Commonly referred to as “meditation in motion”, Tai Chi is characterized by methodically slow, continuous, and circular movements designed to stretch the body, promote balance, and reduce stress. Participants are encouraged to move only within their level of comfort to ensure safety while practicing coordinated movements and deep breathing to promote concentration and focus. NOTE: We recommend comfortable clothes, bare feet, socks or flat, flexible shoes attached at the heel. You’ll need a space free of clutter on the floor of at least 6 ft. by 6 ft. Recommended props: chair (for a seated practice or balance)
This class is appropriate for all students with all experience levels, including new and beginner students who are still learning the basics.
Gentle, with slow sustained movement on the mat.
In 2016, Sharif retired from his Health Information Management position and was faced with physical challenges from arthritis as well as a knee replacement which left some residual mobility issues. He was committed to staying active after retirement and started taking Tai Chi for Arthritis classes. He holds certifications in Tai Chi for arthritis, fall prevention, energy, rehabilitation, and seated classes and enjoys sharing his love for Tai Chi in the Pittsburgh, PA area.Learn more