Would you like your life to be on an "Extraordinary Health Trajectory?" A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that older adults who practice t'ai chi were on just such a trajectory.
T'ai Chi is a system of slow, gentle movements that work all the major muscle groups and joints. It is also a form of "moving meditation," which integrates body and mind and can improve mental functions and enhance health.
The controlled movements of t'ai chi balance the body's internal energy, which connects body and mind. It also increases the circulation of blood and energy in the body, producing a state of relaxation and calm.
Qigong (pronounced "chee-gung") literally means "developing or cultivating your life force energy." There are many forms of qigong, from simple breathing exercises to more distinct physical exercises, including t'ai chi.
I teach weekly t'ai chi and qigong classes in Freeland and Coupeville for adult students of all ages, even into their 90s. T'ai chi has been shown to be a tremendous benefit especially for seniors, reducing by 47% the number of falls and significantly reducing injuries from falls that did occur. It is also beneficial for chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson's, MS, and many other conditions.
Some of the proven beneifts of t'ai chi and qigong include:
• Bigger brain! • Better balance • Reduced stress • Lower blood pressure • Improved coordination • Increased flexibility • Greater self-awareness • Improved mental function • Better general health • Improved posture • Increased peace of mind
"T'ai chi has given me self-confidence in my physical abilities that is even more important than the health benefits I've derived. And we have a lot of fun!" --MKB
"It's a wonderful form of relaxation and keeps a nonagenarian supple." --SW, age 94
ZOOM Class Schedule & Cancellations
Due to the Covid-19 risk, I am suspending in-person classes. Knowing how important t'ai chi is for our health (it actually increases resistance to viruses!), I have set up classes via ZOOM. Go to www.zoom.us and download the app to your computer, laptop, or tablet. Then you can use the link I send you to go directly to our meeting.
If you are a current student and haven't heard from me yet, e-mail me for the link to your classes. If you are a new student and would like to join, also e-mail me at Lynne@Lynne.org. I bet you have lots of spare time right now to pick up a new skill like t'ai chi!
I am currently teaching continuing students on Monday and Wednesday morning, with intermediate and advanced classes from 10 - 11:30. Some of my New Hampshire students are able to join us!
Beginners (10-move form) and new students have their own classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. PDT.
I will be able to take payment for classes through PayPal or credit card. Call me at 360-544-8445 to give me your credit card number (which I don't keep on file, so we will do it every month). Or go to www.Paypal.com and enter my e-mail address, Lynne@Lynne.org, to get to my account. I will be charging my regular monthly fee of $60 and will only be doing monthly rates for now.
Click HERE for my schedule of classes when we resume.
DISCLAIMER: Please consult with your physician before beginning any t'ai chi or exercise program. You know your own body, so listen to it carefully. By performing any fitness exercises, including t'ai chi, you perform them at your own risk. Lynne Donnelly will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of online, in-person, livestream, videos, or information shared on this website or via e-mail. The use of any of the material found on this site is at your own risk. Visiting this site and/or registering/attending Zoom or in-person class implies that you have read, understood, acknowledged, and consented to this disclaimer.
I offer private and semi-private classes in both t'ai chi and qigong in your home or my studio. Qigong exercises are a wonderful way to re-energize and rejuvenate during your workday and can help eliminate or reduce problems from repetitive stress or excessive sitting.
For more information or to make an appointment, call (360) 544-8445 or e-mail Lynne@Lynne.org. I am located on Whidbey Island at 5548 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 303, in Freeland, WA.