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Wellness Programs

Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Individuals with Special Needs

Every Friday @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

A combination of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, involving simple, gentle movements with mindful breathing. These exercises can help relieve all forms of stress – physical, mental, emotional – restoring the mind and body to a state of calm and wellbeing. The grounding effect of the
exercises helps with feeling balanced on a physical level as well as helps promote a feeling of self-worth, having purpose, and being connected to the world at large. Sessions typically end with a short meditation session.

Aligned with my philosophy of giving back to the community, I am happy to provide this class FREE of cost or have a minimum donation of $5 towards JCHAC’s conservation efforts.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration required. No drop-ins. Please register by end of business one day prior to class date. (Eg. Wed evening for Thu class, or Thu evening for Fri class).

About Your Instructors

Dechen Yee is a certified Tai Chi instructor, author, and gardening enthusiast. She teaches at a community centre, retirement homes, a long-term care facility and at the Next Step to Active Living program for adults with acquired physical disabilities from conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s.

At the community centre, she teaches the 24 form Yang Style Tai Chi. At retirement homes and the Next Steps program, she offers a combination of gentle Tai Chi moves and Qigong exercises for participants facing challenges to their mobility, balance or coordination. She loves being involved with the community and being part of their wellness journey. Making a positive impact, no matter how small, is important to her.

The Tao principles of simplicity, patience, compassion, going with the flow, letting go and harmony with nature resonate with her.


Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Individuals with Special Needs


Every Friday @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Tai Chi and Qi Gong for Individuals with Challenges

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