Since 1997 Time for Tai Ji has been helping bring Health and Wellness to Individuals young and old, Hospitals, Corporations, Cities, Businesses, Resorts & Spas, Senior Activity and Retirement Communities. With a mission to provide effective & joyful exercise therapy, Chris Campbell draws on his over 36 years of ongoing, lifelong learning in the subjects of meditation, qigong, taiji and related healing arts to provide a dynamic curriculum that is easy and fun to learn and more importantly rewarding to do. He will show you ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapies to strengthen your immune system, improve your balance and agility, release stress and anxiety while providing joy & peace to the body and mind. Reminding us how to tap into our energy of wellness along with the natural health it brings.
-Individual Classes for people of any age seeking personal growth & improvement in their natural health or those who wish to eliminate headaches, migraines, anxiety and pain in the body.
-Retirement Community & Senior Activity Center Classes for Seniors and even Staff. ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapies help strengthen immune system functioning, improve balance & agility, hand/eye coordination, cognitive skills, breathing and heart health. Can be done standing or seated.
-Homeschool Student Physical & Philosophical Education Course.
☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy classes provides the physical learning and understanding of meditation, qigong and taiji forms along with the philosophical aspects of the forms as well. Providing a rich understanding of ancient history & culture that contributed to these practices.
-Employee Wellness Programs for large corporations to small businesses, for hospital & healthcare staff, for City workers, Police & Fire Departments and First Responders. Taiji ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy will relax and release anxiety, stress and headaches while improving immune system and employee performance.
-Individuals Looking for Rewarding Part Time or Full Time Career. The new psychical therapy field of ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy will be in high demand in the coming years. As we have seen recently, individuals have lost their confidence in maintaining their natural health and need guidance to get back on track. As a certified ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapist, you will have the knowledge of the over 45 years of experience and teaching that Chris Campbell provides along with expert guest teachers on the subjects of healing arts like sound therapy, healing touch, acupuncture, feng shui, nutrition, reflexology, meditation and different forms of qigong & taiji to give you a well rounded and truly qualified certification as a ☯︎ Health & Wellness Exercise Therapist. He will also mentor you in establishing your business.
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-Retirement Community & Senior Activity Center Classes
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-Employee Wellness Programs & Classes
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Free Introductory class 6:30pm on Thursday December 28th at Chattanooga Holistic Medicine Studio.
In Person Winter 2024 Class Schedule - All Times are E.S.T.
10 Week Taiji/Qigong/Chan(meditation) Class Series
Begins Thursday January 4th at Chattanooga Holistic Medicine Studio, 512 Tremont Street - $180.00 Sign up before January 1 only $160.00
Thursday's 6:30pm-7:30pm starting January 4th.
This 10 week series will cover the physical & philosophical dynamics of Taiji and related arts of qigong and chan(meditation). Practice of these arts can dramatically improve balance, the immune system functioning, strengthen inner peace of mind & Spirit, and relax & destress the body while bringing joy & confidence in movement.
You will be learning three forms of Qigong/Meditation that are weaved powerfully together in the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy practice that are called the zhàn zhuāng, bā duàn jǐn and zhōng lī forms along with the six healing sounds. The short form of taiji that we practice is called the Five Dynamic Energies or sometimes referred to as the Five Elements, it is one of the most organic & natural short forms of taiji that goes deep into the philosophy of the healing yin/yang movement of form, breath and connection to Qi (energy) and your Qi meridians. Our long form of taiji based in the yang style is called the Circle Form that has five different circles or parts to it. We will be studying the First Circle. Plus during the course you will learn about brush calligraphy by experiencing the characters of the major moves of the forms with your body as another form of qigong called “Qi-lligraphy”TM.
Register by contacting Chattanooga Holistic Medicine at 423-682-8183. For questions on class details, contact instructor, Chris CampbellM.T.J.E.T. at email@example.com
Youth Taiji/Qigong/Chan(meditation) 10 week series
Begins Saturday January 6th at Chattanooga Holistic Medicine Studio, 512 Tremont Street - $100 per child
Saturday's 9:00am-9:45am starting January 6th
This 10 week series will cover the physical & philosophical dynamics of Taiji and related arts of qigong and chan(meditation). Practice of these arts can dramatically improve the immune system functioning & balance, strengthen inner peace of mind & Spirit, and relax & destress the body while bringing joy & confidence in movement.
The physical aspect provides an effective exercise in movement which will improve coordination and build confidence & positive self image as they learn forms which includes understanding meditation and qigong, the root of taiji. The philosophical aspect provides an education on the culture that created this unique & healing exercise through the language. Plus during the course you will learn about brush calligraphy by experiencing the characters of the major moves of the forms with your body as another form of qigong called “Qi-lligraphy”TM.
