TAI JI QUAN: Moving for Better Balance

TAI JI QUAN: Moving for Better Balance

What is Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance ® offers an integrated training experience in motor-sensory-cognitive systems and postural control.


Chair-supported progressions, from completely seated, through sit-and-stand, to chair-assisted, with a variety of challenges to meet the performance capabilities
of participants. Self-initiated, controlled movements such as: unilateral weight- bearing and weight-shifting; trunk rotation, ankle sways, coordinated eye-head-hand movements; taxing sensory integration; limits of stability; functional adaption anticipatory and compensatory responses; and effective gait patterns. Home-based exercises are included for additional out-of-class practice.


Training goals are to improve static and dynamic postural stability, mindful control of body positioning in space, functional walking activities, movement symmetry and coordination, to increase range of motion around the ankle joints, and build lower- extremity strength.

Participating in this program was one of the best things
I have ever done for myself. It has not only given me better balance, but I feel like my memory has improved. I’d recommend it to anyone.

— Marilyn


  •  February 2 -April 22 Tuesday and Thursday @ 11am-12pm. $240 members, $360 non-members.
  • May 10- July 28 Mondays and Wednesdays @ 12-1pm. $240 members, $360 non-members.

Register at the Welcome Desk 802-296-2850. Questions? Contact Jess: jcorbin@uvacswim.org or call 802-296-2850 ex 104.