Tai Chi for Balance & Flexibility (currently unavailable)
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Notes:This class is designed for those who want to try Tai Chi but are a little unsure about their physical ability or have some specific balance or flexibility concerns. Participants will learn techniques that they can practice on their own to gain strength, flexibility and balance with emphasis on individual abilities of the participants. Students of all ages and ability levels are welcome. Those 65 and older will find the class helpful as a way to prevent falls, which are the #1 cause of accidental death for those over age 65 (National Safety Council). Individuals with limited mobility from arthritis could also benefit from this class since research has shown Tai Chi to reduce pain caused by arthritis. Visually impaired individuals can learn fundamentals that support balance needed for an independent lifestyle. Students will learn Tai Chi movements that address improvement in range of motion, joint flexibility, and stamina as well as fundamentals of Yang style Tai Chi, including a short Yang style form. This class is a foundational one that will facilitate entry into the Beginner I class.
This class is kept intentionally small to ensure a safe environment and individualized instruction for participants. Dedicated students should be able to see improvement by the end of the class sessions and be able to continue the Tai Chi movements on their own or by participating in a Beginner I class. Potential students are encouraged to visit with their health care providers if they have concerns about adding Tai Chi to their routines.
Please contact Dr. Suzanne Droleskey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this class.
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