Register by contacting Chattanooga Holistic Medicine at 423-682-8183. For questions on class details, contact instructor, Chris Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking a class/workshop you will immediately feel the relaxing benefits of a taiji/qigong exercise practice. You will learn healing forms plus have an understanding of your Qi/Energy meridian systems, the relation to your internal organs and how to comfort, heal & regulate them. Chris CampbellM.T.J.E.T. has been benefiting from the healing exercise of taiji since 1987 and a professional teacher since 1997. A sufferer of migraine headaches, back, knee & ankle pain, his dedicated practice & mastering of the art & philosophy of taiji & meditative qigong(energy work) eliminated the causes to those ailments which brought those sufferings to an end. In a very natural and fun way, he can help you find your relief too.
Known as the ‘Tesla of Taiji’, his classes & workshops focus on the healing energy that the practice taps into & are for new beginners as well as experienced yoga, reiki and taiji practitioners seeking to go deeper into understanding the energy flow within form. Contact Chris with any questions, 423-821-8947 or email@example.com
All Times are E.S.T.
Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org to register(even for free classes) & for Zoom connection information
Over 36 years of taiji, qigong & meditation practice, study & of doing has created this unique approach in learning of taiji, qigong & meditation in person or online. It is called the, Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy program. With options of being seated or standing, these relaxing evidence based traditional taiji, qigong & meditation forms in the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy practice can improve balance, mobility & agility. It also strengthens the immune system as it reduces stress & anxiety in the body, mind and spirit. Wherever you are in your learning, from beginner to advanced student, you progress at you own pace.
One of the greatest benefits in learning the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy forms is that you will be providing yourself a tried & true method of exercise that you will be able to do for the rest of your life. Keeping active and moving as we age are the best things we can do for ourselves if we want to maintain a healthy, mobile, engaged life into our 90’s and beyond. Another bonus is that you will continue to improve the power, the grace & the flow of your Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy forms as you age by simply enjoying the practice. The full form only takes 22 minutes to do, longer with extra repetitions on Qigong Meditation forms and as you go deeper into the long form but being consistent is the key, so just doing a part of the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy everyday keeps the energy building.
Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy Practice Description
Taiji Intro, Leg Strengthening and Relaxed Breathing Class
This is a free class that is offered twice every week. Balance is one of the main reasons that some people seek out taiji and rightfully so and this class will share the philosophy in taiji movement as we practice key moves that strengthen the legs and enhances our relaxed breathing which is so important in our immune system functioning. It is a class, like all the classes, that can be done in a seated position which can lead to standing.
Qigong Meditation Forms Class
The three forms of Qigong Meditation that are weaved powerfully together in the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy are zhàn zhuāng, bā duàn jǐn and zhōng lī forms along with the six healing sounds.
Taiji Short Form Class
The Five Dynamic Energies or sometimes called the Five Elements is one of the most organic & natural short forms of taiji that goes deep into the philosophy of the healing yin/yang movement of form, breath and connection to Qi (energy).
Taiji Long Form Class
The Circle Form is a long form of taiji with 5 separate loops or circles and we will be focusing on the First Circle of the form. Based in traditional Yang style, this form helps us connect to the postures of form to the Qi flow within the movements. The other Circles will be available as students progress.
Practice of the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy
Practice, practice, practice! Practice is the game in being comfortable with your taiji forms. This is a speechless class with music where you can practice with Chris the Taiji☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapy forms from beginning to end.
Seated Taiji Form Class
The Seated Taiji Form incorporates our Qigong, Meditation and Taiji forms adapted in a seated position for an invigorating, life affirming, immune strengthening exercise therapy.
Weekly Online Class Schedule
*All classes can be participated in a seated position and are in the Eastern Time Zone
3:00pm - Seated Taiji Form Class
4:30pm - Free Taiji introduction, Leg Strengthening and Relaxed Breathing Class
5:00pm - Qigong Meditation Forms Class
5:30pm - Taiji Short Form Class
6:00pm - Taiji Long Form Class
6:30pm - Practice
11:00am - Free Taiji introduction, Leg Strengthening and Relaxed Breathing Class
11:30am - Qigong Meditation Forms Class
Noon - Taiji Short Form Class
12:30pm - Seated Taiji Form Class
Monthly Online Class Tuition
Classes are paid on a monthly basis and do not roll over to next month, unless you are enrolled in the certification program. If participating in more classes than originally paid for that month, the additional classes will have discounted rates applied.
