Wellesley Council on Aging

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

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

Current Session: Starts on November 18th and runs thru December 23rd. (6 classes)
Next Session: Starts on January 6th and runs thru February 24th. (6 classes – No class on 1/20 or 2/17)
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration is will open soon. You may drop by the Tolles Parson Center, you may call the center at (781) 235-3961, or you can register online here.
Cost: $30 for the 6-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.

This class is geared towards people who have gone through classes covering all three sections of the form. Every class we will run through the entire form and will focus on refining the movements and exploring deeper concepts of T’ai Chi.

As we get deeper into our exploration of T’ai Chi, practice becomes more important. It is helpful to practice these moves between classes to learn the moves better and to more deeply ingrain what we learn in class.

Beginners Traditional T’ai Chi – Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00

New Session: Starts on January 8th and runs thru February 26th. (8 classes)
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration is will open soon. 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
This Traditional Style T’ai Chi class is geared towards beginners and will focus on going through our Cheng Man-Ch’ing / Yang -37 style of T’ai Chi.

For the classes starting in January, we will start right at the beginning and will work our way through the first section of the form. Every week, we will also run through the entire first section to help keep it fresh for those who have learned it and to give beginners a feel of the whole section.

This class is ideal for beginners who would like to learn a Traditional Style of T’ai Chi.

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

Current Session: Starts on November 6th and runs thru December 18th (6 Classes – No class on 11/27, Thanksgiving Eve)
Next Session: Starts on January 15th and runs thru February 24th (8 Classes)
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration opens soon. 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.