The ultimate in no-impact aerobics, tai chi naturally relaxes the body, promoting calm and peace of mind while improving posture, balance, and flexibility. The practice increases blood flow throughout the entire body, keeps joints flexible, and restores elasticity to muscles. It is a form of exercise that actually becomes better for you as you age. This course focuses on a portion of the Hwa Yu short form. Through these forms, you will learn fundamental skills such as stance, step patterns, basic blocking, and whole-body movement. In the Beginner class, students will learn a short sampler form which embodies the basic principles of Tai Chi and can be practiced in a limited space environment. No prior experience is required.