Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

Down by the Riverside

by Carol Mockovak, Becketwood Member

Every Tuesday morning from June through September, members of the Becketwood T’ai Chi Chih classes carpool down to Hidden Falls Regional Park.  At 9 a.m., they join people from the surrounding communities to practice the slow, meditative movements of T’ai Chi Chih by the Mississippi River.

The beauty of the location -- with birds flying overhead, the river flowing past, herons keeping watch, fish jumping,  and dogs patrolling the shores of the opposite bank --  creates a feast of the senses.

The free practice is now listed with the St. Paul Parks and Rec programs and is on the Minnesota T’ai Chi Chih teachers website at

Tai Chi Chih 1

                                                                                                photo by Don Darnutzer

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