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Celebrate the World Tai Chi Day

The Confucius Institute at Alfred University (CIAU) and our local group, the Tai Chi Society of Western NY will be organizing an outdoor Tai Chi practice to celebrate the World Tai Chi Day on Saturday, April 24th at 10 am along the river at the Riverwalk Plaza, Wellsville, NY.

This is a group practice event for about an hour. It is not necessary to know Tai Chi, just join us and follow along in slow, flowing movements, or just watch, entering into the spirit. Free t-shirts while supply lasts. Face masks are required and CDC Covid-19 guidelines will be followed.

The last Saturday of April is World Tai Chi Day, setting up to promote awareness of the benefits of Tai Chi. At 10 am local time worldwide, people around the world have free, public presentations. The mission of the World Tai Chi (WTC) Day organization is “Educating the planet on how to boost the world’s immune system, with scientifically proven natural health practices”. The practice of these healthy movements unfold around the planet starting with the earliest in New Zealand, and ending in Hawaii. Many have officially proclaimed or recognized WTC Day, including our New York Senate.

Since 2010, CIAU has provided free Tai Chi classes to AU faculty, staff, students, and community members. More than 100 people have participated in Tai Chi practicing and have gained many health benefits from it.