What is Tai Chi?
Originally a martial art, here in the contemporary west Tai Chi is most often practiced as a wellness exercise. Linking together individual movements into a flowing, dancelike sequence, Tai Chi has been found by the Harvard Medical School, National Institutes for Health, and other institutions to safely and efficiently provide a variety of health benefits, including:
Who is Tai Chi for?
The findings mentioned above indicate that Tai Chi is for everyone! There are several different schools or lineages of Tai Chi, and various forms and practices within each one. While some remain true to their martial arts foundations, others offer a more meditative style. Tai Chi offers such rich and varied options that everyone can find a style or practice that suits their individual needs.
What type of Tai Chi do you teach?
My Tai Chi classes are geared toward older adults and are gentle to the joints, relaxed in pace, and usually incorporate some teaching of acupuncture theory to help understand the purpose behind the individual movements. I have been certified to teach Tai Chi through the Tai Chi for Health Institute since 2012.
My current certifications include Tai Chi for: