Qigong & Tai Chi with Dr. Larry

Be still and calm your mind; relax and move your body;            breathe slowly and uplift your mood. Smile.                  


Currently, we are teaching ongoing group Tai Chi classes; please read below for the details. Weekly qigong classes will resume on June 15, 2018. For private instruction requests, please email Larry at this link: private instruction

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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong and a Licensed Psychologist specializing in mind-body health and wellness. In addition to teaching weekly classes in Asheville, North Carolina, Larry also teaches internationally at conferences and retreats. He has practiced these arts for over 28 years and has received training from many Chinese Masters.

Please click on: Tai Chi and Qigong photos for a brief photo essay.

Larry has been a judge for national and international martial arts tournaments.  During December 2011, he was invited to participate in the First Health Qigong Seminar for International Instructors, an event that was hosted by the Chinese Health Qigong Association in Beijing, China. Larry is a member of the Certification Committee of Tai Chi Healthways, an organization founded and directed by world renowned Tai Chi Master and Qigong expert Dr. Jesse Tsao, with whom he has studied Traditional Yang and Chen Style Tai Chi as well as several Classical Qigong forms.

After reading the class description below, please contact Larry by sending the email form at the bottom of this page prior to attending your first class.

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For an educational article on the differences between Tai Chi and Qigong, please click on: Qigong and Taiji: What's The Difference?

Please read below for details about our Tai Chi classes.

Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

Tai Chi, formally referred to as Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan, is an ancient Chinese system of exercise, meditative movement, and self defense.  The slow, graceful movements of Tai Chi promote the physical qualities of strength, balance, and flexibility.  The mental qualities of patience, calmness, concentration, and stability are cultivated by practicing Tai Chi.  The movements are designed to clear the blocked energy of the body, which is often experienced as muscular tension, fatigue, aches and pains, and stomach ailments.  Medical research reveals that the practice of Tai Chi can lower stress, enhance physical and psychological functioning, improve balance, and promote a general sense of well-being.


Description of 11:00 am Tai Chi Class: The Simplified Tai Chi 24 form taught in our class is an excellent beginner’s form and is also appropriate for anyone interested in a standardized short form that takes approximately 5 minutes to perform. This form is primarily based upon the Traditional Yang Style Long Form, and is often regarded as the most popular and widely practiced form in the United States and throughout the world today. New students may begin at any time! This one-hour class is held on Fridays at 11:00 am at the Movement Center of the French Broad Food Co-op, 90 Biltmore Avenue, in downtown Asheville, NC. The class fee is $10 per class, pay-as-you-go.

Assistant Instructor Jennie Boyd Bull

Classes are normally taught by Dr. Larry. To ensure the continuity of instruction, Jennie Boyd Bull teaches the classes when Larry is away.

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Jennie Boyd Bull is a certified Tai Chi instructor with Tai Chi Healthways of San Diego, CA, directed by Master Jesse Tsao. She has studied Tai Chi since 2003 and has taught the Simplified Tai Chi 24 Form since 2008, under master teacher Dr. Alex Feng of Wu Tao Kuan Martial Arts Institute in Oakland, CA.  Jennie currently studies classical qigong, Yang Style Tai Chi, and Chen Style sword with Dr. Larry. Students enjoy her clear and supportive teaching. She also teaches weekly Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Yancey and Mitchell Counties

Our Tai Chi classes and Qigong workshops offer you authentic teachings taught within a friendly, safe, supportive, and enjoyable atmosphere. We are known to say, “Let’s play Qigong and Tai Chi!”

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With instructor approval, your class time can be applied towards Tai Chi Instructor certification through our affiliation with Tai Chi Healthways,  an organization founded and directed by world renowned Tai Chi Master and Qigong expert Dr. Jesse Tsao

For questions, or to begin your first class, please contact Larry by sending the email form below. To sign up for our newsletter, please click: Class Newsletter. Feel free to also sign up for our Asheville Events (new classes, workshops, and community events) and Mindfulness Travels (international retreats featuring mindfulness and mindful movement training in beautiful settings) newsletters.

©  L. Cammarata 2017