Tai Chi Teacher and sometimes writer
Winter & Spring 2013
Sun Style: Thursdays at ArtisTree (1206 Vt. Rte. 12, Woodstock, VT).
Intro to Sun Style: 5:30-6:15 plus however much time you want to spend at the more advanced class, following along. 6 sessions $45--Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11. Third round of classes: Apr. 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.)
Level 2 Sun Style: 6:20-7:20. This class is for those with experience in Sun 73. We'll continue working on the sequence of moves and the depth of each movement. Dates are the same as for the beginners' class--see above. Cost is $5 per class.
Tai Chi for Arthritis, Intro Level: This class is for those who have never taken tai chi or who are still in the early stages of learning tai chi for arthritis.
Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction, VT--Fridays 9:30-10:30, $30. Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22; Apr. 5, 12, followed by Apr. 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.)
Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock, VT--Wednesdays 9:30-10:30, $30. Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; apr. 3, 10, followed by Apr. 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.)
Level 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis & Additional forms: This class is for those who have learned Tai Chi for Arthritis parts one and two and are ready to try a new form (Yang 24).
Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction, VT--Fridays 10:40-11:40, . $30. (For dates of next round of classes see beginner's schedule above.)
Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock, VT--Wednesdays 10:40-11:40, $30. (For dates of next round of classes see beginner's schedule above.)
The tai chi forms Anne teaches were developed by Dr. Paul Lam, a tai chi master and family physician. Regular practice of tai chi increases one's balance and strength, improves outlook, and combats the fragmentation of modern life. Anne is certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Fall Prevention, and Tai Chi for Diabetes. She attends Dr. Lam's week-long tai chi workshop every summer to improve her practice and teaching.
WHY DO PEOPLE STUDY TAI CHI?
"After our last class, when I got in my car, I realized I could turn my head to look behind me--I haven't been able to do that without pain for years!"
"I'm the kind of person who's always uptight, but this class really helps me relax."
"I do the warm-up exercises every morning; they're like coffee for me--they get me started."
"I feel safer. My balance is better; I walk more easily."
"Your tai chi classes are fun and I love the social interaction as much as the tai chi itself."