On Campus Program

Tai Chi and Qigong to Balance Body and Mind


A Special Note

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Yang Yang will be unable to present on campus and the program will now be live-streamed to Kripalu directly from his studio. This program is almost sold out, and we encourage you to register soon in order to experience the livestream in a beloved community—and enjoy everything else Kripalu has to offer.

For the on campus version of the livestream, there will be teaching assistants and chances to interact with Yang Yang during the Livestream. Additionally, recordings will be made available to participants for 30 days after the program ends.

About the Program

Rooted in ancient Chinese martial arts and philosophy, tai chi and qigong are essential to balancing the body and mind. In this comprehensive program, Master teacher Yang Yang demonstrates the positive effects in these areas. In 2000, his doctoral study with adults—an average age of 80 years old—measured 10 years younger on tests of functional balance and strength. This program also revealed significantly reduced stress and enhanced sleep in a National Institutes of Health study. 
In this live three-day program on the Kripalu campus, improve your physical balance and emotional equilibrium as you
  • Cultivate relaxation in stillness and movement
  • Develop biomechanically-sound posture and alignment
  • Strengthen the body and enhance control of movement
  • Improve coordination through simple yet intricate movement
  • Experience the power of silence in understanding the roots of stress and poor mood
  • Learn to embrace and transform life challenges to strength and wisdom.
Dr. Yang will teach you simple yet profound tai chi and qigong meditation and movement practices to balance the body and mind. Dr. Leigh Hanke, a distinguished Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physiatrist from Yale Medicine, will join Master Yang to share her insight on balance. Gain practices you can take home with you and fit into your busy life.
Note This program is suitable for all levels.


Can't make the on campus experience of this program? We are now offering a livestream option for this upcoming program.

Learn more.

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
All levels
Suitable For
Program Theme
Complementary Health


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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Leigh F. Hanke, MD, MS, is a physiatrist at Yale Medicine’s Center for Musculoskeletal Care and assistant professor of clinical orthopedics and rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine.

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