My Story


David Vanadia

My name is David and I offer Tai Chi, Qigong, and Yoga classes in Portland, Oregon. My approach to teaching Tai Chi comes from learning in the parks of New York, San Francisco, and Hangzhou. I am an ever-evolving student who loves to learn new things. As an instructor, I strive to facilitate a fun and challenging atmosphere leading people to discover the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of developing their own movement practice. Everyone is welcome in my classes.

Teaching Experience

  • adidas, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • Avalon Health Spa, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Bally Total Fitness, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • BodyVox, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Children of Light Health and Wellness Center, New York, NY (Tai Chi)
  • Clackamas Community College, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Friendly House Inc., Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • Healing Touch, San Francisco, CA (Tai Chi)
  • Homewoods on the Willamette, Portland, OR (Seated Qigong)
  • The Hive, San Francisco, CA (Tai Chi)
  • March Wellness, Portland, OR (Yoga, Tai Chi)
  • Movement Salon, New York, NY (Tai Chi)
  • Multnomah Athletic Club, New York, NY (Tai Chi)
  • Pan Handle Park, San Francisco, CA (Tai Chi)
  • Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • Portland Parks & Rec., Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Cardio Kickboxing)
  • Prana, Portland, OR (Qigong)
  • Recess Wellness, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • RiverPlace Athletic Club, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga)
  • Spa Chakra Fitness, Portland, OR (Cardio Boxing)
  • Straight Blast Gym, Portland, OR (Yoga)
  • Studio Nia, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Yoga)
  • Vanderbilt YMCA, New York, NY (Tai Chi)
  • Working Class Acupuncture, Portland, OR (Tai Chi)
  • YWCA, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong)
  • 10th Ave. Athletic Club, Portland, OR (Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga)
  • 24 Hour Fitness, Portland, OR (Yoga)


  • CPR Certified, American Red Cross, Portland, OR (Current)
  • Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning, ISSA, Carpinteria, CA (2010)
  • YT-200 Yoga Teacher Certification, Lotus Seed, Portland, OR (2006)

What They Say...

Several months of 2x a week Chi Gung classes with David Vanadia have sped up and boosted my body’s healing after a serious illness. I have gained overall strength, joint mobility, balance, and coordination and my chronic back spasms have reduced markedly in severity and discomfort. They now resolve quickly.

David is a dedicated and caring Chi Gung teacher who readily accommodates all levels. Highly recommended.

—Leila, age 69

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