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 – Advanced Traditional T’ai Chi
Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 – T’ai Chi for Better Balance
Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30 – Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi

 

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

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Current Session: The current session ends on November 5th.
Next Session: The next session will begin on November 19th and will run through January 14th. (No class on Christmas Eve 12/24.)
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, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Residents: Registration is currently open.
Non-residents: Registration will open starting November 5th.
Cost: $45 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is geared towards people who have learned all 3 sections of the form.

About The Class
With the addition of the Beginners Class on Thursday, the Monday class will now become an “Advanced Class” geared more towards those who have learned all 3 sections of the form.

In this class we will focus on practicing and refining the movements from all three sections of the form. We may at times also delve more deeply into some of the concepts of T’ai Chi and how these concepts apply to the form and how they can change the way we experience our T’ai Chi.

Please note that this class is open to anyone, however if you are looking to learn the sequence of the form you may find that you are better suited to the Thursday class. If you have any questions about which section is the best fit, feel free to contact me.

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T’ai Chi for Better Balance – Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30

This is a T’ai Chi for Balance program.

Start Date: The next session will begin on November 6th and will run through January 8th. (No class on Christmas Day 12/25.)
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, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Registration is now open for both residents and non-residents.
Cost: $45 for the 8-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
In the T’ai Chi for Better Balance 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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Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi – Thursdays 2:30 – 3:30

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Current Session: This is a new class added to the schedule.
Next Session: The next session will begin on November 8th and will run through January 10th. (No Class on December 27th.)
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, 40 Fairbank Rd., Sudbury, MA
To Register: Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 or stop at the front desk.
Registration is now open for both residents and non-residents.
Cost: $45 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 November, we will start right at the beginning of the first section. We will spend the eight weeks of this session learning the first section of the form, starting with basics and gradually progressing, move by move through the section. Each week will include review of the moves learned the previous week and will also include some deeper ideas that will help give the participant a richer experience of T’ai Chi. As some students have already been through the first section class, we will also run through the first section at least once per week when time allows.

In subsequent 8-week sessions, we will plan to rotate through all three sections of the form. Beginners are welcome to start at any point in the form.