World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day brings millions of people together worldwide to celebrate health and wellness through the gentle mind-body practices of Tai Chi & Qigong.


This is a free public event featuring instruction and demonstrations of Tai Chi and Qigong by local instructors and practitioners. Anyone may participate, regardless of experience level.

A community potluck will follow. Please bring a healthy dish to share.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Recreation Park, East Asheville, Picnic Shelter 3 (closest to swimming pool)

69 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805

Located along the Swannanoa River, Recreation Park is in the same complex with Azalea Park 

and the WNC Nature Center. Link to: Google Directions.


10:00 am to 10:15 am: Community gathering and greetings

10:15 am to 11:30 am: Introductory Qigong class, Tai Chi demonstrations, and more

11:45 am: Community potluck (please bring a healthy dish to share)

We will conclude by 1:00 pm.

Click the link to learn about World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Questions? Please email Larry Cammarata.

Meet the Event Team

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Larry Cammarata, Ph.D. is an instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong and is also a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based therapy and education. He has received advanced training in Tai Chi and Qigong in China and in the US. In addition to teaching weekly classes in Asheville, NC, Larry teaches internationally through his educational organization Mindfulness Travels. Larry is a member of the Certification Committee of Tai Chi Healthways, an organization founded and directed by world renowned Tai Chi Master and Qigong expert Dr. Jesse Tsao. Larry has nearly 30 years of Tai Chi and Qigong experience, and has hosted or co-hosted this Asheville event since 2009.

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Jennie Boyd Bull is a certified Tai Chi instructor with Tai Chi Healthways of San Diego, CA, directed by Master Jesse Tsao. She has studied Tai Chi since 2003 and has taught the Simplified Tai Chi 24 Form since 2008, under master teacher Dr. Alex Feng of Wu Tao Kuan Martial Arts Institute in Oakland, CA.  Jennie currently studies classical qigong, Yang Style Tai Chi, and Chen Style sword with Dr. Larry Cammarata. Students enjoy her clear and supportive teaching. She also teaches weekly Tai Chi and Qigong classes in Yancey and Mitchell Counties


Lao Shi Nick Kusturic started studying martial arts at the age of 7. Under the instruction of Grandmaster Jae Hwa-kwon in NYC, Nick earned his black belt in Tae Kwon-Do. Influenced by martial arts culture from an early age, he was exposed to many styles leading him to study Choy Lay Fut with Master Chan Tai San, and later with Master Li Siu Hung, of the Lee Koon Hung Choy Lay Fut school in South Florida. In 1998, Nick  attended the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine pursuing a degree in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. It was here that he was introduced to the 3 harmonies of internal martial arts; xingyi, bagua and taiji. The philosophy and study of the internal arts was deeply intriguing to him.  He was introduced to Xing yi quan and Chen Manching's 37 Postures with Jean-Micheal Walker, a practitioner of the 3 harmonies. Over the last 14 years he has been studying Chen Style Taiji under 19th generation Grandmaster Zhu Tiancai and Master Kam Lee. In 2011 and 2013, Nick spent his summer’s studying at Grandmaster Zhu's school in Chen Village, the birthplace of Taijiquan. In 2011 he competed in the 6th International Taijiquan competition in Jiaozou City. There, he won 2 gold medals and had the privilege of performing in the closing ceremonies. He is also a Florida state ICMAC 4 time gold medalist in the men’s advanced division. Lao Shi Nick teaches with a passion and a compassion that is innately part of his character. The principles of taiji are interwoven into every lesson. He believes that to truly learn taiji is to learn about yourself, both physically and spiritually. Nick is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician and is currently teaching Chen Taiji at the Ballet Conservatory in downtown Asheville.



©  L. Cammarata 2019