About Tai Chi


What is tai chi?

Tai Qi is a Chinese exercise that stresses the use of the mind not force.

Its quality is in its stillness and slow movements, which integrate mind

and body. Participants gain strength, flexibility and vitality through

instruction in postures and breathing methods. Students of all fitness

level are encouraged to join.


What are the benefits?

Tai chi is a gentle, low impact series of postures designed to match deep, natural breath with movement. Each student guides their own pace and resistance, the movements are never forced, and joints are never fully extended or bent, making it adaptable to anyone regardless of fitness level.

Although tai chi is slow and gentle, it addresses the key components of overall fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning. Tai chi can increase balance and proprioception. Tai chi can also improve strength and flexibility in both upper and lower body, as well as in your core, back, and gluts. When practiced regularly, tai chi can be comparable to light resistance training and brisk walking.



Academy of Tai Qi Instructors have been trained under Sijo Sean Holzhüter and have 10-15 years of training in Tai Qi and traditional internal arts. Instruction is facilitated with learning and enjoyment as priorities.

The Academy accepts students of any race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, ethnicity, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

The Academy is a 501c3 Educational Organization as defined by the IRS.

Contact Us

Contact us to enroll or for more information:


Classes are in 8 week sessions. Each class builds upon the previous lesson, so new students must complete a full 8 week session before drop-in attendance is available. We invite new students to observe the first class of a session. 

Academy of Tai Qi

Be Moved Studio, 2 E 7th St, Lawrence, Kansas 66044, United States

(785) 393-4573 academytaiqi@yahoo.com


Tuesday classes:

sessions begin: 7/19/16, 9/20/16

7:15-8:15 pm Tai Qi I

Saturday classes:

sessions begin: 7/23/16, 9/24/16

10:30-11:30 Tai Qi I

11:45-12:45 Tai Qi II*

1:00-1:30 Qi Kung*

*Tai Qi II and Qi Kung are by teacher recommendation only.

Returning students having missed 3 or more classes will meet with a teacher prior to re-entry into TQII.

Session Registration: $80/session (8 weeks) 

Students and Seniors: $72/session

Pay-as-you-go fee is $11/class. (returnees only)

Checks payable to Lawrence Academy of Tai Qi.

All students having completed Tai Qi I are welcome to drop-in to any Tai Qi I class. Drop-in fee for returnees, registered in another class, is $8/class; otherwise drop-in fee for returnees is considered Pay-as-you-go ($11/class)