On most Saturday mornings, longtime expert and instructor Terry Dunn has held Tai Chi for Health in Santa Monica's extraordinarily beautiful Palisades Park, with a breathtaking view of the Pacific as his backdrop. Tai Chi is about slow, graceful movements — a kind of moving meditation — which the Chinese have long considered the perfect way to fix chronic ailments and gain longevity. Dunn, an affable yet low-key instructor with more than 30 years of experience, once trained the Lakers and helped popularize Tai Chi in the Western world. He brings you into the zone, making your mind and body work as one through fundamentally sound technique. Palisades Park, Ocean Avenue (from Colorado Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard), Santa Monica. (310) 622-2925, taichimania.com. —Patrick Range McDonald

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