Ralph Dehner School of Tai Chi and Qi Gong
Ralph Dehner offers Tai Chi classes for people of all abilities throughout greater Cincinnati and in his Fairfield, OH studio. As a Tai Chi for Health Master Trainer, he offers workshops across the country to certify health professionals in Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi programs, including Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai Chi for Rehabilitation.
Ralph Dehner can bring the healing benefits and stress relief of Tai Chi to your organization or workplace and is available for talks and presentations on health and wellness. Contact Ralph to learn more about scheduling a class, workshop, or presentation.
 

Cincinnati Area Tai Chi Classes

Now offering in-person classes
 

 

Tuesdays

10:20-11:20am 
Montgomery Recreation
Great for beginners. 8 week session.

Registration and calendar Montgomery Recreation

7:00 - 8:00pm 
Fairfield Studio
Yang style tai chi. Learn Yang 10, 16, 24 and more advanced sequences.

Thursdays

5:00 - 6:00 PM

IKRON 2347 Vice St. Clifton

Learn Sun style Tai Chi beginning with Tai Chi for Arthritis.

Great for beginners.

 

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Communiversity

Tai Chi for Beginners

New Session begins soon.

Learn the basics of tai chi plus

Sun 13, a traditional Sun style sequence

 

The Benefits of Tai Chi & Qi Gong

 

Tai chi and qi gong are internal healing practices that originated in China. They are both mind-body practices that feature slow movement and are sometimes referred to as "moving meditations." Tai chi and qi gong can be practiced safely by people of all abilities and the emphasis on even breathing, smooth movements, and a gently focused mind improve fitness, balance, and relaxation for practitioners of all ages.

Recent studies have offered strong evidence that tai chi prevents and treats -- often better than standard therapies -- an array of age-related health conditions. The Harvard Medical School recently identified tai chi as the very best exercise for improving balance.  Additional clinical evidence shows that tai chi improves strength, coordination, and endurance, improving cardiovascular fitness and health with similar results to a walking program, but with greater safety and less joint impact.  Tai chi has also been shown to reduce stress, improve mental focus, and memory.  It has been prescribed for patients with diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. 

More and more medical doctors are prescribing tai chi for their patients, and Ralph's students regularly report feeling better, stronger, and more relaxed sometimes after just one class.

Participants Say

I have been studying Tai Chi with Shifu Ralph Dehner for about 13 years. I take three classes a week and attend every workshop he offers. I am never in his presence without learning something new. I consider myself fortunate that he lives in our area.

Ralph Dehner has extensive training which he shares unselfishly. Capable of training the beginner to the advanced student in the same class and not anyone feeling wanting for learning. Patient, fun. Worth every bit of your time and investment to attend a class taught by Ralph.

I am only two weeks into my experience as a beginner, and I am very encouraged. Shifu Ralph's instructional style balances focused discipline with understanding of each student's unique ability.

It was such a wonderful 2 days TCR Training! All the material we went through was easy to understand, and you kept everything interesting during the training with a variety of people. I learned lots about this course and also at a same time I learned more about how to lead/talk to a group of people with more positive attitudes and thoughts. I am glad to attend this seminar, and I am looking forward to launching this wonderful program to my community! 

 

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