Special Events

DON’T JUST ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE,
ADD LIFE TO YOUR YEARS (Anonymous).

TWO SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE – ONE IN BEGINNER, ONE IN ADVANCED

TAI CHI IN THE GREAT ROOM OF THE 55 ACTIVITY CENTRE
Limited to 12 participants. Intended for Squamish Seniors (55+).
Kriszti will be instructing – she recently obtained a Tai Chi instructor’s certification.

Presented by the Squamish Seniors Centre Society and made
possible with a grant by the Emergency Community Support Fund, which is hereby gratefully acknowledged.

There will be 9 classes for each of two sessions.

Session 3, beginners Fri, 1 – 2 pm Start 13-Nov Finish 22-Jan
Session 4, for those who have taken Session 1 or 2 in the park Wed, 4 – 5 pm Start 18-Nov Finish 27-Jan

There will be no classes Dec. 23, 25, 30 and Jan 1.
Sessions 1 and 2 were held at the O’Siyam Pavilion and have now ended.

PROGRAMME: With moves in a flowing practice that are meditative and stress reducing, Kriszti will teach an easy form of Tai Chi that will enhance balance, coordination and concentration. Using these forms one does not need a lot of body strength as the moves are soft and flowing.

PAYMENT: This is heavily subsidized – Fee $27.00 for 9 classes. Cash or cheque within 24 hours of registration. Cheques made payable to: SQUAMISH SENIORS CENTRE SOCIETY

If you participated in Wednesday’s Tai Chi in the Park, your fee is reduced by $2.00 because the last week’s class was cancelled due to the cold weather.

We will practice Covid-19 precautions – bring your own mask. Information: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19.

Registration and further details: Patricia 604 815 0805See the “assumption of risk” form that you will be asked to sign at the start of the session – LINK
WWW.SQUAMISHSENIORSCENTRE.COM

Classes for Squamish Seniors (55+) are given by
our newly certified Kriszti Richterne

Kriszti will begin with a “4-minute fitness” routine to warm up your body, and awaken your soul and spirit with 5 easy exercises to tune into Tai Chi.
Then build on those slowly over the next weeks to 9 “easy to memorize” postures (the Infinite Nine) which are not as complicated as other traditional methods.
Below are some of the benefits of Tai Chi and 4-minute fitness:

Physical benefits
• Increased flexibility – particularly in the often-forgotten spine. Maintenance of flexibility in spinal joints is ‘oh so important’.
• Full range of motion in a lot of your joints – motion is lotion, as they say. Better yet – use it or lose it!
• Increased strength, particularly of the leg muscles
• Better balance, fewer falls
• Improved posture
• Improved immune functioning. (Why? Mental stillness and reduced stress help immune function, as does exercise.)
• Improved, deeper breathing – leading to increased oxygenation and vitality of all tissues, improved immune functioning, deeper relaxation
• Many people have reduced pain – particularly noticed in shoulders, back, legs and knees
• Increased vitality, energy, and life – and an increased awareness of the ever-present ‘chi’.
• Enhanced coordination, and improved fine motor skills.
• Decreased blood pressure
• Decreased breathing and heart rates

Mental benefits
• Reduced stress
• Increased relaxation
• Increased concentration and mental focus
• Improved memory
• Increased sense of happiness, contentedness and inner peace
• Greater ability to ‘be in the moment’, to pull out of the craziness of everyday living
• An often-profound sense of being here, now. (Wherever you go, there you are…) In other words, reducing the tendency to live in the past, or worry about the future.
• A higher level of happiness