Health Education

Tai Chi for Health - Practice 4 - SUN 73 CP

A Community Health and Wellness Program offered by Lourdes

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese art embracing the mind, body, and spirit and is one of the most effective exercises for the health of mind and body. Tai chi can be pleasing to do, easy to learn and maybe practiced almost anywhere. It is used by people of all ages to relieve pain, stress, and anxiety, and to promote inner peace. The upright posture aligns the spine; the deep diaphragmatic breathing nourishes and relaxes muscles and brings about feelings of positivity and well-being, and the slow movements take most of your joints and muscles gently through their complete range of motion. With regular practice, tai chi can increase flexibility, build strength, improve balance and coordination, enhance the immune system, and enhance concentration and memory.

SUN 73 - Continuous practice:

Course offered for those who have completed the SUN 73 instructional class and need more practice to refine and improve their 73 forms. Classes are offered 2 days a week for 8 weeks, This class is to support your continuous practice, you are encouraged to participate in all classes.

We will be Practicing the SUN-73 movements and the mix of Tai Chi for Arthritis 32, Tai Chi for Rehab, Tai Chi for life and Tai Chi for stress management.

Pre-requisite Class: Completion of SUN 73

And a member of Lourdes Tai Chi program for minimum of 2 years completing the TCA 32 and TCA 32 CP

Tai chi for Health classes is a series of short-form tai chi movements that address a specific health conditions through movement therapy and application of tai chi principles.

Each specific class is 8 weeks long that meets twice a week for a total of 16 classes.

Each class session leads to the next covering the sequence of 12 warm-ups, specific core movements, and 3 cool down forms.

The emphasis is on teaching the practice of tai chi principles through the forms, strengthening one's core, and improving one's posture, balance and stamina.

One of the best features of this program is that it can be adapted to fit just about any fitness level making it generally safe for all ages. The gentle flowing low-impact movements are easy on one's joints, in particular, if one has limited mobility.


- You can register online, call 607-698-6081 and leave a message

or email

- Please note the location of classes being offered: Not all classes are offered at Lourdes Vestal.

- A consent form, participant information sheet, and fall assessment questionnaire need to be completed initially if new to the program and then annually.

- Fall scores > than 4 will require a complete balance assessment before the start of classes and towards the end of the session

Registration Fee, Class cancellations, refunds, and payments:

The total cost for the 16 classes is $45.00 - Payment option available.

Registration fee is non-refundable if the registration is not canceled before the start of the second class.

Payments are via cash or check payable to Lourdes Hospital to be given to the instructor on the day of the first day of class. You may pay via credit card through this secure website


Please wear comfortable loose clothing and well fitted flat shoes. (no flip flops, No Crocks, no running shoes, No heals

Bring a sweatshirt or a jacket as room temperature may not be suitable for your need, so you can layer up or layer down if you get too cold or warm.

Need to be wearing a face mask at all times while in the class room.

Be courteous and respectful to your self and others practice -please observe the following:

Please arrive to class on time - 10 minutes prior to start of classes

Health screening and temperature checks are required before each class

Turn off cell phones before entering the classroom

Limit the use of fragrances, as some participants may develop respiratory symptoms due to the smell of perfumes.

Please do not enter the classroom, the instructor has to clear you prior to entry.

Maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times.

Class attendance, and your practice

Participants are encouraged to attend all classes and to practice tai chi daily to gain the maximum health benefits of the program.

Also, it is recommended that participants consult their physician before participating in a tai chi class.

Participation is not limited to individuals with arthritis, or those at increased risk for falls or anyone can benefit from this program.

Instructor approval required before participation

In an event of experiencing flu like symptoms, cough, respiratory symptoms and fever please call the instructor voice mail for further directions and do not come to class until instructor is followed up with you.

For any questions, you can email us to or call the registration line and we will call you back

Registration fee is refundable only if we receive your registration cancellation prior to the start of the second class. The full price of the registration fee is expected once you have attended greater than 4 classes. In case of payment options, you are obliged to pay the entire fee,  after dropping out past the 6th class.   All cancellation requests should be emailed to or by calling the cancellation line 607-203-8098.  In the case of illness and attendance of fewer than 4 classes, you will be given a credit to attend the next session of classes.