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Taoist Tai Chi ® arts in Edmonton

We have been offering Tai Chi classes in Edmonton for over 35 years. Our participants enjoy opportunities to attend a variety of workshops, intensives and social events as well as activities related to our Fung Loy Kok Shrine.

Questions? Contact Us

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi®, Edmonton Branch
15740 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5P 3Z5

Phone: (780) 489-4293
Toll-free: 1 888 TAI CHI1 (1-888-824-2441)
Fax: (780) 484-8101

Tai Chi Classes

Beginner classes are offered frequently throughout the year while Continuing level classes are available on an ongoing basis, year-round. For those with special needs, a Health Recovery program is maintained at our West End location.

See Class Schedules for details on classes in Edmonton as well as nearby Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Sherwood Park and St. Albert.

If you are new to Tai Chi please visit the FAQ page for information on our class types and what to expect.

Class Locations

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® (West End) (map)
15740 Stony Plain Rd.
(780) 489-4293

Mill Woods United Church (map)
15 Grand Meadow Crescent (38th Ave & 61 St.)

Polish Veteran’s Hall (ballroom) (map)
9203-144 Avenue

Southminster-Steinhauer United Church (map)
10740 - 19 Ave

Strathearn United Church (map)
8510 - 95 Ave

History

In the fall of 1980, ten years after Master Moy Lin-shin founded the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada, one of his students, with the pioneering spirit often seen in our organization, moved to Edmonton and started teaching classes. In 1983, Master Moy made his first trip to western Canada. It was the first of many visits that led to a dramatic improvement in the level of instruction and gave a boost to participation.

At first, classes were offered in a small building on Whyte Avenue on the west edge of Mill Creek Ravine. In 1988, we expanded and rented the upper level of our current west Edmonton location on Stony Plain Road. With an aim to having participants better appreciate the rich heritage underlying the practice of Taoist Tai Chi® and to be introduced to the spiritual dimensions of the training, a section of the practice hall was used to build a Fung Loy Kok high shrine. In June 1990, Master Moy and Mr. Mui Ming To, co-founders of the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, travelled to Edmonton to lead the opening ceremonies and enliven the shrine.

In December 1990, our lease came up for renewal and Master Moy suggested that rather than continuing to rent the second floor, we should simply buy the whole building. With Master Moy’s guidance and the efforts of many volunteers, that dream became a reality. Master Moy quickly contacted the other Taoist Tai Chi® clubs to suggest they ‘send money’. And they did. Those interest-free loans, in combination with our savings and the financial support of participant donations, allowed us to purchase the building outright. In November 1991, we celebrated the grand opening and were delighted to have Master Moy lead the first workshop in what was now our new building.

For Master Moy, a good kitchen was always an important aspect of clublife. In the mid 1990’s we renovated, expanding the temple space upstairs and moving the kitchen downstairs to a much larger area. Master Moy encouraged us to put in a full Chinese kitchen with three commercial-sized woks. At the time, it was hard to imagine us ever needing quite that much kitchen. Today our participants continue to enjoy the community-building aspects of preparing and sharing meals together at workshops, between workshops and for special events such as our annual Chinese New Year Banquet, our Beginners’ Day Dinners and our Branch Christmas Party.

Currently in Edmonton, we continue to offer Taoist Tai Chi® arts classes from our main location on Stony Plain Road, as well as several part-time locations throughout the city. We also hold classes in the communities immediately surrounding Edmonton: Fort Saskatchewan, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Leduc. In addition, the Edmonton Branch supports classes in other centres such as Camrose, Lloydminster, and Wetaskiwin.

 

Announcements

  • Our St. Albert classes are moving! Effective February 6, all our St Albert classes will be held at the newly renovated Red Willow Place at 7 Tache Street.
  • West End Classes February 18 The Continuing class and the Health Recovery class on Saturday, Feb 18 are cancelled to allow preparations for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Regional & Local Events

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Calgary, Year of the Rooster Banquet & National Program

Feb 3-5

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Join us for a banquet to celebrate Chinese New Year Friday February 3. Reception & silent auction at 5:30. Lion Dancers usher in the Year of the Rooster at 6:15, followed by a traditional 10 course meal. Tickets $45. Stay February 4,5 for the National Program, Saturday 10am to Sunday 2pm. Register soon & support FLK by making a donation. Registration form
Location: 2310 - 24 Street SW, Calgary AB
From: Friday, 3 Feb 2017 at 5:30 pm
To: Sunday, 5 Feb 2017 Ending: 2:00 pm
Further details: calgary(at)taoist.org
Phone: 403-240-4566

Edmonton's Chinese New Year Celebration

Feb 18

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Gung Hey Fatt Choy! Registered participants and their guests are welcome to join us to celebrate the new Year of the Rooster. Tickets are $45 (advance sales only). Please be seated by 5:45 pm for the Chinese Banquet which will be prepared and served by our own volunteers.
Location: FLK Taoist Tai Chi 15740 Stony Plain Road
From: Saturday, 18 Feb 2017 at 5:45 pm
Further details: edmonton(at)taoist.org
Phone: 780 489 4293