FALL 2021 CLASSES


OFFERED THROUGH MONTPELIER SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER (MSAC):

 

FALL PREVENTION TAI CHI (Mondays 2:00-2:45 pm, starting September 27, 12 weeks)

Tai Chi Vermont’s Fall Prevention Tai Chi Program is not just for folks with balance challenges.  The simplified movements of this short form are easy and satisfying to learn, adaptable for all ages and abilities, and serve as an excellent introduction to basic Tai Chi principles.  In these times of so much change and daily doses of worrisome news, establishing a Tai Chi practice can lend some stability and stress relief, mindfulness and enjoyment to your life.  Class will be co-led by with Dyne (pronounced “Deanie”) Sapp.  Please join us!
REGISTER WITH MSAC (available 8/27)

QIGONG SAMPLER (Wednesdays 12:45-1:30, starting September 29, 12 weeks)

In this class you will learn a number of qigong sets from various sources that you can use to develop your own home practice, or just enjoy at class once a week.  Movements are simple, coordinated with the breath, and deeply calming.
REGISTER WITH MSAC

HUA YUE TAI CHI (Wednesdays 11:00-11:45, starting September 29, 12 weeks)

Hua Yue Tai Chi is an ancient form that predates the more familiar Tai Chi styles by hundreds of years.  Features that differentiate this style of Tai Chi from others include the deliberate raising and sinking of the qi, an emphasis on circular/spiral movement, and the foundation exercises: “rowing”, “walking” and “standing”.  In this class, you will learn foundation practices that are applied to all movements, and the first section of the form.
REGISTER WITH MSAC

Ideally these classes will meet in-person at least a few times, either indoors at MSAC or outdoors if the weather allows, but they can and will be conducted virtually, if COVID restrictions are in place, or if participants prefer a virtual platform, out of an abundance of caution.