This tai chi class is beneficial for people who want to work on their balance or improve their mobility after an injury. It targets all the physical components needed to stay upright, including leg strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance reflexes. All of this is accomplished with low-impact movements that are easy on the joints.
Tai Chi can help in the recovery process following a stroke, surgical procedures or other injuries. It can also benefit people with heart disease or those who experience tiredness, stress or have a high risk of falling.
Classes consist of various standing movements and postures and can be adapted for students in wheelchairs or with other disabilities.
A discount is available if you enroll for six class dates at a time ($5 per class). Please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm, to take advantage of this special rate.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Students may park for free in the patient parking spaces in the front or on the side of the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center as early as 3:45 pm. Students who park prior earlier than 3:45 pm may be ticketed.
If you'd like to arrive to class before 3:45 pm, you may park in the structure located on Health Center Drive. Please bring your parking ticket with you and have it validated with the rehab center receptionist before class. Validation will not be available after the class has finished.
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to bring your employee identification badge with you to the first class.
Please note that Sharp HealthCare cannot accept cash payments for this class (credit card, check or money order only). Please call us at the phone number above for details on paying via check or money order.
Kayla Sinfield is a physical therapy assistant at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center. She has been teaching and practicing Tai Chi for 15 years.
New students should arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your first day of class. You can check in at the front desk near the main entrance of the rehabilitation center.
If this is not your first time attending the class, you can wait in the seating area of the East Gym.
Please wear comfortable shoes that are flat and have a back to them. Feel free to bring water if you like.