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Walkway Tai Chi

Relax, revitalize and move with flow

“Be water, my friend.” What better way to experience the ease, grace and power of moving like water than a beginner tai chi class at the Walkway Over the Hudson?!

Tai chi is known to help relax the body, calm the mind, and uplift the spirit. It is scientifically shown to ease high blood pressure, improve blood circulation, reduce risk of falling, relieve anxiety, and more. Harvard Women’s Health Watch goes so far as to call tai chi, “medication in motion.”*

Tai Chi brings together body, breath and mind into a gentle, relaxing, moving meditation.

Who is it for?

These 1-hour experiential sessions are suitable for beginners. No previous knowledge is required. Bring family and friends along - tai chi is great for all ages!

The sessions will be done standing. If you feel you may want to sit, there are some benches, or you may want to consider bringing your own portable (stable) chair.

Cost

Everyone is welcome to participate.

These events are free for Walkway members, while non-members are asked to consider making a donation at the event ($5 suggested).

All proceeds support Walkway Over the Hudson and its mission to bring dynamic programs like this to the Hudson Valley community.

(Click here for more information on becoming a member of Walkway Over the Hudson.)

Dates & times

September 2019

  • Saturday September 21st — @ 3pm-4pm

  • Saturday September 28th — @ 10am-11am

October 2019

  • Monday October 14th — @ 3pm-4pm

  • Thursday October 17th — @ 10am-11am

  • Monday October 21st — @ 3pm-4pm

  • Thursday October 24th — @ 10am-11am

  • Sunday October 27th — @ 3pm-4pm

TEACHER

Event leader Kele Baker is a Holden Qigong senior instructor and a National Qigong Association level 2 instructor. Kele teaches Tai Chi Easy and Integral Qigong & Tai Chi in fitness centers, cancer care centers, community classes and Parkinson’s Disease support groups in the USA and the UK.

Kele assists at Tai Chi Easy training courses at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She currently holds drop-in qigong classes at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center (Poughkeepsie), and is teaching qigong-based movement courses for Marist CLS and Vassar LLI continuing education programs.

Prior to taking up qigong and therapeutic tai chi, Kele had over two decades of experience as a ballroom dance teacher and choreographer. She was the Argentine tango choreographer for the UK version of Dancing With the Stars. She also founded Dance Al Fresco - an annual series of summer, outdoor, ballroom and tango dance picnics that raised over $100,000 for The Royal Parks Foundation and tree planting in the park.

Kele discovered qigong and tai chi as self-care therapy after whiplash from a car accident restricted her dance teaching career.

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Location

Walkway Over the Hudson visitor’s center (Highland side, Ulster County)

87 Haviland Road, Highland, NY 12528

 


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For More information:

Email

walkway@kelebaker.com

Websites

Walkway.org

NYS Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation


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