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T'ai Chi Project Community Classes

T’ai Chi Project Community Classes and Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to meet all the current U.S. national physical activity guidelines by following the “Yang Shen” or “nurturing life” practices which date back to at least 147 B.C. Traditional Chinese Medicine principles are used to strengthen the body, promote health and cultivate the spirit.


Taking the first steps: Basic Community Tai Chi/Qigong classes


The Tai Chi Project’s community classes are a permanent fixture of the Institute. Classes are run by Joe Brady and Jacqui Shumway, founders of the Institute. Members of the Tai Chi Project are normally mature students (over 21) who take class at a variety of community locations, in Denver, Aurora, Wheatridge Englewood and Littleton.
Students learn Yang Style Long Form, T’ai Chi Ch’uan, through forms, T’ai Chi Qigong, and by studying the history, philosophy of the T’ai Chi Classics.
Your regular T’ai Chi class will be the focus of your training, where you will attend weekly meetings, during your time as a student. Classes are designed to provide a mutually supportive atmosphere and are at the centre of your T'ai Chi learning experience.

Classes are casual and friendly, and there are many opportunities to add to your Tai Chi experience. The T'ai Chi Project system makes studying T'ai Chi and Qigong a truly unique experience: in a small, intimate and multi-disciplinary setting, your class will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends quickly, to access a range of varied social and community activities and to participate in a lively intellectual community of people committed to taking control of their health and having fun doing it.

The Road to Mastery; Becoming a T'ai chi Practitioner


In China there is a saying, “there are as many people who begin T'ai Chi as there are hairs on an ox, but only as many who master T'ai Chi as there are horns on an ox”. Taking the road to mastery, and making the decision to become a real T'ai Chi practitioner, is about making a commitment to your own health.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic

Joseph Brady M.S.T.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Oriental Medicine.

A licensed acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Joe has taught Tai Chi/Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University level for 25 years, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Denver, Joe founded the T'ai Chi/Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine classes at Metropolitan State College, and many clinical Tai Chi and Medical Qigong programs at Denver area Hospitals such as, St. Joseph’s, Littleton and Porter Hospitals. Dedicated to promoting physically active healthy lifestyles, with T'ai Chi, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Health Services

Chinese Herbal Medicine
Tui Na Massage
Medical Qi Gong
Personal Training
Clinic Tutorials for teachers and medical professionals.

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Useful for ?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have both recognized that Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical problems, including:

  • Pain (all kinds)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Quit Smoking & Drugs
  • Depression
  • Sports Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Allergies
  • Fertility/Impotence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal
  • (IBS)

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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