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Blooming Lotus Tai Chi offers classes and provides information about Tai Chi and Qi Gong in the greater Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara County area.

We are trained in the rare Nam Hoa Temple style. All instructors have studied directly with, and are certified by Nam Hoa Temple Internal Arts Association Tai Chi Master Jim Scott-Behrends.

Some of our instructors have also trained in the internationally recognized Tai Chi for Health Programs.

See our schedule page for class information. Feel free to contact us by email or to contact individual instructors for questions about class content.

Announcements

MAY 10, 2021 MASTER JIM SCOTT-BEHRENDS TO RESUME OUTDOOR SATURDAY CLASS IN JUNE

We are delighted to announce that outdoor Saturday class will resume at Triangle Park in June. For information contact Master Jim at his email address jsbehrends@aol.com.

MAY 10, 2021 GRACE SANCHEZ HAS NEW CLASSES BEGINNING THIS WEEK – CALL PEP OFFICE TO REGISTER

Grace Sanchez has updated her schedule for classes beginning in May 2021, registration is managed by the Dominican Hospital PEP Program-see her profile for details. The course catalog is in the Dominican Hospital Focus on Wellness Magazine which has been mailed out, and is also available online-the online schedule has been updated. Students should call the PEP office to register or register online: (831)457-7099 phone.

MAY 10, 2021

Mary Mulligan is teaching a drop in class outdoors with physical distancing, see her schedule for info.

MAY 10 2021 COVID-19 VACCINES ARE BEING GIVEN TO PEOPLE 16 and over, WE MUST REMAIN VIGILANT- WEAR A MASK WHEN INDOORS AWAY FROM YOUR HOME UNLESS WITH FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE, WASH YOUR HANDS

For information about Covid-19 Vaccination availability and current activity guidelines the Santa Cruz County Health Department website is helpful. Follow public health recommendations to keep yourself and others safe. CDC guidelines for people who have received the vaccination are good to keep up to date on. While students understand the benefits of group practice during this time we need to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Tai Chi, Qigong and Concentration practice support mind-body balance which enhances the immune system. For those fully vaccinated you can now visit friends and loved ones without wearing a mask-such wonderful progress! Stay in contact with classmates and your instructors by email, or text. We are here to encourage each other.