Try Tai Chi at the Rothko Chapel

Living in the Lincoln Medical Center apartments, you have the amazing advantage of living close to the Houston Museum District.

This neighborhood hotspot includes 19 museums in four zones. Each of the zones has a number of museums within walking distance of one another.

Fun Event at a Beautiful Landmark

In this post, we want to highlight a fun, reoccurring event at the Rothko Chapel. Every Thursday night during February and March you can take a Tai Chi class in front of the Rothko Chapel. If you aren’t familiar with the Rothko Chapel, it is the creation of philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil in the line of the famous painter Mark Rothko. Rothko worked as a color field painter throughout the 21st Century.

The Rothko Chapel also features the Broken Obelisk and reflecting pool made in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The chapel is open to people of all faiths and has more than 60,000 visitors a year. It is meant to inspire through color, like all of the works of Mark Rothko.

Never Tried Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is a martial art that is loved by practitioners for its ability to reduce stress. The movements are repetitive, slow, and have many proven benefits for the mind and body. If you’ve never tried Tai Chi, don’t be intimidated to try these classes at the Rothko Chapel. They will be led by the instructor Henderson Smith and the cost is a “pay what you can” or a suggested donation of $15 per class. The classes are from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.

The classes are open to both beginners and experienced practitioners. If this is your first Tai Chi class, the event website suggests wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothes. And in case of bad weather, Smith will conduct the class inside the chapel if the class size is small enough.

So, if you are looking for something to do in the neighborhood on a Thursday night, check out a Tai Chi class at the Rothko Chapel.

And for more information about the Lincoln Medical Center, contact us today.

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