Exercise, Stress Reduction & Meditation: The Power of Tai Chi  


Exercise, Stress Reduction & Meditation 

The Power of all 3 with Tai Chi

Exercise is good for you.

Reducing stress is good for you.

Meditation is good for you.

But what if there was a practice that incorporates all three?


In the ancient art of Tai Chi, there is!

Tai Chi is the practice of working with our “Qi” (life force) through guided breathing and gentle, graceful movement. Though it originates from martial arts, Tai Chi is not used to physically defend ourselves, but to build strength, promote longevity and cultivate spiritual healing.

It has been described as “slow karate.”

In traditional American culture, we have been led to believe that exercise must be high cardio, sweat producing, strenuous activity that we force ourselves to do to maintain optimal health. This concept that one is only benefited from difficult activity often intimidates people and can prevent them from trying any form of organized exercise. They perhaps believe that if they cannot run or perform strenuous workouts that they should not bother to exercise. American culture views the body as a machine and correlates little to no relevance on the spirit or the mind’s role in health. But in contrast, oriental cultures teach us that the mind, the body and the spirit are all connected.

Tai Chi offers a different perspective on exercise with healing meditative movement.

In Chinese culture, any movement of the body is appreciated. Tai chi is practiced to not only strengthen the body, but also calm the mind and support the spirit.

Tai Chi is an extremely versatile practice that anyone, at any health or experience level can participate in.

For people with limited mobility, it can be practiced from a seated position at a comfortable speed. Alternatively, more experience or physically fit persons can practice advanced techniques designed to train the mind and the body.  All skill levels can benefit from the breathing and spiritual aspects of this practice. Tai chi may be one of the best kept healing secrets that we here at Lotus Blossom Clinic hope to share with the world.

We are proud to offer two classes: Beginner/Chair Tai Chi and Experienced Tai Chi by LBC practitioner, Denise “Dee” Duquette.

Denise (Dee) Duquette, certified Tai Chi and QiGong instructor

Denise (Dee) Duquette, Certified Tai Chi and QiGong Instructor

Dee is a 1974 graduate of West Chester State College in Pennsylvania. As she was retiring from 30 years of teaching high school classes in Health and Physical Education in New Jersey, Dee decided to seek holistic/alternative healing for numerous injuries.  As a recipient of natural and holistic medicine, including yoga and Reiki, she experienced significant benefits and chose a path to begin learning and teaching these practices to others.

In 2003, Denise became certified as an RYT Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher and Reiki III Practitioner. She moved to Florida in 2011 and quickly became certified in and enjoys teaching Qigong, Tai Chi (Yang style) and Tai Chi (Fan).

We invite you to experience the incredible benefits of Tai Chi!


Class Details

We have two Tai Chi classes each week.  The current cost is $15 per class.  Class Packages are available.

Please wear comfortable clothing. It is a barefoot class or socks may be worn.
Register for the class at (570) 417-9823

Experienced Tai Chi
This class is for individuals who are familiar with Tai Chi.

When Monday Evenings 6 pm – 7 pm Eastern Time
Where Lotus Blossom Clinic, 6710 Winkler Rd #2, Fort Myers, FL 33919, USA (map)

Beginner’s Chair Tai Chi
This class is for individuals who are newer to Tai Chi or have limited mobility.  Using the chair is optional.

When Thursdays from 1 pm – 2 pm
Where Lotus Blossom Clinic, 6710 Winkler Rd #2, Fort Myers, FL 33919, USA (map)

 Dee’s last class for 2022 will be on December 15.  She will resume classes in the new year. 

You can also check out our full calendar of events for more information on LBC’s classes.

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