Two new sessions of Tai Chi will be offered at Timberlake Apartments, one during and one after the holidays. Just as the stress and overeating of the holiday season are creeping up on us, we can look to Tai Chi for a respite.
The list of benefits that regular practice of Tai Chi can bring is long, according to advocates. It can improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Some research also suggests that Tai Chi may help to improve heart function and decrease blood pressure. According to Web MD, one of the most significant benefits is stress reduction.
The Timberlake Tai Chi class, a satellite program of Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County (Montco SAAC), is run by instructor Peter Judd. The lovely community room at Timberlake Apartments is filled with relaxing music and the gentle, calming voice of Mr. Judd, directing movements and breathing. The exercises are simple and uncomplicated, but as they are practiced, increased control produces the desired affects.
The season will start off with a Holiday Mini Session. Four classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. running from November 28 through December 19 at a cost of $23. Classes will resume at the same day and time after the holiday on January 9, 2013 for an eight week series for $45.
Timberlake Apartments is located at 2803 Stanbridge Street just off Germantown Pike in East Norriton. Further information about the classes and registration information are available at Montco SAAC by calling 610-275-1960. Registration and payment are due by November 14 for the Mini Session or January 2 for the post holiday class. Insufficient enrollment will necessitate cancelling the class.