Upcoming Classes

To Sign Up for Classes: (360) 398-7466, or email

Two Locations and Five Weekly Classes

Come to any or all for the same price.

Axton Road: 1095 East Axton Road. North of Bellingham, WA

When: Monday and Wednesday Afternoons, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Note the New Day.

-and- Monday Evenings from 6:00 to 7:00

Sign Up: (360) 398-7466, or rbbatesdc@comcast.net


Lynden: Body in Balance Studio

8837 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 98264

When: Tuesday and Thurs Afternoons, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Sign Up: (360) 354-0359


2015 Taiji (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung) Class Schedule

2015 Series A

Monday, January 5 to Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
Delightful Dozen Qigong (Movement Set)
Empowered Breathing Set (Breathing)


2015 Series B

Monday, March 2 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Primordial Qigong Form (Formal Sequence)
Insomnia Qigong (Breathing and Massage)


World Taiji Day

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 to 11:00 (tentative) (2015)


2015 Series C

Monday, April 27 to Thursday, June 18, 2015
Liangong 1 (Stretching)
Primordial Qigong Form (Formal Sequence)


2015 Series D

Monday, June 22 to Thursday August 13, 2015
Liangong 1 (Stretching)
Super Gentle Qigong (Movement Set)


Free Qigong in the Gardens (Axton Road location)

Two Saturdays in July (18, 25) 10:30 to 12:00 AM.
Or, Three Wednesday nights in July (8, 15, 22) (6:00 to 7:00)


2015 Series E

Monday, September 07 to Thursday, Oct 30, 2015
Old Man Looking at the Reflection of the Moon in the Tide Pool (Healing Sounds)
Introduction to the Five Animal Frolics (Walking Set)


2015 Series F (seven-week series)

Monday, Nov 2 to Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Taoist Five Yin and Yang Plus (Movement Set)
Introduction to the Five Animal Frolics (Walking Set)


Yang Style Taiji Long Form: Part 1

Classes in 2015


When: Second or third Saturday of each month:

            Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, April 11

Time:  10:00 am to noon                   

Cost:   $80 for the entire series.                    

Location: 1095 East Axton Road. This is a few miles north of Bellingham.

To Sign Up: (360) 398-7466, or rbbatesdc@comcast.net

If you cannot make one of the classes we will find a time for making it up, perhaps by coming an hour early on one or more of the days.


The 108 is Great

To learn the 108 move Long Form of Yang Style Taiji is to enter into the flowing river that can be Taiji. The long form is a moving meditation that is aids all aspects of physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. This is the most common Taiji sequence taught.

In this monthly class I will teach the first part of the Long Form (19 movements), Taiji Qigong, Taiji drills, and principles behind the motions. The emphasis of the class will be on learning the form in such a way that you can use it for healing, strengthening, and wellness. I will also gently teach martial applications so you can develop a deeper appreciation and understanding behind the postures and movements.

Additional Classes Upcoming

This is the first of three planned series in 2015. Additional class dates are planned as follows:

Long Form Part 2, Begun: May 9, June 13, July 18, Aug 8

Long Form Part 2, completed: Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12