Your Health Home in Rural Northeastern California


March 2019

WHO: For MVHC’s chronic pain and MAT program patients
WHAT: FREE Tai Chi classes
WHEN: Every Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm-STARTING MARCH 6th!
WHERE: Rising Sun Fit Club at 37116 Main St. Burney, CA
WHY: Tai Chi is a preventative and curative branch of Chinese medicine, with many studies showing its health benefits for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges, including those relating to chronic pain conditions.

Tai Chi is a moving meditation.
Tai Chi is a lesson in “mindful” movement.
Tai Chi is the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art and exercise consisting of slow, relaxed movements for total self-development: for the body it is an exercise; for the mind it is a study in concentration, will power and visualization; and for the soul, it is a system of spiritual meditation. Through the practice of Tai Chi you will develop muscular strength, body control, sensitivity, timing, improved balance and posture, and a grounding, calming, and centering of your body and of your mind. Michelle will be teaching the Yang style short form. This form can be easily modified for all fitness levels and physical limitations. Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques can even be performed while sitting in a chair.

Michelle works in MVHC’s behavioral health dept. as an integrated services specialist and community educator. She is a Texas LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor). Michelle has over 30 yrs. experience as a health and fitness instructor, personal trainer, and martial arts instructor. She has toured nationally as a wellness expert, presenter, motivational speaker, and instructor trainer. Michelle is the owner of PROTECT Institute of Self-Defense and has appeared on Oprah, as Oprah’s pick for top female self-defense instructor.

Please email Michelle @ to register for,
or with any questions concerning, the Tai chi classes. A very special thank you to Rising Sun Fit Club owner, Megan Howard, for graciously providing the space and time for the Tai Chi classes.

Michelle Peterson