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Evidence-Based Tai Chi and Qigong for Sleep and Anxiety

For everyone.

Sleep is essential to vitality, tranquility, and happiness. Research has indicated that healthy sleep may help attention, immunity, inflammation, chronic pain, weight control, stress, depression, mood, and more. A recent NIH-funded study using Yang Yang’s tai chi and qigong program demonstrated significant positive effects on sleep and anxiety.

Learn this simple yet effective routine, including exercises and meditations that are equally beneficial for beginners and long-time practitioners, and appropriate for people of all ages and abilities. Fun, accessible, and specifically designed to give you tools to heal yourself, this program addresses sleep and anxiety from physical, mental, and spiritual perspectives, blending Chinese philosophy, healing, and martial arts, with Western science.

Return home with a complete routine that brings significant benefits in a short period of time.

Note Bring clean, indoor shoes to wear during class. There will be a 7:30–8:30 pm session on Saturday.

“A great introduction to the practice and its benefits. I have been thinking I wanted to do this for a while and now I know I want to learn and practice more.” —Claire P.

“Repetition! Encouragement and humor! Can’t wait to continue practicing, I am hooked! Thank you. —Karen C.

“Wonderful! I loved the very pragmatic way that these moves are integrated with meditation into a busy lifestyle. I enjoyed learning the philosophy grounding the movements. Visualizations very helpful as well.” —Laura S.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Yang Yang, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Taiji and Qigong Studies and a researcher and tai chi/qigong clinician, formerly at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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