Why Essex? Billie Hall

Interview with Billie Hall, Certified Tai Chi Instructor

Billie Hall was trained as a Tai Chi instructor for Age Well (formally CVAA) in 2015.  In exchange for her free training, she agreed to teach complementary classes for seniors.  Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the “light bulbs” go off in her student’s heads when they realize what the regular Tai Chi practice is doing for their bodies.  

The benefits of tai chi are both physical and emotional.  Participants experience strength building, increased balance, improved posture, and mindfulness.  Billie teaches both seated and standing tai chi classes.  She noted that both have similar benefits, and said that the seated tai chi classes work one’s body in a different way than the standing classes. 

Are you interested in learning more? Billie will be teaching two classes in Essex.  The first is a Seated Tai Chi class at Aspire Studio on Maple Street in Essex Junction.  The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:30 PM– 1:30 PM beginning April 4th.  She will also teach a Standing Tai Chi 1, 2 & 3 class at Covenant Community Church on Whitcomb Meadows Lane.  This class is from 10 AM-11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 4th.  To get more information, or sign up for either of these classes, please e-mail Billie at hall.bd@ comcast.net.

Why Essex? “Why not Essex?  We have a large senior population, and Vermont as a whole ranks #41 on fall prevention nationally where #1 is the least falls and #50 is the most falls for a state.” –Billie Hall

Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. Have an idea for the column? E-mail Darby Mayville at darby@ essexjunction.org.

Photo Credits: Billie Hall