Taiji In Chicago

Daoist Principles in Practice

We practice and teach taiji, also known as taichi, using the system taught by Patrick Kelly. This taiji system is an intelligent synthesis of the three great esoteric streams of Daoism/Buddhism, Gnosticism/Sufism, and Yogic internal work as studied by Patrick for over 50 years and synthesized with the approval of his teachers.

We believe that the great purpose of taiji is the great purpose of life itself – internal evolution.

If you're interested in learning more about the WorldWideWay
of energy cultivation, self refinement and meditation through taiji, you're welcome to join us by observing classes, taking a free introductory class, and by enrolling in our 10 week Beginner Series.

Learn more about our lineage and what to expect from practicing taiji on The Practice page. 


Class Schedule

You must either complete the 10 week Beginner Series or have agreement from the instructor to participate in class. You're welcome to observe any class, free of charge, please RSVP here. All classes take place in Chicago, IL.

Sundays:     11:30am-1 pm

Mondays:    6:30-7:45 pm
Thursdays:  6:30-7:45 pm


Alternative Health Group,  2209 W North Ave., Wicker Park

Instructor: Nathan Paulus

$16     single class
$40    week (3 classes)
$144   month (12 classes)
Payable to Nathan on-site.

As schedules occasionally change, please contact us to make sure class is confirmed. These classes will accommodate both experienced students and the Beginner Series.

Beginner Series

  • October 10 - December 17, 2022

  • Complementary intro classes Monday, Oct 3, Tuesday, Oct 4, Thursday, Oct 6, and Saturday, Oct 8. No experience needed.

  • Join anytime during the first few weeks. 

  • Please RSVP for the free classes and the Beginner Series here.

Sunday:          11:30am-1 pm 
Monday:         6:30-7:45pm 

Tuesday:         10-11:15am     
Thursday:       6:30-7:45pm 

Saturday:        10-11:15am      



Please read about the Beginner Series, below.

10 Week
Beginner Series

Tuition for the Beginner Series is $325. This includes up to 5 classes per week for 10 weeks in two locations. The series is taught by Nathan Paulus and Mia Park.

Please RSVP here to let us know you're joining.

You may pay either instructor in person via Venmo, Paypal, or Zelle. Credit for future classes and workshops will be issued in lieu of refunds.

Oct 10 - Dec 17, 2022
Jan - March, 2023, Days TBA

We accept new taiji beginners every 2-3 months. Join anytime during the first few weeks. We ask that you commit to taking at least 2 classes per week at either location. Attend when and where you're able.

There are complementary intro classes on Monday, Oct 3, Tuesday, Oct 4, Thursday, Oct, 6 and Saturday, Oct 8, info above. No experience is needed, please RSVP here.

Before beginning your taiji practice with us, we first ask that you observe a full class, free of charge. This way, you can see exactly what we do and we can answer any questions you may have. Learn more about the practice and what to expect on The Practice page. Please RSVP here. 

This practice is safe for every body to practice, from mature young people to elders and more.


Wondering how to get started right away? 

Monthly Workshops

Lead by senior teacher Timothy Suh

Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7

The first Saturday of the month from 1-4PM.

Location: The October 1 workshop is outdoors, weather allowing, at 2965 W. Nelson St., Chicago, IL. Please RSVP here.

Open to all taiji practitioners from any lineage with at least 6 months of experience. Learn in depth about the taiji forms, push-hands and applications done with partners, about the spirituality of taiji, and more.

$75 payable to Timothy on-site via Paypal or Venmo. 


Seek a broad balance of life experience while balancing action, feeling and thought.

  • Harm no one – help those near to you.

  • Respond positively – don't react.

  • Understand others – change yourself.

c/o Alternative Health Group

2209 W. North Ave

Chicago, IL 60647

The student registration and waiver form can be found here.