About the Instructor

Josie Loehrich, a Martial Arts Taijiquan & Qigong Instructor

Josie earned her accreditation to teach tai chi from Grand Master Shou Yu Liang, Master Helen Liang, Master Chenhan Yang and Master Lynne Cove in 2008 after years of dedication to studying martial arts. As a result of her hard work, perseverance and determination she was presented with the award for Tai Chi & Qigong Promotion by world-renowned Master Chen Sitan at the 2013 Extraordinary Martial Artists of the World Lunar New Year Gala.

Josie began learning tai chi in 2002 as part of a rehabilitation program prescribed by her doctor after she sustained significant injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Through her training in tai chi and qigong she successfully eliminated her chronic pain, healed her physical injuries, and became strong physically, mentally and spiritually. Josie truly experienced the rejuvenation that the practice of tai chi and qigong awards.

Josie developed her youthful mindset and commitment to training as an elite young swimmer, achieving Canadian, American and British records. She subsequently went on to win High School Athlete of the Year in multiple sports, share her experience as a Masters Swimming Coach and National Lifeguard, and participated in Triathlete competitions. These disciplines all contributed to her positive engagement with the tenets of tai chi and qigong that led her to become a martial artist, instructor and coach.

Josie has trained in many martial arts styles: Wuji Xiao Yao, Yang, Sun, Wu and Chen Taijiquan, Liu He Bafa, Baguazhuang, Xing Yi, Dapeng Qigong, along with weapons training in taiji sword and fan. Josie continues to train in various tai chi forms and also dedicates much time to daily study and training in various forms of Chinese Health Qigong, Buddhist and Daoist Meditation.

Josie has rarely competed in martial arts, preferring to spend most of her time training and teaching. She was, however, selected to coach a large team to compete in the 2011 International Health Qigong Competition and lead them to a second place finish behind China. In 2017 Josie was named North Shore’s Tai Chi Ambassador.

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    Refund Policies – Video Policies – In-Person Covid Policies – On-Zoom Policies – Waiver 2022

    1) Requests must be submitted in writing by email and is effective the date of the email.
    2) Refunds will not be given after the 3rd class unless it is for medical reasons.
    3) If you must stop class because you have contracted Covid 19 please contact us immediately.
    4) Refunds provided will be calculated in the following manner – Classes already taken will be converted to a Drop-In Rate of $15.00/class, plus an added administration fee of $10.00. The balance will be refunded and sent to you by Interac or by mail.
    5) Please note that if locations close due to Covid restrictions then all classes will continue on Zoom.
    6) Some In-Person locations have special event days where all classes will either be On-Zoom or In-Person at an alternate location. No credit for class missed will be provided.

    Whether On-Zoom or In-Person the registered student understands that the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong organization has a strict no-video-of-the-Instructor or the Assistants without express written consent. Additionally, all students agree that any videos sent to them by the Instructor are for “your eyes only” and should never be shared with any other person or posted, in full or in part, on the Internet.

    IN-PERSON COVID POLICIES (as of April 2022)
    North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong wants to create a safe place for indoor tai chi and qigong group practice. Many of our classes are both In-Person and On-Zoom at the same time.

    In accordance with the Provincial Health Authority wearing a mask will be a personal choice at this time. However, we will continue to require that all In-Person students practice social distancing.

    If a shut-down to all In-Person classes is mandated by the Provincial Health Authority, then all classes will continue on Zoom. No credit will be given to students unless they do not have adequate access to the Internet.


    Anyone signing up for In-Person classes will always have the option to be on Zoom where that option is available at that location. Some classes do not have the Zoom option.

    Any In-Person registration means that you are guaranteed a spot in the class. When and if the need arises: if you are not feeling well , if you are out-of-town, or if you are running late; On-Zoom is an option for you.

    Thank you for your registration.
    In registering for this class our Instructor assumes you have talked to your doctor before starting this health and fitness regime. If you have any medical conditions or physical concerns please participate at your own pace and also let your Instructor know by emailing taichispirit@shaw.ca.

    Agreement of Release and Waiver of Liability:
    I (referring to the student, the undersigned) voluntarily supply my contact information so that representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit (& Chinese Health Qigong) can contact me regarding class changes, cancellations, course updates, and tuition reminders, and special event updates. Participation in tai chi & qigong classes involves exercise. Exercise can result in accidents or injuries. I assume the risk connected with participation in tai chi & qigong classes and represent that I am insufficiently good health and condition and do not suffer from any physical or mental impairment which would put me or anyone at risk of injury while receiving tai chi & qigong instruction from representatives of the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit. I understand that North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit is a management company only. All Instructors represent themselves. I specifically agree that the North Shore Tai-Chi Spirit, the general manager, volunteers, and instructor(s) of any In-Person or Zoom classes I am participating in, and/or his associates, shall not be held liable for any claim, demand, cause of action of any kind, resulting from or related to my use of the facilities or instruction.

    I have read the above release and waiver of liability, as well as the refund policies, On-Zoom policies, In-Person policies, Covid policies, and fully understand their contents. I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above. I verify that all answers in my Registration are true.