Frequently asked questions


What classes do you offer?

We offer in studio TaiChi and Qigong classes. For more information click here.

What to wear or bring to class?

Wear a comfortable shirt, and loose, comfortable clothing. Please bring your personal mat and pillow. Classes are done barefoot. When you enter the center you will see a mat where you can leave your shoes. If you have any physical limitations or restrictions, there will be chairs available. Limit personal items brought into the center. No cube storage is available. If you are fully vaccinated, facial covering are optional.

Do we need to lie down?

The class begins with breathing exercises that are done lying down or sitting in a chair. If you have any physical limitations or restrictions, there will be chairs available. You can sit in an upright chair with your legs uncrossed, feet on the floor, and your arms and hands resting either on the legs or in the lap.

What is the Difference Between Tai Chi and Qi Gong?

Qigong is an ancient Taoist exercise practice (formally known as Dao-yin) used as a preventative and restorative exercise health system for mind and body. From 4000 years ago. Tai Chi uses the principles of Qigong movement as a basis for an internal martial art, practiced today mainly for health benefits.

Do you need to be fit to do Tai Chi or Qi Gong?

The beginner courses are suitable for beginners, no matter of fitness level or physical condition. Each student works within their own range of motion and capabilities. The movements can be adapted to the individual, everyone is welcome to join the classes, we are happy to accommodate all levels, abilities and encourage beginners who have not exercised in a while.

What Tai Chi style do you teach?

Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino teaches the TaiChi of the Eight Immortal Taoists.
This Taichi is not popular in America because its roots are more than 4000 years old.
The origins of our Taichi come from the Emei mountain in China.
To learn more about Shifu Orlando click here.

What style of QiGong do you teach?

Master Shifu Orlando Schiaffino has three decades of QiGong experience working with QiGong masters.
Master Shifu is the only teacher in the Tampa Bay area who teaches the three different QiGong schools (Buddhist, Taoist, and Shamanic schools).
To learn more about Shifu Orlando click here.

I can't do classes twice a week.

We have students who are in the same situation as you.
Many of them are constantly traveling. For that reason, we offer personal training.
More information here

Do you offer Private Sessions on Tai Chi and Qigong?

Yes, we do offer personal sessions. Please click here for more information or to book a personal session. For Personal Session Packages click here


Do you teach children?

Our classes is for adults from the age of 18 upwards.

Do I need experience to join?

No previous martial arts, TaiChi, Qigong or meditation experience necessary. Our classes are aimed at beginners.

Am I too old for TaiChi or Qigong classes?

Our students range from 18 to 80 years old. Some students will stand and move throughout the class, and other will use chairs when needed.


Can I do a free trial before I register?

We don't offer free trial classes.
We are a specialized center in Qigong and we only work with small groups.
If a spot is available, you can purchase a Trial Class for $20
Please call (727) 458-9123 to ask for availability before purchasing online. Trial Class

How much do the classes cost?

For pricing please call (727) 458-9123 Special offers are available to new members only.

What is your Registration Policy

Sadana Center offers a month-to-month contract which the student can cancel at any time. To cancel this agreement the student must email a cancellation notice 30 days prior to the next billing date. Telephone requests, text message, or Facebook messenger WILL NOT be honored. More Information about Sadana Center Registration, Cancellation & Refund Policy here