FLC Seniors Tai Chi

Seniors Tai Chi in Calgary

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.

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

Schedule:  Tuesdays and Thursdays

Level 1-Tu (Beginner) TUESDAY Vicky 9:30am - 10:30am $70
Level 1-Th (Beginner) THURSDAY Vicky 10:45am - 11:45am $70
Level 2 * THURSDAY Vicky 9:30am - 10:30am $70
Level 3 * TUESDAY  Vicky 10:45am - 11:45am $70
Level 4 * TUESDAY Master Cai 9:30am - 10:30am $70
Level 5 * THURSDAY Master Cai 10:45am - 11:45am $70
Level 6 * TUESDAY Master Cai 10:45am - 11:45am $70
Level 7 * THURSDAY  Master Cai 9:30am - 10:30am $70

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

Sessions:

  • Fall 2021 --> October 5 to December 9 (10 weeks)
  • Winter 2022 --> January to March (dates to be determined)
  • Spring 2022 --> April to June (dates to be determined)

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

On September 15, the Government of Alberta issued the Restriction Exemption Program (REP), which the DRCA has implemented.

Additionally, the FLC Seniors Board has stated that ALL participants MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. The following will be accepted as verification:

  • your original Record of Vaccinations (two pieces of paper)
  • a photocopy of your Record of Vaccinations
  • a photo of your Record of Vaccinations
  • the new Credential Card from MyHealthRecords

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: