Mid Island Tai Chi Club


OUTDOOR PARK PRACTICES (By donation) July 3 – Aug 28, Wed 7:00 – 8:30pm, Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo

GENTLE TAI CHI (By donation) — Ongoing all summer – Thurs 2:00 – 3:30pm, North Oyster Community Centre, Cedar

*All classes in Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, and Cedar, 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.

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

Tai Chi classes are held in seven community locations in Nanaimo, Cedar, and Nanoose Bay, in the unceded traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus, and Snaw-naw-as people.

The by donation class venues are Wellington Hall, Church of Christ, Buttertubs Social Centre, Oliver Woods Community Centre, North Oyster Community Centre, and Nanoose Place.

Fee-based classes are at Beban Social Centre via Nanaimo Parks and Recreation.


– Tues evenings – 

– Wed evenings – 

Starting September 2024

Fee-based classes, Beban Social Centre

Register via Nanaimo Parks and Rec, Tel: 250 756-5200 — once the Fall Activity Guide comes online


Thursday afternoons 2:00 – 3:30pm

By donation class at
North Oyster Community Centre, Cedar


View our varied class offerings — 108 Tai Chi Intensive; Intro to Tai Chi (first 17 moves); Continuing Beginners & Continuing classes; Seated Tai Chi; Foundations of Tai Chi; Lok Hup Ba Fa


What an amazing turnout of 80+ Tai Chi’ers from MITC and other Tai Chi clubs for the Mass Tai Chi at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Sat, April 27, 2024! 


We are so grateful to all the participants and volunteers for contributing to this celebration of unity, peace, and connection – One World. One Breath.

Follow our Instagram for upcoming videos and photos of the event.



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 classes and workshops, in Nanaimo, Cedar, 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.”

MITC at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2023
MITC workshop at World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2024


  • 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 in six locations are by-donation
  • Get nuanced instruction in small to medium size classes

our approach to TAI CHI

Mid Island Tai Chi Club embraces the versatility of Tai Chi as an internal martial art, a system of exercise, and a method of personal development. We discuss and explore the energetic body, and support our students’ curiosity about internal systems, movement, and awareness.

We believe that the central principles of Tai Chi underlie all styles, and by teaching these principles and foundational exercises, we provide a solid base for future exploration. We are aware that “change” is the law of the universe, and the need to remain flexible, while being rooted in the body, is important. 


For students who have plateaued in their Tai Chi practice or who are keen to advance their moving meditation practice, Mid Island Tai Chi 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 covering Nanaimo, Cedar, and Nanoose Bay. Students also have a variety of class times (days and evenings) and instructors, with different styles of teaching, 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 or 8 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. Following these classes, students are encouraged to continue their practice at any of our by donation classes.

The atmosphere at our classes is relaxed and comfortable, and inclusive. Members are also invited to participate in community activities including public Tai Chi demos, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Chinese New Year and year-end lunches, and club meetings.


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Photo credits:
Water waves image by Gerd Altmann on Pixabay; Stacking stones image by Larissa Megale on Unsplash; Sunflower image by Mariya on Pixabay