Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

Tai Chi is beautiful, peaceful and healing, and is great for building the core while increasing body/mind awareness. What you do in Tai Chi to heal is exactly the same as what you must do to be martially powerful and effective. 
In this workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals and basic techniques of Chen Tai Chi.  Starting with an investigation of the heaven-earth relationship from the crown of the head through the feet, the instructor will move through and introduce basics like Chi Gung breathing, Silk Reeling, and Bow Stance. 
Participants can expect to explore upper and lower body movement, core building, weight shifting, and core turning and connection.  All levels and abilities are welcome, and modifications will be offered to those who wish to remain in the chair.  Afterward, feedback and Q&A are optional.


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About the instructor: 

Jesse Kaufmann co-owns and teaches with her husband Steve at their martial arts school, Aikido & Tai Chi at Open Sky in Hillsborough, NC. They started their business in 1996. She studies Chen Tai Chi with Master Wang Hai Jun. Open Sky has been a study group of Master Wang’s since 2006. Jesse’s early life experience includes 20 years of dance in the arts of ballet, modern dance, and jazz. Since her 30’s Jesse practiced the arts of Aikido and Tai Chi. She has a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido.  Between the summer of 2009 and spring of 2010 Jesse had three joint replacements. Jesse’s Tai Chi practice helped her heal and made her passionate about helping others with movement issues heal and grow strong through the structure and meditative calm that Tai Chi provides.  She has attended workshops with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and is excited to bring a Tai Chi workshop to the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative program.

This workshop is part of the PARKINSON’S MOVEMENT INITIATIVE

American Dance Festival is proud to offer our NEW Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

October 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm