Tranquil T'ai Chi​​ & Qigong​​


Balance     Perspective     Patience

Welcome to Ted Straub's Tranquil T'ai Chi & Qigong​​
based in Chester ​County, PA

T'ai Chi Chuan (also called Taijiquan, or simply Taiji), is a profound system of movements, exercises, and paradoxically - stillness, resulting in a unique and holistic mind-body awareness. Grounded in martial arts, T'ai Chi is most often practiced in the west for its well documented health benefits. T'ai Chi and Qigong have been shown to have positive effects in many areas, including:

Balance and Fall Prevention
Blood Pressure
Immune System Response
Joint Health and Bone Density
Mood and Stress Reduction

Qigong (pronounced "chee-gong") practice, or "energy work", is an integral part of a complete T'ai Chi curriculum. Studies suggest that regular qigong practice strengthens and "informs" T'ai Chi form practice - significantly enhancing the benefits of both. Qigong practice alone is a powerful daily health and meditative practice that can be incorporated into even the most hectic schedule.

Scientific evidence continues to build showing T'ai Chi and Qigong's effectiveness (see 
Research page ) in managing various chronic conditions. These practices are not, however, a "magic pill" swallowed whole. Benefits are typically derived progressively, over time, and with attentive, regular practice.

I take a nurturing, balanced approach and adapt training to each student's unique needs. My goal as a teacher is simple and direct - I endeavor to help each student discover their own path to an enjoyable lifetime practice.

Begin your own journey, come experience T'ai Chi with Tranquil T'ai Chi!