Results Through Rehabilitation & Research
The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has been offering classes in Tai Chi for Health, for 14 consecutive years. We presently offer several, 60 minute classes per week that are scheduled in 10 week repeating cycles. Classes are offered during the day, evening and on Saturdays.
Golden Tai Chi™ for Balance: Designed to address balance concerns by incorporating the fundamental principles that are Tai Chi's foundation. It draws upon the essential and elemental Tai Chi movements using a progressively challenging and rewarding syllabus.
Various levels of Golden Tai Chi are available including levels offering a Traditional Tai Chi form as well as the basic Golden Tai Chi for balance set.
All Golden Tai Chi classes require that participants can stand and walk un-assisted at all times.
Traditional Tai Chi and Chi Kung: A Traditional Tai Chi program including Tai Chi Forms, Chi Kung, Meditation and Visualization and Diaphragmatic Breathing exercises. Students work in individual groups at the same level of experience. Beginners work together learning an Introductory Form. This class is open to advance as well as beginning students. All movements are done standing.
Beginners Tai Chi Levels 1 & 2 Tai Chi: A simplified Tai Chi Form for beginners. Eight movements with a specific breathing pattern offers immediate positive results. The class starts with standing meditation and breathing exercises followed by a Qigong exercises to warm up the entire body.
Traditional Tai Chi. Intermediate Levels 2 & 3: The class starts with meditation, breathing exercises and Qigong. The traditional Yang family style Tai Chi form is taught
The Principles and Practices of Qigong & Neigong: No Tai Chi Experience is necessary, however a desire to delve deeply into the heart of the Internal Arts is required. A conversation with Sifu, Gene Nelson, prior to registration is a pre-requisite. Breathing, Meditation, Visualization, Qigong, Neigong. Students must be able to stand for 45 minutes.
The Tai Chi Balance Intensive: Suitable for Active Individuals. This class helps active individuals improve the quality of whatever sports or recreation activity they engage in, including weight bearing routines. Emphasis is placed on postural awareness, and total body connection.
Therapeutic Tai Chi: Movements can be done seated, standing with support or standing. Traditional Tai Chi and Chi Kung movements have been selected for their ability to promote coordination, focus, relaxation and to promote over health and vitality. Suited for individuals with Parkinson's disease, recovering stroke patients, those with other neurological challenges and individuals with moderate to acute balance issues. Students must be able to attend without a aid or companion in attendance.
For additional information about any Tai Chi classes offered through the Burke Fitness Center, please contact Heather Massimo at (914) 597-2578 or via email at email@example.com.