Fitness & Wellness

Violet Li

Tai Chi

Tai Chi combines gentle movements, Qigong, meditation and traditional Chinese martial arts. Students of all ages will learn the basic form of Chen Style Tai Chi 18 for health and wellness, as well as the principle and philosophy of Tai Chi. Tai Chi exercise improves circulation, stability and overall health. Instructor Master Violet Li is a 12th Generation Chen Tai Chi Inheritor and has trained thousands of people locally and internationally. Master Du is a Sixth Generation Descendant of Yang Style Tai Chi Quan and Twelfth Generation Descendant of Chen Style Tai Chi Quan. For more information on the instructors, please visit or Minimum 4/Maximum 16.
Cost: $96/Member; $100/Resident; $114/Non-Resident (8 weeks)
         $119/Member; $125/Resident; $149/Non-Resident (10 weeks)
Ages: 16 and Older
Instructor: Master Violet Li & Master Arthur Du
Location: Lodge Group Exercise Studio
Monday, 1 - 2 p.m. 
#11411 October 14 – December 16 (10 weeks) 
#12413 January 6 – March 9 (8 weeks, no class 1/20, 2/17) with Master Li
#12415 March 16 – May 18 (10 weeks) with Master Du
Wednesday, 1 - 2 p.m. 
#11413 October 16 – December 18 (9 weeks, no class 11/27) 
#12414 January 8 – March 11 (10 weeks) with Master Li
#12416 March 18 – May 20 (10 weeks) with Master Du
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About Violet Li:
Born in Shanghai, China grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and now residing in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Violet Li always enjoys workouts. She studied yoga, practiced aerobic dance and taught kickboxing. But it wasn’t until 2000 that she found her true passion in Tai Chi. Since then, she has spent more than 10,000 hours learning the art both in theory and techniques from many instructors including some masters/grandmasters and also interviewed research scientists, doctors and practitioners to understand the benefits of doing Tai Chi. Her knowledge on Tai Chi and Qigong accelerated when she started to take lessons from Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei, the 11th Chen Style Tai Chi lineage holder, one of the top ten martial art masters in China and the honoree of the Cambridge List of the Most Distinguished Chinese People in the World in 1999. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive the private tutelage from Grandmaster Chen so she is able to understand the very profound knowledge of Tai Chi. For more information about Master Violet Li please visit

About Arthur Du:
When he was a child, he started to learn martial arts and Chinese medicine from his father. Later on, he learned from many Martial Arts Grand Masters, among them are Gongwei Xu, top ten Martial Arts masters Yuanze Qian, Young Style Tai Chi Grand Master Maosong He and Chen Style Tai Chi Grand Masters Xiaoxing Chen and Xiaowang Chen. He also has won many national and international Martial Arts Championships.  Arthur was the Assistant Director for Jiangsu Provincial Anti-aging Association, Tai Chi Senior Coach and received formal Chinese Medicine training through Jiangsu Provisional Chinese Medicine College. He has been researching and looking for ways to do Tai Chi to prevent aging and increase longevity for many years. Arthur also combined the Chinese medicine theories and Daoism into his Tai Chi teaching which formed a deeply welcomed and effective method. He has also been helping people know more about Tai Chi Quan and Tai Chi culture in order to improve health and have a happy life.