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Tai Chi and Qigong – Moving Meditation



Every Friday 10 am Beginning April 14, 2023

Good weather – Outdoors on the Library Lawn

Poor weather – Indoors at Taylor Pavilion, 500 Ocean Ave.

See Below for details

Melinda Applegate is a certified teacher of Qigong & Tai Chi by The Chi Center in Santa Cruz, Ca.  She has a IIQTC Qigong Community Leadership certification from Dr. Roger Jahnke. Overall she has studied with many other brilliant teachers accruing over 1500 hours of training thus far. She holds an honorary degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Heartwood Institute and is a member of the National Qigong Association.

Melinda has been an Asian Healing Arts Practitioner since 2001. She began her journey with qigong and tai chi as a daily practice over 28+ years ago. On a healing path away from injuries and stress she was led to eventually become an accomplished bodyworker & certified teacher of Qigong. This life has brought her much joy and happiness, teaching all ages and abilities.




What is Qigong?

Qigong is an ancient healing art that involves moving the body mind and spirit comfortably with the stillness of meditation. Practice can be fun warming up with mindful flowing movements. Graceful and energizing, you’ll leave a class feeling the whole body stretched, calm, and aligned. Qigong is effortless power

Qi (chi) is Life force energy and Gong is the mastering work of that life force.


The Belmar Public Library has arranged for Taylor Pavilion to be our poor weather backup location for Tai Chi!


There will no longer be be any need for Groups A & B.  

The available space in Taylor Pavilion can accommodate a large number of participants so going forward Tai Chi will be OPEN FOR ALL regardless of weather conditions.

The procedure is simple:  Good weather – Outdoors at the Library

                                      Bad Weather – Indoors at Taylor Pavilion

Please continue to check back here every Thursday to confirm the planned location of Tai Chi.

This arrangement will continue Year round, so when the cold weather sets in Tai Chi will be held at Taylor Pavilion as scheduled, and returning to the Library lawn in the spring and summer when weather permits.

Thank you for your cooperation and participation.  We look forward to providing the best possible experience to as many people as we can.

If you have any questions call the library or email us at