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Working Towards Prevention Since 1993

March into Movement

  • 18 Mar 2024
  • 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • 22 Mar 2024
  • 1:00 PM (EDT)


  • On Zoom: Participate in 5 sessions of one hour each with highly skilled professionals for less than $10/session.

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  • Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024

    9 am PT /  10 am MT / 11 am CT / 12 pm ET for 60 minutes    

  • Host: Kirti Khalsa, ARPF CEO

  • You are invited to participate in our virtual March into Movement fitness series!

  • We will practice gentle brain-boosting exercises every day for the week. Each session will be recorded and sent out soon after.

  • Monday: Tai Chi with Taylor Temnick, EdD, LAT, ATC, CES, RYT-200, BLS

  • Tuesday: Ageless Grace with Lana Gelb, MS, BLS

  • Wednesday: Qigong with Kerry Ruiz, BS, BLS

  • Thursday:
    Movement as Healing with Kimberlee Bow, MA, LPC, R-DMT, CT, ACS, BC-TMH, CFE/T, RSME/T, DAIS, RYT500, BLS

  • Friday: Accessible Yoga for Healthy Aging with Eve Adler, RN, E-RYT, YACEP, BLS

  • Click here to learn all about our amazing instructors. 

  • About the sessions:

  • Tai Chi: 

    As explained by Harvard Health Publishing, there is growing evidence that Tai Chi, a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. 

    In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions – for example, "white crane spreads its wings" – or martial arts moves, such as "box both ears." As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention – as in some kinds of meditation – on your bodily sensations. Tai Chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai Chi can be easily adapted for anyone.

    Ageless Grace:

    Ageless Grace® is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – strategic planning, memory/recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination, kinesthetic learning – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. This is a wellness program consisting of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities.

    A study at Harvard showed that a most effective way to stave off Dementia is for the body to move and create new patterns for the brain- rather than separating body and mind exercises. This program was designed with this in mind, and consists of everyday movements, which are natural and organic. These seated movements stimulate cognitive function in the various areas of the brain focusing on the healthy longevity of the body and brain.

  • Qigong: 

  • Qigong is a system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditationsaid to be useful for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is traditionally viewed by the Chinese and throughout Asia as a practice to cultivate and balance the mythical life-force qi.

    Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. People practice qigong throughout China and worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine, meditation, self-cultivation, and training for martial arts.

  • Movement as Healing:

    Our bodies were made to move and in movement lives potential healing. Oftentimes we have preconceived ideas that movement has to be a dance style or these big grandiose movements, but movement can be subtle and soulful. This session provides everyone an opportunity to move to the rhythm of their own hearts and souls. Participants will be guided and supported through a movement experience that will allow them to feel safe in their own movement explorations. Upon completion of the movement experience participants will have the time and space to engage in reflection time via writing or art.

  • Accessible Yoga for Healthy Aging:

  • This gentle class honors the roots of yoga while offering variations of Hatha Yoga postures, Yi Jin Jing practices, and body and breath awareness techniques to maintain, restore, and protect health as we age. Recommended props include a yoga mat/rug, blanket, and chair. The goal is not simply to accept our differences, but to celebrate them! Join me for a truly welcoming community of practice!

If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Pyne, Educational Programs Manager, at

You will receive the Zoom meeting link after you complete your registration, then a reminder every morning of the week.

This Challenge is offered to you as part of ARPF's educational programs. If you feel called to support us, you may use this link to give a tax-deductible donation. We thank you for supporting our mission.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available, please email us at 

Disclaimer: The exercises and yoga sets provided during the March for Movement week and by Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) are for general education and outreach purposes only. We recommend you work with your healthcare provider first if you have a health condition or experience dizziness, shortness of breath or any other discomfort while or after exercising. By performing any of the exercises in this series, you assume all risks of injury from doing so. ARPF is not responsible or liable for any injury or loss you may sustain by participating in this challenge.

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