Join our friendly, family of "Tai Chi For Better Balance" members to help decrease your risk of falls and improve the mobility of your joints and improve your general well being. A beginners class for older adults 50 to 90 years old. Tai chi is proven to decrease falls 30-60%. No experience necessary. There is no requirement to memorize the routines , just register, show up and follow. The movements are easy to learn and a joy to practice.
My tai chi classes are specifically designed for improving balance and the natural healing of your joints and muscles. Taught at Little House ( The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center) this class is called “ Tai Chi for Better Balance and Mobility”.
These classes are fee based by the series. Students sign up for either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Series generally run 7 to 16 classes per series and continue thoughtout the year. Consider enrolling early as participation is limited to 15 students per class. Here is the upcoming 2019 series class information:
Tai chi for Better Balance and Mobility
This class is not just tai chi moments but includes the latest mind-body education. I offer the popular Yang 24 Tai chi as our main routine. My pleasure is to keep you on your feet and joyfully moving. I take pride in empowering each individual towards their goals.
• Improve Posture & Balance Towards Preventing Falls
• The Importance of Awareness though “Mindfulness” Practice
• Enhance Muscle, Core & Joint Strength
• Specific “trip prevention drills” strengthens muscles and reflexes
• Brain Health components or neuro- plasticity
• Self-massage and chair exercises for chronic low back and injuries.
• Improve Energy Levels with Qigong & Reduce Stress (stress management skills)
• Build new social connections and friends. We all learn from each other and have fun doing so in this community.
All classes are suitable for beginner’s to intermediate level, no experience necessary, for anyone who can stand and walk comfortably for several minutes. This gentle exercise system is perfect for those new to exercise, recovery from illness or just want to empower themselves with joyful, powerful movement.
Little House, The Roslyn G. Morris Activity Center, Peninsula Volunteers. Inc.
Little House is an award winning community center offering older adults wellness classes, transportation, computer center lunch program and community events.
800 Middle Avenue, Menlo Park (enter parking lot from Middle ave., park behind baseball field.)
Monday and Wednesday, 9:45 – 10:45am, starting Sept 4 to Oct 28 (consecutive Mon/Weds ) 16 classes in series)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, starting Sept 3 to Oct 24 (consecutive Tues/Thurs) 16 classes in series)
Fees For Series:
16 class Sept/Oct Series Cost: $208 for Little House Members $320 for Non-Little House Members
(consider a membership at Little House, its only $70 per year with many benefits and discounts including use of their fitness gym )
Fees For Drop In (one or more classes): $13 for Little House Members $20 for Non-Little House Members
Can not make all the classes in the series? Ask for Nettie Azoulay or the front desk staff for options. We strongly believe in our Tai chi program and will do our best to accomodate you. Note: Research has shown that twice weekly tai chi classes provide the most benefits.
It is best to start at the beginning of a series otherwise Drop-In to try a class. If you miss a class you can make it up on the other class days.
How To Register:
Call 650-326-2025 or drop by Little House.
Jason H. Chan C.M.T. Has twenty years’ experience as a wellness instructor, martial artist and certified massage therapist. Jason specializes in chronic neck/back pain therapy and restoration. Ask me about private/group lessons are restorative massage therapies.
RSVPing is acknowledging you are healthy enough to participate and assuming ALL responsibility for your own safety and health. We assume absolutely NO responsibility for loss, injury or incidents incurred at any event or meet posted on this site. Check with your health care provider if Tai chi is appropriate for you.