The Living Younger Longer Institute
The Living Younger Longer Institute is an autonomous research, clinical and educational institution in the Denver area. The Institute is dedicated to providing individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations with outstanding educational programs and clinical services with authentic acupuncture, tai-chi, qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Lifelong learning, health, and fitness.
Each year hundreds of people begin lifelong learning and fitness opportunities through the TCM College of Sports Medicine. Students can study for general interest and/or for an TCM College qualification.
Courses offered include
- Tai Chi/Qigong classes
- Teacher Certification Programs
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic
- Community Outreach Programs
Basic community Tai Chi/Qigong classes
The Tai Chi Project’s community classes are a permanent fixture of the TCM College. Classes are run by Joe Brady and Jacqui Shumway, founders of the College. Members of the Tai Chi Project are normally mature students (over 21) who take class at a variety of community locations, in Denver, Aurora, Wheatridge Englewood and Littleton.
Students learn Yang Style Long Form, Tai Chi Chuan, through forms, Tai Chi Qigong, and by studying the history, philosophy of the Tai Chi Classics.
Your regular Tai Chi class will be the focus of your training, where you will attend weekly meetings, during your time as a student. Classes are designed to provide a mutually supportive atmosphere and are at the centre of your Tai Chi learning experience. TCM College offers classes, training, and community events. Classes are casual and friendly, and there are many opportunities to add to your Tai Chi experience.
The TCM College system makes studying Tai Chi and Qigong a truly unique experience: in a small, intimate and multi-disciplinary setting, your class will provide you with the chance to establish a new circle of friends quickly, to access a range of varied social and community activities and to participate in a lively intellectual community of people committed to taking control of their health and having fun doing it.
Joseph Brady M.S.T.C.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Oriental Medicine.
A licensed acupuncturist and Nationally Board Certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Joe has taught Tai Chi/Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University level for 25 years, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Denver, Joe founded the Tai Chi/Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine classes at Metropolitan State College, and many clinical Tai Chi and Medical Qigong programs at Denver area Hospitals such as, St. Joseph’s, Littleton and Porter Hospitals. Dedicated to promoting physically active healthy lifestyles, with Tai Chi, Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Joe and his wife Jacqui founded the TCM College in 2006 as a result of the Oxford Roundtable, debates on health and nutrition, at Oxford University.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Tui Na Massage
- Medical Qi Gong
- Personal Training
- Clinic Tutorials for teachers and medical professionals.
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Useful for ??
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have both recognized that Acupuncture can be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical problems, including:
- Pain (all kinds)
- Low Back Pain
- Quit Smoking & Drugs
- Sports Injuries