THRIVE TAI CHI:
Easy and accessible TAI CHI for any age or ability level.
New to TAI CHI? Long time fan?
You’ve come to the right place. Here, you will learn what TAI CHI is, what it can do for you, and how to get started.
The flowing movements of TAI CHI allow your joints to operate more smoothly. Relaxed postures and circular movements encourage limberness and fluid motions. Turning, stretching, and gentle twisting cause every part of your body to explore a full range of motion without strain.
TAI CHI can:
Improve heart health
Improve balance and flexibility
Boost your mood and quiet your mind.
Calm focus and deep breathing while practicing these gentle movement patterns promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being. The outside world melts away, and there is a brief respite from everyday concerns. Your TAI CHI practice can become a tool you instinctively use as you move through your day to create an island of peaceful, calm, focused, attention when stressful situations arise.
I teach an easy, accessible form of Tai Chi that can be done at any age or ability level. The class consists of slow, gentle movements based on classic Tai Chi principles. There is nothing to remember and nothing to get right. You simply do what you see and “go with the flow”. By the end of class, you will wonder where the time went, and realize that you feel pretty good.
You can sign up for my online classes or join me for in person sessions at
Online group classes on zoom
Monday's at 12:00 PM EST
Thursday's at 3:00 PM EST
Tai Chi for Veterans
Zoom link will be provided after sign up
One to one training available on request
Subscribe monthly or pay as you go
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Arlette is a TAI CHI practitioner and instructor who enjoys bringing the benefits of TAI CHI to all kinds of people, regardless of age or physical ability. Arlette comes to TAI CHI from a lifetime of experience as a mother, a caregiver and a therapist, holding advanced degrees in music therapy and occupational therapy.
Arlette teaches TAI CHI to veterans in Pennsylvania and through the Community Care Network of the Veterans Administration. Arlette enjoys sharing the physical and mental benefits (and sheer fun) of TAI CHI. Your only instructions are to do what you see.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I can’t stand up or have limited mobility?
TAI CHI can be done standing or sitting down. The movements can be adapted for all levels and abilities. As an occupational therapist, I am well versed in adaptive techniques to help you enjoy TAI CHI at your own pace and ability level. There is no bad Tai Chi only better Tai Chi!
How much do classes cost?
Online/In-person group classes $15
Individual classes $50
No cost classes available for veterans and family members accompanying them.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. You can do TAI CHI barefoot, or in non-skid socks or shoes that will not slip off. It’s nice to be able to feel the ground or floor under your feet, but wear what works for you that you can move safely in.
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Tai Chi For Veterans
Did you know?
You have a TAI CHI health benefit through the VA Community Care network!
TAI CHI can improve balance and reduce fall risk.
TAI CHI can help manage stress and pain.
TAI CHI can relieve depression and anxiety.
TAI CHI can improve mobility and flexibility.
I am certified to provide TAI CHI to veterans online and in person through the VA Community Care Network. Ask your healthcare provider to give you a referral for TAI CHI or contact me for more information.