Workshops and Retreats

Cloud Hands West Presents

President’s Day Tai Chi Retreat Dates: Feb. 14-17, 2020 Location: Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA. Cost: $575. Registration AND Retreat Information Last Year this filled up fast so register soon!!! Teaching Schedule coming soon.

Presidents’ Day Retreat Westerbeke 2019

Presidents’ Day Retreat Westerbeke 2019

40th Tai Chi Friend Reunion Dates: June 2 - 6, 2019. Location: Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA 40th Tai Chi Friends Reunion Registration Form (click here to download)




Tai Chi for Health and Serenity with Suzanne Roth Students learn a Yang Form created by Hubert Lui he called the PHD for Patience, Humility and Determination. Dates: Jan 7 to Feb 27
Times: Mon-Weds 5:30-7:00 pm
Cost: $35
Where: 2320 North Ave next to Bidwell Jr High
Contact Info: Chico Area Recreation District 530-895-4711

Tai Chi for people 50+ with Barbara Alderson
Dates: September 4 - October 23
Times: MW 9-10:15 am.
Additional sessions: October 28 - December 19, January 6 - February 19 Cost: $55 for Jan-Feb, $60 for the others
Where: CARD Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico, CA 95926  Contact info 
Info re: Tai Chi class, To register online: To register in person: CARD, 545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico 


Tai Chi: Two Corner Short Form with Gloria Matuszewski Beginner/Intermediate Dates: Ongoing, Times: Tues. 5:00 - 5:45 pm beginning Feb 5 Cost: Free Where: Villas at Hamilton. Lobby, Building 420 Info:


Yang Family Secret Long Form with Nora Privitera Parts II & III Dates: Ongoing Times: Mon. 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Cost: $10/class Where: DJ’s Martial Arts Studio, 4116 MacArthur Blvd. Info:

Beginning Level PHD Form with Nora Privitera Dates: Ongoing Times: Thur. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $10/class Where: Redwood Heights Rec Center 3883 Aliso Road, Info:

Intermediate Level PHD Form with Nora Privitera Dates: Ongoing Times: Tues. 10:00 am - 11:00 am Cost: $10/class Where: Community Garden, Lake Merritt Info:

Nora Privitera demonstrating the PHD tai chi form created by Hubert Lui, founder of Cloud Hands Tai Chi Friends.

San Anselmo

Tai Chi: HEALTH & HARMONY (28th Year!) with Patrick Johnson Beginner/Intermediate Dates: 1/8/19 - 3/19/18, Each Tues. 6:30 pm -8:00 pm. Cost: $148. Where: Robson House, 237 Crescent Rd Register at:


Tai Chi: HEALTH & HARMONY (8th Year!) with Patrick Johnson Beginner/Intermediate Dates: Ongoing Tues. & Thur.,  7am - 8am. Cost: 8 classes for  $99, Beginner/Intermediate Where: POST Wellness by Design, 224 A Weller St, Register at:

San Francisco

Free Practice

Each Saturday morning at 8:30 am there is a free practice in front of the Letterman Digital Arts Center, by the pond. Contact Nora Privitara,, for more information.

San Rafael

Chi Gung and Tai Chi Practice with Wanda Ford

Warm up with Chi Gung and then practice the Special Short Form by H.H. Lui. Led by Wanda Ford. This class is currently closed. Please contact Wanda Ford for availability. Thurs 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Contact Info: Wanda Ford wtf123@comcast.nety



Tai Chi Qigong Class. On going open Tai Chi Qigong Class When: Sat. 10 - 11:00 am Cost: $5.00 drop in fee. White Crow Conservatory of Music, 3736 Mackinaw St. Contact: Jim Bush 989 245-2894

Saginaw Valley State University Olli Program Tai Chi Fall-Winter-Spring 6 week sessions. When: Mon. 10 - 11 am Contact: Jim Bush 989 245-2894

Saginaw Township Community Ed. Tai Chi/Qigong Fall and Winter sessions When: Wed. 6-7 pm Contact: Jim Bush 989 245-2894

New York/New Jersey

Island Heights, NJ

As part of the IHCHA Secret Gardens & Scenic Porches Tour Nancy Hoffman will offer an introductory Tai Chi class

Where: Ocean County Artists Guild, 22 Chestnut Ave. When: 10 am. June 22 Cost: FREE Contact: Nancy Hoffman



All Portland classes taught by Catherine Holder

Cloud Hands Modified 2 Corner Form Classes Where: Portland Community College,( ………….downtown campus When: 1/10-3/14/ 2019, Thursdays 12noon- 12:50pm Cost: $109

Where: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus When: 1/12-3/16/ 2019, Saturdays. 9am-10:30am Cost: $109

Kung Fu Fan Form Where: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus When: 1/12-3/16/ 2019, Saturdays 10:30am - 12 noon Cost: $109

Part II of Cloud Hands Long Form Where: Multnomah Arts Center: ( When: 1/11-3/16/ 2019, 10am- 11:30am Cost: $140

Yang Style 16, 24 movement short forms Where: Neighborhood House Senior Center. When: Ongoing, Tuesdays 10am- 11:30am Cost: $3/class with facility membership

Tai Chi Movement for Better Balance Classes Where: Neighborhood House Senior Center. When: Ongoing, Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:30 pm Cost: $3/class with facility membership

Location: Northeast Community Center. When: Ongoing, Tues & Thur 9:50am-10:45am Cost: Free with facility membership



Beginning/Intermediate Tai Chi with Susan Spengler & Brad Bennett

Tai Chi Chuan is an exercise for health, conducive to both mental and physical well-being; an exercise promoting balance, coordination, synchronization, and meditation in motion. This class provides an introduction to the basic exercises and techniques of Tai Chi. Students learn the art of Tai Chi through the original 13 postures and movements from the Yang Family Secret Long Form, as well as the special short forms developed in San Francisco by H.H. Lui and Dr. Bennett. The class is designed for people with no experience as well as for those people with backgrounds in Tai Chi, body movement, dance, or martial arts. The lessons are appropriate for individuals of all ages. 

Where: Greenwood Community Center When: Weds. 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: $72 Alb. Co. Res. $82 NCR New Session Starts September 11, 2019 County Rec Info: Contact: Susan Spengler at or Bradford Bennett at

Free Sunday Practice in Crozet……………………………………Each Sunday at the Western Ridge Clubhouse parking lot at 8:30 am there is a free Tai Chi practice. This is open to all at no cost. Put “Western Ridge Owners Association” into Google maps for directions.

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Dr. Bennett leads Tai Chi Practice Sutro Park, San Francisco