Join the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute a series of virtual 30-minute, instructor-led group tai chi classes, specially developed to support heart and lung patients, and those who support them. One of two instructors — Hui Hwang, LAc, and Scott Phelps, LAc — will teach the classes.
The program is offered via Zoom once a week for six (6) weeks on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program also provides daily practice recordings.
Cost is free to attend.
- Five (5) minutes: warm-up
- 15 minutes: tai chi movements
- 10 minutes: guided breathing exercises
We'll teach you how to evaluate your exercise tolerance level and modify your activity.
What is tai chi?
- A form of martial arts, it originated in China thousands of years ago.
- Characterized as a graceful exercise that's now used for stress reduction and other health conditions, it has been shown to improve muscle strength, flexibility and balance.
- It's frequently described as "meditation in motion."
- It promotes mind-body connection through gentle and flowing movements.
- All ages can practice tai chi
Tai chi's benefits for patients with heart and lung conditions include:
- Reducing the risks of cardiovascular and respiratory disease
- Improving cardiopulmonary health
- Improving physical function
- Improving quality of life
You're welcome to register for multiple class series.
Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m.
- Series 2: Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, Oct. 1
- Series 3: Oct. 8, 15, 22, and 29, Nov. 5 and 12
- Series 4: Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, Feb. 4 and 11
- Series 5: Feb. 18 and 25, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
- Series 6: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, May 6
- Series 7: May 13, 20 and 27, June 3,10 and 17
Nursing students from community schools may attend this class. When registering, please indicate that you are a nursing student when entering your name. At the beginning of class, please also notify the instructor that you are a student.
Registration is required. This is a series of six (6) online classes. Classes are typically offered on consecutive Fridays from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
By registering for the first class in a series, you are registered for all six classes in that series. Late registrations are welcome. Call 657-282-6357 for late registrations.
If you are a nursing student, please indicate so when entering your name.