Tuition can be paid by cash, check or Venmo
*Need to rsvp to classes, even the free class to start, Chris will send the online links & log in info
$10.00 - One class per month
$18.00 - Two classes per month
$24.00 - Three classes per month
$28.00 - Four classes per month
$30.00 - Five classes per month
$40.00 - Unlimited Classes per month
Pathway to Certification
If the practice inspires you enough to want to share with others as a goal for a part or full time career, a pathway to certification in being a professional Taiji ☯︎Health & Wellness Exercise Therapist is available. Contact Chris for more information and how to earn class credit towards certification when participating in any & all of the online classes.
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From a young age, a fascination with old Chinese culture began with a laughing Buddha statue he bought and kept on a dresser along with Yi Jing sticks and a book of Confucius sayings. Growing up in the early 70’s the t.v. show ‘Kung Fu’ resonated deeply, but as others where Kung Fu fighting, he was meditating and contemplating the philosophical wisdom.
Chris graduated from Central Michigan University in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration and filled with elective classes in Chinese Philosophy, History and Meditation. In 1987 the Tai Ji journey officially began with the study of Shaolin Tai Ji with Master Thomas Smith at the Shaolin Martial Arts Center in Westland, Michigan. After ten years of dedicated practice and study, in 1997 Chris transitioned into teaching Tai Ji full time, beginning his teaching career with classes in Hillsdale Michigan at Hillsdale College, Peaceful Waters Spa & Resort and at Foote Hospital in Jackson Michigan.
In 1999 he began his Master of Tai Ji study with Master Chungliang Al Huang of the Living Tao Foundation. In him he found a teacher who encompassed and encouraged the full spectrum of learning that Chris had intuitively been following since the beginning of his practice. Tai Ji, a natural healing art form and exercise, is a creative combination of form, philosophy, calligraphy, poetry and music because it is a joyful expression of life’s creative way with the wonderful side effects of improved health, better balance and reduced stress. From 1999 through 2013 he devoted his practice to Living Tao learning with the last four years being the Seminar Coordinator & Teacher at the Living Tao Teacher Training seminars and workshops in Gold Beach, Oregon. During that time he was recruited by Humboldt University in Arcata, California to teach classes there.
In 1998 Chris Campbell moved to Atlanta, Georgia. A friend named Dr. Rao was at the time a professor at Emory University and Morehouse College. To help Chris, Dr. Rao asked his medical students to research and find as much information on the benefits of Tai Ji worldwide. After receiving the statistical data from various medical studies from Dr. Rao, Chris was able to present this information to future clients. He was able to explain as well as demonstrate why Tai Ji would help the elderly with balance and should be offered in retirement homes. Chris was the first to go out and canvas the metro area and offer to come and teach at various locations. Along with his background in insurance, he was able to show the preventative health benefits of Tai Ji to corporations and retirement communities. The slow graceful moves of Tai Ji strengthen the muscles, increase oxygen and improve balance while bringing energy & joy.
Chris is not only is a master of Tai Ji but he plays the guitar, flute, piano and sings as well. He offered to the retirement communities something that did not exist. He got the elderly moving and looking forward to the music, singing of songs and the joy in Tai Ji movement. Techniques he utilized that now are being used in every reputable Senior care program around the world.
While in Atlanta he was hired by the national headquarters of Home Depot, Kimberly Clark, Bell South, and the Gwinnett County Justice & Administration Center to teach weekly classes for their employees at their in house facilities for good health & stress management for several years and also participated in “Let’s Do Downtown” sponsored by Atlanta’s Mayor Shirley Franklin. A program in 2003 to get people interested at lunchtime to enjoy the beautiful Woodruff Park. Chris taught Tai Ji to business people and the homeless at noon for an hour three times a week that Summer. He also presented several breakout programs at conferences over the years, one to a national convention of lawyers at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead to get them up and moving & energized.
Chris brought a lot of healing and joy to many in the Atlanta area over the course of eight years. One of his students was named Jim Rudder at the Georgetown Atrium in Dunwoody. Jim Rudder was in his late eighties and came to the weekly Tai Ji classes with Chris but his caretaker had to push him in his wheelchair to get to class. He suffered from back issues for sixty years. His caretaker had bursitis and she followed along with the Tai Ji classes each week as well while waiting for Jim Rudder. She told Chris she had no more bursitis after attending the weekly classes. Jim Rudder was more amazing since he was always participating in his chair and not standing for the class. After two years of weekly classes on the final day for Chris at this location Jim Rudder came without his caretaker and his wheelchair. He walked with his walker and participated for the first time in two years standing up. This could have been on the six o’clock news in Atlanta. He had been practicing everyday Tai Ji in his room from what he learned from Chris in the weekly classes offered at The Georgetown Atrium. It brought tears to my eyes. Miracles do happen and the story goes who won the race the tortoise or the hare? Mr. Rudder was the tortoise whose commitment to practicing daily allowed him to stand up and participate in class after two years. There were several other students who normally would not participate in classes offered at retirement communities however, Chris played music and sang songs that they enjoyed and this lured them out of their rooms. Many who would not take classes as reported by the activity directors told Chris that his music and patience with the older residents was a big hit.
