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

New Session Starts: The next session will begin on September 17th and run through October 29th. (No Class on Columbus Day, October 8th.)
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration opens on August 30th for Wellesley residents and a day later for non-residents. 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.

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.

Over the summer we have been reviewing the first of the three sections of the form and we have started to learn some of the movements of the second section. As we progress, we will gradually add on moves from the second section.


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

Current Session: The next session will begin on September 5th and run through October 31st.
Class Location: Tolles Parson Center – Wellesley Council on Aging
To Register: Registration opens on August 30th for Wellesley residents and a day later for non-residents. You may drop by the Tolles Parson Center, you may call the center at (781) 235-3961, or you can register online here.
Cost: $45 for the 9-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.