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Tai Chi Under the Trees
Saunders Woods Preserve |
September 25, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tai Chi is often practiced outdoors, and Saunders Woods is a beautiful backdrop for this ancient practice. Tai Chi is derived from the martial arts and is composed of slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and deep breathing to enhance physical health and emotional well-being.
Instructor Aimee Alegria Barry from Centaur Tai Chi began studying Yang style Tai Chi and Chi Qi Qong more than 30 years ago. She also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Aimee’s movement background includes dance, Pilates, and therapeutic horsemanship.
In adherence to Montgomery County guidance, event participants must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when they cannot maintain at least 6 feet distance from people who do not live in their household. This applies to all indoor and outdoor events.
Saunders Woods Preserve is a natural oasis for wildlife and community residents in the heart of the Main Line. The Bridlewild Trail passes through the preserve and connects to a wider system of paths that wind through the community. A walk here reveals a lively forest habitat as well as an open meadow that is home to a variety of bird species.
- Meet in the parking lot.
- We’ll be outdoors so apply sunscreen and/or bug spray if needed.
- Please leave your four-footed friends at home.
- Bring a large, FULL water bottle to stay hydrated. You may wish to bring a healthy snack, too.
- Restrooms will be open only during this event.
Please help us all stay safe:
- If you are fully vaccinated it is optional to wear a mask, if you are not vaccinated, please wear your mask, if you cannot maintain 6 feet distance for others. UPDATE 9.7.21 – In adherence to Montgomery County guidance, event participants must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, when they cannot maintain at least 6 feet distance from people who do not live in their household. This applies to all indoor and outdoor events.
- If you are sick, please stay home.
- That I am participating in a yoga class/workshop/retreat, offered by Natural Lands, led by Centaur Tai Chi, during which I will receive information and instruction about tai chi and health. I recognize that tai chi may require some physical exertion, which may be strenuous and may cause physical injury, and I am fully aware of the risks and hazards involved.
- I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in the class/workshop/retreat. I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical condition which would prevent my full participation in the class/workshop/retreat.
- In consideration of being permitted to participate in the class/workshop/retreat, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries, or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the class/workshop/retreat, including following the CDC’s and State of Pennsylvania’s guidelines for the correct social distancing rules for COVID-19.
- I recognize that it is my responsibility to notify my teacher of pregnancy, any serious illness or injury before every class.
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