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Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

Tai Chi

Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

SERIES 1: TAI CHI for Beginners, Balance, Stress Relief and Arthritis

Your Tai Chi 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. Clean indoor shoes only (or barefoot). Dress for comfort. 

  • 8 Week Beginner Tai Chi Series: On hold since pandemic. We expect a new teacher soon.

You may register in one of 3 ways:

    • Mail Check (include your email please so we may send an intake form) Grounded by Yoga, 8901 Belcher Road Bloomfield NY 14469
    • Register Online: CLICK HERE
    • Call with CC info 585-861-9642

Refund Policy: No refunds 3 days after purchase or once program starts – whichever comes first. There are no exceptions. due to NYS mandates we are limited in class size.


SERIES 1-2: TAI CHI for Continuing Practitioners

Perfect for those who are reasonably comfortable with the Part I forms, OR have some other Sun style Tai Chi experience. Too challenging for first timers.  In this class you will learn new forms that continue the 6 forms learned in Part 1.

The first half hour will be practicing our warm ups and Part 1 forms and the second half hour will be learning new forms and gradually putting them all together.

Wonderful for balance , arthritis, stress relief, and a general feeling of well being. 


8 Week Continuing Tai Chi Part 1-2:

Yoga Teacher Training in the Finger Lakes

About Your Tai Chi Teachers:

Sandy Helfand

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 and became a  certified Tai Chi instructor through Paul Lam’s program.  Two years ago I started to share some of that by coaching balance classes to seniors through office of the aging. That lead to them having me trained to teach Tai Chi for arthritis, balance & beginners 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.

Jamie Buttaccio
(coming soon)

About Paul Lam

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