A Taste of Tai Chi to Improve Health and Well-being
This is an introductory class to learn about and experience the gentle art of Tai Chi.
Our instructor, Nancy Shutler, has practiced Tai Chi for 29 years and is an experienced teacher of 16 years. She is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute.
Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi to improve health, balance, and quality of life.
Regular Tai Chi practice improves balance, coordination and flexibility; it strengthens muscles and bones, improves circulation to internal organs and calms the mind and nervous system. Tai Chi's flowing movements open the energy meridians of the body, eliminating blockages and allowing the free flow of chi (vital life energy) throughout the systems.
To learn Tai Chi, one practices a series of postures and movements that are performed slowly and continuously. Moving slowly allows the mind to become deeply concentrated on the precise movements. Thus, Tai Chi has a calming and centering effect, much like the effect brought about by meditation. In fact, Tai Chi has been called "Meditation in Motion" and also "Medication in Motion" (Harvard Medical School).
In this class Nancy will give you a brief background of Tai Chi and explain the elements of it. Then after some gentle warm up moves, she will teach you a short Tai Chi form (routine).
Be sure to wear comfortable athletic shoes.
Arrive 10 minutes early to fill out forms.
Advanced Reservations Required
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