Great Lake T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Great Lake T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Class Description

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.


 Introducing New class times!
We now have three Class times for beginning students! Choose from Thursday or Saturday mornings at 10:00 or, Monday or Wednesday evenings at 6:00. We welcome everyone to try their first class for free. Give us a call or send an email to sign up!

First Friday Open Studio Nights!

Curious about T'ai Chi? Give it a try, no committment! We'll be in studio on the first Friday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 .
Existing student? This is a great opportunity for some extra push-hands or form practice with your classmates or, watch a video /read a book from our library.

Sign up Now!
Our 12 week Winter Session will begin the week of January 6th, class times will remain the same as listed below.  New students - sign up with a friend and you both save 10%; what a fun way to start out the new year!

Fall Schedule 2018
Saturday, Sept. 15 – Thursday Dec. 13
(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 Refinement and Sensing Hands

8:00  - 8:45  pm - Sword Instruction (by permission)


Wednesday Classes:  Teacher - Mark Westcott

6:00 - 7:00 pm  - Form Class for Beginning Students.
7:00 - 8:00 pm  - Form Class for Continuing Students.

Thursday Class:  Teacher - Mark Westcott
10:00 - 11:00 am - Form Class for Beginning Students


Saturday Practice:  11:00 – 12:00 pm

This non-instructional practice is open to fully enrolled students only. It can be used as a make-up for missed classes or as additional practice. There is no fee.

*For in-studio classes please wear 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.

Fee: $12/Class payable in  12 week increments for $144.00 or for Unlimited attendance  $200.00. Sword Class is an additional $36/Month.



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:


Body Upright

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

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