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 Better Balance

 

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

This is a Yang Style Short Form program.

Current Session: The current session began on June 18th and will run for eight weeks, ending on August 13th. (No class on July 2nd.)
Next Session: The next session will begin on September 10th.
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: IMPORTANT: The session starting June 18th will be held at Temple Beth El, 105 Hudson Rd., Sudbury
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: $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 June, we go into summer mode and will be doing something different than what we do throughout the year. We also move the class out of the gym at the Senior Center so the kids can use it for Summer School. We will be moving over to Temple Beth El in Sudbury once again.

During most of the year, we focus the classes on learning movements from one of the sections of the form. Instead of focusing on learning movements from the T’ai Chi form, we will be focusing on specific elements of T’ai Chi and digging deeper into these concepts. While it is certainly helpful to have some T’ai Chi experience, beginners are welcome as well. While we will run through the form once during most classes, many of the elements do not require the form – we can explore the elements and concepts on their own.

We did this last year and it worked very well. We will explore some of the same concepts as last summer and introduce some new ones as well.

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

This is a T’ai Chi for Balance program.

Current: The current session ends on June 26th.
Start Date: The next session will begin on July 10th.
Please note that if a class is canceled (for a snowstorm, for instance) the dates listed may be pushed back.
Class Location: for the summer months (through August) the classes will be held at Temple Beth El, 105 Hudson Rd., Sudbury.
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: $40 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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