The public is invited to participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day on Saturday, April 27 at Elm Park in Worcester from 10am – 12pm.  On the last Saturday in April, hundreds of cities in over 70 countries participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong day to promote the healthy, healing benefits of these ancient martial arts. 

This is a free educational event designed to bring people together across ethnic, racial, religious and geopolitical borders in celebration of personal and global health and healing. Tai Chi has been show to boost immune function, reduce depression and anxiety, mitigate chronic pain issues, improve balance and dexterity, lower blood pressure, and even improve sleep, according to a Harvard health study. 

The World Tai Chi Day is free and open to the public. This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly. In the event of rain, the event will move to the Kung Fu and Tai Chi academy, 848 Southbridge St., Auburn, For additional information call Sifu Gary Lachapelle at 774- 321-6611 or  For more information on Tai Chi and World Tai Chi Day events across the globe, visit