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Tai Chi, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Tai chi, short for Tai ji quan, or T'ai chi ch'üan (太极拳), is a non-competitive, self-paced Chinese martial art that is practiced for self-defense training, health benefits, and as a type of moving meditation. Tai chi promotes calmness through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. A tai chi practice can help you fight stress and improve your mood, strength, flexibility and balance.

Who can do tai chi? Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it safe for all ages and fitness levels. Tai chi is especially suitable for older adults. In addition, tai chi requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere, so it it inexpensive and easy to fit into your regular routine.
I am just recovering from back surgery. Is it safe for me to do tai chi? Although tai chi is generally safe, people with joint problems, back pain, fractures, severe osteoporosis or a hernia should consult their health care provider before trying tai chi. Please let the instructor know about your limitations and any pain, inflammation or injury, so that he can modify the movements to accommodate your needs.

For further information on tai chi and your health, click on this link to an article on the Mayo Clinic web site: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/tai-chi/art-20045184.

Here is a New York Times article on building strength through tai chi: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/well/move/using-tai-chi-to-build-strength.html.

Class Schedule
Class meets Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The first class is Friday, September 13. The last class is Friday, November 8.

Registration
Advance registration is recommended. The class is capped at twenty (20) participants.

You may register by:
(1) clicking the Register Now button on the upper right of this page,
(2) mailing in your completed Fall 2019 Tai Chi Regis & Waiver forms to CC@H, P.O. Box 15102 Chevy Chase, MD 20825,
(3) printing, filling out and signing, scanning and emailing your Fall 2019 Tai Chi Regis & Waiver forms to info@chevychaseathome.org, or
(4) calling the office at (301) 657-3115.

Session Fees & Payment
Fees for the nine-week session are:
  *Members/Associates/Friends and Chevy Chase Village residents $144.00
  *General Public $162.00
(Fee reductions are available for those with financial need.)

Drop-Ins
If space is available, drop-ins are welcomed. If you would like to attend one or more classes, but do not wish to register for the entire session, please contact the CC@H office ahead of time to pay for one or more select classes. You will need to print, complete and turn in a Tai Chi Release form. Please note that the instructor does NOT personally accept payment.

Drop-In Fees are as follows:
  *Members/Associates/Friends and Chevy Chase Village residents $22
  *General Public $24

Release Form
A completed Tai Chi Release form is required before you may participate in class. Please download, print, sign and return this form to the Chevy Chase Village Hall office, or mail the completed and signed form to CC@H, P.O. Box 15102, Chevy Chase, MD 20825.

If you would like us to mail you a blank form to fill out, please call the office at (301) 657-3115, or email us at info@chevychaseathome.org.

When:
Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:00 AM until Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 PM
Where:
Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD  20815
Contact(s):
Kimmie Chevy
301-657-4074 (p)
Category:
Exercise Class
Registration is recommended
Payment In Advance Only
Capacity:
20
Available Slots:
5
$144.00
$144.00
$162.00