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. This class is open to advance as well as beginning students. All movements are done standing.
Beginners Tai Chi Levels 1 & 2: This Foundations class is suited for students new to Tai Chi as well as the more experienced practitioner who wants to review the basic core movements & principles of Tai Chi. The class includes Qigong, breathing for health, meditation and the eight movement Wu Chi, Tai Chi form.
Traditional Tai Chi. Intermediate Levels 2 & 3: In this traditional Tai Chi class students learn the Yang Family Style, 37 movement, Tai Chi form. This form is the most universally practiced style of Tai Chi. The class includes Qigong, Meditation and Breathing for Health exercises. Prerequisite: Traditional Tai Chi Levels 1 & 2
Qigong & Neigong: This 60 minute class begins with 20 minutes of standing meditation and continues with the exploration of mindfulness in motion using the Qigong set “Essential Qigong” to explore the ancient internal practice of neigong (The Philosophy of Change). No experience is necessary; however a desire to delve deeply into the heart of the Internal Meditative Arts is required. A conversation with Sifu, Gene Nelson, prior to registration is a pre-requisite.
Therapeutic Tai Chi for Special Populations: Movements are done seated. Students work within their own level of mobility. Special emphasis is placed on coordination and mindfulness. This class is uniquely suited for individuals with early stage neurological challenges. Students must be able to participate without the assistance of and aid or companion.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.