Try Tai Chi at the Monon Community Center

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Try Tai Chi at the Monon Community Center

Here’s what tai chi is and why we think you should try it!


The origins of tai chi date back to ancient China. This mind-body discipline focuses on breath and a set of subtle movements. And, as you’d imagine from an art that’s still well-practiced after all this time, it has many benefits.

We have offered tai chi at the Monon Community Center for a few years now. We are excited to offer a free celebration on April 24 in honor of World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day.

Two of our outstanding instructors, Victoria Wesseler and Ingrid Ritchie, along with members of current tai chi classes,  will lead us through a tai chi demonstration on Facebook Live!

We know that tai chi might be new to you, so we’re sharing some useful info that Wessler and Ritchie suggested.

An Intro to Tai Chi

Frequently Asked Questions, Tai Chi Every Day

We’re kicking off the list with a general tai chi FAQ, written by our very own Ingrid Ritchie. In this article Ritchie shares answers to questions like:

  • What is tai chi?
  • What are the benefits of tai chi?
  • Is tai chi effective? 

The Strong Case for Tai Chi

Using Tai Chi to Build Strength, The New York Times

You may not associate tai chi with strength, but you should! Strength is one of the many great benefits of practicing tai chi regularly. In this article from the New York Times, you’ll learn more about the research and time-tested benefits of this popular exercise.

Tai Chi for All Ages

Tai Chi Is Having a Moment—Here’s Why It’s Actually Worth Your Time, In Shape

In 2018, Pinterest listed tai chi as one of the year’s 100 top trends. You may associate tai chi as something only for our 65 and better community. But that’s not true at all! In this article, you’ll learn about the benefits for all ages.

Tai Chi for Mental Health

Tai chi fights stress, getting popular with Millennials, CNN

Tai chi is all about slowing down, which is great for practicing mindfulness. In this article, you’ll learn even more about the practice’s benefits, as well as how it’s made its way to popularity amongst millennials.

We offer several tai chi programs for all levels and abilities at the Monon Community Center. If you’d like to give tai chi a try, we’d love for you to join us at our World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day Facebook Live event on April 24.

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