Tai Chi is one of the oldest disciplines know to increase balance, body awareness, muscle tone, flexibility, aid digestion, and reduce stress.  It is a gentle form of martial art used in ancient times as a "warm up" for warriors preparing for battle. Practice of Tai Chi is being shown to improve a multitude of health concerns and symptoms including increased energy, alertness, strength and flexibility. Improvements in these areas can provide ease to daily tasks such as, bending to tie one’s shoes, lifting and carrying groceries, climbing stairs, and increasing memory capacity. 

Beneficial for almost every health concern Tai Chi can help digestive, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, sleep, posture, and stress related issues. For many with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Osteoporosis the benefits continue to be documented in modern research.  Most importantly, Tai Chi is gentle and easy for individuals who may not be able to perform other types of exercise due to physical challenges or for those who are just starting a gentle fitness program. 

This Tai Chi Fitness Class combines movements from several Tai Chi disciplines and stresses the fitness and meditative movement aspects that can be gained from regular practice.  These classes are designed for the average person who wants to enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi, while also getting a meaningful workout, without strenuous difficult exercise.  Once the basic moves are mastered, one can easily use these techniques daily for increasing balance, strength, and energy.  No special clothing or equipment is required to practice the discipline, simply come dressed in clothes that are comfortable. 

Class Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 12/4 
Course Hours: Wednesdays from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM   
Little auditorium on Main Campus
Fees:  $67.00 per participant
Instructor:  Jennifer Raichlin

Registration Deadline:  September 4, 2013

 Jennifer Raichlin is a native of Central New York State but moved to the Northeast Tennessee area in 2000 after falling in love with the natural beauty of the region and temperate climate. After several years of pursuing a career in business management, including obtaining her Associates Degree  in business, Jennifer realized that her true calling is that of a teacher, trainer, and motivator. As a Wellness Coach she shares her passion for teaching others by helping them identify, work towards, and obtain their goals of happiness and wellbeing. Having completed an additional instructor certification in June 2011, she now teaches several Tai Chi Fitness classes throughout the Tri-cities region. 

For more information, contract Diana Harrison with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.5520 or dlharrison@northeaststate.edu.

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