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Tai Chi

Moving For Better Balance

Classes include a review of simple mindfulness practices based on current brain research and Insight Meditation techniques -- proven methods for reducing stress, deepening compassion, and building more stable peace of mind.

Current discoveries in brain research indicate that we can change the brain through mindful movement and meditation. Regular practice reinforces healthy patterns of feeling and thinking that can reduce stress.

Each class includes tips for adapting mindfulness awareness in everyday living. Appropriate for beginning and returning students

An eight part Tai Chi program designed for seniors to enhance body awareness, better balance, mindful agility and good memory. It is a safe, gentle exercise program designed to bring mind and body into harmony. Using fluid, slow movements, students will learn to breathe deeply, to move more smoothly with awareness, and to develop a keener sense of balance.

Based on centuries of practice in traditional Chinese medicine, this form is easy to memorize and requires relatively little space to practice ? easy to adapt into a daily regimen for better physical, emotional and mental health. Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance incorporates traditional Yang style movements into an easily accessible program that calms the mind, energizes the body and develops body awareness and mindfulness.

Ongoing Classes

Monday Evenings

7:30 - 9:15

30 minute silent sitting meditation, focusing on breath awareness

  • Mindful Movement (QiGong)
  • Dharma talk
  • Discussion

Call for Info

503.292 - 6951

Classes available:

Elsie Stuhr Center

(Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Center)

Mondays 9:00 AM


Family Martial Arts Academy

Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 AM

(503) 977-3300

Nature Park

(Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Center)

Wednesdays 6 PM


Neighborhood House

Thursdays 1:30 PM

Multnomah Village

QiGong Training

(Mindful Movement)

Traditional training in QiGong

Available on request

Eight Pieces of Brocade

Shibashi (I and II)

Five Elements

Taoist QiGong

24-step Yang Style Form

Traditional Yang style form incorporating the basic elements of Tai Chi. Includes 24 challenging balancing and complex movement patterns; supports good health, increases stamina, builds deeper body awareness.

Classes available:

  • Garden Home Recreation Center

Tuesdays 7:00 PM

7475 SW Oleson Rd

Portland, OR 97223

503 629-6341

Sleeping at noon

The body of the blue heron

Poised in nobility

When no wind at all

disturbs the kiri tree —

the leaves that fall!

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