Tai Chi Chuan Berkeley: Yang & Chen Style Tai Chi group classes or private lessons in Berkeley, California, San Francisco Bay Area

Taichi hand and weapons forms: Tai Chi 8 Form, Tai Chi 16 Form, Tai Chi 24 Form, Tai Chi 40 Form, Tai Chi 108 Form, Tai Chi 48 Combined Form, 32 Tai Chi Sword Form, Tai Chi Plum Blossom Fan Form, Lao Jia Yi Lu, Chen Style 74 Form, Chen Style 18 Beginner Form, Chen Style Fan Form, Yang Style 32 Dao Form, 8 Brocade Qigong Set, Ba Duan Jin

Tai Chi movement names: Opening, Grasp Sparrows Tail, Grasp Bird’s Tail, Brush Knee, Partition the Wild Horse’s Mane, White Stork Spreads its Wings, Play the Fiddle, Repulse Monkey, Single Whip, Snake Creeps Down, Needle at the Sea Bottom, Carry the Tiger, Apparent Closure, Wave Hands Like Clouds, High Pat On Horse, Parry And Punch, Heel Kick, Toe Kick, Strike Opponents Ears with Both Fists, Double Fist Strike to Ears, Cross Hands, Golden Rooster stands on one Leg, Fan Through the Back, Fair Lady Works Shuttle. Group and solo routines. Chen 18 Form, Chen 24 Fan Form, Chen Silk Reeling, Fajing, Song, Peng Energy, Ma Bu, Gong Bu, Silk Reeling, Chan Si Gong, Qigong, Buddha’s Warrior Pounds the Mortar, Lazily Tying the Coat (Tuck the Robes), Six Sealings and Four Closings, Single Whip Walking Obliquely Diagonal Posture Covered Fist Punch

Tai Chi classes in Berkeley, CA. TaiChiChuanBerkeley:

Tai Chi, Qigong, martial arts classes in Berkeley, California, San Francisco Bay Area


While we moved within California we are still offering exciting & engaging private Zoom classes in Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi.

“If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an 'artless art' growing out of the Unconscious.”

~ D.T. Suzuki

Teaching Yang Style as well as Chen Style Tai Chi makes us one of the very few schools that offer classes in both styles and gives our students the opportunity to experience and appreciate the depth, beauty and principles of the art from two different perspectives. We also teach the 8 Brocade Qigong Set (Ba Duan Jin) which is one of the most widely practiced Qigong form around the world.

The Yang Style is characterized by evenly paced, soft flowing expansive movements which are almost ‘zen-like’ distilled in their postures and transitions. The martial arts applications are implied much more subtly than for example in the Chen style. The feeling of a gently flowing energy (chi) and a mind/body connection that is focused on/connecting with only the present moment can be experienced throughout the form. The lesser physical requirements of Yang style Tai Chi make it suitable to a wider audience in regards to fitness level as well as age range.

The Chen Style is the oldest and founding style of all other styles of Tai Chi and therefore displays the roots of being a martial art much more prominently. The Chen Style has a high dynamic between slow/soft and fast/hard movements and is characterized by pronounced coiling & spiraling movements (silk reeling) with bursts of explosive releases of energy/power (fa-jin). The feeling of moving energy (chi), of “connecting and sticking” is felt quite strongly and cultivates a unity and harmony of body & mind – be it in the gentlest of wrist spirals or the powerful release of a fist punch.

No matter which style you initially choose to learn – Chen as well as Yang style Tai Chi so beautifully combine focus, intent and connectedness of body, mind and spirit into a holistic experience and you will learn to go from an experience of simple “doing” to one of deeply-felt “being”.

A Deeply Spiritual Art Form

Andreas has the special capacity to teach the preciseness, purity and beauty of movement and at the same time to transfer the experience of flow and a feeling of connectedness of body and mind to his students. Learning Tai Chi Chuan therefore not only becomes a physical exercise but also a deeply spiritual art form and experience that equally involves and stimulates the heart, mind and spirit.

All lessons are taught by Andreas himself to ensure a consistent and dedicated learning experience as well as providing direct access to his unique skill set and knowledge of Tai Chi Chuan.

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

~ Lao Tzu

Our Tai Chi curriculum follows the very pure, traditional & authentic way by which Tai Chi Chuan has been passed down by Tai Chi masters for generations. 

We strive for quality Tai Chi instruction that motivates and inspires and that continuously sparks the students’ love & enthusiasm for learning the art while also helping students develop awareness of the inherent spiritual and physical health principles of Tai Chi Chuan that when applied to daily life can bring balance, harmony and a deep feeling of connectedness and positive energy as well as improving overall fitness, flexibility and general health.

Our first and foremost mission is to teach the Art of Tai Chi Chuan with an open heart and mind in a dedicated, focused, respectful and peaceful setting and learning environment. Whether you are a True Tai Chi Beginner, Experienced Tai Chi Practitioner, External Martial Artist or somewhere in between – we hope to be able to welcome you in one of our lessons and share with you the beauty of this centuries-old martial art.