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.


September 4, 2016 Labor Day Holiday cancels Monday Classes

Monday classes at Mid-County Senior Center and at Dominican Hospital are cancelled for the Labor Day Holiday.

September 4, 2016 Practice Will Support Your Health

Tai Chi has been found to be beneficial for the prevention of falls, improving physical and mental balance, and decreasing knee and back pain. The greatest benefit comes with 3x week practice. If you can only go to class once a week it is important to practice at home or with tai chi friends. You may want to check in with your classmates to see if they would like to meet up. Happy Practice.

September 1, 2016 Summer/Fall Tai Chi in the Park with Rodney

Rodney has resumed his Saturday classes in the Park. Class meets at 10 a.m. at Berwick park in Pacific Grove. See Rodney’s profile page for more details.

September 2016 Nam Hoa Internal Arts Student Handouts now available

We have added a student handout section for instructors and student use. Click on the Student Handout tab and you can see the list of handouts and open whichever one you need. Thank you to our web master Matt Bush for his assistance getting these online.