Better Balance Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is accessible to all, regardless of age, ability or current level of health. Everything is learnt & practiced through knowing one’s personal soft limit.
Nothing is forced or stretched. If the body has limitations then these are embraced & not seen as obstacles.
All Tai Chi movements are practiced in a standing position. Attention is brought to correct postural alignment & how to relax the body.
Movements are slow & undertaken below the speed of habit. This allows the participant to become more present to their surroundings
& become aware of how they are using their body as they walk for example.

How does it work?

For comfort & confidence in our day to day movements we have to rely upon the function & strength of the lower body.
In Tai Chi we begin by first establishing a grounded connection through the body to the feet.
By practicing our ability to sink attention into the feet, we become more conscious of the lower body.
Using this basic Tai Chi principle in movement gently encourages the natural functioning of the legs, lower body joints & muscles to return.
Repetition & regular practice of the movements then sustains function as the body begins to re-align and grow stronger.

Colin Snow, your instructor

Colin has been studying the healing art of Tai Chi for over 30 years. His work experience has extended into senior communities, healthcare, education &
rehabilitation. For 2 years he helped develop & train instructors for the nationwide program Tai Chi for Better Balance
His center is listed as a Parkinson’s friendly facility. You can call him now on 612 377 6469 to find out more about classes & how Tai Chi will help you.

Come along & try a complimentary class. Just let us know you are coming by email here

Every Wednesday - 9:30 to 10:15 a.m ~ $65.00 per month

Every Thursday - 9:30 to 10:15 a.m ~ $65.00 per month

Fees payable by check on the first day. Class size is limited

 

Hearing Loss & Better Balance Classes

The impact of hearing loss can have a negative impact on a persons sense of balance & confidence, sometimes resulting in stumbling or falls.
Falls & the fear of falling will often lead to unnecessary & limiting changes in lifestyle.
Your instructor for these classes is Christine Morgan, a certified hearing loss support specialist & President of the Hearing Loss Association of America,
Twin Cities chapter. http://www.clearerspeechcommunication.com

Join Christine for a complimentary class on Monday August 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Weekly classes begin on Monday September 12th - 6:30 to 7:15 p.m & continue every Monday.

Places are limited. To register or for more information contact Christine by email

 

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