Long Wind Tai Chi

Tai Chi at Long Wind Farm in Thetford

Tai Chi Chuan is a martial art, an energizing exercise, and a calming meditation. It can be done by people of all ages. It is rooted in the concepts of balance and transformation as expressed in the familiar yin/yang symbol. Tai chi reduces stress and enhances mental and physical strength and well being.

New classes

Every year we start a new set of beginner classes in East Thetford in the Fall; these continue throughout the year. New 2016 classes start at the farm on Monday, October 3.

We will offer a free introductory workshop/demonstration on Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend to see the school and meet the instructors.

There are new beginner classes at Dartmouth (open to the general public) each Fall, Winter, and Spring term; to join the FLIP classes, contact the FLIP program: 603.646.3903. Fall 2016 FLIP classes start at Dartmouth on September 19.

We invite you to send us your email address any time of the year if you would like to receive notice of the schedule for workshops or classes.


Classes run four days a week. We recommend arriving a few minutes early to give yourself a chance to settle and to sign in.

Monday nights :: Claudia Henrion
Wednesday nights :: Dave Chapman
Thursday nights :: John Lee
Saturday mornings :: Dave Chapman or senior instructor

These classes are available to all community members. No affiliation with Dartmouth is required. All FLIP classes are taught by Claudia Henrion and John Lee. For FLIP sign-up information, contact Hugh Mellert, 603.646.3903.

Private classes

Private classes available with Claudia Henrion or John Lee by arrangement. Email Claudia or John to inquire and schedule.

About the instructors

Claudia Henrion has studied and taught Yang-style tai chi for over 25 years. In a previous lifetime she taught mathematics, education, history of science, and women's studies at Dartmouth and Middlebury College. She is also a Somatic Psychotherapist, learn more at www.claudiahenrion.com

Dave Chapman has a day job running Long Wind Farm, which grows organic greenhouse tomatoes in East Thetford, Vermont.

John Lee is a visual artist who lives and works in Vermont.


Our practice hall is at Long Wind Farm, 82 Wilson Road, East Thetford, VT 05043.

From Norwich: Go north on I-91 for ten miles to Exit 14 Thetford. Take right off exit ramp. Go one mile; at stop sign go right onto Rt 5 South. Go about 150 feet. Take first left. Go over the railroad track. Long Wind Farm is the third building on the left. Turn in and park on the left across from the large wooden barn attached to the large glass greenhouse. Go in the door facing the road and up the stairs.


For more information, please send an email to Claudia at claudia.henrion@gmail.com.

If you'd like to talk by phone, send us your number and either Dave or Claudia will be happy to call you.

You can also send us your email address if you'd like to hear from us when a new series is starting and we'll add you to our email announcements list.

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