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Beginners Tai Chi

Beginners Tai Chi

 

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Time: 3:30p - 4:30p
Location: Resilient Living Center
Facilitator: Shannon Kiley and Tyler McCauley
Cost: Members $440 | Non-Members $550 |OR $20/class

Designed for: Individuals experiencing mild to moderate disability
Open to: Anyone interested in maintaining brain health through movement

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Program Description: 

The practice of Tai Chi has widely known and well-researched benefits for the body and mind. Studies show improvements in cognition and an increase in balance and fall reduction for participants who practice this gentle flowing sequence of movements. Join this small group program designed with adaptations specific to meeting the movement challenges experienced in aging and aging with cognitive change. This program is a fun and social way to connect with others and is perfect as a couple’s experience together. 

If you or someone you love wants to: 

- Improve balance

- Increase body and mind coordination

- Build confidence

- Stimulate your brain
- Reduce stress


Facilitator Biography

Shannon Kiley | LiveWell Faculty
Shannon brings together diverse bodies of knowledge and experience into her theoretical framework and practices.  As a master’s level board certified music therapist, she offers music as healing in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, homes, rehabilitation centers, hospices and residential living communities.

She is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and music producer, releasing music under the moniker Olive Tiger. Shannon views the music studio and the creative process as a call into growth and transformation and loves to invite others into that space.  Shannon began practicing tai chi in 2008 with the Taoist Tai Chi and remains fascinated with meditative movement. She cultivates regular yoga and mindfulness practices and loves to read and hike. 

Facilitator Biography

Tyler McCauley |Wellbeing Director of Fitness and Movement
Tyler has been involved in the Fitness and Wellness industry in a variety of ways for the past 27 years. As a Personal Trainer, Health Club Owner and Manager and Executive Director, he believes in the ability of all bodies regardless of age, to flourish given the right support.

He has had the privilege of training diverse populations; Olympic athletes, celebrities, older adults and those living with physical disabilities as well as some of the top orthopedic professionals throughout his career. As the Wellness Director of Fitness and Movement at LiveWell, he is passionate about creating opportunities to challenge stereotypes around physical fitness and aging.

Tyler holds a BS, MBA and personal training certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Sports Performance Association (CSAC), and a second level Resistance Training Specialist (RTS II). Tyler has a very busy family life making sure he attends every sporting event of his three children.


When:
Monday, April 22, 2024, 3:30 PM until Friday, June 28, 2024, 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Resilient Living Center
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

860.628.9000
Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
 
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Category:
In-Person
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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