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Programs > Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance®

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance® focuses on eight Yang-style Tai Chi forms modified to improve balance and strength. A key strengthening principle in the program is to move from a point of stability to instability and back to stability. This falls prevention exercise program is recommended and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Format

  • Small group workshop led by a certified instructor
  • 1 hour per session
  • 2 sessions per week for 24 weeks
  • Participants are physically active, but classes can be modified for different abilities such as holding a chair for support.

Settings

  • Community settings such as senior centers, community centers or a local medical facility

Participants

  • This program is recommended for older adults at risk of falls, individuals with balance disorders and comorbidities.