Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Tai Chi & QiGong

Tai chi and QiGong are centuries-old, related mind and body practices. Our program welcomes new students who are exploring the many potential benefits of the practice* while experienced students will find greater emphasis in building internal energy (Qi) and focusing the mind to lead one’s Qi.  Additional material from the standardized curriculum, Fu style, and other internal bare-hand and weapon forms may be covered.

*According to the NIH, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health practicing Tai Chi may help to improve balance and stability in older people and in those with Parkinson’s disease, reduce back pain and pain from knee osteoarthritis, and improve quality of life in people with heart disease, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Tai Chi and QiGong may ease fibromyalgia pain and promote general quality of life. Tai Chi also may improve reasoning ability in older people.
  • Wednesdays: 5:45 – 7:00 PM
  • January 3 – February 7
  • February 21 – March 28
  • April 11 – May 16
  • $60 Paid in Advance, $65 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Suzanne Martin
  • Online Registration