The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA will offer demonstrations and free lessons at two Open Houses on Saturday, May 7. The Oak Ridge Taoist Tai Chi Center at 362 E. Tennessee Avenue
welcomes guests at 9:30 a.m. Participant at the Knoxville Taoist Tai Chi Center at 1205 North Central Street will greet visitors at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited. New daytime and evening Beginner Classes start the following week at these locations and at the O’Connor Senior Center, Strang Senior Center, Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, Peace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge
Synagogue, Kingston, and Morristown.
The 108-move Tai Chi set practiced at the Society consists of gentle turning and stretching movements that can be practiced by people of all ages and fitness levels. Thousands of people have found the movements of the Taoist Tai Chi® arts to be an effective way to counteract the physical and emotional pressures of modern life. Health benefits include improved circulation, balance and posture; increased strength and flexibility; and reduced stress.
Although not a substitute for proper medical treatment, the Tai Chi offered at the Society can help to improve the health and quality of life for people dealing with health conditions such as arthritis, back pain, joint immobilities, Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia, and many others.
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with member associations in more than 25 countries. Classes are taught in approximately 500 locations
worldwide. All instructors are trained and accredited volunteers. The Society does not charge for classes, but encourages participants to make regular voluntary contributions.
For more information on classes or the organization, call (865)546-9222 in Knoxville or (865)482-7761 in Oak Ridge, or visit the world directory at www.taoist.org.