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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

November 7, 2022 Grace Sanchez’s November-December Classes Have Started

See schedule page for current updates. Online registration is available for November-December sessions. Students must register through Dominical 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. Currently there is one opening in the Qigong and Guided Relaxation Class and 4 openings in the Intermediate Tai Chi/Qigong Class.

November 7, 2022 LOCAL MASK MANDATES HAVE BEEN LIFTED EXCEPT FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN OVER 6 MONTHS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE VACCINATIONS. ** NEW OMICRON SPECIFIC COVID BOOSTER SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FOR ANYONE OVER 5.

All people are encouraged to continue wearing masks while indoors and per public health recommendations. The latest Covid Omicron variant is highly contagious. Updated boosters are recommend for those over age 5.

Covid test kits are free for people with Medicare Part B. In our county CVS is issuing 8 test kits per month for those eligible. 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.