Tai Chi Chih is being offered at Reiche this fall through the Recreation Department. The classes will continue until January 19th, with two weeks off for Christmas vacation.
Class is held on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Reiche Community Room, 166 Brackett Street.
Tai Chi Chih is a non-martial form of exercise created by Justin Stone, a Tai Chi Chuan master. The slow gentle movements of Tai Chi Chih can be practiced by all age groups. Those who regularly practice Tai Chi Chih claim it helps them to reduce stress, to enhance their balance, and to strengthen their immune system.
Instructor Raymond Reid is known by neighbors for his popular class at Congress Square Park this past summer. He also has a studio on Oak Street.
Raymond completed his Tai Chi Chih Teachers Accreditation in 2009. He appeared in AARP Magazine and on Good Day Maine.
To attend bring loose clothing and comfortable shoes. There is a fee. Pre-registration is $64 for residents, $72 for nonresidents. Save $1 per class by pre-registering at www.portlandrec.com. The drop-in fee is $10 for residents and $11 for non-residents.
Contact Raymond for more information at 207-518-9375 or go to www.taichichihstudio.com.
Community recreational classes are new to Reiche, but have been successful in attracting attendance. Many active neighbors are working with the West End Neighborhood Association and the Rec Department to get more offerings at Reiche in the near future.