• Maribeth



    We’re really excited that you have found the Circle of Chi and Tai Chi Gung. Just below are the live classes in Anna. You can learn more about your teacher here too.

    Does Tai Chi Gung Really Work?

    Well, it’s working for thousands of people in our community in more than 30 countries all over the world right now. And Tai Chi Gung has been shared in an unbroken lineage more than three thousand years so it’s stood the test of time.

    Even so, in the end, it matters most that it works for you and that it’s a good fit for you in your life!

    Class Schedule

    Shawnee Hills Arts Council / Anna Arts Center
    117 W Davie Street  Anna IL 62906
    Mondays 1:00-2:00PM   AND  Mondays 6:00-7:00PM (Chair Exercises)
    Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM
    Unlimited classes per week  $50/month  Walk-ins  $12 per class

    Anna Moose Lodge
    327 South Main Street    Anna IL  62906
    Tuesdays  5:00-6:00PM
    $50 per month

    Natural Health and Wellness
    701 W Main Street      Carbondale IL 62901
    Thursdays  930-10:30 AM
    $50 per month

    We offer the first class free to any new student. To register, please send an email to Maribeth at: mis103@hotmail.com

    Meet Your Teacher

    Maribeth Smith is a southern Illinois native, practicing traditional, holistic, and energy medicine in her home area for over 40 years, Believing that “everything†is energy, she is a student and teacher of “possibilities†for body, mind, and spiritual expression.  She found Master Lama Rasaji , & Tai Chi Gung  over 2 years ago, did her first 45-day renewal, and never stopped.   “Tai Chi Gung created a deep peace in my soul as never beforeâ€.  As a teacher of this ancient art, I hope to share the “power of peace†with others in my community.

    Can I Join The Class Anytime?

    Lao Tzu created a series of warm ups and 4 basic standing exercises that are the core of every class. These are simple moving and breathing exercises that help students feel the life energy of Nature directly. Almost 90% of students feel it in their very first class.

    Whether you have been studying 6 minutes, 6 months or 6 years, you do the simple movements you learned in your very first class. They serve as an outline, and each student connects in their own way.

    Because we don’t hold back exercises, and they remain consistent, new students can join a live class any time. You’ll feel right at home.

    What Should I Wear?

    Comfortable street clothes are fine. The class is done standing up, and it’s so gentle you won’t break a sweat!

    My Students Share

    “I’ve had trouble for years falling asleep and the tai chi gung breathing at bedtime really works. I never get to 5 minutes!  Carol.

    “This was my first class.  I had back pain when I came in here and now it’s gone.”  Brenda

    I’m so excited that you’re here! If you have any questions about the classes, or about Tai Chi Gung, I’m happy to answer them. You can call me at: 618-697-0495; or send an email to: mis103@hotmail.com

    I’ll return your call as soon as I’m able to. In case you missed it above, we’ve found that the quickest way to figure out if you like Tai Chi Gung, is to take a live class. Your first class is free.

    You’re welcome to join us anytime. We look forward to meeting you!


    Maribeth Smith