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MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

World Tai Chi &

Qigong Day

"One World, One Breath"


World Tai Chi Day on Zoom!

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 -

Begins 9:30 AM (Central)

Email us for the link at [email protected]

"Spiritual practices that involve the physical body, such as t'ai chi,

qigong, and yoga...are helpful in weakening the pain-body.

They will play an important role in the

global awakening."

- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth

Experience Healing Movement

for Every Body through the ancient

art of Tai Chi & Qigong...

**Over 80 Countries Participating**

Be part of a Healing Wave Across the Planet!

Come celebrate with us and learn about the history and healing benefits of Tai Chi & Qigong with the rest of the world. Beginning in New Zealand and traveling time zone to time zone across the globe. This is an interactive event, so dress comfortably for the occasion and join us from the comfort of your own home or backyard if the weather is nice!

Allison and Allyn of MoonWillow, and special guest, Jarett Sanchez of Fox Valley Tai Chi, will take you through the history, benefits, and basic movements of Yang Style Tai Chi, as well as Silk Reeling, and Tai Chi Ball Qigong (have a sports ball or plastic ball at the ready if you don't have a wooden ball). There will be time for Q&A at the end as well as information on our ongoing classes and workshops. Email us for link if you're not already on our email list!

Information: MoonWillow Tai Chi - (847) 308-0469

Check out this video from our 2017 World Tai Chi Day Celebration produced by Randee Belvedere:

Sadly, we are no longer at Young Masters since Covid shut down the facility in 2020, but we are continuing online and in some live classes in our area of northern IL. Stay posted by getting on our email list for future updates on class opportunities!

Our special guest for this year's World Tai Chi Day 2021 is Jarett Sanchez, who was featured in the above video, and comes from the Chen Style of Tai Chi, but also works in Yang, and Southern Crane Kungfu. 

Jarett Sanchez, Fox Valley Tai Chi

Showing Silk Reeling Method

Images from our previous World Tai Chi Day events in the historic

Woodstock Square (pre-Covid days)

After a brief stint outdoors in the park, our event had to be relocated INDOORS again in 2016 due to the weather, but we still had a beautiful time!

“Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi “Medication in Motion” for all the myriad health issues it has been proven to help…” (source:

World Tai Chi & QiGong Day began in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998 and is now in its 16th year with over 70 nations participating. On the last Saturday of April each year, this multi-national “healing wave” of people moving and breathing in harmony begins at 10 AM in New Zealand and spreads from time zone to time zone, finally concluding in Hawaii.

MoonWillow Tai Chi and Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness Studio joined this wave on April 30th, 2016 in the historic Woodstock Square, Illinois. Also, NEW in 2016 was a GLOBAL LIVE STREAM of this event care of 24 Hours of World Peace Livestream by David-Dorian Ross and Margaret Reeves. It was beautiful to be able to tune into so many events as they happened across the globe! Looking forward to next year!

See our 2016 event in this lovely video created by Randee Belvedere:

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese health exercise that combines focused breath and slow martial arts movements. It is considered “healing movement for every body” because it is a gentle and relaxing experience that is accessible to most people regardless of physical condition (there are even classes especially adapted to individuals in wheelchairs). Benefits of Tai Chi include improved balance, posture, bone density, blood pressure, sleep, digestion, and immunity. It also reduces chronic pain and improves cardiovascular and nervous system disorders.

For more information on Tai Chi and the World Tai Chi & QiGong Day event, contact Allison Deputy of MoonWillow at the number or email below, or visit You may also wish to visit and

Pictures from World Tai Chi Day 2015

at Young Masters Martial Arts Studios...

We had over 50 people in attendance despite the weather outside. Highlights were a sample beginner Yang Style Tai Chi class, Yang Long Form 108 Demo, a Healing Circle

for the Planet, and a demonstration of Chen style 19 form by Jarett Sanchez.

See below for pictures of our World Tai Chi Day 2014 event

(the weather was nicer then!):

Images from our Healing Wave Across the Planet

on Saturday, April 26th, 2014

In the Historic Woodstock Square in Illinois!

We had perfect 60 degree weather (hey, that's a perfect temp after our winter!) and a terrific turnout for our special event. You will see the famous Woodstock Opera House in the background of the top photo. The Woodstock Square was featured in the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. Overall, it was a fun and invigorating morning! Thanks to all who joined us and to all who helped put it all together:

Robert Knuth of Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness Studio

Paul Gariepy of WavTech (for PA & audio equipment)

Bob Horrell for providing the World Tai Chi Day Banner

and Set-Up assistance

My son, Allyn Barnett, for moral support and making sure

those banners looked just right!

Art Peterson, Jim Runchey, Cam Heckman for Set-Up assistance and manning the Check-In/Sales Tables

Evie Eyles for arranging the Refreshments table

“Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi “Medication in Motion” for all the myriad health issues it has been proven to help…” (source:

For more information, Call Allison Deputy at MoonWillow Tai Chi,

(847) 308-0469 or email [email protected]

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