Shoulders Down, Inc. and Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi in Atlanta Public Class Schedule

T'ai Chi in Atlanta Public Class Schedule
Seniors' T'ai Chi, Movement Improvement T'ai Chi Schedule
Piedmont Wellness Center Class Schedule
Cate Morrill, Director
Harvey Meisner, Assistant Director
What are T'ai Chi and Qi Gong?
Our T'ai Chi Teacher, Master Yun XiangTseng
Our Atlanta Movement Improvement T'ai Chi and Traditional T'ai Chi Instructors
To Pay for Your T'ai Chi in Atlanta Classes and Workshops
T'ai Chi in Atlanta at Rising Phoenix Studio Information
Map and Directions to the Studio
Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and USA Today
WebMD Article on Arthritis featuring our work
Programs Overview, Atlanta T'ai Chi and more!
Qi Balancing /Private Consultations and Phone Consultations
Kathy Sheahan, Instructor, Portland, OR
Special Programs for Special People
Contact Information

Cate teaches a class at the Studio
We offer classes at our location or yours

Rising Phoenix T'ai Chi provides classes in traditional Qi Gong and T'ai Chi, as well as specially designed classes for specific needs, both at our studio or at your location.  

  • Current public classes in traditional T'ai Chi  and Qi Gong are listed below. 
  • New classes may be added, and schedules may change, so please contact us or check back for updates.
  • We teach many private classes at business, for organizations, and corporations.
  • For a private class at your organization, please contact us. Thank you.
Our studio is located in Suite 002 at 1083 Austin Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307 in the Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community. Please click here for directions to the studio.
Our office hours: 10am-6pm Monday--Thursday, and 10-4pm on Fridays, but sometimes during those hours we have classes or meetings, of course. Our office is closed on the weekends and for all major holidays.   
Please note: All classes are subject to weather postponements. Please check with us if you are not sure whether your class will be adjusted due to inclement weather. Your safety is our top priority!
We are hoping that you are having a successful autumn and staying warm and dry!
On Thanksgiving, we will be giving thanks for our family, friends and, yes, for our students, for giving us the opportunity to share our qi and knowledge and joy!
We will be closed December 19, 2018 --January 3, 2019~~~Happy All Your Days!
We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more information or to register for classes at our studio or at other locations across Atlanta,  email us by clicking here !

For classes at the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont, please click here!
For a rehabilitation or  SENIOR'S class, please click here
And see below for PRIVATE class options, thank you! 
Please contact us by email or visit our FB page if you wish to be notified of new offerings.

T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Public Class Schedule 

We will be closed December 19, 2018 --January 3, 2019~~~Happy All Your Days!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
These classes are open to the public, held at our studio and at other locations.  
Classes at Our Studio
1083 Austin Avenue, Suite 002, Atlanta, Ga 30307



Many other classes are taught  off site, please see below. Please email us so we can offer the best class selection for your individual desires and needs. Contact is needed before class attendance, and please allow us at least a full day or two to respond, thank you! If  these classes don't fit your schedule, let us know, there may be a class forming at a time convenient for you!


Please read below the schedule for important information about taking classes at the studio. Thank you!



Mondays:          10:15--11:15am Glenn United Methodist Church Women's Group

                                                       OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

                                                       Beginners and Intermediate                   


Tuesdays:            6:00--7:15pm Beginners Level 1& 2 (Intermediate) (full)


Wednesdays:     12:00--1:15pm  Advanced   (full)

                              1:30--2:30pm   Beginners and Intermediate (full)

                              5:00--6:00pm   Beginners and Intermediate  (full)

Thursdays:          6:00--7:15pm  Intermediate/Advanced (full)



Fridays:               Private classes by appointment  


Saturdays:          10:30--11:30am   Qi Gong  Various sets  (No class on November 24, December 22 or 29)

(PLEASE NOTE:  For new students, registration for this class ends at noon on Friday. Though classes generally occur regularly, you must be on our list to receive the notices regarding whether class will be held on any particular Saturday, as occasionally the class must be cancelled. Email us here.)








T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Classes Around Atlanta

 These are classes for the general public, for a modified class, our Movement Improvement T'ai Chi class is for you! Please click here for those days and times!

