This was taken at Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway by our class member, Wayne Ebinger. Are we not incredibly fortunate to live in such a paradise?
Tai Chi Trusted Info and Links
Are you a member of an organization that might like to know more about Tai Chi and Qigong? We would be delighted to come to one of your meetings and make a short presentation, combined with a demonstration. The video below is our demonstration routine, which contains a little Qigong and a little Tai Chi, to give you an idea of what we do in our classes. Send a request via the Contact Page and Paul will contact you to discuss when and where.
Paul Casper maintains several ‘Master Lists’ that students can use to access practice videos, tai chi science information and even the music we use for classes:
Tai Chi Organizations
Shibashi by the Creator, Professor Lin Housheng.
Laughing Tai Chi Flipboard Magazines
The Laughing Tai Chi Flipboard account offers a wide range of Tai Chi articles, from technical to humorous.
Paul Casper has three Flipboard pages that share the Science of Tai Chi:
Other Area Tai Chi and Qigong Activities
We are focused on educating Haywood county seniors about the health benefits of Tai Chi/Qigong, and making cost-free classes available for them to learn without a cost barrier. However, we are not the only activity that provides classes and we want all seniors to be aware of the other opportunities which may be more convenient or attractive. The list below is complete to our knowledge.
Haywood Regional Fitness Center : Occasionally has Tai Chi/Qigong classes. Check the online schedule.
Waynesville Yoga Center: The Yoga Center on Waynesville’s Main Street also occasionally has classes.
Asheville Classes: For some that live closer to Asheville, there are a number of classes available:
WNC Tai Chi for Arthritis : These classes are offered by our own Anne Plyler in Asheville, where she lives. She teaches here in Haywood every Thursday.
There are numerous other Tai Chi/Qigong activities in Asheville, which a Google search will reveal.
Of course you should make friends in your Tai Chi class. We cannot wait for friends to come to
us. Join a club, get involved at church, or volunteer.
Ladies: Did you know there really is a Red Hat Society? Find a chapter near you.
Red Hat Society
Staying Healthy As We Age
The Aging Gracefully site features occasional articles on Tai Chi that cover many aspects of aging.
WNC Aging Resources
Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging
125 Bonnie Lane Sylva NC 28779
Phone: (828) 586-1962
Fax: (828) 586-1968
Serves the following counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain (EBCI)
Land-of-Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Highway Suite 140 Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 251-6622
Fax: (828) 251-6353
Serves the following counties: Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Transylvania
High Country Council of Governments
468 New Market Boulevard Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 265-5434
Fax: (828) 265-5439
Serves the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yance