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 June 24th. (No Class 5/27 or 7/1.)
New Session Starts: The next session will begin on July 8th and runs through August 26th. (No Class 8/12 or 8/19.)
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.

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.

For the spring and summer, we will be completing the third section of the form and will be reviewing and refining the movements. New students are welcome to join in. In September, we will start back at the beginning again with the first section. Every week, we will also run through the entire form to help keep it fresh for those who have learned the full form.

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 June 26th. (No Class 7/3.)
New Session Starts: The next session will begin on July 10th and runs through August 28th. (No class on 8/14 or 8/21.)
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: $30 for the 6-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.