Note: We teach many private classes at organizations from corporations to churches for their members which are not open to the public. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging a class at your location or for your group.

Please contact us at least two days before you wish to attend a class, as some classes are in series  format and therefore may not be held on certain days.



Mondays: 10:15--11:15am

Glenn United Methodist Church Women's Group at Emory

Beginners and Intermediate

 formerly at the YAAB Center, 1669 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30307

( This class has moved to our studio as of March 6, 2017. Please see our studio class listings above, thank you!)



Mondays: 12:30-1:30pm 

St. Lukes Episcopal Church

435 Peachtree St

Atlanta GA 30308


Mondays:      3:15--4:15pm      

Beginners and Intermediate

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

1994 Clairmont Rd., Decatur

Tuesdays:     7:00--8:00pm

 Beginners and Intermediate

 Peachtree Presbyterian Church

 3434 Roswell Road,  Atlanta, 30305                                                    

Wednesdays:  11:15am--12:15pm   

Beginners and Intermediate

Mason Mill Recreation Center

McConnell Drive, Decatur 


Wednesdays 1--2pm

Beginners and Intermediate 

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

1911 Cliff Valley Way NE  Atlanta, GA 30329 


Thursdays:  10:30--11:30am 


Peachtree Presbyterian Church Gym 

3434 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 30305 
Thursdays: 1-2pm 
Beginners and Intermediate
Pre-school at Peachtree Road Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta GA 30305

These classes are in series format, so please contact us by email for dates and information.

PRIVATE classes in T'ai Chi and Qi Gong are available!
A private class is defined as a class requested by an individual for that individual or as a gift for one on one instruction in T'ai Chi and/or Qi Gong.
Recommended for:
  • Students who wish to work on specific details or to advance their studies
  • Beginning to Advanced Students
  • Students who cannot attend regular weekly classes for reasons of scheduling or physical issues
  • Private classes are held in our studio in Inman Park, Atlanta, but special arrangements may be made for off-site instruction.


Private classes must be scheduled in advance by contacting our office, click here to send us an email..

For more information, please click here.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you on your healthful path!

 Necessary information for classes in the studio: 

Students who register for a particular class may substitute any of the appropriate classes when their schedule necessitates.   

At the studio, there is no contract required; fees are due on the first class of the series or month, if it is an ongoing class.  There is no refund for missed classes, but the student may substitute another appropriate class as listed above, during the week of the missed class, or the week before or after.  Payment by check is the preferred method of payment, but cash is accepted  (receipt available). 


The fees are: 

For beginners in T'ai Chi classes, the first class is free, and then the first month's fee is prorated per the following.  Regular fees are: $60 per month for one class per week, $90 for two classes per week.

For Qi Gong series work, each series is priced individually, generally $15-20  x number of classes in the series, depending on the length of class, etc.


A registration form is requested to be completed at the second class, but there is no contract which requires attendance or payment for any period of time more than one month.  The student is encouraged to attend regularly, and for the entire term of the specific class, to receive the greatest benefit from the training.  There is no deposit required.


Please contact us to schedule your FREE introductory class. It is important that we  meet or speak with you prior to your first class.  Thank you.

Join us to refresh, restore, reinvigorate your qi !

Beginning Classes in Qi Gong (pronounced “chee gong”) and T’ai Chi


We are honored to be endorsed by Wudang Taoist Priest and T’ai Chi Master Yun Xiang Tseng, and pleased to pass along his teachings.  Master Tseng is a much honored and talented teacher who was one of the youngest people ever to be named Master in China.  He trained from the age of six on Wudang Mountain, and is the only Wudang Master authorized to teach in the United States. His teachings are deeply authentic and of the truest essence of t’ai chi and qi gong.


These are classes in traditional qi gong and t’ai chi taught in a relaxed and casual manner.  All of the moves are taught in detail and at a pace all can follow.  Classes are kept to the enrollment that will allow comfortable space for each student as well as to allow for individual attention.  Sets of moves are taught so that the student will have a series of moves to perform at home for practice and to “keep” and use forever to improve health.