SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will offer a new session of free Zenobics Tai Chi classes on Zoom on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The classes are taught by congregation members Aaron and Ina Fried, who are certified Tai Chi instructors.

Instruction will begin with the first form on Monday, Jan. 3. Every new form will be introduced by a full-body, pre-recorded demonstration by one of the Frieds’ instructors, Master Duke or Hannah Nguyen, Vietnamese-American experts in Zenobics Tai Chi. Each class begins with warm-up and ends with QiGong breathing for relaxation and health.

The couple will guide guide participants in Tai Chi, a form of “moving meditation.”

The 108 slow and gentle dance-like movements exercise limbs, joints, eyes, and waist.

Benefits to balance, core strength, and cognition have been  documented by randomized controlled trials, according to the Frieds.

The Zoom class link is, which also may be found on the temple’s website at Aaron or Ina Fried at or 26-755-5191 can provide details and take registration.