Tai Chi Tuesdays set for July, August

GALENA, Ill. ˗ Experience the ancient practices of Tai Chi and Qigong at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday from July through August at Turner Hall, 115 S. Bench Street, Galena, Ill.

Amy Alderman of Ài Tai Chi will lead Tai Chi Tuesdays with basic moves training, a short form and mind/body skills.

“I welcome people of all skill levels to our sessions. Tai Chi classes are an uplifting community experience, and diversity and inclusion only add to our lives,” Alderman said. “My goal is to help students–no matter what stages they are in–to gain strength, balance and peace.”

Alderman is a certified practitioner of the Tai Chi Fundamentals Adapted Program (TCFA), a curriculum designed by Tai Chi Master Tricia Yu, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. Created through decades of practice in traditional Yang Style Tai Chi, clinical research and evidence-based practice, the program is largely intended for instructors and therapists leading people of all ages with a diverse range of abilities in the practice of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi and Qigong can be applied to improving overall wellness, balance, orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, pain management, mental wellness (including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury), chronic health conditions, cardiovascular and respiratory rehabilitation, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson’s, geriatrics and sports rehabilitation. 

Students are welcome to join whether they are looking to build strength, cross-train, learn new calming methods, or are just looking for a positive community experience.

Each class is $10. First-timers are welcome to try a class for free. Military discounts are available, and a sliding scale based on what fits your budget is fine. No questions asked. Register in-person or contact Alderman at amy@aitaichi.org. To learn more, go to aitaichi.org.

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