What we're about

Tai chi and Qi Gong in a fun and relaxed environment, for older adults, the young at heart and kindred spirits. Lurk? No, “Lark”. Fancy studio? No. How about a park? Remuneration? No, it’s free, or a donation, ...to the parks…

Practice a variety of mind body exercises as well as continuing to practice Tai Chi Chuan forms. No experience is necessary for Qi Gong (breath/energy work). Experience with Tai Chi would be helpful but not necessary if you know your body and are willing to be patient. We practice Tai Chi “rocking”, animal frolics, a modified Chen fan form, Sun and Yang style forms (as developed by Dr. Paul Lam), Bagua, and a unique version of Minnesota Tai chi.

Keep in mind this is practice session and not a class (unless noted). New members should check out "New Larkers 2" in the photo section.

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Upcoming events (5)

Tai Chi and Qi gong: for zoom the bell tolls? On line Event

Needs a location

We'll work on the 8 brocades and qi gong as well as a variety of Tai chi forms all in the sanctity of your own home... If you show up later than 6 minutes you probably will not be allowed in (sorry).

Tai Chi and qigong (outside)

Lyndale Park Rose Garden

A variety of tai chi and qigong exercises. Note: this is not a class but a practice or 'play' session, it is helpful to know the fundamentals and basic postures of tai chi, or it can be optimum if you are open to trying new things with no judgements. The only bad tai chi and qi gong is unsafe tai chi and qigong. Masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated, we will still respect each other's space and social distance.
* I suggest you bring a water bottle, sun screen and hand sanitizer or hand wipes.
* Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, sandals or flip flops are discouraged unless you plan to 'barefoot' it.
* This event is outside and in the case of predicted inclement weather it may be shifted to Zoom.
*This is Free or donations can go to the Minneapolis Parks.
* We will meet between the two fountains Phelps or "turtle fountain' and Heffelfinger fountain, overlooking lake Harriet.
* In the case of Predicted inclement weather it May be shifted to Zoom. Note: we will have two areas, one open for partly cloudy skies and one shaded in case it is too sunny, within 50 yards of each other. Look for the bright cones.
* Parking: $ Pay lot parking is available and plenty of free parking available if you are willing to walk a bit..

Tai Chi and qigong (outside)

Van Cleve Park

A variety of tai chi and qigong exercises. Note: this is not a class but a practice or 'play' session, it is helpful to know the fundamentals and basic postures of tai chi, or it can be optimum if you are open to trying new things with no judgements. The only bad tai chi and qi gong is unsafe tai chi and qigong. Masks are not required if you are fully vaccinated, we will still respect each other's space and social distance.
* I suggest you bring a water bottle, sun screen and hand sanitizer or hand wipes.
* Wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, sandals or flip flops are discouraged unless you plan to 'barefoot' it.
* This event is outside and in the case of Predicted inclement weather it May be shifted to Zoom.
*This is Free or donations can go to the Minneapolis Parks.
* We will meet in the field. If you are facing the park building in the parking lot, go to your left (west side of building)
* In the case of Predicted inclement weather it May be shifted to Zoom. * Look for the bright cones.
* Parking is available in lot.

Tai Chi and Qi gong: for zoom the bell tolls? On line Event

Needs a location

We'll work on the 8 brocades and qi gong as well as a variety of Tai chi forms all in the sanctity of your own home... If you show up later than 6 minutes you probably will not be allowed in (sorry).

Past events (577)

A bit of Bagua with Eric (Van cleve)

Van Cleve Park

Photos (44)