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Raymond Li

Teaches at Tai Chi Ray Upper West Side

Raymond Li, NASM-CPT, M.A., CFA is a Tai Chi teacher committed to enriching the lives of New Yorkers with this ancient mind-body practice. He is a multilingual and multicultural scholar, and practitioner of martial arts, sharing their ancient origins while demystifying them in the context of contemporary developments in science and technology. Born into a family that has practiced Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for more than five generations, Ray has been practicing martial arts since the age of seven.

Founder of Tai Chi Ray Well-Being Community, he seeks to restore your well-being in this era of increasingly sedentary and isolated lifestyle by offering an enjoyable and practical Tai Chi and Qigong learning experience tailored to New Yorkers, regardless of age or fitness level. His clients appreciate his organic assimilation of Western anatomical knowledge, Chinese medicine knowledge, Eastern philosophical ideas and practice, and healing via his teaching. His teaching styles are Zen-infused, mindful, practical, knowledgeable, and holistic. 

In addition to his lifelong study of Tai Chi, he earned a Master of Arts in International Politics and Business at New York University and is a devoted Soto Zen practitioner. Moreover, he was a distinguished recipient of the Hospice Care Outstanding Volunteer Service Award at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) in 2016.

Reviews of Raymond Li

(2 Reviews)
Tai Chi Fundamentals: Not Only For Beginners

8/21/2019
Nancy M.

Attended: Tai Chi Fundamentals: Not Only For Beginners


This is a wonderful Tai Chi class. You get very personalized instruction and Ray is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about practicing and teaching Tai Chi. The class is accessible to anyone, even if you’ve never tried Tai Chi. It’s both challenging and relaxing. I’ll definitely be back!

Tai Chi Fundamentals: Not Only For Beginners

8/14/2019
Mildred P.

Attended: Tai Chi Fundamentals: Not Only For Beginners


As a new person to meditation and Tai Chi this was an excellent experience. Ray initiated the session with a meditation explaining every single step and what to expect from them and continued with the intro to the Tai Chi movements. I wasn’t able to stay for the whole class but I will highly recommend it and will return

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