World Tai Chi Day at Yale University

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Sat, April 28, 2018 | 10 am - 2 pm
World Tai Chi Day at Yale University
Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT

The last Saturday of every April is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, celebrated all around the world. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day was established in 1999 as a free public event bringing together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries to join together for the purpose of health and healing through tai chi and qigong. It is celebrated in 80 nations on 10am the last Saturday of April, beginning in Samoa and ending in Hawaii.

This year, Yale will host the first World Tai Chi Day at Yale University. The event is organized by Yale-China Association, Aiping Tai Chi Center, and Jon Mroz, with generous sponsorship by many Yale organizations.

​This is a free family-friendly event open to the public, featuring tai chi and qigong demonstrations and workshops by local tai chi schools and instructors.

Event Features

10am - 11am: Tai Chi Demonstrations
11am - 1:15pm: Tai Chi and Qigong Workshops
1:15pm - 2pm: Tai Chi Demonstrations
2pm: Raffle Prizes

This event is free and open to the public! Register here.


Check out the schedule of events here.

2018 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Aiping Tai Chi Center
Asian Network at Yale
Council on East Asian Studies
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Secretary and Vice President of Student Life
Office of New Haven and State Affairs
Working Women's Network
Yale Graduate Housing
Yale-China Association

Silver Sponsors
Being Well at Yale
McDougal Graduate Student Life

Bronze Sponsors
Asian American Cultural Center at Yale
Yale Latino Networking Group
Yale Office of International Students and Scholars
Yale Work-Life and Childcare

Special Thanks
Monica Ong Reed
Yale Athletics
Junzi Kitchen
MacMillan Center



2018 Schools and Instructors

We are grateful to the tai chi schools and instructors who will be giving demonstrations and free workshops.

3 Element Martial Arts
​Jon Mroz
Wallingford, CT
Demonstration and workshops

Aiping Tai Chi Center
​Shifu Shirley Chock, Shifu Jonas Karosas, ​Shifu Bob Shannon
Orange / Ansonia, CT
Demonstration and workshops

Dorothy Baker, PhD
Internal Medicine: Geriatrics
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Public Lecture

Kathy Brenner
Connecticut region
Demonstrations and workshops

Rich Dicine
Northford / New Haven, CT
Demonstration and workshops

Elev8ion Tai Chi
Jonathan Davis​
Bridgeport, CT
Demonstrations and workshops

Long River Taijiquan
Bill Banick
​Connecticut region
Demonstration and workshops

Silent Dragon Kung Fu and Tai Chi
Matt Mele
Connecticut region
Demonstration and workshops

Yin Yang Taijiquan Academy
Master Guangzhi Xing
West Hartford, CT
Demonstrations and workshops

Professor Zhang Changnian (William)
zhangchangnian@cupes.edu.cn
School of Chinese Martial Arts
Capital University of Physical Education and Sports
Beijing, P.R. China 100191
Demonstration and workshops

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