Open House for Tai Chi begins September 5 for two weeks

Tai Chi at the Glenora Inn and Distillery for Qi Destination Sept 1

Are you ready to take action for your Wellness Plan this fall?  At Tai Chi Cape Breton we have your well-being center in our focus with both standing and seated options in Tai Chi, Sabre and Lok Hup.  We are offering an Open House for the first two weeks of September so you can give our classes a try and learn more about how Tai Chi can support your self-care plans this season and into the winter.

Inverness County Center for the Arts is our home on Tuesday mornings from 10 – 12 pm.  Creignish Hall with the sunsets is our home on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm.  The cost is $65 for 4 months (September to December).  All ages and abilities are welcome.

Your instructor, Dr. Michelle Greenwell, Ph.D. Complimentary and Integrative Health is a movement specialist who can support your wellness plan with almost 30 years of dedicated study to Tai Chi.

With harpists Brenda Bowen Cox and Donna Hutchison

We are blessed to have the incredible musical talents of these two harpists for class in Inverness weekly in the summer and early fall.

Additional movement classes are available online with Dr. Greenwell through her Movement Made Easy, Qi YINtegration, and Stepdance classes.  Please see these listings on the website, and email Michelle with any questions at  Registration is on

Be sure to see the previous blogposts for Michelle’s upcoming presentations at the Osher Center for Integrative Health, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston mid-September, and for the World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Conference online at the end of September. With only a handful of Seated Form Tai Chi Instructors in Canada, Michelle has a unique education to support awareness about posture and movement patterns in the body.  She specializes in such challenges as supporting knee, ankle, and hip alignment, spine mobility, sciatic nerve pain, neck strain, tight jaws, eye fatigue, shallow breathing, digestive challenges, and overall fatigue and lethargy.

During Dr. Greenwell’s dissertation research she focused on the spine, emotions, and muscle connections to better understand how our  mental health can be affected by our lack of movement, or our frozen movements in front of a computer for work, or driving long distances. With simple and effective movement patterns she is able to release these paralyzing behaviours and bring about a reduced stress response for the body, mind and spirit.

You can learn more about Michelle and Tai Chi through the introduction series she created to answer your questions.  You can find the 5 introductory videos in the Tai Chi Wellness playlist on YouTube. Why should I take Tai Chi begins the series.

We look forward to seeing you soon to learn more about Tai Chi and to help you with your Wellness plan this season.

Tai Chi is for Everyone!

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