In 2004 Chris moved to Chattanooga, TN to continue sharing Tai Ji benefits in a smaller city. He was so enamored by Chattanooga from a vacation visit in 2000 he started a weekly Sunday morning Tai Ji class free to community that year at Coolidge Park which lasted until January 2013. During his time there he created many Tai Ji classes for children, adults and seniors. Working with Memorial Hospital (CHI Memorial) he started ground breaking programs with the Mary Ellen Locher Cancer Center helping those with cancer to heal and the Women’s Wellness Resource Center as a preventive maintenance program. In fact, they drew from his business name of Time for Tai Ji and named the program ‘Time for Wellness’. It was a twice a week program where Dr. C. Ann Mashchak, MD brought her patients in for a wellness checkup which included a battery of tests and it started with a 45 minute Tai Ji class with Chris where he taught it’s stress releasing benefits and energy (qi) stimulating techniques bringing out the joy and grace in movement.
In 2013 tragedy struck when his house burnt down in a total loss. Taking advice from the 17th-century Japanese haiku master Basho "My House Burnt Down. Better for me to Watch the Rising Moon" he moved to Taos, New Mexico for a couple years for a sabbatical but still serving local hospitals and nursing homes while he was there.
Presently, since 2015, he has concentrated his work in the Indianapolis area and in his home State of Michigan. Before Corvid, offering over 36 Tai Ji Exercise Therapy classes a month & workshops to the public & retirement communities and has established one of the most in depth & comprehensive certification programs for those who wish to pursue a career in helping others learn the joy and benefits in Tai Ji movement.
Chris has traveled nationally and opened doors to communities that were totally unaware of the benefits and joy of doing Tai Ji. Corporations, conferences, clubs, churches, hotels, apartment complexes, spas, resorts and wholelistic health centers, he has presented Tai Ji in person and via the internet. Specializing in programs for Memory Care, Assisted & Independent Living Communities, Time for Tai Ji with Chris Campbell has programs for all of your Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living residents. Unique group activities which connect with the residents on many levels, intellectual, physical, social, emotional & spiritual. Therapy that benefits their balance, strengthens posture, agility in movement and relaxation while being a positive and engaging life long learning program for the community.
What others have said:
"I have been privately practicing with Master Chris for over a year. Chris is a very patient instructor, as well as thoughtful, and gifted at Taiji, and Chi gong. I’m excited to see where the next year goes, also looking forward to joining in on some of the online classes. If you get a opportunity to work with Chris, I highly suggest you take it. There are very few (if any) people in the area of Indiana, that Chris lives, that teach the refined skills of Chi gong and Taiji. His dedication shows, from the flow of his movements, to the vast knowledge he shares. If you desire to become peaceful within—Taiji and Chi gong are the way, and Chris is the perfect instructor to lead the way. Thanks Chris!!"
“I highly recommend Chris if you choose to practice or learn Tai Ji. He is a sincere, trustworthy, reliable and very kind person. Most enjoyable and energy filled moments. I regard him a great friend as well as a wonderful Tai Ji teacher."
Los Angeles, CA
"I regard myself to be such a Lucky person to have found Chris as my Tai Ji teacher! Whenever I practice Tai Ji with him, I am filled with beautiful QI 氣 and all my stresses are gone, I feel refreshed and energized all over again.
Chris is such a quality person who is always eager to learn and to deepen his practice every opportunity he has, and that quality makes him even more outstanding teacher!
I feel truly Blessed to have him as my Tai Ji teacher and I highly recommend him!"
Los Angeles, CA
"I can count on one hand the number of people who have significantly influenced my life for the better. Chris Campbell is one of them. He an excellent t'ai chi teacher who teaches more than the movements by emphasizing the healing effects of cultivating energy, called qi/chi by the Chinese. Chris introduced me to the Yi Jing/I Ching and other classics which have opened whole new ways of enriching my life and started me on an ongoing journey seeking health and harmony. I feel so strongly about how beneficial Chris' workshops are that I paid for two of my tai ji students to attend one when they were unable to find the money for themselves. Even if it takes some effort to get to where Chris teaches, believe me, it is worth the effort to make it happen."
Dr. Buck Barnes
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