inside the building. An air purifier continues to run 24/7, hand sanitizer is provided and touch points such as hand-rails and door handles are sanitized regularly.
Looking for a Beginner Class?
Our Full Class Schedule Resumes the week of September 20th and runs through December 18th. If you are interested in signing up for a beginner class please call or email to have your name added to the class list. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns your may have.
Enrollment fee for the 12 week session, one hour per week, is $144.00.
*No Classes Thanksgiving Week
Monday Classes: Teacher - Jean Westcott
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Form Class for Beginning Students
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Form Class for Intermediate/Advanced Students
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Sword Class - by permission
Wednesday Classes: Teacher -Mark Westcott
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Form Class for Beginning
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Form for Continuing Students - final single whip through end of the form.
Thursday Class: Teacher - Mark Westcott
10:30 - 11:30 am - Continuing Form Class - Ongoing instruction for students preferring a daytime option.
Saturday Class & Practice: - Mark Westcott
10:30 - 11:30 Form Class for Continuing Students - from end of first third
10:30 am - Noon - Open Practice for any enrolled students
*For in-studio classes please wear a face covering over your nose and mouth, and comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Socks are good to start with but if you require more foot support please bring clean, flat soled shoes to change from your street shoes.
Tuition: $12/Class payable in 12 week increments of $144.00. Sword Classes are an additional $36 / Month.
Call or Email to Register
For further information call (585) 256-0295; All classes are held at:
700 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620
Ample Parking is Available in Adjacent Lot and On-Street.
Five Basic Tai Chi Principles:
Separation of Weight
Move from the Waist
Beautiful Lady's Wrist
"The practice of Tai Chi is about discovering yourself. It's about forces of the world - both natural and unnatural and how one relates to them. It's about focus and about balance. It's the understanding that things change and knowing how to stay centered throughout the changes."
- Ed Young