TAI CHI at the PITTSBURGH BOTANIC GARDEN in Collier Township
Saturday morning, July 18, 10:00 to 11:00
The Botanic Garden provides a perfect setting to let nature nurture your body, mind and spirit. We will move with the clouds, enjoy the sounds of the birds, be energized by the open sky above and supported by Mother Earth under our feet. Tai Chi is known as a meditation in motion. Rich in imagery and culture it could also be called poetry in motion.
The class will introduce basic tai chi exercises suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Tai Chi is traditionally done standing. No equipment is necessary. Please wear flat, flexible shoes and comfortable clothes appropriate to the weather.
Fees: $5 for garden members, $10 for non-members (sign-up and pay upon arrival).
All fees received will benefit the garden. As a non-member this fee allows you full access to the garden so come explore: early on a Thursday or stay late on a Saturday. Bring a picnic!
If the weather is inclement the program will be canceled. For information, please call the garden 1-2 hours before the scheduled start time. 412 444 4464
Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 (the garden closes at 8:00 pm)
July 23 and August 20
Saturday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00
August 15, September 19
For directions and more information about the garden go to their website:
Welcome to Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh. My name is Gurney Bolster. I have launched Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh as a way of sharing my life-long passion for movement and to help people recognize the benefits of Tai Chi. An ancient mind-body exercise from China, Tai Chi is known to relieve stress; to improve balance, agility and flexibility; to increase body awareness; and to bolster overall health and wellbeing. Tai Chi teaches us to respect the body and to feel whole, to move efficiently, and to live in harmony with our surroundings. Gentle yet powerful, this mindful movement practice is a welcome complement to Western exercise and medicine.
Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh is dedicated to providing and promoting quality Tai Chi programs in the Pittsburgh area. These unique programs, created by the Tai Chi for Health Institute of Sydney, Australia, have reached more than 5 million people world wide Tai Chi for Health Pittsburgh offers ongoing classes in the South Hills and Pittsburgh’s North Side. Newcomers are introduced to Tai Chi through accessible beginner level classes while more experienced students will be motivated by the challenge of advanced classes.
Click here to learn more about Gurney.