Exclusive Master Tai Chi Class Offered at The Paradise Center on Longboat Key

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Pictured: Master Max G. Yan leading the class at The Paradise Center in 2021. Credit: DS Blaney, The Paradise Center.

Master Max G. Yan, a native of China with extensive training in ancient martial arts and an intimate understanding of the benefits of Tao exercise, will be leading a Tai Chi class at The Paradise Center on Longboat Key, Friday, April 8, 2022. Master Yan currently resides and teaches Chen Taiji in Florida. He has been promoting traditional Chinese health care exercises for over 30 years and is a 27th generation practitioner of Dragon Gate Taoism. Master Yan is also the principal author of, “What is Chi?” by Endless Forest Publishers. Tai Chi is a form of exercise that involves slow movements and deep breaths and is known to have many physical and emotional benefits, such as decreased anxiety and depression, improved cognition, reduced stress, better moods and sleep, reduced pain from arthritis, improved balance to reduce risk of falling and more. Tai Chi is beneficial for all ages but is ideal for seniors.

This Master Tai Chi class will take place outdoors, 10-11:30am Friday, April 8 at The Paradise Center on Longboat Key. Rain Date: April 9. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes. Water provided. This class is free for Members of The Paradise Center and $20 for Non-Members. Cash at the door is preferred. Check or credit card may be used in advance (prior to April 8) at The Paradise Center, Mon-Fri 9:30am-3:30pm. The Paradise Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life on Longboat Key by promoting accessible healthcare and providing year-round lifestyle enrichment programs. Its exercise classes and educational seminars are designed to keep seniors active both mentally and physically, and their new Medical Suite is home to a variety of medical services, such as dermatology, ENT/audiology, podiatry and primary care. 

Pictured: Master Max G. Yan leading the class at The Paradise Center in 2021. Credit: DS Blaney, The Paradise Center.

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