World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day brings millions of people together worldwide to celebrate health and wellness through the 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, May 30, 2020 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 11:45 am: Introductory Qigong class, Tai Chi demonstrations, and more

12 noon: Community potluck (please bring a healthy dish to share)

We will conclude by 1:08 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 over 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

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Liz Ridley has been studying and teaching Tai Chi since the late 1990's. She is a Level 2 Instructor with the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. She teaches 24 Form Tai Chi, Sun Style 73, Tai Chi 10 Form and Tai Chi Fan plus various Qigong forms. In addition to practicing those forms, she studies Lieuhebafa with her long time teacher Sifu Mark Small of the Mountain Dragon School here in Asheville NC.

©  L. Cammarata 2020