Classes and Membership Info

Learn more about membership and classes at Taichi Tao Center.


Classes at Taichi Tao Center

To augment your at-home video learning, traditional Taichi classes can be very helpful. If you are in the greater Chicago area, consider becoming a member of our Taichi Center. Classes are held at the Taichi Center in Oak Park on weeknights, and on Saturday afternoons. Additionally, private teaching sessions may be booked at other times. Each class begins with a 45 minute Chi Flow Session where the instructor leads students in a series of Chi-building single forms. A short break is usually followed by an hour of instruction that may include individual form correction, form refinement, two-person practice, Tao meditation techniques, and Chi Awareness, Chi Flow and Chi Application principles.

Newcomers of all levels of Taichi experience are invited to become members, and begin their training in assigned starter classes that focus on individualized instruction. Students may move into more advanced classes with Master Liao’s permission, when they and their instructors agree they are ready.

Membership and Payment Information

There are various levels of membership in the Taichi Tao Center. Each level has a different monthly or annual dues scale. In addition to regular classes, or special classes held for your designated membership level, private sessions are available with Master for $360 per hour, as his schedule permits. Those in higher membership categories will receive priority scheduling for private sessions.

Taichi Member: $150 per month for two classes per week $175 per month for four classes per week

Chi Member and Tao Member (inquire in person for qualifications, dues and schedules)

Taichi Disciples, Chi Disciples, Tao Disciples, Temple Disciples (inquire in person for qualifications, dues and schedule)

For more information on membership, or to make an appointment to visit the Taichi Center, call 1-708-386-0266 or contact us via email.

Additional classes are also available for qualified advanced students in:

  • Taichi sword, knife, staff and spear
  • Chi healing and martial arts applications
  • Advanced Chi principles

“I began Tai Chi classes with Master Liao to regain my flexibility and range of motion. After just weeks, I felt much stronger. The added benefit was that I felt much less stress and more clear of spirit and mind.”

- Terry M., Investment Advisor

“Master Liao is a living legend. His books and DVDs gave a chart to me for sailing on uncharted waters. I never imagined that I would be able to learn such traditional and authentic Taichi here in the USA.”

-Norio M., National Sales Manager for Japanese Company

“The most important lesson from Master Liao is that Chi is real and not a figment of my imagination, and it has a real effect on the human body. I am more than who or what I think I am. Therefore I am determined to grow by integrating this realization through practicing Tai Chi.”

- Reverend Walter D.

“I started Taichi 34 years ago and have always wanted to study at the Taichi Tao Center, but logistics prevented it. I was able to attend a weekend seminar with Master Liao, and the workshop was the most fulfilling Tai Chi training I've ever experienced."

- Ross K., Seminar Participant

"I have been training this system for 19 years now and it keeps giving. I couldn't have ever imagined the positive impact it ended up having on my daily life. I will be forever grateful for all the knowledge I have received."

- Michael B., Tempe, Arizona