Tai chi class to start Oct. 11

ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is offering a free Tai Chi for Recovery class this fall.

The Downeast Treatment Center (406 State St., Ellsworth) will host an eight-week beginner-level class on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Oct. 11 and continuing through Dec. 6. There will be no class on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.

The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be an effective exercise form that improves health and well-being, and has become increasingly incorporated into the recovery process.

Tai chi’s slow, gentle, controlled movements have been found to reduce stress and anxiety while increasing flexibility, concentration, endurance, balance and muscle strength.

While classes are free, a $5-per-class donation is suggested.

To register or for more information, contact Nina Zeldin at 667-7171 or [email protected].

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