Mid Island Tai Chi Club




*All classes are by donation except for
classes organized through Nanaimo Parks and Recreation

Mid Island Tai Chi Club offers a variety of day time and evening Tai Chi classes for beginners and continuing students – with an emphasis on foundations of Tai Chi and nuanced instruction in small to medium size classes.

108 Move Tai Chi; Seated Tai Chi; Foundations of Tai Chi; Lok Hup; Hsing I

Mid Island Tai Chi Club offers by donation* Tai Chi classes in six community locations in Nanaimo, Cedar, and Nanoose Bay, in the unceded traditional territories of the
Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus, and
Snaw-naw-as people.

A few new locations have now been added – including Buttertubs Social Centre; Oliver Woods Community Centre; and North Oyster Community Centre.

*All classes by donation except for those offered at Beban Social Centre through Nanaimo Parks and Rec

Gentle Tai Chi – Day Time Class

Thursday afternoons

North Oyster Community Centre, Cedar

as of Jan 11, 2024

Save the Date!
Sat, April 27, 2024

Stay tuned for more details.

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Discover your potential through Tai Chi, a gentle yet profound martial arts and exercise method. Taught by experienced practitioners, Mid Island Tai Chi Club’s by-donation classes and workshops in Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay aim to promote all-encompassing wellness of the Body, Mind and Spirit — which derives from the definition of Tai Chi as the “Supreme Ultimate.”


  • Help reverse negative effects of stress
  • Improve balance and concentration
  • Promote energy and strength
  • Cultivate relaxation through regular practice of Tai Chi (sometimes called a “moving meditation”)
  • Connect with yourself and others
  • Affordable — our classes are by-donation
  • Get nuanced instruction in small to medium size classes

At Mid Island Tai Chi Club, students are provided clear instruction on the basic foundations of Tai Chi, encouraged to develop and learn at their own pace, and to cultivate internal body-mind awareness.


For students who have plateaued in their Tai Chi practice or who are keen to advance their Tai Chi, the Club also provides many opportunities for continued growth and refinement through nuanced quality instruction.


Our small to medium class sizes and structure allow for customized instruction in multiple locations. Students also have a variety of class times (days and evenings) and instructors to choose from.


For those who are brand new to Tai Chi, there are options to register for the “Introduction to Tai Chi” class (first 17 moves/7 weeks) or the “Long Form Intensive Tai Chi” (complete 108 moves/20 weeks) classes at Beban Park Social Centre in Nanaimo throughout the year. Registration is through Nanaimo Parks and Recreation at affordable fees.

In September, there are also new beginner intakes for those who want to participate in our by donation classes  in Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay.

The atmosphere at our classes is relaxed and comfortable, and inclusive. All ages and interest levels are welcome. Members are also invited to participate in community activities including public Tai Chi demos, social events, and club meetings.

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