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TAI CHI for HEALTH with Rosann Scalise
6 - WEEK CLASS (Two Series Sessions)

2017 Spring Series (6 weeks each)
  • Spring 1: Feb 23-Mar 30, @ 401 Gallery
  • Spring 2: Apr 13-May 18, @ Rotary Park
  • Spring 3: May 25-Jun 29, @ Rotary Park

Beginners : Thursdays, 9:25 AM - 10:10 AM
Price for 6 wks.: $45 members / $54 non-members

Intermediates: Thursdays, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Price for 6 wks.: $60 members / $72 non-members

Tai Chi, a form of exercise developed in ancient China, has been demonstrated to have a powerful effect on health. Known for its slow, fluid movements, the central premise in Tai Chi is to integrate the mind and body. It has been shown to promote balance, flexibility, muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness, as well as increased levels of psychological well-being and reduction of anxiety and stress.

Tai Chi is accessible to most everyone, even those who may be wheelchair bound. One of its appealing attributes is that you never get down on the floor. The movements are all performed standing, or seated, for those who may have mobile impairment.

In addition to the Tai Chi, this class will incorporate the practice of Qigong, utilizing a variety of breathing and meditative exercises to strengthen (qi), the life energy within you. The gentle rhythmic movements of Qigong promote increased vitality, build stamina, reduce stress, enhance the immune system and improve functions such as cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions.

Instructor: Rosann Scalise, M.Ed., is a certified Tai Chi Instructor through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, a world-wide Tai Chi organization developed by family physician and renowned Tai Chi expert, Dr. Paul Lam.

Register: Stop in, call MVCA at 315.823.0808,
e-mail: director@mohawkvalleyarts.org


Participants may join at any time.

Day/Time: Tuesday, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Dates: Classes are on-going

Location: MVCA 401 Gallery

Mindfulness meditation is a practice designed to focus one’s attention on the present moment, fostering greater clarity in life, which in turn, helps one make changes that enhance health and quality of life. It has been scientifically shown to reduce stress, increase positive emotions and attentive abilities, improve immune function, and deepen the qualities of empathy, inner calm and patience.

Some of the topics included:
  •  How to work with a “chattering mind”; learning to befriend thoughts and feelings, rather than being pulled around by them.
  •  How to work with the breath to focus one’s attention and deepen relaxation.
  •  How to work with difficult emotions, such as fear, anger, and sadness

Instructor: Rosann Scalise, M.Ed. has been a meditation practitioner for over 25 years and has been teaching meditation for ten years.

Fee: $10 members / $11 non-members

Register: Stop in, call MVCA at 315.823.0808,
e-mail: director@mohawkvalleyarts.org