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The Tai Chi Natural Health Club has helped people live healthier, more relaxed and balanced lives since 1985. We offer QiGong and Tai Chi classes and private lessons, acupuncture and herbal medicine.


Wendy Ballen and Sid Fontana began their studies in Tai Chi Chuan and QiGong with Chang I-Chung in 1981


Wendy received a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, in 1995. She is an acupuncturist licensed nationally and in California State  and practices in Capitola, CA. She has been certified as an Orthopedic Acupuncturist since 2018.

Sid Fontana has a background in meditation that spans more than 50 years. Also a long-time student of Chang I-Chung, Sid has taught Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Ba Gua since 1985, with a focus on sparring. He has developed a practical way to teach “Lifestyle Qi Gong,” bringing ease and simplicity into his students’ lives.

Wendy and Sid have found both the art of the practice and the practicality  of the accompanying lifestyle fulfilling and sustaining. They love teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and deeply appreciate the friendships with students that they have developed through their work.


Acupuncture Location, Office Hours and Fees

4895 Capitola Road, Capitola, CA 95010

(831) 325-6293


Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 -5:30

Wednesday and Friday 9:00-noon and 2:00-6:00

  • Acupuncture treatments initial appointment, extended visit $125, follow-up treatments $90

  • Initial appointments last @ 1-1 1/2 hours, follow-up appointments last 1 hour.

  • Herbal medicine and supplement costs vary.


Please wear loose, comfortable clothing for acupuncture treatments.


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