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We are excited to offer a 2nd session of the 6-week series, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention led by Colleen Shea. This series is hosted by the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center and co-sponsored by the Roger Williams Park Conservancy. All classes will take place in-person in the tranquil setting of the Botanical Center on Wednesdays from 9am-10am, March 16th – April 13th. Experience how Tai Chi can embrace Your mind, body, and spirit! Sign up for the whole series or individual sessions!

“Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention” is a program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, founder of the Tai Chi for Health Institute. This program is supported for safety and effectiveness by the CDC, and the Arthritis Foundations of America, Australia, and Arthritis Care UK.

What is Tai Chi? Known for its health benefits, the art of Tai Chi is a continuous flow of slow, gentle movements. In this 6-week series, you will learn warm-up movements, and a short beginner level sequential form to improve your balance, coordination, and agility.

Certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute, our instructor, Colleen Shea, has 21 years of Tai Chi experience, and has been teaching this Tai Chi for Health program since 2015. Colleen is a native Rhode Islander, and prior to establishing her business in 2015, Be Balanced Tai Chi and Qigong, LLC, Colleen was a special Educator in the Providence Public Schools.

What to wear/bring:
Participants should bring bottled water to keep hydrated.
Wear light, breathable flowy clothes to stay cool.
Bring a flat sneaker type shoe to change into for class.
Note: Masks are required inside the greenhouses.

$40 for all five sessions or $10 per session.
15% RWPBC Member Discount.
All sales are final.
Registration fee can be waived upon request by emailing the Roger Williams Park Conservancy.


Botanical Center
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907 United States
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(401) 680-7263