Tai Chi in the Park is Back! 

(with social distancing)

Free Tai Chi Class

Sunday June 7, at 9:30am at Heartwell Park (by the lake)

It's time to resume our world famous, free Tai Chi class in the park. You've all been practicing long enough on your own, so Dr. Hoover is coming out to inspect how much you've been practicing during the stay-at-home order. Haha really though, now that the state of California and county of Los Angeles are opening back, so shall we.

According to LA County's COVID-19 website which can be found here: "Outdoor parks and recreational facilities are open provided all activities adhere to distancing and infection control protocols"

You can find out the latest updates about our Free weekly class at our meetup page located below:

In the interest of our diverse Tai Chi community, many of which are considered in the vulnerable category to COVID-19, and the safety of the greater community in which we all live, we will strictly adhere to social distancing until the official safety measures are relaxed further.

Please do not come to class if you feel you may pose a risk to others because of recent travel, you have a fever, cough, or any other COVID-19 symptoms. We will have a contactless infrared thermometer available onsite to inspect for fever.

If you are on the fence about coming, remember that since it's Tai Chi class, people will be approaching you in SLOW MOTION, so you'll have plenty of time to safely social distance yourself away!

Call or email with any questions or concerns. We miss you and look forward to seeing you getting outside, getting sunshine, and safely exercising with us.

Check out the latest recommendations for parks and recs here: https://covid19.lacounty.gov/recovery-recreation-outdoor-spaces/  

Nationally Televised on CNN

Medical Tai Chi

Learn how you can get a Tai Chi prescription at SOHMA
Medical Tai Chi

Learn how your Tai Chi classes may be paid for by your medical insurance! We are uniquely qualified to bill your insurance for Medical Tai Chi. Call us today for your complimentary insurance verification. We take most insurances. If you have physiotherapy (PT) benefits, most likely you are eligible. Preventative medicine is here! Click here to get started.

SOHMA Tai Chi in the News

SOHMA Tai Chi has received international attention and because of our CNN feature, our YouTube series for beginners now has over 282,000 views!

Nationally Televised on CNN

Medical Tai Chi

Learn how you can get a Tai Chi prescription at SOHMA
Medical Tai Chi

Learn how your Tai Chi classes may be paid for by your medical insurance! We are uniquely qualified to bill your insurance for Medical Tai Chi. Call us today for your complimentary insurance verification. We take most insurances. If you have physiotherapy (PT) benefits, most likely you are eligible. Preventative medicine is here! Click here to get started.

SOHMA Tai Chi

Welcome to Tai Chi at SOHMA. Our master instructors offer free Tai Chi classes at Heartwell Park in Long Beach, as well as private lessons at SOHMA and various community organizations and businesses.

Our free community Tai Chi class in Long Beach, California, is held every Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. The location is at Heartwell Park (Lake) 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.

Who is Tai Chi for?

CNN featured our Tai Chi class because they wanted to know why more Millennials are taking up this practice in recent years.

The heard from our students who said it helps with general flexibility, and lowered their blood pressure, stress, anxiety, lower back pain, and neck pain.

We teach the largest, most diverse Tai Chi class in the world and what we've found is that Tai Chi is for everyone from not only kids to older adults, but also babies. Yes, babies! Students have worn their babies during their Tai Chi class including Dr. Hoover!

Tai Chi is also for people with special needs and many medical conditions such as those dealing with balance, degeneration, and arthritis. We have modified forms for people with canes, walkers, and wheelchairs.

What to bring to class

Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to get out of pain and into balance!

Get in touch

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

You can also follow us on Facebook or join our MeetUp page.

Be 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.)

Purchase our Tai Chi for Beginners DVD here

Subscribe to Tai Chi

Group Tai Chi class

LIVE CLASSES at SOHMA 

  • Tuesdays 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

$25 walk-in class

$99 per month (up to six classes/month)

$129 per month unlimited classes

$149 per month unlimited classes plus Bring a friend pass 2x

Can't make it to class in time?

ONLINE CLASSES

SOHMA Membership: $35 per month

  • Live stream all Tai Chi classes
  • Members only videos and tips
  • Private Facebook page access. Ask questions, share ideas,
    post pictures, and videos with other members and SOHMA instructors to quickly accelerate your  Tai Chi practice to the next level!
  • 10% off All SOHMA products
  • One complimentary exam including  x-rays (if needed) per month for members or a member's guest

All memberships are auto-pay with a six month minimum commitment.

Certification Courses 

Master Daniel Hoover

LOCAL COURSES at SOHMA

Tai Chi Instructor $2500 $1999

  • One year commitment
  • 150 hours of documented instruction required  to receive certificate
  • Course syllabus coming soon

Medical Tai Chi Instructor $1500 $999

  • Two weekend seminars
  • 30 hours of documented instruction required to receive certificate
  • Course syllabus coming soon

ONLINE COURSES

Tai Chi Instructor $999

  • Online class modules
  • 150 hours of documented instruction required to receive certificate
  • Course syllabus coming soon

Medical Tai Chi $499

  • Online class modules
  • 30 hours of documented instruction required  to receive certificate
  • Course syllabus coming soon

CEUs may be available for licensed healthcare professionals upon request.

Tai Chi instructor certificate

 

ATCQA accredited

 

Retreats

Tai Chi cruise retreat

Tai Chi Cruise Retreat

SOHMA Tai Chi Getaway

  • Details coming soon

Tai Chi Bootcamps

  • Full day of advanced Tai Chi training
  • Medical  and Instructor Tai Chi course material included
  • Martial applications
  • Push hands
  • Credit goes towards your instructor certification
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About SOHMA Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a slow moving internal martial art that helps improve inner peace and balance. Tai Chi is now being called "Medication in Motion" by the medical community because of its countless researched health benefits.

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 and other martial arts in physiotherapies at our integrative health clinic. This ensures that we are able to enhance rehabilitation, self-discipline, and harmony for our patients and our community.

About Our Instructors

Daniel Hoover DC LAc

Dr. Daniel Hoover

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

Veronika Hoover

SOHMA's senior Tai Chi instructor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her classes focus on promoting the mind-body connection. Veronika integrates grounding techniques, breathwork, and Yin/Yang concepts.

Veronika Hoover Licensed Clinical Social Worker