MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness

Healing Movement for Every Body

               Allison Deputy, Certified Tai Chi Master Instructor, American Tai Chi & QiGong Association
                                             photo by Maureen Zwier,

WINNER! Best of the Fox 2014
in Alternative Medicine!

Thanks to everyone for voting for us and for validating Tai Chi as a healing modality! (NW Herald has since eliminated this category, so we're hoping to find another we can fit into in the near future!)

Meantime, Young Masters Martial Arts & Fitness in Woodstock keeps winning BEST or ONE OF THE BEST in Martial Arts Studio, Birthday Party Venue, Fitness Center, and Friendliest Staff!

What Is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi (pronounced "tie-CHEE") is an ancient, slow-moving exercise that originated in China around 1200 AD. It is a blend of Shaolin martial art movements and qigong breathing techniques to balance body, mind, and spirit. It works with one's vital life force known as chi - a living energy field that permeates and animates the body. Depletions and blocks in this field occur regularly from stress, poor diet/environment, and negative thought patterns.Tai Chi regenerates and balances this field, thereby cultivating a more harmonious being - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Tai Chi is well known for its therapeutic benefits and is on the Mayo Clinic's Top Ten Complementary Therapies list.


Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Harvard Health Publications has called Tai Chi "medication in motion" for all the myriad health benefits it can help treat or prevent. (from

Improves Posture, Balance, Flexibility, Stamina, Muscle Mass & Tone

  • Reduces/Eliminates Chronic Pain
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Improves Heart Health & Blood Pressure
  • Balances Digestion
  • Reduces Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
  • Slows (even Reverses) the Aging Process



Where and When Are Classes Held?


MoonWillow Tai Chi is based in the historic Woodstock Square at Young Masters Martial Arts, 110 S. Johnson Street, Woodstock, IL 60098. Our current class schedule is as follows:


                                                  Mon (Multi-Level)     -     7:00-8:15 PM  Studio 1

              Tues (Beg/Int)       -       10:30-11:30 AM  Studio 2
                                                 Thurs (Beginner)       -     7:00-8:00 PM  Studio 3

                                                  Wed (Advanced)       -     6:00-7:00 PM  Studio 2

                                                  Sat (All Level)           -     8:00-9:00 AM  Studio 2


For more information or to register for our classes, workshops, and other exciting offerings at Young Masters, visit For further information about Tai Chi and other class locations, see our FAQs and Locations pages, or contact Allison at MoonWillow, (847) 308-0469.


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