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Free Tai Chi for Recovery Class Set to Begin at Downeast Treatment Center.

Ellsworth – Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a free Tai Chi for Recovery class this fall. The Downeast Treatment Center (406 State Street, Ellsworth) will host an eight-week beginner-level class on Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:00am beginning October 11 and continuing through December 6, 2018. There will be no class on Thanksgiving, November 22.

The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be an effective exercise form that improves health and well-being, and has become increasingly incorporated into the recovery process. Tai chi’s slow, gentle, controlled movements have been found to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility, concentration, endurance, balance and muscle strength. Tai Chi is also effective in relieving physical discomfort and in doing so, improves physical and mental functioning. Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs employ an evidence based curriculum developed by Dr. Lam and a team of medical experts that makes tai chi 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 these and other locations across Hancock and Washington counties, contact Nina Zeldin at 667-7171 or [email protected] or visit https://healthyacadia.org.

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