Upcoming Taiji/Qigong 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 6, 2015 (Seven week Series)
Liangong 1 (Stretching)
Super Gentle Qigong (Movement Set)


2015 Free Qigong in the Gardens (Axton Road location)

Three Tuesdays: June 30, July 7, July 14; 6:00 to 7:00

June 30: Super Gentle Qigong

July 7:    Five Flowers Qigong

July 14:  Flowing Waters Qigong

2015 Series E

Tuesday, September 08 to Thursday, Oct 30, 2015
Old Man Looking at the Reflection of the Moon in the Tide Pool (Healing Sounds)
Simple Taiji (Tai Chi) (Formal Sequence)

New Price: $88 for the Eight Week Series.

Note: No class on Labor Day (Sept 7).

Taiji (Tai Chi)

The practice of Taiji is much more than a health exercise. It is a moving meditation, an ever-moving succession of healing motions, a deeply-layered mine of precious ore, a never-ending book of teachings, a builder of character, an intellectual exploration, a training of the wandering mind, a reorganizer of the chaotic body, a calming down of the spirit, a bringer of natural rhythms, a tool for understanding yourself. It is a practical and philosophical way to deal with the river flow of life, the vicissitudes of change and ceaseless flow. It is an ocean of possibilities. It is a mini-galaxy in a self-contained orbit in the greater universe.


Qigong is training your body, mind, breath and energy to work together in gentle, self-healing ways. It is an ancient practice developed in China through continuous generations of practice through four  millennia. Book Dragon Qigong (Robert’s approach) is an integrated system of gentle self- healing movements drawn from a wide array of ancient and modern practices from China; from the science of the West; from healing systems both Eastern and Western; and from his personal experience in teaching Qigong since 1996.


2015 Series F (seven-week series)

Monday, Nov 2 to Thursday, Dec 17, 2015
Taoist Five Yin and Yang Plus (Movement Set)
Simple Tai Chi (Taiji) (Formal Sequence)

Cost: $77.