Tai Chi / Qi Gong

Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong is offered in a 45 minute guided practice with instruction, and 15 minutes of assistance for those needing personal attention to gain skill in their technique. Particular attention will be paid to deep breathing and connecting our mind, body and spirit.

Tai Chi relaxes the mind and the body, promotes inner strength, improves balance and coordination, tones, strengthens, and increases muscle and joint flexibility, all while being very low impact. Tai Chi and Qi Gong are simple yet powerful methods for maximizing one's personal and professional potential and can be important components of our own self-care. Tai Chi students have reported a reduction in stress, increased creativity and productivity, ability to remain centered, focused, and calm in personal and professional settings, and a greater understanding of how our presence influences others.

Offered by Lydia Medina starting November 2, 2017

SCHEDULE (No Class on Thanksgiving)

Thursday, November 2 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, November 9 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, November 16 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, November 30 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, December 7 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, December 14 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, December 21 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Thursday, December 28 - 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Plus an additional 15 minutes for individual questions and guidance.

$15 each, $135 for the entire series


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Lydia Medina

Lydia completed her Master's degree in Social Work at Denver University, and holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Metropolitan State University, also in Denver, Colorado.

She was a Social Work Administrator for over 22 years, operating programs in homes and communities that serve at-risk children and families, through a non-profit organization dedicated to Prevention and Early Intervention services.
Lydia has worked in the Social Work fields of Child Welfare, Residential Treatment, Violence Prevention, School Social Work, and Comprehensive programs for Adolescent Parents. Lydia currently provides instruction in the Online Graduate Social Work degree program at Arizona State University.

She has been a Tai Chi practitioner for over twelve years and has been a certified Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor for nearly four years, teaching a gentle, meditative form, to seniors and adults of all ages. Lydia is an avid hiker and has a passion for travel to developing communities and learning about world cultures.

You may RSVP here and mail payment to:

Pathways of Grace
1428 E Northern Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

Refunds: Please consider carefully your selection prior to registering as all class registrations are non-refundable once the class has begun, similar to a transaction you would make to purchase a consultation with a professional. You may cancel your registration one week prior to the event for a full refund less a $10 processing fee. Our programs have a limited number of participants so when you register we are reserving one of those spaces for you. You are making a commitment to yourself, to your fellow participants, and to the facilitators who are hard at work preparing the materials and space for you.

We now have partial scholarships available for those who wish to attend and need a bit of assistance.
Please fill out the request form if you are interested in receiving more information.

All Groups will meet at
1428 E Northern Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
(The North side of Northern, just West of the 51.)