This Summer Franciscan Spirit and Life Center in Whitehall is expanding Tai Chi offerings to include beginner and advanced classes. Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon classes will be taught by certified Tai Chi instructor and movement analyst Gurney Bolster, MA, DTR. Each beginner or advanced session last eight weeks.
- Wednesday advanced afternoon classes are June 20 – August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm – 3:15 pm;
- Wednesday beginner classes are 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.
Tai Chi is a physical art form which focuses on gentle, flowing movement with centered and relaxed posture. Regular practice of Tai Chi has been shown to be effective in improvement of psychological health , as well as fall prevention in older adults. The health benefits of Tai Chi include improvement in balance, gait and coordination; increased muscle strength; better focus and concentration; lower blood pressure and stress reduction.