Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that involves a series of gentle physical movements. It is frequently described as meditation in motion – also medication in motion. It promotes serenity and is a mind-body intervention. From a physical standpoint, Tai Chi helps improve balance, agility, posture, breath, and more. It can be used for the treatment and prevention of psychosomatic disorders involving stress, such as hypertension, respiratory ailments, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, pain, dermatitis, ulcers, and more. For this class there is a $5 cash fee payable to the instructor.
Tai Chi as a relaxation intervention is known to benefit anxiety, depression, blood pressure, to improve immune function, to increase blood levels of endorphins which interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body.
Wear comfortable athletic clothing and sneakers. Program is geared for adults; interested teens are welcome.
About the Instructor: Jeri Beaumont is a former professional dancer with an extensive background in many forms of dance. Jeri started her career working as a classical dancer in the Radio City Music Hall’s “Ballet Corps”. She later appeared on Broadway and performed in Night Clubs. Jeri also performed at the famous New Jersey Meadowbrook Dinner Theatre. While teaching ballet at Montclair State University, Jeri discovered her interest in Nutrition and went on to to become a Registered Dietitian and thus began her second career, working primarily with the Senior Nutrition Programs in both Union and Bergen Counties. It was during that time that Jeri started her training with Harry Legg of New Jersey Tai Chi, discovering the joy and benefits of Tai Chi and going on to becoming certified as an instructor through New Jersey Tai Chi and Master Richard Clear.