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We are all part of a huge global network of like-minded people who love the mind-body-spirit practice of Tai Chi & Qigong.
IMPORTANT NOTICE...WE NOW HAVE CLASSES Live on Zoom AND In Person QIGONG & TAI CHI CLASSES !!! Masks not required... wear them if you want to!
2023 Class options will be available for viewing on November 21, 2022.
If you want to be FIRST to know what we are teaching, please go to this link and request to be put on the Email List. TQSpirit Contact Us
Our Meetup Calendar is being updated. Check it out here: CALENDAR UPDATES
All classes are held at these locations. Many are hybrid classes which are on both Zoom and In-Person at the same time.

  • Highlands United Church: IN-PERSON and LIVE ON ZOOM on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • St. Andrews St. Stephens Presbyterian Church: IN-PERSON only
  • Lions Bay Community Hall: IN PERSON only
  • Tuesday Morning Qigong - LIVE ON ZOOM, from our HOME STUDIO
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House - IN-PERSON only (limited space).

ON OUR WEBSITE You can sign up for

  • Highlands United Church: IN-PERSON and LIVE ON ZOOM on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • St. Andrews St. Stephens Presbyterian Church: IN-PERSON only
  • Tuesday Morning Qigong - LIVE ON ZOOM, from our HOME STUDIO

For Lions Bay and North Shore Neighbourhood House, go to the Website and instructions for sign-up are there:
All fees, dates, time, and other information can be found on this site.
Important Note:
For all Health and Medical Qigong Only classes: You can drop in anytime to a Qigong class. The classes are easy to follow and each class is different.
Please go to our website and register for the drop-in class.

* For all Tai chi classes: If you are interested in attending any of the tai chi classes that are open to new students, but it is past the 2nd or 3rd class at the start of the session: Either January - March, April - June and July, September - December, then please EMAIL US first so that we can determine if there is space for you in the class as well as whether or not drop-ins are still available for you.

If you have never participated in a Tai Chi class, please note that learning Tai Chi is like learning a choreographed set of movements along the floor. It is a bit like dancing. We learn the basics, then we learn each of the movements, one tai chi (dance) step at a time! For this reason, it is best to try to join a class at the beginning of the session.


Please call 604-986-9276 or e: if you have any questions.

Both Tai Chi & Qigong have very similar benefits to health, wellness, better balance and reduced stress. If you are not sure with what works in your schedule, don't hesitate to email us. 
Who are we?
The North Shore Tai Chi Spirit & Chinese Health Qigong is a group of people who are interested in learning and practicing tai chi and qigong.
The North Shore Tai Chi & Qigong Instructors, teaching at five locations, specialize in teaching beginners the basics.
We have many groups of people whose experience ranges from

  1. • Brand new to tai chi & qigong (also called Newbies)
  2. • Beginners level 2 (those who have completed at least one beginner form) and
  3. • Intermediates (those who have completed at least one intermediate form plus at least one beginner form).

Our main interest is practicing tai chi to help us improve and/or maintain health.  We hope you'll join us one day soon.

OPTIONS FOR NEWBIES/BEGINNERSIf you need more detail or would like a complete outline of the Newbie, Beginner options please email us at  . We will send you a complete list of what is available for the current sessions: Sept-Dec, Jan-March, April-July. 
If you are not sure which class is right for you, or have any tai chi and qigong related questions, please email us at or phone at 604-986-9276. Leave your name and phone number and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.  
Tai Chi in the Gymnasium at Highlands United Church
Address: 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Classes are In-Person AND On-Zoom. Great options. The choice is yours!
In the large Highlands Church Gymnasium or On Zoom.

Highlands is located at the north end of the beautiful Edgemont Village.
Two entrances to the Gym - Through the Lower Parking Lot Courtyard, located on the south side of the building shown in the picture here (left side) or in through the Highlands "Office" Door, located on the north side of the building, and down the stairs to the Gym.
St. Andrews St. Stephens Presbyterian Church
Address: 2641 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver.
In Person only location.
Lions Bay Community Hall. CLASSES run on Tuesdays at 11:15am
Lions Bay Municipal Hall location, in the gym. In Person Only location.
Tai Chi at North Shore Neighbourhood House
Address: 225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver (Lower Lonsdale – East)Classes run on Thursday Qigong & Tai Chi Fusion: 6:15pm-7:15pm

If you are a beginner please email to confirm your interest in attending one of our meetups or it you want to join mid-session.
Fall Sessions: September – December
Winter Sessions: January – March
Spring & Summer: April – June, plus July
No classes in August
All the specific start and end dates will be on the Calendar and are frequently updated.
Why join these Tai Chi or Qigong Groups?
First and foremost, the people you meet are wonderful. We call it "The Tai Chi Friendship."
You will build long lasting bonds and cherished connections while you learn an exercise regime that is very healthful. Then, here’s a whole host of other reasons why you will want to try out Tai Chi...

It will help you:
* Gain upper and lower body strength
* Increase flexibility & balance
* Re-build muscles weakened from illness or accident
* Lose Weight
* Increase flow of Qi
* Improve memory, elevate mood, peace of mind
* Scientifically proven to enhance your health.
Tai Chi & Qigong helps:
Chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, many types of arthritis, blood pressure, osteoporosis, headaches, depression, sleep disorders, diabetes, back problems, posture.
So come join us. Meet new friends who share your goals! Drop us an email or simply drop on by.

Please check out the ABOUT page to find out more details about each of the forms we teach or practice.
Drop-in and see if either one of these groups and style of teaching suits you.

All the North Shore Tai Chi Spirit and the North Vancouver - West Vancouver Tai Chi Players are very welcoming groups...
Not sure if learning Tai Chi (taijiquan) is for you? Check out our new FAQS and see if we have answered your questions. Go here:

  • Pick a day and time that works for you.
  • If you are not pre-registering (some Meetups require it) then just Drop In.
  • Come early so you can watch the Meetup if it is already in session.
  • Feel free to come right in the gymnasium or room and have a seat. We welcome all visitors.
  • What should you wear? Comfortable running shoes (no flip flops or sandles) and loose clothing, like sweat pants, a t-shirt or yoga-type pants.
  • If you are wanting to attend Qigong, please arrive early and speak to the Instructor just before class starts. All Qigong classes are "follow-the-leader" type classes and do not require any memorization. Tai Chi does require a little extra brain-work, which is part of the reason why it is so good for the mind, body AND soul.

Don't hesitate to call 604-986-9276 and speak to one of the Instructors who can help you decide which Meetup will work best for you.
You might have some rehabilitation issues, illness-related concerns that you might want to share with us before your first Meetup. You can also CONTACT US

These Meetups are about sharing... sharing the love of Taiji & Qigong. We hope you'll join us soon. Don't forget to browse through the rest of this website. There is a ton of information if you are at all interested in tai chi. Enjoy!

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