Weston Council on Aging

20 Alphabet Lane
Weston, MA 02482
(781) 786-6280



Two classes are held at the Weston Council on Aging
Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 – Traditional T’ai Chi
Tuesdays 11:00 – 12:00 – T’ai Chi for Better Balance



Traditional T’ai Chi – Tuesdays, 9:30 – 10:30

Class Location: Weston Council on Aging
To Register: This is a Drop-In class.
Cost: $5 per class
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. We have been gradually working our way through the beginning of the form. As of early June, we are nearing the end of the first section of the form. Once we finish the first section, we will spend some time on review and refinement.

At some point in July we will start gradually moving into the second section of the form. Each class will include extensive review of moves previously learned while also working to introduce new movements to students.

As it is a drop-in style class, the lessons each week will be tailored to fit the needs of the students in the class that particular week. This will mean that the class may jump around a bit to best include both those newer to the class and those who are more experienced in T’ai Chi.

As a point of note, each class begins with about 15 minutes of meditation. Each week, the style and topic of the meditation will change.

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T’ai Chi for Better Balance – Tuesdays, 11:00 – 12:00

Class Location: Weston Council on Aging
To Register: This is a Drop-In class.
Cost: $5 per class
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 are 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.

In this drop-in class, we have worked our way through the 8 basic movements of the T’ai Chi for Better Balance set (as of mid-June). We have emphasized a lot of repetition and refinement, giving the participants an opportunity to learn each of the moves. We also explore deeper elements of T’ai Chi and how those elements help us improve our balance.

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.

These classes begin with about 15 minutes of seated meditation with topics and styles of meditation varying from week to week.

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