Welcome to the TQ Spirit

Thank you for dropping in to learn about our organization, formally known as “North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong.” We have three major sign-up dates: The Winter session is January – the end of March, The Spring in Summer Sessions are from April – July, and our Fall session starts in September and ends in early December. Each session brings some new class options where we invite newbies and new students who are long-time practitioners to join us. Our groups have been meeting regularly to enjoy the practice of tai chi and health/medical qigong at a variety of locations since the official start of our classes in 2008. Despite Covid, it has never stopped us from getting together, one way or another. When we couldn’t meet in-person, we’ve been Live-On-Zoom!

Currently we have many In-Person only classes, Live-On-Zoom only classes and both! We have Hybrid classes where we have both In-Person and Live-On-Zoom.

Our Live-On-Zoom classes continue because of their popularity with our students. The Zoom classes offer flexibility in attendance, no matter where you are in the world.

We hope you’ll consider joining us. We have a very warm and welcoming community.

For In-Person classes we welcome new-to-qigong or tai chi practitioners from all over the Lower Mainland.

With Live-On-Zoom classes our current students zoom in locally but also from all around this beautiful World. Our students love the option to be in-person while at home in the Lower Mainland, or use Zoom while travelling for business or pleasure, or if they are not feeling well enough to join us in-class.

It is easy to join in our classes. Our sessions start regularly in 3-4 month periods: January-March, April-July, No classes in August, and then September-December. If you are interested in In-Person classes, please note that space is limited so try to sign up as soon as possible. Sign-up for January classes starts mid-November. For the Spring session, sign-up starts in early March. For the Fall Session, the sign-up will start in early August. You can pay for classes by e-transfer or cash. Sorry, we do not offer credit or debit options at this time.

With Chinese Health Qigong classes you can literally join in anytime. The classes are easy to follow as the Instructor will provide a lot of detail. Try us out with a drop-in!

If you want to start learning Tai Chi, we recommend that you try to sign up as close to the beginning of every new session, those starting in January, April or September. This is especially important for a Newbie (someone who has never learned tai chi or someone who hasn’t taken a tai chi class in many years). Learning the basics is very important to the on-going success of a student and we teach these basics at the beginning of every session.

After learning “the basics” a Tai Chi Newbie will learn the movements of “The Form” (a collection of moves), and so dropping into a tai chi class is is best as close to the beginning of the session as possible.

If your busy schedule requires that you join a Tai Chi class after it has already started, perhaps, mid-session, please contact us by Phone or Email and we can chat about options to catch you up.

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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.