Free Tai Chi Class Set to Begin March 15 in Ellsworth

The Moore Community Center is one of several sites hosting free Tai Chi for Health classes offered by Healthy Acadia across Washington and Hancock counties.  A beginner-level class is set to run on Thursdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., beginning March 15 and continuing through May 3, 2018. An intermediate class is offered at the same location on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon 

The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be an effective exercise form that improves health and well-being. Tai chi’s slow, gentle, controlled movements have been found to increase flexibility, concentration, endurance, and muscle strength; as well as improve balance and reduce falls. Tai chi can also be effective in relieving physical discomfort and in doing so, may improve overall physical and mental function. Healthy Acadia’s tai chi instructors are certified through Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health programs, which employ an evidence-based curriculum and a step-by-step teaching method developed by Dr. Lam and a team of medical experts, making Tai Chi for Health safe, easy and fun for people of all ages and levels of ability.

 More than 500 people have participated in Healthy Acadia’s Tai Chi for Health classes since they began in 2014. While classes are free, a $5 per-class donation is suggested.

 To register or for more information about Tai Chi for Health classes in Ellsworth and other locations across Hancock and Washington counties, contact Nina Zeldin at 667-7171 or nina@healthyacadia.org or visit https://healthyacadia.org.