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.

Can You Pass the 10-Second Balance Test? This simple, often neglected skill can pay huge dividends later in life.


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

My 84-yr old mother just completed the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance class at the UVAC. Over the 11 weeks (22 sessions), she accomplished her personal objective of increasing her strength and balance – but the course provided so much more value. She got out of the house and active twice a week; she exercised her cognitive skills in following the many steps; her confidence in her physical movements significantly increased; and she felt a great sense of accomplishment in learning a new skill and being able to complete the entire set of forms. The instructor, Jess Corbin, was terrific. She was knowledgeable of the martial art and, importantly, worked at a pace my mother was able to follow. She was a real pleasure to work with over the 22 sessions.” — Happy Member


  • August 31, 2022- February 17,
    2022 (24 weeks) Wednesdays and Fridays @ 2-3pm. $240 members/non-members. Payment plan available.

Register at the Welcome Desk 802-296-2850. Questions? Contact Erin Buck ebuck@uvacswim.org or call 802-296-2850 ex 112.