Wellness Lifestyle Services: Tai Chi Classes


About Our Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi is described by the Harvard Medical School as "medication in motion," due to its many health and well-being benefits for individuals of all ages and abilities. Tai Chi is a low-impact physical and mental practice that consists of slow, circular movements. Meant to be practiced regularly to receive its full benefits, Tai Chi can be easily adapted to meet your unique mobility and fitness needs. Regular Tai Chi practice has been shown to improve balance, cognitive functioning, blood pressure, and even alleviate arthritic pain. Its mental health benefits include stress reduction and improved concentration. 

We welcome you to learn about these weekly practices, meet our instructors, and join our community! 


Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention- 6 Week Basic Movements Class ($50 per person) 

Classes allow for a combination of in-person and virtual participation.  Attendance is limited to 20 participants (10 in-person and 10 virtual).  The 6-Week class starts October 26, 2021

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm   REGISTER NOW

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention is a program created by Dr. Paul Lam and the Tai Chi for Health Institute to be a safe and enjoyable activity for individuals with and without arthritis to improve overall health.  Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of life, as well as preventing falls.  Participants should have clearance from their health care provider before engaging in any exercise program.  

Instructor Chris Pierce is certified in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention.  Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6-weeks.  Each week builds on moves from the previous class and regular attendance is encouraged.  Masking and social distancing guidelines will be followed. 

 Equipment Needed: 

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Approx. 6 feet of clear space
  • A chair or something to help with balance, or for rest optional
  • A notebook and a writing utensil to take notes optional

 Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of our Wellness Lifestyle Services (i.e., yoga and fitness classes) will be held online. For these sessions, we will use Zoom technology. Our instructors will provide instructions for what to expect with their online classes when you register. New to Zoom? Our team is here to help you get set up so that the technology is not a barrier to joining our life-long wellness community. Contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about attending classes online!