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Tai Chi

Exercise for the body and a study in concentration for the mind

Tai = big or great. Chi = ultimate energy. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise consisting of slow, beautiful, relaxed movements that develop a sense of balance and harmony between mind and body. Say goodbye to sweating, puffing and panting and say hello to feeling cool, calm, refreshed and energized. Our instructors are extensively trained in the martial arts. This is exercise for the body and a study in concentration for the mind. Participants learn the "how" and the "why" behind each movement.

  • Level: All
  • Drop-in Class
  • No registration required
  • Youth ages 12-13 may attend accompanied by an adult
  • Teens age 14+ may attend unaccompanied by an adult

A Typical Class

Participants learn and master the basic Tai Chi movements while focusing on the essential points of practice including; approach, patience, perseverance, straight spine, breathing, and emptying of mind.

Outcomes/Benefits

  • Promotes sense of well-being
  • Improves general health
  • Releases stress
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves balance
  • Expands awareness

Tips + Preparation

  • New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.
  • Un-hurry yourself. Arrive a few minutes before class starts.
    You'll feel more relaxed.
  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body.
  • Inform your instructor of any injuries you may have before class starts.

Equipment Needed

  • No equipment necessary.

Attire and What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Loose-fitting, functional clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Water bottle

Tommy Smith - Group Fitness Director West Bend YMCA
Tommy Smith
Group Fitness Director
West Washington Branch

262-247-1059

Heather Schwengel - Director of Healthy Living Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA
Heather Schwengel
Director of Healthy Living
Feith Family
Ozaukee Branch

262-235-9613