The last Saturday of every April is World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, celebrated all around the world. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day was established in 1999 as a free public event bringing together people across racial, economic, religious, and geo-political boundaries to join together for the purpose of health and healing through tai chi and qigong. It is celebrated in 80 nations on 10am the last Saturday of April, beginning in Samoa and ending in Hawaii.
This year, Yale will host the first World Tai Chi Day at Yale University. The event is organized by Yale-China Association, Aiping Tai Chi Center, and Jon Mroz, with generous sponsorship by many Yale organizations.
The event is free and open to the public and will feature tai chi demonstrations and workshops by: 3 Element Martial Arts, Aiping Tai Chi Center, Elev8tion Tai Chi, Kathy Brenner, Long River Taijiquan, Matthew Mele, Rich Dicine, and Yin Yang Tai Chi Academy. The event will also feature a talk by Dorothy Baker, PhD, about her published research on tai chi for fall prevention. The first 200 attendees will receive free event towels.
10am - 11am: Tai Chi Demonstrations
11am - 1:15pm: Tai Chi and Qigong Workshops
1:15pm - 2pm: Tai Chi Demonstrations
2pm: Raffle Prizes