The Seattle School of Tai Chi Chuan

Tai Chi Seattle - Seattle School of Tai Chu Chuan

The Tai Chi form is taught in three segments, or thirds:

  • Beginning Form, 1st Third — 12 weekly class, $200
  • Beginning Form, 2nd Third — 10 weekly classes, $200
  • Beginning Form, 3rd Third — 10 weekly classes, $200

The Beginning Form classes present the movements and relaxed flow of the Tai Chi form from one posture to the next. The classes are meant to be taken in sequence. Each class begins with a review of the previous one, then goes on to the new portion.

Many people only learn the Beginning Form, 1st Third, practice it, and benefit greatly.

Scholarships are available for Beginning Form, 1st Third for people under 35. Email us for information at centercfea@mac.com

New Beginning Form, 1st Third Classes usually begin in September, January, and April. If you would like to be notified about new classes, email us to be added to our mailing list.


We aim to make tai chi affordable and accessible to all.  If funds are tight, feel free to contact us to discuss options.


Beginning Classes – Winter 2019


Class: Beginning Form, 1st Third

Teacher: David Goodell, assisted by apprentices

Dates and time: Monday Evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Class starts January 7, 2019.  No class on MLK Day, 1/21 or President’s Day, 2/18. Last Class on April 1.

Location: The Good Shepherd Center, Room 140 Lower Level, in Wallingford 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Cost: $200, $100 to repeat. Scholarships available for people under 35. Email for details.   Register Now


Class: Tai Chi for Seniors – or anyone who wants to learn at a more leisurely pace.

Teacher: David Goodell, assisted by apprentices

Dates and time: Wednesday Evenings from 3:30-4:30pm.  Class starts January 16, 2019.  Last Class on April 3.  Class size limited to 12.

Location: The Center for Classical Five Element Acupuncture, 1529 Queen Anne Ave N, Entrance on Garfield Street.

Cost: $200, $100 to repeat.   Register Now


Class: Beginning Form, 1st Third

Teacher: David Goodell, assisted by apprentices

Dates and time: Wednesday Evenings from 4:45-5:45pm.  Class starts January 16, 2019.  Last Class on April 3.  Class size limited to 12.

Location: The Center for Classical Five Element Acupuncture, 1529 Queen Anne Ave N, Entrance on Garfield Street.

Cost: $200, $100 to repeat.   Register Now  Scholarships available for people under 35. Email for details.


Affiliated Beginning Level Classes

Mondays 11:30-12:30 at the Highpoint Community Center in West Seattle. Starts 1/7. Contact Hyla Dickinson at hylas.hands@gmail.com for details.

Wednesdays 10:15-11:15 at the Magnuson Community Center.  Contact Annette Peizer at peizer@aol.com for details.

Thursdays 12:15-1:15 at the Delridge Community Center. Contact Annette Peizer at peizer@aol.com for details.

Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30, 1/17/19-3/21/19 in Shoreline at Namaste Yoga Studio, The Evergreen Building 18021 15th Ave NE Suite #101. Contact Chris Adams for details: cadamstree@gmail.com.

Fridays 2:30-3:30 at the Northgate Community Center.  Contact Annette Peizer for details at peizer@aol.com.

In Portland: Wednesdays 7:15-8:15 at Friendly House. Fridays noon-1:00 in NW Portland. Info at: https://www.redcedartaichi.com/ or contact Angie Holland for information at (503) 805-5275 or TaiChiAngieH@gmail.com.