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Tai Chi Sessions

Tai chi sessions led by Claire Rosser are held every Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. in, or just outside, the Town Hall.  We try to meet outside whenever it’s nice out.

The sessions are free.  Note that the sessions involve a minimum of instruction; participants follow along with Claire.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not constrict your movement, and stable shoes that promote balance (can you stand on one foot in your shoes?).  Layers are good, as the temperature outside or in the hall can fluctuate.

Tai chi practice helps increase balance, reduce stress, and focus, and can improve strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning. Read the June 2023 New York Times article “Tai Chi Is a Workout for the Brain and Body.”

We practice the Yang style of tai chi.  Yang is often considered the most popular form of tai chi and is the most widely practiced across the globe today.  Founded by Yang Lu-Ch’an in the mid-1800s, Yang tai chi focuses on improving flexibility via grand, sweeping movements that are executed in a slow and graceful motion, as opposed to the quick fast movements associated with other tai chi styles.  Yang tai chi is considered accessible and ideal for all ages and fitness levels, which is likely why it’s so popular.  In each class, we run through the 88-step-long Yang tai chi form sequence three times.  Learn about the sequence of movements, and watch a video of the 88-step long form sequence here.

Contact Christine Dibble for further information.

Yoga Classes

Yoga in the Grove Continues!

Certified yoga and fitness instructor Ingeborg McCright offers an all-levels yoga class on Tuesdays from 6 – 7 pm in McCathran Hall. Ingeborg has been teaching yoga and exercise classes for many years and is able to give modifications for those just starting out and those looking for extra challenge.

Please bring your own mat and feel free to bring blocks if you use them. The class ends on our backs with a cooling relaxation, so consider dressing in layers. If this is your first Grove yoga class, be sure to print out and complete this waiver form (PDF) and bring it to class.

Yoga is free for Washington Grove residents with a suggested $5-10 donation. Non-residents may attend for $10 a class. Ingeborg accepts cash or check.

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