Bending Tree Tai Chi

Our Mission

Tai Chi East-West Alliance (TEA)
is a non-profit organization that
provides safe and beneficial exercise
and relaxation programs based on
the integration of the ancient
internal energy arts of Qigong and
Tai Chi and contemporary
knowledge of health, wellness, and

Operating as usual

Home 01/20/2024

If you are looking for a class look on the website. they will be outside if weather permits.

Home We offer a variety of educational and fun events throughout the year, such as Chinese New Year Celebration, in-depth workshops with guest instructors and weekend retreats and our annual Picnic


Hoping all a great holiday from all of us at Bendingtree.


Are you seeing the colors on the trees? ❤️

James Paschal Obituary (2023) - Denver, CO - Denver Post 08/20/2022

good morning I thought I would post so you can spread the word in case anyone wanted to know. We will miss Jim . He taught us so many forms. 😔🌟❤️🙏🏻

August 19, 2022

Journal Entry by Sherry Paschal — 1 hour ago
Jim passed away at 2:55 pm Mountain Time today. I was right beside him with my head on his chest and in the crook of his arm. It was a peaceful transition from this mortal life to the next realm.
He was well loved and respected by many. Over the years he taught many people Tai Chi, Karate, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and various other subjects.
He loved to fish, enjoy nature, study science & politics, and dance. He was a good conversationalist on a number of subjects.
I will miss him dearly, but will be ok until we meet again.
Thank you all for your kind words and support.

James Paschal Obituary (2023) - Denver, CO - Denver Post View James Elmer Paschal Jr.'s obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.


with the beautiful weather today you should do your form outside. 🌸
We have a class at Bayville park this morning in VB at 9am. Feel free to drop by and see what we do or to try our class. Today we will give you a free trial.
Let them know you saw our trail on FB 🦋


Meditation practices are important to everyone.
This is how you would do a breathing meditation. 

here's a fun little meditation practice from the great tradition of Dao...from my forthcoming book, Returning To The Source...enjoy!

Tiger/Dragon Breathing

• Here’s another way to do a breathing meditation. Here we are using the powerful images and energetics of the Tiger and the Dragon.

• Sit, stand, or lie down as before, paying close attention to the in-coming and out-going of your breath. Keep your breathing as slow and deep as you can, while still breathing comfortably.

• As you inhale, breathe in the energy of the Tiger, as the Root of the Earth. Think of the solidity and strength of the Tiger.

• Remember, in the Five Transformation Phases system, the Tiger represents the direction of West, the element Gold, the Color White and the lungs, our main organs or respiration. It also represents the quality of courage.

• Then, when you exhale, breath out the energy of the Dragon, the Root of Heaven as well as the openness and fluidity of the Dragon.

• See the Dragon as a Green Dragon, which represents the directing of the East, the element Wood, the direction of the sunrise, new directions or new possibilities.

• Now just put your attention to your inhales and exhales.

• Inhale: think of the strength and solidity of the Tiger.

• Exhale: think of the openness and fluidity of the Dragon.

After a while, just say to yourself, Tiger on inhale and Dragon on exhale. Spend some time just breathing in the image and energy of Tiger and of Dragon.

• After doing it this way for a time, change the inhalation to Dragon and the exhalation to Tiger. This can help balance your being. Just breathe this wonderful energy of the Dragon and the Tiger into your being.

• You can think of Tiger as yang and the Dragon as yin.

• Before you begin the meditation, think to yourself, do I need more yang to balance my nature or do I need more yin?

• Whatever you decide upon (and it can change from time to time or from day to day), spend some time just inhaling Tiger and exhaling Tiger or inhaling Dragon and exhaling Dragon.

• Spend as much time as you can with this meditation, at lest ten to twenty minutes. You can, of course do it longer, if that is what your system needs.


We send hope and peace.


If this sounds like you, you need to meditate and do your Tai Chi to calm your mind.
We have a few in person classes at bayville park in VB. Check the website for times.


Trust the process!


We have a in person class @ Bayville park in VB
Saturdays at 9am.
Everyone is invited.


Enjoy you day.


We have a Tai chi class at the bayville park tonight at 6:15 @ the first court rd parking. Come watch or join us. All levels.


Be the person who breaks the cycle. 🌻


Today we honor all the fathers in our life ❣️


Just be kind ❣️🌟




Don’t wait 😉


You look beautiful today 🌻


Good morning. ☀️


This weekend we honor those who died in service to our Nation. ❤️


Good morning.


Read it again. ☀️❤️


Should you be practicing right now? YES! ☀️


Have a positive mind ☀️


Have a great day


Good morning


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Opening Hours

Monday 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 10:45am - 11:45am
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