Welcome to Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association, one of the oldest schools in Greece.
Welcome to Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association, one of the oldest schools in Greece.
The teaching program includes the internal martial art of Tai Chi Chuan Yang style (with Dong Family) and Chi gong.
The teaching program includes the internal martial art of Tai Chi Chuan Yang style (with Dong Family) and Chi gong.
Lydia Tillianaki is the main instructor and founder of the Association.
Lydia Tillianaki is the main instructor and founder of the Association.
The intent of the Association is to keep the the students level at a high standard and to help the propagation of these internal arts.
The intent of the Association is to keep the the students level at a high standard and to help the propagation of these internal arts.
The school’s philosophy inspires students to delve deeper into the arts and continue to evolve.
The school’s philosophy inspires students to delve deeper into the arts and continue to evolve.
Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association, is supervised by Alex Dong Taijiquan International Association.
Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association, is supervised by Alex Dong Taijiquan International Association.
Many students have stayed through the years and still enjoy the benefits of these arts.
Many students have stayed through the years and still enjoy the benefits of these arts.
Taijiquan
Tai chi chuan is a Chinese internal martial art which developed through the last 700 years to the form that is practiced today. The slow and gentle movements contain inner strength and internal energy. Its...
Qi Gong
QI GONG Qi gong is an ancient Chinese healing art that involves some breathing techniques and has many different varieties and forms. Relaxation and calmness are two of the main aspects of this art. It...
Curriculum
Tai Chi Chuan Slow set Push Hands Dong Family Fast Set Knife Set ή Broadsword – simple and advanced form Straight Sword Fa Jin Set Two Person Set Hao Style (Hard Style) Two sticks set...
Classes
Here is the programme of our next season! All lessons are in greek (but we can translate if needed). You need to reserve a space before you come to our classes. Please call or email...

Online Classes

Online group lessons on Chi Gong via zoom

For those who live outside Athens or in areas that make it hard to access our school or who prefer to be though online, Lydia Tyllianaki offers group lessons via Zoom on various Chi Gong systems. The student will have the opportunity to learn the movements under the guidance of the teacher and at the same time will be able to acquire material that will help him/her in practice. We also offer recorded lessons on Tai chi & Chi gong (have a look below).

Qi gong workshop for beginners
On Saturday March 5th from 12:00 - 14:30 there will be an one off qi gong workshop for people with little or no experience. This...
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Push hands 3 hours workshop Athens
On Saturday March 11th we will have the chance to have an intensive 3 hour workshop in push hands. All Dong style practicionners are welcome....
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ZHONG YUAN QI GONG WORKSHOP 1 & 2 April 2023.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 April 2023. Open to all. People interested in qi gong, with or without experience. The workshop will be...
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5 day Tai ji retreat in Aigina Island! 1- 5 July 2023
From Saturday noon July 1st to Wednesday morning July 5th we will once again have the pleasure of being hosted at the amazing Karapanou House...
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New online classes
Have a look out our new online qi gong classes (in greek Language) starting in October & November! More details here!
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The school

The school begun around 1994 when Lydia Tillianaki came back to Greece after many years of studying tai chi & chi gong  abroad, in Belgium and England. Is one of the oldest schools in Greece. The first years the  lessons were taught in her living room in her house. A few years after that, lessons were happening in  rented  space from scouts  in Nea Smyrni. From 2008 the school rents its own space in Central Nea Smyrni. This space accommodates daily lessons, practices, local and international workshops specialised in chi gong and tai chi all levels, as well as many special events celebrations and gatherings.

Teachers’ Bios
Lydia Tillianaki Yiannis Zoumproulis Thanos Touralias Manolis Patiniotis
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About
The Nea Smyrni Tai Chi Chuan Association begun as a small group in 1994 and is one of the oldest and first schools teaching the...
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