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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.

All of the instructors on this website are fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19.

See our schedule page for class information. Feel free to contact us by email or to contact individual instructors for questions about class content. Each instructor has a separate email under their information page.

Announcements

May 20, 2023 Grace Sanchez’s May-June classes have begun

See schedule page for current updates. There is space for students in the Qigong and Guided Relaxation Class and in the Beginning Tai Chi and Qigong Class. Students must register through Dominican Hospital PEP Department either online or by calling the office. Three of the classes are outdoors in our garden patio as weather permits and students are enjoying the ambiance and the classes immensely. July-December 2023 schedule is now posted for future planning.

May, 2023 LOCAL MASK MANDATES HAVE BEEN LIFTED, BIVALENT BOOSTERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE OVER 65

All people are encouraged to continue wearing masks while indoors in our classes but can use your own discretion now to make this decision. A second bivalent Covid booster is now available if its been more than 4 months after your last booster if you are over 65.

Covid test kits are free for people with Medicare Part B by prescription only as of May 2023. Many insurance companies are covering the cost of covid test kits. It is a good idea to have some on hand.

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.