• By Walkertown Branch
  • Posted Friday, May 28, 2021

Tai Chi on the Lawn - Free Class Every Friday at Walkertown

Instructor Mark Fleming is back teaching the ongoing adult beginner tai chi class at the Walkertown Branch Library—only in the outdoor 2.0 edition! To make it as safe as possible, the class will meet on the library lawn, and everyone will be asked to maintain social distance. Join the group every Friday at 10 a.m. for an hour of tai chi “play” that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Fleming is a writer and former English teacher who has been studying tai chi for over ten years with the Golden Flower Tai Chi School. He also has a black belt in Goju-ryu karate. In addition to his class at Walkertown Branch Library, he co-teaches tai chi at Guilford College in Greensboro.

Please, view this introduction video - https://friendsofthewalkertownlibrary.org/tai-chi-with-mark-fleming/

Fleming started practicing tai chi after suffering from debilitating lower back pain, He found tai chi to be safe, gentle exercise, as well as self-empowering, a form of moving meditation and a means of cultivating a sense of well-being. He approaches tai chi practice as “play.” His classes play with movement, breath and energy, bringing together mind, body and spirit. He teaches the Golden Flower Tai Chi beginner qigong form as well as the Yang-style short form.

Tai chi is a low-impact exercise that has many potential benefits, including decreased stress (we all need that!) and improved balance.

To learn more about Tai Chi and health, visit the Mayo Clinic webpage for tai chi: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/tai-chi/art-20045184

This class is free and sponsored by Friends of the Walkertown Library.

Please register by phone 336-703-2990 or via email walkertownlibrary@gmail.com. The class is limited to 10 participants. Masks are required to participate.

Free Tai Chi Practice with Mark Fleming
Every Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Walkertown Branch Library lawn
2969 Main St. Walkertown, NC 27051

Call (336) 703-2990 for more information.
Click here for driving directions.

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