The Tai Chi Foundation is pleased to invite students, teachers, and newcomers to participate in a winter tuning.
This winter, in only 7 minutes per day, we will tune into the Water Element and focus on building our reserves of qi, which we store in our kidneys and eventually in our bones.

In Chinese philosophy twin children working the water wheel symbolize this building of reserves. We will call them Yang Hee and Yin Shi. They are filled with qi and life and joyful energy. Yang Hee and Yin Shi are both really aspects of ourselves.
In this tuning we will spend 7 minutes per day doing the moves that run the Water Wheel and create qi.

Dare to join and come together with your family, friends, neighbours etc. to share and to enhance your ability to rest as if under a waterfall and to revitalise as if at a spa. This could bring you a wonderful winter gathering.

Simple Steps to Tune Up for Winter

This tuning is open to everyone. No previous experience is required.

(You do not need to register a second time if you already registered after receiving a newsletter from the TCF.)


  • We just need your email address, first and last name. We will not solicit, share, or give away your contact information. You can opt out at any time.
  • You will immediately receive a Welcome email with instructions for the Tuning.
  • Periodically through the 49 days of Tuning you will receive an email from Margaret Olmsted, one of our teachers.
  • Following the Tuning in February you will be invited to complete a short, online questionnaire.