Online Beginner Taichi (48 Form) with Master Helen Liang

Online Beginner Taichi (48 Form) with Master Helen Liang

From: CAD $100.00 / month for 8 months

Platform: Zoom Meeting

Date: June 1st, 2022 to February 8th, 2023 (No class on Aug 3rd, 2022)

Day and Hour: Wednesday  1-2pm (PDT) GMT-7

Number of Sessions: 36 sessions


  • A minimum of 15 registrants are required to start the class. Class may be postponed or cancelled if the requirement is not met. Registrants will be fully refunded if the class is cancelled. All students are expected to have their camera turned on.
  • Students will receive a Zoom Class Invitation Link 2 days before class starts. Sometimes our emails may be marked as spam/junk mail. If you don’t receive our Class Invitation Link email 1 day before class starts, please email us.

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Taichi 48-Form

The Taichi 48-movement form is ideal for those interested experiencing in the true essence of Taichi Quan, because it combines powerful techniques from all styles into a sequence embodying the spirit of relaxation and softness with circular, continuous movements.

While maintaining all the movements from the Simplified Taichi 24-form with slight modifications, this sequence also incorporated other more challenging techniques from the Yang, Chen, Sun, and Wu styles of tai chi chuan. The martial applications and Tai Chi Push Hands techniques for each movement are still intact in this shortened form.

The Simplified 48-form maintains the characteristics and “flavor” of Yang Style Big Frame Taichi. Therefore, the same guidelines and principles of Yang Style Taichi applies to the 48-Posture Taichi. It is performed at an even pace with open and expressive movements, with the exception of a few faster-paced movements, which are characteristic of fa jin, which means “emitting power.” In this 8 months course, we will learn the movements in detail, step by step, adding a few postures at a time.

The beautiful 48-form takes about 10 minutes to perform, and it appears very lively and graceful.

Moving Meditation

The practice of taiji requires that your mind be relaxed, but also focused and alert. The ancient art of Taichi is often described as “moving meditation,” because it stimulates your mind, body, and spirit. Many people today practice tai chi as a holistic health regimen, and modern science is beginning to measure the amazing benefits of tai chi.

A major goal in taichi practice is to improve your circulation of intrinsic energy, or qi. Therefore, even those who only practice taiji for health should be mindful of the intention within each movement, in order to correctly lead abundant energy throughout the entire form. Pay attention to the feeling within your body continuously, all the way out to the extremities of the fingers and toes.

Symmetry and Balance

The Taichi 48-form was devised to be a more balanced form, with certain moving patterns practiced to both the left and right, such as Single Whip and Wave Hands Like Clouds. This gives the legs a more even workout, and helps you to develop greater understanding of the purpose, or intent, of each movement. Remember to maintain slight curvature in the arms and legs at all time.  Do not completely straighten the limbs at any point. The shoulders and elbows should remain relaxed and dropped, while the wrists are flexible and variable depending upon each hand form. Because the form includes more flexible footwork from Sun and Wu style, it is important to be mindful of your stepping, so that you maintain enough width between the feet to stay balanced and rooted.

In conclusion, the study of tai chi involves three aspects:

  • Health:  Tai chi concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the mind and the body.
  • Meditation:  The focus and calmness of tai chi helps to relieve stress and to regulate internal conditions to remain stable.
  • Martial Art:  Tai chi is the study of change in response to outside forces.

Instructor Introduction

Master Helen Liang

Helen is the author of numerous videos in Tai Chi, Qigong, Liu He Ba Fa (Water Style), and other internal styles of Chinese Martial Art. Her 24 Form Taichi, Beginner Taichi for Health, Taichi for Women, and Qigong for Cancer are all bestsellers on Amazon. Helen was featured two times on the cover of Kungfu Taichi Qigong Magazine in United States. She was also featured in the books of Chinese Martial Arts Elites, Contemporary Famous Chinese Martial Artists, Kungfu Elements and Extraordinary Chinese Martial Artists of the World.

