Prerequisite: None

Form III is taught as an independent form, no previous experience of Swimming Dragon Taichi is required.

Instructor: Dr. Liping Zhu

Workshop Description:

Taiyi Swimming Dragon Quan is a gentle and flowing form of movement that combines Taichi, Qigong, and yogic stretching into one. This rare Taichi style, once a secret Yu family heirloom, circulates and cultivates Qi, as well as enhances balance, flexibility, and coordination. Join us for this study from the comfort of your home! Watch demo of the Swimming Dragon form III where this video starts .

Accessible to all levels, no previous experience of any swimming dragon forms necessary.

A recording of each class will be available to view for the entire workshop and a week after the last day of the workshop, so you can review or catch up if you missed the real time class.

Schedule - all times are PT (Pacific Time)

7:30 – 8 am Taichi Qigong Warmup Routine

8 – 8:30 am Step by Step study of Swimming Dragon Taichi Form III

8:30 – 8:45 am Q&A

Does not meet on weekend days Oct 17,18, 24, and 25.

All sessions will be online via Zoom

No worries if you can't attend the class live, you will have access to all class video recordings for the entire workshop and a week after the workshop ends.

Zen Center Registration link

Enrollment Deadline: by Oct 14 at SF Zen Center online link above (If you register late, you will still receive the links for the missed classes)

The Zoom link to participate in this event will be provided 24 hours before the start date by Zen Center to participants. Please call Zen Center help desk 415-354-0360 if you have any questions.

Please check your spam folder if you don't receive an automatic email receipt of your registration that includes the Zoom link. Please know Qi Dragon does not handle any registration or technical issues. All questions should be directed to San Francisco Zen Center.

Check out the Reference Materials of Taichi Names, Music on this course curriculum page below.

A Fun Cartoon

of part of Swimming Dragon Taichi III by Dr. Liping Zhu

A great combination training of balance, flexibility, coordination and energy flow!


Tassajara annual Swimming Dragon Taichi retreat

Dragons Swimming in the Valley


Guest Season Treat


Mindful Walking