Tai Chi Sun Style

 With its strong Qi Gong component, the Sun (pronounced “soon”) style short set offers smooth, gentle movements that are both relaxing and enjoyable to do. 


Practice will focus on improving balance, range of motion, overall fitness and flexibility. The forms are also adaptable and suitable for anyone who needs to be in a seated position. Classes will include additional Qi Gong exercises for energizing, reducing stress and improving coordination. 


Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. Note: Participants will need to sign a release confirming their readiness to participate in the physical activities of this class and, if necessary, obtain clearance from their health care professional before commencing. Students should wear clothing and footwear that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. Shoes are required. In consideration of those with sensitivities, please refrain from wearing any strong fragrances. 


Dianne Erickson is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Diabetes, and Rehabilitation. “My goal is to help class participants discover the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and learn how to easily make it a regular part of their daily personal care and health routines.”

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Tai Chi Yang Style

 Learn and practice the movements of the Yang 24 Forms, one of the most well-known and popular Tai Chi sets worldwide. We will start by reviewing foundation movements, and then learn how to connect them to perform the expansive and flowing forms of this set. Students are encouraged to think about their particular goals for future practice (such as: reducing stress, improving balance and coordination, enhancing energy, concentration and creativity). 


Some class time will be devoted to discussion, suggestions and individual coaching to help students achieve their goals. More experienced students will also focus on integrating the Tai Chi principles in order to gain further benefit and enjoyment from practicing the forms. 


Age: Adults. Some previous experience recommended. Note: Participants will need to sign a release confirming their readiness to participate in the physical activities of this class and, if necessary, obtain clearance from their health care professional before commencing. Students should wear clothing and footwear that are comfortable and appropriate for exercise. Shoes are required. In consideration of those with sensitivities, please refrain from wearing any strong fragrances. 


Dianne Erickson is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Diabetes, and Rehabilitation. “My goal is to help class participants discover the benefits of practicing Tai Chi and learn how to easily make it a regular part of their daily personal care and health routines.” 

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