In 2005, Helen and her father Grandmaster Shouyu Liang, together with Channel M, Canada had created a one-of-a-kind instructional Tai Chi television series of 130 episodes for Canada’s multicultural community. The show, planned and written entirely by Helen and Grandmaster Liang and hosted by Helen, has been picked up by stations across Canada and the United States. It was nominated for several Leo Awards, namely Best Lifestyle Series, Best Direction, and Best Host and won the Best Lifestyle Series Award.

In 2017, Helen hosted another Tai Chi video for Canada’s national telecommunications company, Telus Corporation, to promote wellness to Canada’s diverse multicultural community. She has also been featured in many media including Chinese Central Television (CCTV), Shanghai and Sichuan Provincial television in China, national pay-per-view features in the US, CBC, Fairchild Television and Channel M in Canada, as well as newspapers and magazines in US, Canada and China.

Helen was invited to demonstrate in the Opening Ceremony of the 10th World Wushu Championships in Toronto in 2009. In 2013

and 2014 she obtained level 8th degree from both International Wushu Sanshou Dao Association (IWSD) and The World Organization of Wushu Kung Fu Masters. She was also awarded Outstanding Martial Arts Achievements by IWSD.

Helen began Wushu training at the age of 4 under the strict guidance of her father, world renowned Grandmaster Shouyu Liang. At the age of 11, Helen was chosen to train with Sichuan  Professional Wushu School in China. Since a very young age, Helen has participated in many national and international competitions and has won a great number of gold medals. Today, Helen dedicates herself into the teaching and  promotion of the ancient arts and science of Taichi, Qigong and Chinese Martial Art worldwide with the hope of bringing health and harmony into the lives of all people that she touches upon.

DVD/ Stream

  1. Water Style for Beginners
  2. Simplified Tai Chi for Beginner – 24 Form
  3. Simplified Tai Chi for Beginners – 48 Form
  4. Tai Chi for Women
  5. Qigong for Cancer: Beginner Exercises for Healing the Prevention
  6. Beginner TaiChi for Health 0 Mirror- View Exercises
  7. Tai Ji 13 Postures
  8. Yi Yang Taiji 13 Postures
  9. Xing Yi 5 Elements Fist
  10. XIng Yi Twelve Animals Fist
  11. Selection of Traditional Xing Yi Fist Form
  12. 5 Elements Xingyi Sword
  13. 12 Animals XIngyi Sword
  14. Bagua Palm: Emei Swimming Body Baguazhang
  15. Bagua Deer horn Knives
  16. Bagua Sword
  17. Snake Fist

Frequently Asked Questions about SYL Online Classes

• Q: What platform does SYL online classes use?

A: Zoom meeting. Zoom is very easy to use and it supports IOS, Androids, Windows and Macs. You will need to download Zoom meeting apps prior to the start of the class.

• Q: Do I need a big space for online classes?

A: You don’t need a big space to learn. You will probably need to adjust position here and there to accommodate the sequence of movements.

• Q: Will online classes be recorded?

A: This class will be recorded and students will have 7 days to access the recording for review. It’s great for students who miss classes, they can always use the recording to help them catch up.

Q: Is this class only available for local students?

A: It is open to students worldwide. In fact the beauty of online classes is that we are able to meet with students and friends from all parts of the world. Normally it is only available once or twice a year when we hold workshops for students outside Vancouver, online classes now bring us closer on a regular basis. Please be reminded to check your time difference for the class. We always try our best to schedule our class at a time that we are able to accommodate more students from around the world.

• Q: What are the benefits of online classes?

A: While we all miss physical classes and waiting for them to be resumed, online classes, however, have their benefits for times like this. Doing online classes would surely save commune time for many people. Most classes are recorded which will be a great help for students’ review. It’s a way to discipline yourself and keep up with your training especially during a time where physical activities are much more limited than before.

• Q: Do I need to have my camera on during the class?

A: Students are strongly recommended to turn on their camera so instructors have better idea about the progress of the class and also to better give feedback.


Additional information

Number of Installments

One, Two, Eight