FLC Seniors Tai Chi

Master Cai

Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese Martial Art consisting of slow, rhythmic, and focused movements that promote peace, calm, and strength by harnessing ones personal energy into unique flow patterns. Seniors, in particular, have reported the many benefits of Tai Chi when practiced on a regular basis:

  • Improved balance, endurance, and flexibility
  • Reduced pain, stress, and blood pressure levels
  • Improved posture, core area strength, and mental focus
  • Improved health, and a sense of well being. 

FLC Seniors offers Cai Tai Chi which is based on the 105-movement traditional Yang Style, the most popular form practiced in China.

Miss Vicki

Instructors:  Our classes are taught by Master Geng Z. Cai and Master Vicky Wu, two world-class instructors who use their own Cai method of instruction. Students are taught in a friendly and sociable group environment, and are encouraged to focus on the quality, rather than quantity, of movements learned.

Location:  Deer Run Community Association (DRCA), 2223 146th Ave SE

Schedule:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

Level 1-Tu (Beginner) TUESDAY Vicky 9:30am - 10:30am
Level 1-Th (Beginner) THURSDAY Vicky 10:45am - 11:45am
Level 2 * THURSDAY Vicky 9:30am - 10:30am
Level 3 * TUESDAY  Vicky 10:45am - 11:45am
Level 4 * TUESDAY Master Cai 9:30am - 10:30am
Level 5 * THURSDAY Master Cai 10:45am - 11:45am
Level 6 * TUESDAY Master Cai 10:45am - 11:45am
Level 7 * THURSDAY  Master Cai 9:30am - 10:30am

* Levels 2 through 7 are for those with previous experience with Cai Tai Chi

Sessions:

  • Fall 2021 --> October 5 to December 16, no November 11 (10 weeks) each Level is $70
  • WINTER 2022 --> January 4 to March 10 (10 weeks) each Level is $75 - Registration is now CLOSED
  • Spring 2022 --> Tentative dates March 29 to June 2 (10 weeks) each Level is $75 - Registration dates to be determined

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

On September 15, 2021, the Government of Alberta issued the Restriction Exemption Program (REP), which the Deer Run Community Association has implemented. Effective November 15, 2021, QR Codes are required under "REP" and will be scanned upon first entry to the centre. The QR Codes may be in paper form or on your cell phone.

Masks and social distancing are required.

Safety is the priority of the Tai Chi committee. In the event of a lockdown, Zoom classes will likely be offered once again. We believe that it is important to continue the gentle and healthy practice of Tai Chi, especially during these tumultuous times.


What to Wear:  yoga/jogging pants or loose slacks, comfortable and lightweight shoes, and a white t-shirt or a Cai Tai Chi t-shirt (available for $15 at the start of every session).

For Tai Chi Registration and Information on Levels:

For FLC Seniors Club Membership Information:  As all Tai Chi students must be members, click on "MEMBERSHIP INFO" at the top of this page.

For Other Tai Chi Information: