peace Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE.
Thus the ruler
Divides and completes the course of heaven and earth;
He furthers and regulates the gifts of heaven and earth,
And so aids the people.

Heaven and earth are in contact and combine their influences, producing a time of universal flowering and prosperity. This stream of energy must be regulated by the ruler of men. It is done by a process of division. Thus men divide the uniform flow of time into the seasons, according to the succession of natural phenomena, and mark off infinite space by the points of the compass. In this way nature in its overwhelming profusion of phenomena is bounded and controlled. On the other hand, nature must be furthered in her productiveness. This is done by adjusting the product to the right time and the right place, which increases the natural yield. This controlling and furthering activity of man in his relation to nature is the work on nature that rewards him.

I Ching, 11. Peace

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The Tai Chi Center of Chicago

New enrollment into the Tai Chi Introductory, Wellness Qigong, and Meditation starts at the beginning of every month. Please come 15 minute before class time in order to register and get familiar with the center.

10:15 - 11:15am - Wellness Qigong [Tomei]
6:00-7:00pm - Aerial Yoga [Von Kaenel]
7:30-8:30pm - Zen Yoga (Starts January 7th, 2013) [Von Kaenel]

9:00-10:00 am - TaijiFit™ [Sas Stark]
6:00-7:15 p.m - Beginning Level Yoga [Von Kaenel]
8 - 9:00pm - Intermediate Tai Chi [Wenscott]
9 - 9:30pm - Advanced Tai Chi [Wenscott]

10:15 - 11:15am - Wellness Qigong [Tomei]
6:00-7:30 p.m - Intermediate Level Yoga [Von Kaenel]

6:00 - 7:00pm - Tai Chi Introductory [Wenscott]
7:00 - 8:30pm - Tai Chi Intermediate [Wenscott]

9:00-10:00 am - TaijiFit™ [Sas Stark]

10:00am 11:00am - TaijiFit™ [Sas Stark]
11:00am - 12:00pm - Tai Chi Introductory [Zalek]
12:30 - 2:00pm - Tai Chi All Ongoing Levels [Wenscott]

9:00 - 10:00am - Tai Chi Chuan Intensive [Swehla]
10:15 - 11:15am - Ongoing Meditation [Wenscott, Swehla]

For costs click Tai Chi, Meditation, Qigong Program
For costs click Tracy Von Kaenel and the Yoga Program

Our Location

The Tai Chi Center is located at:

4043 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite #228
Chicago Illinois 60613

Email for more information.

For school brochure click here to download a PDF file.

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Seminars are given several times a year. Seminars are an in-depth study of forms, weapons or two person exercises. Seminars are an excellent way to teach you a new form in a short period of time. For those repeating previously offered seminars it allows you to concentrate on details to better your performance and understanding as well as supporting the first timers.

Seminars are half off for repeaters unless noted.

People wishing to attend seminars that are not enrolled within the Tai Chi Center program must receive special permission from Elizabeth Wenscott. Seminar costs may vary.

All seminars are taught out of the Tai Chi Centers' main location unless otherwise noted.

Past Seminars
San Shou Tu Ta Ko Shih Ming Cheng Aug. 2013
Tai Chi Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Feb. 2013
Tai Chi Broadsword - 2013
Xingyi - 2012
Da Lu - Dec, Jan, March 2011
Tai Chi Sword Seminar - May, June, July, Aug. 2010
Tai Chi Staff - Nov. 2009
Xingyi - April 2009
Push Hands (Tui Shou) - Nov. 2008
Jian Shen Chuan - June, July 2008
Tai Chi Sword - Jan 2008
Tai Chi Sword - Oct. Nov. Dec. 2007
Push Hands (Tui Shou) - June 2007
Man Jian Hong Chuan - Oct 2006
Tai Chi Tui Shou - June 2006
Two Person Tai Chi Staff - March 2006
Tai Chi Tui Shou - Dec. 2005
Tai Chi Staff - Sept. 2005
Day Lu - May 2005
Man Jian Hong Sword - Nov. 2004
8 Week Fundamentals of Tai Chi and Tui Shou (Push Hands) - May - June 2004
Tai Chi Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Feb. 2004
Tai Chi Broadsword - Oct. 2003
Tai Chi Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Feb. 2003
Jen Shen Juan - Nov. 2002
Tai Chi Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Feb. 2002
Tai Chi Staff - Nov. 2001
Tai Chi Tui Shou (Push Hands) - Feb. 2001
San Shou Tu Ta Ko Shih Ming Cheng Aug. 2001
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2014 Special Events

Taiji Zen with David-Dorian Ross, Feb. 23, 2014
Qi Fusion with Sas Stark and Sharon Fierro. March 22, April 19, and or May 17 More info on Qi Fusion
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, April 26th, 2014 WTQD 2014
Ravenswood Artwalk, Oct 4-5th, 2014 RAW 2104

    Past Special Events
    The Year of the Horse Celebration and Fundraiser, Feb. 8th, 2014
    Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Nov 1 - 3, 2013
    Ravenswood Artwalk, 2013
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2013
    The Year of the Snake - Save The Plains Garter Snake, 2013
    Ravenswood ArtWalk, 2012
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2012

    The Year of the Dragon - Save the Honeybee, 2012
    Ravenswood ArtWalk 2011

    The Year of the Rabbit - Save the Pygmy Rabbit 2010
    Biodynamic Stir with Benjamin Wilson and Bob Bower, 2010
    Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary "The Magic Hedge" planting 7,300 Marram Grass Roots, 2010
    Ravenswood ArtWalk 2010
    World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, 2010
    Prairie Restoration Project, April 11, 2010
    Year of the Tiger - Save the Tiger 2010
    Ravenswood ArtWalk 2009
    Guest Instructor Dr. Aihan Kuhn, Sept 2009
    World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2009
    ArtWalk Ravenswood 2008
    TC3 on Woodland Community Public Radio - WOJB.ORG - August and September 2008
    Tai Chi at Millennium Park with Christopher Zalek - June - September 2008
    Retro on Roscoe - August 2008
    Nine Divisions of the Celestial Sphere - Special Health and Philosophy Class - April 2008 TC3 Blog
    ArtWalkRavenswood - October 2007
    Neigong and Q&A With Grandmaster Hsu Fun Yuen - Nov 2006
    Tai Chi Demonstration at Angelic Organic Farm Open House - July 2006
    Tai Chi Demonstration at Angelic Organic Farm Open House - July 2004
    Cheng Man-Ching International Tai Chi Chuan Championships - Aug 2000

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Our Location
The Tai Chi Center of Chicago
4043 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite #228
Chicago Illinois 60613
    Public Transportation Routes to the Center
    Irving Park Bus, #80

    Ashland Ave. Bus, #9

    Damen Ave. Bus, #50

    Kimball Brown line train:
    Stops at Irving Park near Ravenswood. Walk a half block North on Ravenswood.

    For CTA, RTA, or METRA train schedule, fares, etc. call 312-836-7000 or visit
If you are driving in from out of town or the suburbs try Yahoo's maps and driving directions guide

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