Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Chi Kung of Pittsburgh’s new Beginners T’ai Chi Classes will be held on Tuesday Evenings at 8:00 PM in the Mt. Lebanon Studio.   The new class is scheduled to begin in June. Enrollment will be opening up shortly, and space will be limited.   Enrollment for the class will be open until filled, and at that point a waiting list will be created.

The class will cover the fundamental principles and movements of Yang Style T’ai Chi, the most popular form of T’ai Chi practiced throughout the world.

But what are the important principles and techniques for health and well-being?  In other words, why learn T’ai Chi?   With proper instruction you will learn:

Song: the dynamic form of relaxing body, breath, and mind

  • Increases blood circulation
  • Heightens body and mind awareness
  • Increases serotonin, which elevates mood
  • Decreases stress and anxiety

Rooting and Structuring the body

  • Improves Muscular coordination
  • Enhances Balance
  • Strengthens Muscles
  • Increases Flexibility
  • Improves Proprioception—the coordination of mind and body for muscular movement and balance

Proper Breathing

  • Learn how to use the breath to alleviate stress
  • Increases circulatory flow
  • Enhances focus and awareness

Mindfulness Training

  • Synchronize Body, Breath, and Mind
  • Gain Greater Depth of Physical Feeling and Awareness
  • Learn Relaxation Techniques that can be used anywhere

Self-Defense Applications

  • Learn how to perform basic self defense applications based on the T’ai Chi movements covered in classes

All of the classes will be taught by David Clippinger, who has trained with some of the world’s most renowned T’ai Chi teachers and practitioners.   Dr. Clippinger is also the author of the Cultivating Qi, the first book that reveals many of the essential training techniques for a Western audience.

To enroll, call 412-480-9177 or email