I’m very pleased to announce the release of this comprehensive video course, with over six hours of step by step instruction and hours and hours of progressively challenging class structure.
I began teaching in senior centers in 1998, and continued until early 2020, logging over 20,000 class hours, including with retired nuns at the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Elm Grove, WI, with the visually handicapped at the Badger Association of the Blind in Milwaukee, WI, and more recently with holocaust survivors at the Sarah Chudnow Center in Mequon, WI. From this I learned that the so called “solo form” usually associated with Tai Chi (Taiji) practice is completely unnecessary for achieving the full health benefits! These benefits including strength, energy, mindfulness and peace, balance and improved circulation. In fact, complicated solo forms can be a huge obstacle for those with any sort of memory issues, and form classes can be difficult to find or attend regularly. Over the years I have helped wean many people from wheelchairs, walkers and walking sticks. The course includes instruction for safely working on standing from a chair to a walker, and using a walker to stabilize while developing the strength to stand on one leg.
This course is designed for those who love the idea of Tai Chi’s health benefits, and don’t have the temperament or time or possibility of attending regular form classes. It is also for retirement communities, senior centers, and nursing homes looking for quality online health classes for residents. Here’s the link to the course on Teachable: