Four weeks to Improved Integration

Part 3: Upper Body Meditative Movement Course

Group Chair Tai Chi

Enrollment For This Course Is Currently Closed

To be notified when the next session opens, please join our waitlist!

Harmonize Your Upper Body Movements

Upper body movements are instinctual and essential for enhancing fluidity and spatial awareness. By harmonizing the upper and lower body through meditative movement, the brain is reprogrammed, reducing the risk of falls and overall balancing the body.

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How We Can Help

We teach people how to harmonize their upper body through a unique four week course using a hybrid model of online learning and live-streamed group classes with a certified instructor. Our gentle meditative exercises, suitable for seated positions, are customized to meet individual needs.

What You Will Learn In This Course

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Regulated Breathing

Grasp the importance of implementing a controlled breathing technique to enhance your skills and well-being.

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Range of Motion

Develop a flexible range of motion in the upper body to enhace your overall movement and flexibility.

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Pacing Your Breath

Understand how to synchronize your breath with movement to deepen your mind-body connection.

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Optimal Body Alignment

Learn how to use the resting position and properly align the upper body for optimal performance in Tai Chi.

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Upper Body Patterns

Master fundamental upper body patterns necessary for progression to 8 form Tai Chi for Better Balance.

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Experiencing Vibrancy

Discover how to increase your enjoyment of the journey to a healthier, more energized lifestyle.

Kind Words From Our Wonderful Students

I am intrigued with the fact that our toes make such a significant contribution to balance and motion. Also, I did not realize I had lost some of my ability to use my toes! This new insight brings with it a great challenge to work for improvement.

Judy | Retiree

At age 84 I know how important balance is, so I was surprised to see how important it is for my toes to be strong and flexible.

Janet | Retiree

Since practicing toe strengthening exercises, I’m finding myself often tuning in to whether I am using my toes throughout the day, especially on walks. Thank you, Julie!

Jill | Retiree

Strengthening my toes has given me noticeable improvement in my ability to stand, walk and maintain better balance.

Candace | Retiree

Assess Your Technology Readiness For This Course

Participation in our online courses requires a little bit of technology setup and navigation. Our assessment questions will help you see what technology you can already handle and where you might need a little technical assistance to successfully join our program.

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Can you manage email reminders to stay on schedule with the class?

Communication via email is an essential aspect of engagement with our courses. We routinely email course content updates, Zoom meeting invitations, and responses to support requests.

Can you whitelist an email?

Whitelisting our Everyday Brain Fitness emails will guarantee that your computer identifies our messages as secure rather than spam, allowing you to successfully receive all of our communications.

Are you set up to operate Zoom with ease?

For the live online portions of our course, you must be able to join a Zoom web conferencing meeting with video and audio turned on.

Do you have a Zoom compatible microphone?

Our live classes encourage active engagement with the class instructor and the other participants. You must have the ability to mute/unmute your microphone and adjust volume settings in Zoom without assistance from the instructor during live sessions.

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Can your camera effectively show your full body on Zoom?

During live classes on Zoom, your camera must be able to capture a full view of your seated body, including your feet, so that the class instructor can observe your movements and provide personalized feedback. Likewise, you must also be able to see the instructor’s movements so that you can mimic demonstrated exercises.  Aim for a setup resembling a 6-foot distance from the instructor for optimal engagement. User devices integrated with a smart TV offer an exceptional viewing experience.

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Pro Tip

Not sure how how to navigate some or even all of this technology?

Enlist a tech-savvy family member, friend, or hired guru to assist you with your setup!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to help seniors enhance their foot and toe strength, improve balance, and increase overall mobility through targeted exercises and techniques specifically focusing on toe muscles and alignment.

Do I need to be able to stand unassisted to do the exercises?

Most of this class is focused on seated positions, Any standing will be optional and a seated modification will be shown.

What if I am unsure about handling the technology required for this course?

Consider enlisting a tech-savvy family member, friend, or hired guru to assist you with your setup.

Will I get personal feedback on my work in this group course?

Yes! The certified class instructor will personally review and comment on all posted work.

How will I remember what I was shown in the live group class in order to practice?

The group exercises are broken into individual recordings to watch as often as needed while practicing.

What happens if I miss class?

No worries! The classes are recorded, so you can catch up on the basic material and get your individualized assistance during the next live class.

Can I share the exercise videos & links with my spouse and friends?

No! Please do not share our videos and links with others. The biggest value of this program lies in how the certified class instructor observes each participant and offers customized alterations of the exercises as needed. This observation is particularly important for people who may be at high fall risk. It is why we hold live classes instead of simply offering a digital download of the exercises.

What is your refund policy?

Due to our small class sizes and the individualized attention provided, we do not offer refunds. When you register, you are securing a spot that could otherwise have been filled by another participant so we appreciate your commitment to your enrollment.

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Upper Body Meditative Movement Course

Next Course: TBA

Livestreams on Wednesdays at 11 am PST

$97

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4 Weekly live-streamed group classes with Q&A led by a certified instructor

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Customization of exercises by a certified instructor as needed

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16 recorded exercises

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Livestream recordings

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Access to certified instructor via secure online platform

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30 day access to all course content beyond the last live class date

Ready To Harmonize Your Upper Body Movements?

We would love to work with you, but this course has already completed. To be notified when signups re-open, please join our  Lower Body Balance Course wait list!

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