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Respect The Elderly Week Sept 9 – 15

Respect The Elderly Week 2013 FlyerHiromi T’ai Chi is excited to announce Respect The Elderly Week, a time of appreciation and honor for our senior citizens. Please see the letter from Hiromi Johnson below for more information.

>> Download the PDF Letter

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Dear Sir or Madame,

My name is Hiromi Johnson. I am a founder and director of Hiromi T’ai Chi, a non-profit educational organization teaching the art and health benefits of T’ai Chi in Charlottesville community.

I am originally from Tokyo, Japan. My husband and I moved to Charlottesville 15 years ago. In Japan, we celebrate “Respect the Elderly” on the third Monday in September. It is a holiday to honor the elderly citizens. The origin of this national holiday traces back to September 15, 1947.

I would like to bring this tradition to honor the senior citizens. Hiromi T’ai Chi will hold the “Respect the Elderly” Week from September 9 (Mon) to 15 (Sun). Our instructors and I would like to visit centers and organizations to give a 30 – 45 minute T’ai Chi presentation for free on a first come, first served basis. Please choose your preferred date and time from the attached schedule chart.

T’ai Chi is proven to prevent falls in elderly and people in wheelchairs can practice, too.

I have been working with Mary Williams Senior Center and they put up a video of our class on Youtube. Please check it out below.

I am excited to share the benefit of T’ai Chi with seniors. If you are interested in this program, please contact us at

I look forward to sharing this wonderful exercise with your community.


Hiromi Johnson

Founder & Director

Hiromi T’ai Chi

Grandmaster Wang’s Summer 2013 Workshop

Hiromi T’ai Chi is very excited to once again host Grandmaster Wang Fu-Lai for a weekend of T’ai Chi and Hsing-I seminars!

The workshop will be held from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14. For directions to the workshop, please click the link at the bottom of the sidebar in the Contact Us Section.

To register online, please see instructions below.

Download the brochure and registration form here.

Download the lunch order form here.

Friday, July 12 (evening)
6:30 – 8:30pm Warm-up Workshop $70
Saturday, July 13
10:00am – 12:00pm Hsing-I Workshop – 5 Elements $70
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 5:00pm Hsing-I Workshop – Linking Forms $80
Both Saturday Sessions $140
5:45 – 8:00pm Pot Luck Dinner Free
Sunday, July 14
10:00 – 11:30am 1 – 14 Steps $65
11:45am – 12:30pm 15 – 33 Steps $35
Lunch Break at Cafe 88 — download order form above
2:30 – 3:30pm 34 – 66 Steps $45
3:45 – 4:45pm 67 – 100 Steps $45
5:00 – 6:00pm Entire Form Free
All Sunday Sessions $180
Full Workshop $380

Online Payment for Workshop

You can register for Grandmaster Wang’s upcoming workshop using your PayPal account or a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Please fill in the total amount for the sessions you wish to take and enter “July 2013 Workshop” in the Apply To field.

Please bring a completed registration form to the first session you attend.

Other Amount:
Apply To:

Walking Meditation and Martial Etiquette Workshop

Walking Meditation and Martial Etiquette Workshop -- Sat, June 22Come Join us for two Workshops with Hiromi Sensei on Saturday June 22. This is a perfect way to start the summer.

From  8:30 to 10:30 am, Hiromi will be reviewing the first set of four of the Eight Walking Meditations we learned and then teaching the second set of four.

From 10:45 am to 12:00 noon She will be going over martial etiquitte in preparation for Grandmaster Wang Fu Lai’s visit in July.

Walking Meditation   $60       Martial Etiquette    $20     Both Workshops     $75


To register or for more information, please call 877-880-2479 or email

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Mindful Eating Seminar at HTC

Join Caverly Morgan, the founder and director of the Portland, OR based nonprofit, One House of Peace, for a mindful eating seminar on May 12.

This workshop will be an opportunity to delve into the nuances of bringing consciousness to what we eat and how we eat it. Through guided imagery, mindful eating exercises, journaling and group discussion, we will reveal the conditioned habits we’ve created around food and open ourselves to a practice that allows eating to become a nourishing and joyous event.

Join us as we create a relationship with food based on presence, compassion and consciousness. This workshop is an invitation to transform how you relate to food through bringing Awareness Practice with you to the table every time you sit down to eat.

>> Click to download the flyer.

Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Hiromi T’ai Chi
#110 Michie Bldg, 609 E. Market St.
Register at:
Cost: Sliding Scale: $50 – $75

Hiromi To Speak at Tandem School Lecture Series

Hiromi Sensei Speaks at Tandem Lecture Series May 1Hiromi will speak at the Tandem Friends School lecture series on “Exploring Contemplative Practices in Teaching and Learning”. Come hear Hiromi speak about “T’ai Chi: Health and Healing From Within”.

Date: Wed, May 1, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: The Tandem Friends School
Address: 279 Tandem Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Room: The Blue Room in the Main Building
Click here for a Google Map

2013 World Tai Chi Day

World Tai Chi DayCome celebrate World T’ai Chi Day with us in Lee Park (next to the Cville Downtown Public Library) on Saturday, April 27!

Every year on the last Saturday in April, thousands of people practice T’ai Chi and Ch’i Kung at 10am in their countries. Find out more about World T’ai Chi Day here…

Join us for an informal demonstration, as well as a chance to try this ancient healing martial art yourself.

Saturday, April 27
10:00 am
Lee Park (on Market Street, West of the Downtown Public Library)

Hiromi Receiving WTCD ProclamationHiromi Sensei receives the World T’ai Chi Day Proclamation from Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja at the City Council meeting on April 15, 2013.

Charlottesville World Tai Chi Day Proclamation
Charlottesville World T'ai Chi Day Proclamation