My name is Hiromi Johnson. I am a founder and director of Hiromi T’ai Chi, a non-profit educational organization teaching the art and health benefits of T’ai Chi in Charlottesville community.
I am originally from Tokyo, Japan. My husband and I moved to Charlottesville 15 years ago. In Japan, we celebrate “Respect the Elderly” on the third Monday in September. It is a holiday to honor the elderly citizens. The origin of this national holiday traces back to September 15, 1947.
I would like to bring this tradition to honor the senior citizens. Hiromi T’ai Chi will hold the “Respect the Elderly” Week from September 9 (Mon) to 15 (Sun). Our instructors and I would like to visit centers and organizations to give a 30 – 45 minute T’ai Chi presentation for free on a first come, first served basis. Please choose your preferred date and time from the attached schedule chart.
T’ai Chi is proven to prevent falls in elderly and people in wheelchairs can practice, too.
I have been working with Mary Williams Senior Center and they put up a video of our class on Youtube. Please check it out below.
I am excited to share the benefit of T’ai Chi with seniors. If you are interested in this program, please contact us at email@example.com.
I look forward to sharing this wonderful exercise with your community.
If you or someone you know is curious about T’ai Chi and its calming influences and positive effects on health, please join us on Saturday December 8th at 2pm.
We will demonstrate some of the forms that we teach and discuss how T’ai Chi works to strengthen and integrate the mind and body from 2 to 3pm. You will have the opportunity to try several movements and feel T’ai Chi’s effects for yourself.
Afterwards, stick around for snacks and opportunities to ask questions of any of the current students.
Parking: You may park in the SNL Financial lot across from the entrance to the dojo on Seventh Street. You may also park in the parking deck next to the police station on East Market Street. Please bring your parking deck ticket to the dojo — we can validate it for two hours.