Our Classes

Great Bay Tai Chi offers instruction in Hamilton, Newbury, Newburyport, Amesbury, and Salisbury.  

Please take care to note the specific location of the classes that interest you.  

Private Instruction is also available.


Tai Chi for Good Health (Yang Style Short Form)

This is the most common form of Tai Chi practiced in the world today.  This form has 24 unique postures that are practiced in a particular sequence.  Beginners and students looking for the health benefits of Tai Chi without delving into the martial practice are usually best suited to this class.  This class teaches basic Tai Chi movement and leads students through learning the 24 posture form.  This class is suitable for all ages and is focused on exercises that will bring about the physical and mental health benefits of Tai Chi practice.  Once learned, the entire form takes approximately 5 minutes to perform from beginning to end.



Classical Yang Style Long Form (Martial Tai Chi)

This class is for students interested in deepening their studies in Taijiquan.  All of the health benefits of the Short Form are also gained in the study of the Long Form.  The Long Form has 37 unique postures, which are performed in a particular sequence.  In addition to the Long Form, students in this class also learn how the postures are applied in martial practice.  Many different partner exercises are included as well as the practice known as "Push Hands".



Restorative Tai Chi Qigong

This class is geared toward students who are looking for the health benefits of Tai Chi practice, but aren't interested in learning the choreographed form.  Since there is no form practice, we focus on fundamental Tai Chi movements and exercises that improve balance and coordination, as well as on the meditation practice known as Qigong.  This class is very drop-in friendly and is a great starting place for students unsure if Tai Chi is right for them.  Students already in a form based class will find this to be an excellent complement and opportunity to enhance their practice.


Our Class Schedule in Hamilton:


Monday - 8:45-9:45am Short Form with Kate


Tuesday - 6:30-7:30pm Long Form and Push Hands with Paul, Marna, and Austin


Wednesday - 9:00-10:00am Short Form with Paul


Saturday - 8:45-9:45am Short Form with Marna


Saturday - 9:45-10:45am Long Form Parts 1 and 2 with Austin (starts January 13)


All Hamilton Classes take place at:

The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham

284 Bay Road (Rt. 1A) In South Hamilton


Our Class Schedule in the Newburyport area:


Tuesday - 9:00-10:00am Short Form with Marna

PITA Hall  
8 Plum Island Turnpike In Newbury


Wednesday - 10:00-11:00am Short Form with Chris

Pause Yoga Studio

36 Main Street - 2nd Floor in Amesbury


Wednesday - 7:00-8:30pm Long Form and Push Hands with Chris

The Dojo - a Tokyo Joe's Studio

141 Bridge Road (Rte 1) in Salisbury


Thursday - 11:00am-12:00pm Long Form and Push Hands with Chris

The Dojo - a Tokyo Joe's Studio

141 Bridge Road (Rte 1) in Salisbury


Thursday - 5:45-6:45pm Short Form with Chris

First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church Parish Hall
26 Pleasant Street in Newburyport
Right next to the main parking lot in downtown!


Thursday - 7:15-8:15pm Tai Chi for Beginners with Chris and Val (9/23-11/15)

Register Here: https://newburyportadulted.org/product/tai-chi-qi-gong/ (Sorry, no drop-ins)

Central Congregational Church

14 Titcomb Street in Newburyport

Right behind the new parking garage construction site!


Friday - 10:00-11:00am Restorative Tai Chi Qigong with Chris 

Pause Yoga Studio

36 Main Street - 2nd Floor in Amesbury


Sunday - 9:00-11:00am Sunday Seminar Series with Chris

One Sunday per month covering various Tai Chi related topics

Please see the announcement section of the homepage

or email Chris at HimmelTaiChi@gmail.com for more details

The Dojo - a Tokyo Joe's Studio

141 Bridge Road (Rte 1) in Salisbury



Special Classes - These short term classes are often held at various times, but are not ongoing classes.

-Tai Chi for Beginners
-Yang Style Saber
-Yang Style Fighting Set
-Taiji Ball
-Qigong (also spelled Chi Kung)
-Martial Applications
-Qinna (also spelled Chin Na)
-Baguazhang 8 Wood Stake (Intro to Baguazhang)
-Xingyiquan 5 Elements

-Wudang San Feng Natural Style

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