Free Tai Chi Workshop for Special Populations

Sat, August 4, 2012
11:30 am 1:00 pm

The Fitness Center at Burke will be hosting a Free Tai Chi Workshop for Special Populations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 4. The workshop is designed for people with Parkinson's disease, who are recovering from stroke, have balance concerns or other neurological challenges.

Participants will be taught Tai Chi and Qigong movements as well as diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation techniques. There will be free illustrated booklets available to take home and informational pamphlets about Tai Chi for special populations.

All movements taught at the workshop can be done seated, standing with support or standing unassisted.

Reservations are required and can be done by contacting Gene Nelson, director of Empire Tai Chi, at 914-803-2632 or

*Starting the week of Aug. 13 are five-week sessions of:

  • Therapeutic Tai: 12-12:45 p.m., Tuesdays
  • Tai Chi for Balance: 2-3 p.m., Thursdays

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