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Library to Host “Tai Chi for Health” Classes

Healthy Acadia will help Sullivan residents stay active this winter with a free, eight-week, “Tai Chi for Health” class at Frenchman’s Bay Library, 1776 US-1, Sullivan this fall.  Classes will meet on Tuesdays, from 11:00am to 12:00pm, beginning February 11 and continuing through March 31, 2020.

Tai chi is a highly adaptable martial art form that combines slow, deliberate movement sequences with breathing exercises. Regular tai chi practice has been proven to improve relaxation, flexibility, balance, concentration, and muscle strength, and can help to relieve pain and symptoms of chronic disease.

Healthy Acadia’s “Tai Chi for Health” classes, created by Dr. Paul Lam, founder of the Tai Chi Institute for Health, are evidenced-based and employ a step-by-step teaching method, which makes tai chi easy to learn. “Tai Chi for Health” offers proven health benefits and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, at all levels of physical ability.

While classes are free, a $5 per-class donation is suggested. For more information or to register for the class at Frenchman’s Bay Library, contact Nina Zeldin at 207-667-7171 or by email at [email protected].

Healthy Acadia offers “Tai Chi for Health” classes in communities across Downeast Maine, including Brooksville, Bucksport, Calais, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Machias, Milbridge and Steuben. Additional classes may be scheduled according to demand. For further inquiries, contact Nina.

For more information about “Tai Chi for Health” or other programs offered by Healthy Acadia, please visit www.HealthyAcadia.org.

 

Healthy Acadia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that engages in a broad range of initiatives to build healthier communities and make it easier for people to lead healthy lives across Washington and Hancock counties, Maine. Learn more at www.HealthyAcadia.org.

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