AgeWell offering beneficial tai chi classes at St. Peter’s in Vergennes

VERGENNES — Age Well, formerly CVAA Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, is offering free classes in Sun Style Tai Chi in Vergennes at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Both a beginner and an advanced class will be offered every Monday and Wednesday starting Jan. 8 and continuing until April 11.
Tai Chi for Health and Wellness is an evidence-based program proven to reduce falls by 47 percent; help reduce stress and hypertension; build strength; improve balance, bone health, circulation and quality of sleep; expend breathing capacity; and promote mental clarity and mindfulness. Tai Chi is particularly helpful for adults with inflammatory joint conditions such as arthritis and improving pain-free range of motion (doctor recommended).
Tai Chi I for beginners will be held Jan. 15-April 11, from 10:15-11:15 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday. This class is for people who have never done Tai Chi or those who have experience and want to review what they already learned.
Tai Chi Advanced will be held Jan. 8-April 11, from 9-10 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday. This class is for people who have completed Tai Chi for beginners and are ready to learn the next level.
Pre-registration is required for both classes. For the Beginners class contact Beverly Blakeney at [email protected] or 802-222-0455. The Advanced class contact is Lee Francis at [email protected] or 802-877-2464. Bring hydration, dress comfortably and bring a dry pair of comfortable flat shoes.

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