Piedmont Cancer Wellness classes


T'ai Chi in Atlanta at Chapman Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont

Classes are for those who are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer, pre-treatment, in treatment, post-treatment, and current caregivers.  Due to the generosity of the Chapman family and other donors, these classes are offered at no charge to participants, no matter where treatment is/was taking place!

Weekly classes  (currently on Zoom)

Special workshops, please see the description below for our current offerings, and feel free to email for more information! Details on upcoming workshops will be posted as they are offered. 

Noon - 1:30PM    T'ai Chi 24 modified and Qi Gong
1:30PM-2:00PM  Advanced Class. Students may request this class by contacting us at the link above. 

10:30AM--11:30AM  NEW CLASS!  POWER QI GONG to build your qi resilience, please see the description below!

11:00AM--12:30PM - T'ai Chi 24 modified and Qi Gong
12:30PM--1:00PM - Advanced TC 24 modified class. Permission of Instructor is required. Students may request this class by contacting us email Cate at cate@shouldersdown.com.


Here is the description for the Wednesday, Power Qi Gong class:

Wednesdays  10:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   

POWER UP QI GONG   ------This class is ONGOING, and will continue until further notice, thank you!  

It is said that the Spirit can soar high when from a sturdy foundation! Your qi is your essential life force, and these sets help boost that qi! This class can help you open and strengthen your body, mind, and spirit, stretch your muscles, help you breathe deeply, build your physical and emotional qi resilience, and also help you relax, release, and let go of tension and stress. Using the deep focus and flow of easy yet physically powerful Qi Gong sets, the participant may regain physical strength that may have been depleted, or build new power for the goals ahead! There are three parts of the class: stretches for warming up and increasing flexibility, full body-engaging, powerful movements for building strength, and meditative flowing movements for cooling down and settling and calming your qi. All participants engage at their own level, with movements introduced from small to large frame, and each set is modifiable for seated work. In addition to the overall increase in the power of the qi, some participants may also burn calories and gain extra cardio-respiratory qi and fitness, some may feel extra benefits in flexibility and strength, some will do both and more, but all is managed with focus and intent.  Build the house you want to live in! Taught by Cate Morrill, CTCQI, CHC  (Certified T'ai Chi and Qi Gong Instructor, Certified Health Coach)



To Your Health!

These workshops were held in July and August 2021. New classes will be offered for September and October, and information will be posted shortly!   


These classes will help participants boost and restore original qi, the elixir of vitality! Primordial means united with the cosmos as one, and this set will bring your attention to your inner-qi, your own powerful energy base, and help you open and connect with the universal energy around you.  Though each of these classes will flow through the entire set, participants will receive the most benefit by also registering for sets two, three, and four, offered later this month and next month, in order to deeply cover the full program of work. These are easily performed, non-strenuous, meditative movements adaptable for seated work.  Discussion of the meridian fields and breath work will also be shared. This set provides focus and clarity for the mind while engaging the body with gentle, flowing movements, and allows the spirit to settle and relax, while filling with joy! Taught by Cate Morrill, Certified Wu Dang Qi Gong Instructor.  Registration ends the Thursday prior to class. Call to register.  

PART ONE:       Monday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

PART TWO:      Monday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

PART THREE:   Monday, August  2  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  

PART FOUR:     Monday, August  9  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 


Learn more about the benefits and difference of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong by reading Cate Morrill interviews for Piedmont Cancer Wellness.

The Health Benefits of T'ai Chi and Qi Gong   
The Difference Between T'ai Chi and Qi Gong 

Classes are on Zoom only for now, but the location for classes in person will be:  

Chapman Cancer Wellness at Piedmont  
Piedmont West  
1800 Howell Mill Road, Suite 700  
Atlanta, GA 30318  

The building is at Howell Mill and I-75, easy to spot! Free parking is offered on-site through validation.. Please bring your parking ticket to the instructor for validation.