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Tai Chi in the Grange
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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

If you want to try a tai chi class and are not an in home video/dvd afficionado, there are classes around the Chicagoland area you may want to check out. While not an exhaustive list, it does give you a few ideas of where to look for tai chi instruction.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA

Midwest Branch of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society
A charitable organization that promotes the dual cultivation of body and mind.

They offer instruction in the Taoist Tai Chi Society® internal arts of health including tai chi chuan in the following locations:

Chicago Center
1922 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago IL 60613
773 275-5992
Arlington Heights Center
332 E. Golf Road,
Arlington Heights IL 60005

United Methodist Church
155 S Main St
(Corner Main and Maple)
Lombard, IL

• Elmhurst
Elmhurst Presbyterian Church
367 Spring Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Tai Chi Center of Chicago

4043 N. Ravenswood, Suite 228
Chicago, IL 60613

4-Week Introductory Class

    Cost: $50.00 a month for one class a week (4 classes) plus a one time registration fee of $10.00.
    Requirements: Come 15 minuted early on your first day to register. Wear loose comfortable clothing.

Ongoing Tai Chi Program [Beginning Level I – Advanced III]
Cost:$80.00 a month.
All forms other than the 64-posture Tai Chi Chuan and Tan Tui are initially taught in special seminars and will incur additional fees.

Link to their website here.

Durgerberg Academy of Martial Arts & Fitnexx, Inc.

Chicago Martial Arts Classes

Link to Dugerberg website here.

Stirling Tai Chi

(773) 252-74431123 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60622

Northwestern Memorial Hospital:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Feinberg and Galter Pavilions
251 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

Slow, steady movements encourage the flow of “Chi” or vital energy. Performed in a standing position. Tai Chi helps reduce tension and builds strength and balance. It is ideal for those with arthritis or joint pain. Instructor : Raye Bemis

For more information or to register:
Phone: 1-877-926-4664
Link to February class sign up here.

Forest Park (Yoga & Healing & Tai Chi) Dahn Yoga Studio

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7233 Madison St Ste. #2. Forest Park. IL 60130
Phone : 708-771-9642

Website link here.

Clark (Body + Brain franchise center) Dahn Yoga Studio

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2732 N. Clark St. Chicago. IL 60614
Phone : 773-755-9566

Website link here.

La Grange (Body + Brain franchise center) Dahn Yoga Studio

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108 W Burlington Ave. La Grange. IL 60525
Phone : 708-482-0571

Website link here.

Glenview Qi /Ki Gong Therapy Dahn Yoga Studio

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2630 Golf Road. Glenview. IL 60025
Phone : 847-998-1377

Website link here.

Schaumburg (Body + Brain Franchise Center) Dahn Yoga Studio

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1063 N. Salem Dr. Schaumburg. IL 60194
Phone : 847-882-6980

Website link here.

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