SOHMA Tai Chi Chuan

Welcome to SOHMA's Tai Chi Chuan Page. Our master instructors offer free Tai Chi Chuan classes in the Long Beach area, as well as private lessons at various community organizations and businesses. In fact, we offer one of the largest outdoor Tai Chi classes in Long Beach, attracting students from surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Signal Hill, Cerritos, Seal Beach, Bixby Knolls, Bellflower, Belmont Heights, Naples, and other areas. Our current class offering is at Heartwell Park. Please scroll down to learn more.

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SOHMA Tai Chi - Heartwell Park, Long Beach

We offer a Tai Chi Chuan class in Long Beach, California, on Sundays, 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The location is at Heartwell Park on the corner of Carson and Bellflower; our class meets between the library and the lake. Our students are welcome to park at the library as we have the lead librarian’s permission. Additional details will be email and posted here soon, as well as on our MeetUp page.

To learn more about our Tai Chi Chuan classes and community events, e-mail us at taichi@sohma.org.

You can also follow us on Facebook, join our email list, and/or join our MeetUp page.

About the Tai Chi Style We Offer

Tai Chi Chuan is a slow moving internal martial art that helps improve our balance and health in many ways. At the School of Healing Martial Arts™ (SOHMA), we teach Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan form set 24 and integrate it into our patient's rehabilitation programs at our health center. This is the Chinese national workout, as well as the most popular Tai Chi style practiced worldwide. All of the major martial arts applications in the 24 form are demonstrated in this series. Also, we now include the famous 8-Brocades (Ba Duan Jin) Qi Gong exercises in our warm up section, and offer lessons in Tai Chi Chuan weapons forms, including sword and fan.

In addition to our class offerings, we utilize the healing aspects of Tai Chi Chuan and other martial arts in physio-therapies at our integrative health clinic. This ensures that we are able to enhance rehabilitation, self-discipline, and harmony for our patients and our community.

SOHMA Tai Chi in the News

SOHMA Tai Chi has received national and international attention, both in the news and online. In fact, our You Tube series for beginners has over 90,000 views! Learn more below.

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CNN

CNN covered SOHMA's Sunday Tai chi Chuan class and interviewed students about why they practice Tai Chi. To watch the national segment, click here. To read the article,  click here.

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LB Business Journal

This article focuses on how SOHMA Tai Chi helps students connect the body and mind for improved health. Read the article by clicking here.

Become a Part of Our Community

If you would like to learn more about our tai chi program, please see the below links. Our Tai Chi program also airs on Channel 25 in Long Beach, CA. (Click here for the schedule.)

SOHMA Tai Chi: At-Home Instructional Video

We partnered with Cal State University Long Beach to offer an at-home Tai Chi Chuan video series, "Tai Chi for beginners". In the Tai Chi for Beginners series, we offer seven lessons which are each thirty-minutes in length, including:

  • Lesson 1: Tai Chi Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Balance and Flow
  • Lesson 3: Opening and Expanding your Frame
  • Lesson 4: Place of Power
  • Lesson 5: Awareness
  • Lesson 6: Transitions
  • Lesson 7: Deepening Your Practice

These lessons build upon one another and will give you a wonderful start and foundation to your practice. To purchase your copy of the series, click on the button below.

About Our Instructors

Dr. Daniel Hoover is a Chiropractor, Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner®, Licensed Acupuncturist, Master Herbalist, 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo, and the Chief Tai Chi Chuan instructor at SOHMA.

Veronika Hoover is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and senior Tai Chi Chuan instructor at SOHMA. Her classes focus on promoting the mind-body connection. She integrates grounding techniques, breathwork, and Yin/Yang concepts.

Get Your Chi On

Recommendations

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes. Practicing barefoot is optional for those that want to strengthen their connection/ground to the Earth. You can also watch our at-home instruction videos to deepen your experience.