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T'ai Chi has moved to Sundays at noon

When:
Friday, February 21, 2020, 11:00 AM until Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:00 PM
Where:
Chevy Chase Village Hall--OUTDOORS on 3/20 and 3/27
5906 Connecticut Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD  20815
Category:
Exercise Class
Registration is required
Payment in Full In Advance Or At Event
Capacity:
20
Available Slots:
12
$120.00
$144.00
$120.00

Coronavirus Update


On Friday, March 20 and March 27, weather permitting, t'ai chi will meet outdoors at the Chevy Chase Village Hall.

In accordance with public health guidelines, participants are asked to stay at least three feet apart.

CC@H hopes that, during this period of social isolation, holding t'ai chi classes in a safe manner will provide participants with a much needed opportunity for physical activity and social connection. 

Drop-in participants are welcomed. The drop-in fee of $20 is waived for registrants of other CC@H exercise classes.


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 for twelve weeks. The classes start February 22 and end May 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 Spring 2020 T'ai Chi Registration & Release to CC@H, P.O. Box 15102 Chevy Chase, MD 20825,
(3) printing, filling out and signing, scanning and emailing your Spring 2020 T'ai Chi Registration & Release to info@chevychaseathome.org, or
(4) calling the office at (301) 657-3115.

Drop-Ins
  • If space is available, drop-ins are welcome.
  • If you would like to drop in--attend one or more classes, but not the entire session--please contact the CC@H office at (301) 657-3115. 
  • You will need to print, complete and turn in a Release 
form. Please note that the instructor does NOT personally accept payment.
  •
Drop-In Fee: $20.

Release Form
A completed 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 release form to fill out, please call the office at (301) 657-3115, or email us at info@chevychaseathome.org.