TAI CHI for Arthritis, Balance & Beginners!
Open to All Students
GBY is excited to welcome Tai Chi back to the Bloomfield Studio. This particular program will focus on individuals experiencing arthritis and wanting to improve balance. Although especially effective for arthritis & balance, it is a great start for beginners or Tai Chi curious students.
- 8 Week Beginner Tai Chi Series: Starts Mondays,January 13th.3:30-4:30pm (Bloomfield) $80. ($65 for the first 4 enrollees).
- Drop in Tai Chi “Continuing Beginners” Starts Nov 30th, 10:00am. $10 Drop in or 6 Classes for $50.
TO REGISTER: Go to Live Calendar on the START date of your class and enroll/pay. You may also mail a check no later than 10 days before start of class, or drop off a check at either studio. If you would like to charge by phone, email Sandy at email@example.com and she will give you a call. Please be sure you can attend as there are no refunds for series programs.
If you have any questions about Tai Chi Classes please contact the Tai Chi teacher, Sandy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SERIES 1: TAI CHI for Beginners, Balance, Stress Relief and Arthritis
Your teacher will introduce the background, warm-ups plus 6 specific forms for you to learn.
Health facilities worldwide have implanted this program. A super modality to assist in balance and over all wellness. Why is it great for arthritis?The slow, fluid movements draw the synovial fluid build away from the inflamed joints. You should experience a noticeable difference at the end (and before) of this 8 week session.
This is an all-standing program (no floor work). Student may also sit in a chair to do Tai Chi. Clean indoor shoes only (or barefoot). Dress for comfort.
Program is 60 minutes and guided by certified instructor through Paul Lam’s program and great friend of GBY, Sandy Helfand and is approved by the Arthritis Foundation
LEVEL 1 – Continuing “Drop In” Program.
I would like to offer a different kind of Tai Chi class: a drop in practice rather than an 8 week series….. It would be a PRACTICE class suitable for anyone that has taken at least the part 1 class. It will still be SUN style gentle Tai Chi. We would gather to practice our Tai Chi, concentrating on improving the continuing flow of energy. But also, I will help with the execution of the forms you already know, as well as adding some new forms from Part 2 driven by the desires of the group.
This is not a series so you can just drop in when the mood strikes.
SERIES 2: TAI CHI for Continuing Practitioners
Perfect for those who are reasonably comfortable with the Part I forms, OR have some other Sun style Tai Chi experience. Too challenging for first timers
In this class you will learn new forms that continue the 6 forms learned in Part 1.
The first half hour will be practicing our warm ups and Part 1 forms
The second half hour will be learning new forms and gradually putting them all together.
Wonderful for balance , arthritis, stress relief, and a general feeling of well being
ABOUT SANDY HELFAND
I am a retired Biology teacher who lives on 3 peaceful acres in Bloomfield , a Wonderful spot for my gardens and pets and me
Since retiring, I have become passionate about aging well and living a healthy lifestyle.
Two years ago I started to share some of that by volunteer coaching balance classes to seniors through office of the aging. Which I still do.
That lead to them having me trained to teach Tai Chi for arthritis, balance & beginners which is becoming a new passion.
It is SO rewarding to share this wonderful art form with others and I hope you will both benefit from and enjoy it as much as I do teaching and practicing it.
ABOUT PAUL LAM
In 1974 Dr Paul Lam, a family physician from Sydney Australia, took up tai chi to control his arthritis. Tai chi helped him overcome his condition, it also improved every aspect of his life. Dr Lam has created a series of Tai Chi for Health programs and produced instructional materials to make tai chi easy and enjoyable to learn. Through his privately owned company, Tai Chi Productions, his team have produced many best-selling titles worldwide.
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Council on Ageing recommended Dr Lams program. Many governmental departments around the world endorse them. One of the most sought after teachers, Dr Lam must be the first in history to have traveled over a million miles teaching tai chi.
There are over eight million people around the world who have enjoyed and benefited from Dr Lams Tai Chi for Health programs