Taiji –relaxationin motion

The motion concept called Taijiquan originates from China where it was initially developed for self-defense purposes. Later Taiji evolved from martial arts to a gentle training method, having a positive effect on body and mind. Taiji is a meditative art form consisting of movements that create an inner and outer composure of calm and strength. Through the slow and flowing movements, you will physically experience how stress is reduced and replaced by inner serenity and calmness.

On top, Taiji forms part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The succession of movements alternates between the principles of Yin and Yang, thereby enhancing a person’s balance as well as strengthening the flow of Qi, the traditional Chinese concept of life energy.

As a result, the whole body becomes suppler. The forms according to Chungliang Al Huang are easy to learn and suitable for all ages.


Through regular practice, Taiji enhances balance and movement coordination. Muscles, tendons, the heart as well as one’s circulation are strengthened; the whole body becomes suppler. Especially during today’s hectic times, Taiji offers the possibility to relax body and mind while staying in motion at the same time.

Golfers, too, appreciate Taiji as it benefits their game. The ability to stand calmly and relaxed in one’s own center results in optimal swings.

Taiji has been proven to have beneficial effects on the health and quality of life of patients suffering from heart problems and rheumatic diseases.

Other studies have demonstrated the positive impact Taiji has on elderly people, since it exercises and strengthens one’s balance, thereby helping to prevent falls.

For a lot of people Taiji is simply a wonderful way to relax. It frees the mind and is a valuable counterbalance to everyday stress and pressure.


Taiji is practiced in comfortable, loose training clothes, both in groups as well as in the form of individual, private lessons, respectively. The lesson begins with exercises that focus on warming up, loosening and centering the body. These are followed by the typical forms which consist of individual movements.

Your personal Taiji experience starts with the first step, and you are invited to an initial trial lesson. Starting is possible at any point in time.

My Qualifications

I have been practicing Taiji since 2004. In 2008, after a 4-year training at the School for Taiji and Qigong, Zurich, I graduated as a Taiji teacher with Diploma.

Regular and continuous advanced training with Urs van Osch (at his school “Taiji Works”), Tony Ward and Lars Kränzler.

Member SGQT (Swiss Society for Qigong and Taiji)

Taiji Courses

I offer courses in both, small groups of maximum 4 persons as well as in the form of private, individual lessons. Relevant information and prices can be found on the following page.

Link to Taiji Courses