Welcome to SOHMA Integrative Medicine’s
Tai Chi Page!
Tai Chi For Beginners
We are thrilled to offer a transformative experience through the practice of Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art renowned for its numerous health benefits.
Since 2010, we have been hosting a free Tai Chi for Beginners class every Sunday, inviting individuals of all ages and skill levels to join us in the serene surroundings of Heartwell Park. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced practitioner, our classes provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone to explore the art of Tai Chi.
Learn More about our Tai Chi Classes
Tai Chi offers a holistic approach to well-being, combining gentle movements, deep breathing, and meditation. Regular practice can improve balance, flexibility, and coordination, while reducing stress and promoting inner calm. It is a wonderful way to enhance your physical fitness, mental clarity, and overall quality of life.
Below, you will find a wealth of resources to support your Tai Chi journey. Learn at home with our popular Tai Chi for Beginners series, available online with over 2.3 million views! This comprehensive series allows you to practice and deepen your understanding of Tai Chi in the comfort of your own home.
Additionally, we are proud to share that our Tai Chi for Beginners series plays daily throughout California on public access TV. Tune in to further enhance your skills and immerse yourself in the beauty of this ancient art.
Are you ready to take your Tai Chi training to the next level? We offer an exciting opportunity to become a certified Tai Chi instructor. If you have a passion for Tai Chi and a desire to share its benefits with others, click on the link below to submit your application. Our comprehensive instructor training program will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to guide and inspire others on their Tai Chi journey.
Apply to Become a Certified Tai Chi Instructor
We look forward to supporting you on your Tai Chi path and helping you experience the profound benefits of this ancient practice. Join us as we cultivate harmony, balance, and well-being together.
SOHMA Tai Chi in the News
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.
Learn how you can get a Tai Chi prescription at SOHMA
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
View Tai Chi For Beginners on YouTube
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
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.
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.