Tai Chi and Chi Gung in Jamaica Plain – original

Based in  Boston’s Jamaica Plain, JP Chi Works offers   workshops and classes  combining classic movements and exercises from Tai Chi and Chi Gung in Jamaica Plain along with complementary meditative practices.  As long-term Jamaica Plain residents and practitioners of the internal arts, we started JPChiWorks in October of 2012 out of a desire to share Tai Chi (Taiji) and Chi Gung  (Qigong) and related arts with others in our local neighborhood of Jamaica Plain.   We have benefited greatly from these practices in our personal lives and are grateful for the opportunity to share this gift with others.


Classes offer a safe, supportive, relaxed learning atmosphere of kindness, encouragement and playfulness where letting go of stress, effort and drive is the focus.  We support gentleness and ease of learning, while diving deep into the richness of the material.  We encourage students to learn to listen to themselves and their bodies’ needs and to develop at a pace that feels comfortable and free of strain.  Classes and the practices themselves offer a sanctuary from the stressful toll of our fast-paced, always on the go society.

These time-tested arts relax and energize our bodies while calming our minds and supporting vitality, centeredness and inner peace.  All classes offer an integrated approach to relieving the stresses and tensions of modern life.  These internal arts help us to live in greater alignment with our bodies, our deepest selves, with nature and the Earth.

These gentle yet powerful practices are suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness.  If you have specific health concerns please notify us so we can best assist you and check with your doctor before beginning this or any other exercise program.

Currently we offer monthly Sunday afternoon Qigong workshops, early morning Qigong classes on Wednesdays and early morning Wu Style Tai Chi classes on  Tuesdays.  Please read about the classes we offer here on the website and join our contact list to receive email announcements.  Contact us directly for more information or to discuss your individual needs and interests.  We are happy to speak with you!

Peace and Chi,
Melinda and Steve


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