SE Sessions 1, 2, 3 SE Mini Session
Tai Chi is a series of slow, flowing movements practiced by people of all ages to improve strength, agility, and balance, while calming and focusing the mind. The lack of impact makes it an excellent exercise for people with arthritis.
Benefits of Tai Chi
Tai Chi is a low-impact, low-stress exercise that has been proven to improve the lives of individuals suffering from many medical conditions, including arthritis, breast cancer, heart disease, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, sleep problems, stroke and more. Without straining the body as much as other forms of exercise, Tai Chi still contains all the key components of fitness: muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and some aerobic conditioning. Source: Harvard Medical School
Session 6: October 16 - December 17
Mini Session: December 18-December 30
Session 1: January 2-February 18
Session 2: February 19-April 15
Session 3: April 16-June 3
The star symbol means this class is offering a session included in your membership and can be attended at no additional cost with no registration necessary.
Chi Kung/Tai Chi for Balance
Sequences of gentle movement that are learned more easily than long tai chi forms, chi kung is practiced with music for physical and emotional balance, leg strengthening, enhanced vital capacity and energy flow. This is both the perfect class with which to explore tai chi study and an excellent ongoing class that emphasizes all the fundamentals of practice. Although the class is taught standing, chi kung exercises can be adapted to those needing to remain seated. This class is suitable for adults who are able to move without assistance and follow verbal instructions.
Tai Chi for Arthritis
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program is a fun, joint-friendly, recreational program led by specially certified instructors designed to make a positive impact on your daily life. Participants learn a series of graceful, flowing movements adapted from the ancient Chinese discipline of Sun-style Tai Chi, plus special warm-up, cool-down, and breathing techniques.
Tai Chi Level 1
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art of movement that is used to nurture physical health and calmness of mind. The sequence of movements promotes strength and agility, improves circulation, and helps to reduce stress and improve concentration. This beginner’s class introduces the principles and practice of Tai Chi using the first 20 movements of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s short form. Participants should be able to stand, move without assistance, and follow verbal instructions.
Tai Chi Level 2
Instruction and repetition in Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s 60 movement short form. This form emphasizes alignment, balance, concentration, and energy flow. Participants should be able to stand, move without assistance, and to follow verbal instructions. Participants should be familiar with the first 20 movements of Grandmaster William C.C. Chen’s short form (covered in the Level 1 class). Depending on participant interest, related forms and applications may be covered.