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,

Life feeling unbalanced, uncertain?

Need help?

Let Tai Chi show you the way!

See important message below regarding the

COVID-19 outbreak...

AND go to our new Digital Downloads page for a

 FREE GIFT to help you through this time of crisis...

Our Classes are now Online via Zoom!

Please see below for our current classes now live-streaming
 (you must download the free Zoom app to participate):

** All times are CST (Central Standard Time) **

Mondays 7 PM - Tai Chi w/Allison

Tuesdays 10:30 AM - Tai Chi w/Allison

Wednesdays 7 PM - Tai Chi w/Allison

Thursdays 10:30 AM - Tai Chi w/Allyn

Thursdays 7 PM - Tai Chi w/Allison

Friday 10:30 AM - Chair Tai Chi w/Allison

Saturday 10:30 AM - Tai Chi w/Allison

Right now these are ALL LEVEL classes and anyone is welcome to join.
Simply email us at [email protected] and let us know which classes you're interested in joining and we will send you the links. Payment is not required to join!
Any contribution you may want to make to MoonWillow can be done afterward.

If you are experiencing financial hardship due to this current crisis, just come and
get the stress relief. We are here for you regardless of ability to pay.

If you would like to contribute to MoonWillow for online classes... 

 You may send funds to MoonWillow through PayPal's "Send Money" function
(if you have an account with them), or through Venmo or Zelle to 
[email protected]. Of course there is always the good ol' check in
the mail if you prefer - send to "MoonWillow Tai Chi" at P.O. Box 1943,
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1943.

Please note that we are not a 501c3 charitable organization, so your contribution
will be considered - and appreciated as - a gift rather than a tax deductible donation. Thank you very much for your support during this challenging time!

Also, if you are on Facebook, go to our page,

"MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness," and "Like" our page to stay in the loop

for our latest offerings, videos, and tips to stay healthy and well through

this time and beyond!

Thank you all again, and we hope to see you online soon!

Allison Deputy, MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness


Our Level 1 Training Program is for EVERYONE, not just prospective teachers. Learn crucial skills to improve your health and well-being. See our Training & Certification page for more information! Now available for Online training!

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)     -     7:00-8:00 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

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting local and federal directives to "flatten the curve" by social distancing and now shelter in place, ALL MOONWILLOW TAI CHI CLASSES IN ALL LOCATIONS are CANCELED at least through April 30, 2020. 

Online options through Zoom happening now! Also, DVDs and Digital Downloads are available on our Web Store and Digital Downloads pages. Follow us on Facebook @ MoonWillow Tai Chi & Wellness or check back here regularly for further updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we navigate this challenging time. As we say in Tai Chi, "Water flows around rock!"

Tai Chi is a key practice in strengthening your immune system and assisting in stress relief. Keep up your dantien breathing and mindful moving to get through this period with grace and good health. MoonWillow is here for you so please contact us with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. May this time reveal our
better natures and purpose...


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.


Like to be on our email list to keep you updated on classes, workshops, and events? Go to our Contact page or email us at [email protected].


Keep visiting this site for more exciting content to come!