Wellesley Council on Aging

Tolles Parson Center
500 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-3961


Traditional T’ai Chi Class – Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30

Current Session: The current session ends on December 17.
New Session Starts: The next session will begin on January 14th and runs through February 25th.
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration is will open later in the year. You may drop by the Tolles Parson Center, you may call the center at (781) 235-3961, or you can register online here.
Cost: $25 for the 5-week session.
Experience Level: This class is open to all levels

About The Class
This Traditional Style T’ai Chi class will focus on going through our Cheng Man-Ch’ing / Yang -37 style of T’ai Chi.

At the beginning of each new session, we go over some of the basics of T’ai Chi to help new participants get acclimated to how we move. However, the focus is on progressing through the movements with a goal of eventually learning the entire form.

During the fall, we have been working on learning the second of the three sections of the form. New students are welcome to join in as we will start at the beginning of the second section for the session starting in November. As we progress, we will gradually add on moves from the second section. We will also Run through the first section from time to time to help keep it fresh for those who have learned that section.

While not required, it is helpful to practice these moves between classes. Participants who practice more frequently tend learn the movements of the form much more quickly and are able to enjoy deeper experiences of T’ai Chi.


T’ai Chi for Better Balance – Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:00

Current Session: The current session ends on December 19th.
New Session Starts: The next session will begin on January 9th and runs through February 27th.
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration is open. You may drop by the Tolles Parson Center, you may call the center at (781) 235-3961, or you can register online here.
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 are movements that are taken from more traditional styles of T’ai Chi 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.

The movements in this class are easy to follow along with and to learn. Anyone is welcome to join this class, whether you are a beginner or have experience in T’ai Chi.

While not required, it is helpful to practice these moves between classes. Participants who practice more frequently tend to experience greater benefits of improved balance, reduced stress and greater enjoyment of the moves themselves.