Tai chi for Beginners : Arthritis 12 Forms - Fall 2022

10 weeks course, total of 20 classes: Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays (2 Sections)



Tai chi for Health classes is a series of short-form tai chi movements that address a specific health condition through movement therapy and application of tai chi principles. Each specific class is 8-10 weeks long that meets twice a week for a total of 16-20 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, on 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.

This is a beginners entry level class and the start of your SUN style Tai chi journey at Lourdes leading you to SUN 73 forms

  • Tai chi for Arthritis - Beginners (TCA-12): Sun style tai chi, teaching the initial 12 forms of tai chi for arthritis program. This course has been approved by the CDC as an effective evidence-based fall prevention program, reducing falls and improving balance in older adults by 67%. Anyone can benefit from this program. This course is a combination of Tai Chi for Arthritis 6 forms and Tai chi for Arthritis extension forms that were each being taught over 8 weeks and now being taught as one course over 10 weeks.
    • Please watch the video clips below if you are not familiar to tai chi for health program.

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

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.

For any questions, you can email us at lourdestaichi@ascension.org or call the registration line 607-698-6081, leave a message and we will call you back.

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
September 27, 2022
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Please review the refund policy and Class cancellation guidelines and acknowledge agreement with the policy prior to completing your registration