Tai Chi Revolution New Beginner Class Starting March 3, 2020!

This six week class will teach you the fundamental movements of Tai Chi.  You will learn the first 17 movements of the 108 movement set with qualified and knowledgeable instructors. This class is meant for everyone and anyone regardless of skill level or prior experience.  If you’ve never practiced Tai Chi before this class is calling your name!  You can expect to learn in a supportive and positive environment with instructors who will help build your confidence and help you succeed in your Tai Chi journey.

If you aren’t familiar with Tai Chi, it is a form of moving meditation.  It accomplishes multiple objectives at one time: working on balance, posture, movement through space, and calming your mind.  The regular practice of Tai Chi provides scientifically proven health benefits.  Our studio is large, open, well lit and has off street parking.  Do a little something for your mind, body, and spirit while we wait for the warmth of the  Spring to make an appearance!   Consider spending that time with the friendly people at Tai Chi Revolution as you begin your Tai Chi journey!

CLASS INFORMATION

When:  Tuesday nights beginning on March 3rd and running through April 7th (6 weeks)

Time:  6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: Tai Chi Revolution Studio located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Avenue.  The studio entrance is on North Edwards (there’s a sign in the window so you can find us) with off-street parking in front of the studio and across the street.  There is also free street parking.

Cost: $60 (payable at the first class; cash or check, unfortunately we don’t take credit cards)

What to wear:  Comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  Shoes should be flat and enclose your foot with good support (something like sneakers or low hiking shoes).  Bare feet, crocs, flip flops or open toed sandals should be avoided.

Still have questions?  You can check out our FAQ page here or send us an e-mail at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com and someone will get back to you within a day.

We look forward to meeting you!

Tai Chi Revolution Volunteers at the Samaritan Center

“There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Andrew Holmes-author.

I think this quote says it better than I could…I will simply add a big thank you to Ros and all of the Tai Chi Revolution practitioners who took the time to volunteer at the Samaritan Center! You help to make the community strong!

Tai Chi Revolution members at Samaritan Center

Break it up, just break it up….

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that Mahatma, my eleven year old chocolate Lab is with out a doubt hands down my favorite exercise partner…she makes me laugh and inspires me to keep moving even when I don’t feel like doing much of anything. In this harried hectic world that we live in, carving out an hour to exercise may be a challenge. Or maybe your someone who is recovering from an injury or you are just starting an exercise program and thirty minutes of continuous activity is intimidating. If your someone who does not have the endurance to participate for the recommended thirty minutes five a times a week, try dividing the thirty minutes into two intervals of fifteen minutes or three intervals of ten minutes. Walk for ten minutes at a time, get on an exercise bike or an elliptical machine for 10 to 15 minutes and then take a break to catch your breath. Studies are showing that breaking up the thirty minute time period into manageable chunks offers multiple benefits including burning more fat, reducing blood pressure after each ten to fifteen minute exercise session and reducing spikes in blood pressure. Exercise is very important for anyone with diabetes, it is nature’s way of helping to control blood sugar levels. Endurance levels have also been shown to improve whether exercising for 10 minutes three times a day or once a day for 30 minutes. Perhaps an even more important benefit is that your likely to stick with it because it is easy to manage and fit into your schedule. Find something that you can do a couple of times a day to get up off the couch or away from your work desk and just move to feel better! Need a few ideas or activities? This is an excellent book to help get you get started and it is FREE. And don’t let the name fool you, EVERYONE needs exercise! https://eldergym.com/ebook.html

Tai Chi Open House

Tai Chi Revolution is hosting an open house on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 1 – 3 pm. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend regardless of your skill level. If you’ve heard of Tai Chi and wondered what it was about, or if it is a good fit for you, this is a great way to check it out. You will have the chance to try it out by joining in a short set or you can just observe if that’s more comfortable. We welcome you to stop by and say hello, ask questions, and take the opportunity to meet some new friends!  Light refreshments will be available.  If you need additional information you can e-mail us at TaiChiRevolutionCNY@gmail.com or check our FAQ page.

We are located at 2817 James Street, corner of James and North Edwards Ave, the Tai Chi Revolution studio. The studio is on the Edwards side of the building, look for the sign in the window.

We’ve recently renovated our studio too!  Hope to see you there!

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Excerpt from a letter

A couple of weeks ago during Tai Chi Revolution’s Friday class at Barry park we were approached by someone who asked if he could join our tai chi practice. He was quickly welcomed into our circle and asked if he could do his own practice. Of course, your tai chi is yours, you should practice in the way that gives you the most benefit. After a few minutes he excused himself. But before this “stranger” disappeared, he gave Ellen a hand written letter that she read at the end of our practice. Here is a portion of that letter…

“THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for inviting me into your circle! I just got over a few days of fighting for my life, I had a terrible bout of ASTHMA and doing and being with your circle was very calming and connecting for me! And helped me to breathe better.
I’m very tired and weak-so I could only do a few minutes-which helped me sooooooo much! THANK YOU!