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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 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.

Announcements

April 13, 2022 Grace adding a Qigong and Guided Relaxation Class starting April 18, 2022

A new class is being offered which will start April 18, 2022. It is not in the printed PEP catalog but will be listed online. Students of all abilities are welcome including anyone who needs a seated option practice. This class will be held outdoors in the new back garden at the PEP Wellness Center as weather permits, otherwise will be indoors.

April 13, 2022 MASTER JIM’S WEDNESDAY CLASS UPDATE

Wednesday class at La Selva Beach has resumed. Class will be scheduled from 9:30-10:30. The current focus is on the Nam Hoa Tiger Form.

April 13, 2022 LOCAL MASK MANDATES HAVE BEEN LIFTED EXCEPT FOR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, SECOND BOOSTER RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE OVER 50

High risk people are encouraged to continue wearing masks while indoors.

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. Currently the CDC has authorized booster shots for people anyone over 12 if it has been 5 months after receiving an MRNA vaccine or 2 months after receiving a J & J vaccine. All eligible members of the community are encouraged to get vaccinated. Everyone continues to learn as this pandemic unfolds. Being aware of what is happening locally in your community is important. Let’s take care of each other. While students understand the benefits of group practice during this time we need to keep ourselves healthy and safe, some instructors are offering online class options. Tai Chi, Qigong and Concentration practice support mind-body balance which enhances the immune system.