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Join us in sharing the life force, or energy, (Chi) benefits of practicing the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi. Led by an instructor--friends join together to support and help each other in learning a sequence of 108 Tai Chi Moves. The movements emphasize a straight spine, proper breathing and a natural
range of motions. These smooth movements will treat your whole body to a relaxing and gentle workout, but don't let Tai Chi's slow movements fool you. Done with concentration, Tai Chi's low-impact movements will burn
more calories than surfing and nearly as
many as downhill skiing. Best of all, anyone can
practice Tai Chi, regardless of age or physical
ability. Tai Chi Maine is a non-profit organization
and the classes are free. Tai Chi Maine also
believes in giving back to the communities where
we hold our classes.
Tai Chi Moves
Each week of the Beginner's Tai Chi Class we will post the moves you have learned that week. Just click on the move you would like to download and it will come up on your screen. You may save the move in a file or print out a copy of the move. Moves 73 - 108 are posted here for the Beginner's Class that has just complete all 108 moves. They will be removed from this site on 10 March. Moves will be reposted beginning on 11 June when our summer Tai Chi in the Park program begins, and we will concentrate on the first 17 moves.
Download Tai Chi Moves Here:
Highlight the desired move one at a time, to download a PDF and print out a copy of each move.
Studies indicate that Seniors who regularly participate in the practice of Tai Chi have a reduced risk of falling. For more information, click here.
From time-to-time the Town of Bridgton will use the Old Town Hall. You will find a notification here when that occurs. Otherwise all Tai Chi Maine classes are held here at the OTH; with the exception of Tai Chi in the Park. Tai Chi in the Park is held in Denmark at the Bicentennial Park from June through August.
The White Swan form of Tai Chi will be on hiatus until 1 May when Pomona will start a new White Swan class.
Both Tuesday and Thursday Classes are now Set Practice Classes.
A new Thursday Beginner Class will start in September 2018.
Check out the "Benefits" page to learn what Tai Chi can do for you. In addition to improving you balance, concentration, and circulation; you will meet a great group of people who are very friendly and supportive.
...and you will too!
"Tai Chi in the Park"
Each summer (June 11, 2018) Monday we meet at the Bicentennial Park in Denmark on Route 160 -- right next to the Moose Pond Dam -- to practice Tai Chi together. We concentrate on the first 17 Tai Chi moves, the rushing water, singing birds, and the smells of summer in Maine. It is a great way to begin your week and enjoy Maine. We hope you will join us for free Tai Chi and friendship.