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Tai Chi CE Activities Offered at SWOSU

October 24, 2007

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is offering three Tai Chi continuing education activities in the near future on the Weatherford campus. They are:

  • Balance Improvement and Stress Management Based on Medical Tai Chi

October 25, 7-9 p.m. (One time session), SWOSU Wellness Center

  • Beginning Tai Chi for Life: Relaxation and Teacher Training

November 1– December 13, 7-8:30 p.m., SWOSU Wellness Center, Meets on Thursday evenings

  • Intermediate Tai Chi for Life: Relaxation and Teacher Training

November 1– December 13, 7-8:30 p.m., SWOSU Wellness Center Meets on Thursday evenings            

Activity summaries are: Beginning Tai Chi for Life is geared toward those who want to improve their flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and aid in injury avoidance (especially falling). These exercises are appropriate for individuals of all ages and have a long history of being effective in stress management.

Intermediate Tai Chi for Life will help improve on the postures that were practiced in Beginning Tai Chi and additional postures will also be introduced. Beginning Tai Chi is a pre-requisite for Intermediate Tai Chi.

Balance Improvement and Stress Management Based on Medical Tai Chi is geared towards individuals who have arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and balance difficulties. Individuals will learn the basic understanding of the origins and current nature of Tai Chi as a world-wide form of exercise. This one evening activity will include both standing and seated energy exercises designed to promote relaxation.

Dr. Robert (Sam) Lackey is the instructor for Beginning and Intermediate Tai Chi for Life and Balance Improvement and Stress Management Based on Medical Tai Chi.

SWOSU CE activity registration and participant fee information are available by phone, (580) 774-7012, or in person at the SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs, Room 209, Thomas P. Stafford Center, on the SWOSU Weatherford campus. Registration for CE Activities is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early registration is recommended.

Additional information and the current activity schedule regarding CE activities at SWOSU may be found at the SWOSU CE website located at http://www.swosu.edu/administration/osp/ce/index.asp

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