Class Schedule


Darryl and Ro-z Mendelson have been teaching a free weekly one hour beginners Qigong (Chi Kung) class in Goodale Park (just northwest of the Gazebo, west of the pond). The classes will start up again in April. The class will consist of easy to learn movements ranging from meditative to more active.

 Chi (Qi) – Can mean “breath”, but a more accurate term is Vital Energy, Internal Energy or Life Force.

  Chi Kung (Qigong) is the science and practice of cultivating the body’s internal energy (which the Chinese have been researching for the last four thousand years). It helps develop energy, promote health and physical coordination, prevent illness and achieve mental and physical peace. It is the practice of nurturing the body’s inner knowledge and a way to help the practitioner understand the laws of the universe and how they influence human life. There are hundreds of different forms of Chi Kung (Qigong). They can be internal or external and range from passive to more active. Selected easy to learn movements from different forms will be shown. These will include 18 Movement Qigong (Shi Ba Shi), Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade (Ba Duan Jin) and 5 Animal Frolics (Wu Qin Xi).

Classes will resume in April.


Tai Chi Chuan

Class includes:
~ Tai Chi Form
~ Fundamentals of
Chi Kung (Qigong)
~ Taoist Breathing &
~ Self Defense Application

Shamanic Tiger Qigong

Easy to learn
~ 24 movement
traditional Chinese form
~Designed to improve health
deepen our spiritual connection.

Taught to us by Master Zhongxian Wu

All classes are being offered in  a private or group setting

All Tai Chi and Qigong classes are open to all level students and may be joined at any time

Lee’s Modified Tai Chi Chuan. A Yang form, modified by Lee Ying Arng and further modified by their teacher Dr Fred Wu. Class consists of the Tai Chi form (a slow, relaxing, graceful series of movements) the Fundamentals of Chi, Chi Kung (Qigong), Taoist Breathing and Meditation, Push Hands, Self-Defense Applications, Philosophy,I-Ching, Astrology and more.

Pa Kua (BaQua). Guang Hwa Mountain Style (Ro-z was the first of only two students Dr Wu taught this whole system)

Hsing-I Including but not limited to Five Elements and Twelve Animals

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong (Laohu Gong) as taught to the Mendelson’s by Master Zhongxian Wu. This uniquely potent practice is designed to bolster health and deepen spiritual connection to universal energy. It is a powerful 24-movement Qigong form that integrates posture, movement, mind and breath It.combines the traditions of ancient Shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the Martial Arts.

What to Wear:

As with any exercise program, it’s important to be comfortable and able to move freely. We suggest loose fitting clothing (like t-shirt and sweatpants) and flexible, soft-soled shoes.

Private and Group Lessons:

Please contact us at 614.263-9022 to discuss scheduling.

Monkeys Retreat Tai Chi and Chi Kung Center is located in

Columbus, Ohio

for additional information and class pricing please call 614.263-9022.