Upcoming Tai Chi and Qigong Events

March 16, 2020 – All events on hold at this time.   Please check back in the coming weeks for updates.   

wishing you all health and wellbeing.   please continue your personal practice, especially tan tian breathing, review the  articles about living with the 5 Elements in my Musings of a Wandering Taoist,  keep in touch –  heather@heatherchalon.com  and heather chalon on Facebook.    


Look for Weekly tai chi classes with Heather or certified Tai Chi for Health Instructors, (select agenda view) Details on Calendar

Free Tai Chi for Health and Qigong at Pima County Libraries – series listing

Mentorship for TCHI Instructors at the following public classes with Heather on  Tai Chi for Health,  Balance, Falls Prevention / Sun Style,  Tai chi for Rehabilitation, or Tai chi for Heart Conditions
1) St. Philips in the Hills Church  4440 N Campbell Road, Tucson.  Music Hall.  Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 am.   Registration at events@heatherchalon.com.  Sign up for classes, and arrange with Heather to establish guidelines for mentorship.
2) Pima County Public Library Classes.  see list

Instructors seeking mentorship, contact Heather at heather@heatherchalon.com to make your needs known.   Together,  we will make a plan.


Tai chi is a special type of qigong.   They mutually enhance and deepen the enjoyment of practice.   the following offering is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners of tai chi, qigong, tao meditation.

QIGONG / HEALING TAO-  TRILOGY  Winter/Spring 2020*

Trilogy Jan 11, Feb 8, March 7 – 11:00-3:00.   Make-up session April 4.  Read Details: Tao Trilogy Winter Spring 2020 

*Thanks to an enthusiastic response, this series is full.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.   Please be in touch for wait lists status, or to be notified of upcoming Qigong events before general announcement.  As we get closer to the April 4 ‘make up session, there may be spaces available which will first be offered to wait list.


Tai Chi for Arthritis *  TCA for Falls Prevention   *   Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 2  *  Tai Chi for Rehabilitation *  Tai Chi for Heart Conditions,  Matters of the Heart

Instructor Qualification and Updates/Re-certification Workshops: 

*For people who are already certified in TCA and/or TCAFP,  Seated TCA certification may be added.

See registration site per workshop for details.  Register at www.TCHI.org.


TAI CHI FOR HEART CONDITIONS                    Tucson, January 25-26


TAI CHI FOR REHABILITATION                           Tucson, February 28-29

TAI CHI FOR REHABILITATION                           Scottsdale, March 13-14

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, AND FALL PREVENTION, SEATED TCA   Mesa/Phoenix, AZ  March 31-April 1https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5452

Other dates being considered.   Like to host in your area?  email heather@heatherchalon.com


TCHI/ Dr Paul Lam June Conference,  Mount Holyoke College.    Yang 24 Week-end pre conference.   18 options for weeklong.    

Exploring Depth and Magic of Yang 24.   Facilitating with Dr Paul Lam, Week-end Pre-Conference.  Register:  https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5292

Five Element Qigong, Tai Chi for Life, Tai Chi for Hearth Conditions/Matters of the Heart.  I am leading this week long workshop.   3 Instructor Certifications,  1 Purpose – by embracing simplicity, learning to love and heal ourselves,  so we can love and help others to heal,  together,  we love and heal the world.   Register: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/workshops/workshop/?workshop_id=5291

Six Healing Sounds Qigong – I am leading this Thursday evening session. Option to select when registering for the conference.


September 2020 dates are being reviewed.   Be in touch if you need re-cert sooner – we have a game plan. Albuquerque  Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention.   Re-certification/Updates.  For those who are prepared,  add Seated TCA and TCA Part 2.


TCA, TCAFP & STCA &  Re-certification

Stay tuned for late Spring and early Fall


Mark Your Calendar

4/25/2020 World Tai Chi and Qigong Day; One World, One Breath. Last Saturday of April each year.    In Tucson,  we meet at Reid Park,  West side near amphitheater.  Powerful 10am ceremony – gathering Qi,  revving it up with Tucson love and compassion, and sending it on to the next time zone.  Flyer download

September is National Falls Prevention Awareness Month.   Stay tuned for events, especially around the first day of Fall 2020.

Qigong/ Healing Tao –  ongoing Instructor Certification training.  Fall 2020  two-day Healing Tao Fundamentals trainings,   Arizona and possibly Wyoming.   Details coming soon.

A Tai Chi Life- Take Time for Yourself

The only time you have, is the time you take….

Take Good Care of Yourself Dear One.  No One Else Knows What Your Soul Needs.


adapted from an old Irish prayer:

Take time to work, it is the price of success.

Take time to meditate, it is the source of power.

Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read, it is the way to knowledge.

Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

And, take time to love and be loved.

Free Tai Chi, Qigong Classes at Pima County Libraries  

making tai chi for health accessible to everyone

Ask your librarian.   As classes are scheduled, they will be posted on this website and on the library events calendar

Currently scheduled thru 2019 and into 2020:


stay tuned


Taft Wheeler Abbett Library Wednesdays at 10:15-11:15,

TAI CHI (4 lessons), 2020 Jan 8, 15,  22, 29

QIGONG (4 lessons)  2020 Feb 5, 12, 19, 26


Nanini Library.   Thursdays 2020 March 19 thru April 23 at 12:30 to 1:30

Ongoing. Joyner Green Valley Library, 11:30am to 12:30. ongoing (not 12/22),  with Donnie Poling and Mike Cline.


stay tuned


stay tuned


Columbus Library – Tai Chi for Health classes,  2:0-3:00,  2020 March  8, 15, 22, 29

Columbus Library  – Tai Chi for Health classes,  2:00-3:00  2020 September 6, 13, 20, 27

If you would like to receive notification of schedule, please sign up for my announcements/newsletter.

Library Classes are free of charge and open to everyone.    Check you local library to see if they are planning to host a Tai Chi for Health class or series. m

No experience required.  Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and flat, well-fitted shoes.

Bring water to drink.  Everyone can participate, even seated.

Tai Chi for Health is safe, effective, fun for anyone who is interested in learning about the ancient art of tai chi.   Known to improve balance, mental clarity, relieve pain, create overall feeling of well-being. Gentle movement.  Can be done in a chair. Qigong warm-ups and cool-downs, introducing 6 tai chi forms.

NOTE:  Please check our calendar (‘agenda’ view is easiest) for classes in the community, lead by one of our Tai Chi for Health Institute Certified Instructors.   Our goal is to make Tai Chi for Health accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Visit the library website for further details: https://pima.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index