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Grounded by Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

Tai Chi: For Beginners, Arthritis & Balance

Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes


Grounded by Yoga is excited to welcome Tai Chi back to the Bloomfield Studio. This particular program will focus on individuals experiencing arthritis and wanting to improve balance.  Although especially effective for arthritis & balance, it is a great start for beginners or Tai Chi curious students.

Choose from one of the following Series (Note: If sold out – you may email us to get on a waiting list)

8 Week Series Begins Friday January 4th 4-5pm

8 Week Series Begins Saturday January 19th 10-11am

Your teacher will introduce the background, warm-ups plus 6 specific forms for you to learn.

Health facilities worldwide have implanted this program. A super modality to assist in balance and over all wellness. Why is it great for arthritis?The slow, fluid movements draw the synovial fluid build away from the inflamed joints.  You should experience a noticeable difference at the end (and before) of this 8 week session.

This is an all-standing program (no floor work). Student may also sit in a chair to do Tai Chi. Clean indoor shoes only. Dress for comfort.

Program is 60 minutes and guided by certified instructor through Paul Lam’s program and great friend of GBY, Sandy Helfand and is approved by the Arthritis Foundation


In 1974 Dr Paul Lam, a family physician from Sydney Australia, took up tai chi to control his arthritis. Tai chi helped him overcome his condition, it also improved every aspect of his life. Dr Lam has created a series of Tai Chi for Health programs and produced instructional materials to make tai chi easy and enjoyable to learn. Through his privately owned company, Tai Chi Productions, his team have produced many best-selling titles worldwide.

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Council on Ageing recommended Dr Lams program. Many governmental departments around the world endorse them. One of the most sought after teachers, Dr Lam must be the first in history to have traveled over a million miles teaching tai chi.

There are over eight million people around the world who have enjoyed and benefited from Dr Lams Tai Chi for Health programs.




From friday, january 4, 2019 4:00PM to friday, february 22, 2019 5:00PM


I am a retired Biology teacher who lives on 3 peaceful acres in Bloomfield , a Wonderful spot for my gardens and pets and me

Since retiring, I have become passionate about aging well and living a healthy lifestyle.

Two years ago I started to share some of that  by volunteering as a  coach for a  balance class to seniors through office of the aging. Which I still do.

That lead to them having me trained to  teach Tai Chi for arthritis, which  is becoming a new passion.

It is SO rewarding to share this wonderful art form with others and I hope you will both benefit from and enjoy it as much as I do teaching and practicing it.