Sudbury Senior Center

40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-3055

Two classes are held at the Sudbury Senior Center
Mondays 2:15 – 3:15 – Traditional T’ai Chi
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 – T’ai Chi for Healthy Living

 

Traditional T’ai Chi – Mondays 2:15 – 3:15

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Current Session: The current session began on September 11th and will run for eight weeks, ending on November 6th. (No Class on Columbus Day.)
Next Session: The next session will begin on November 13th.
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: Sudbury Senior Center
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration will open starting October 23rd.
Non-residents: Registration will open starting October 30th.
Cost: $40 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
This is a larger class and is made up of a core group of more experienced students with newer students joining the class and seamlessly becoming part of the community. The class members are friendly and warm and are wonderful at making the newer students feel welcome. Both residents and non-residents are welcome to join the class.

For the class starting in September, we will be going back to the beginning and running through the first section of the form. This is a great time for beginners to join the class. More experienced participants will benefit from the review and we will also continue to explore some of the deeper aspects of the form.

Also, as often as we get the chance, we will run through all three sections of the full form at the end of class. This will give the more experienced participants an opportunity to review the entire form.

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T’ai Chi for Healthy Living – Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30

This is a T’ai Chi for Balance program.

Current: The current session began on September 12th and will run for eight weeks through October 31st.
Start Date: The next session will begin on November 7th.
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: Sudbury Senior Center Gym
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration will open starting October 17th.
Non-residents: Registration will open starting October 24th.
Cost: $40 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
In the T’ai Chi for Healthy Living class, we proceed through a series of T’ai Chi movements with the aim of improving our balance. These movements are taken from more traditional styles of T’ai Chi and are modified and simplified. This allows participants to follow along more easily so that we can focus on the aspects of these moves that help with our balance.

While not required, it is helpful to practice these moves between classes. More frequent practice at home will show greater benefits in improving balance.

These classes tend to be smaller to medium sized, allowing us to adapt the focus of the class according to the needs of the participants during any given class. This class tends to be the “lightest” of all the classes offered, with a very strong focus on balance.

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