Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Classes for People with Parkinson’s

Find a class near you.

Please be sure to contact the program provider to verify class details.


Virtual Tai Chi Classes - Tai Chi for Parkinson's with Jane Arsham

 

Jane Arsham, founder and principal instructor of Moving Easy, conducts classes designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Classes have been running since 2011 and usually take place in Arlington, Newton, Lexington & Woburn. Jane has worked closely with APDA Massachusetts in developing programs, including the Arts & Movement Weekend Retreats, and other special workshops and events. She has graciously offered to deliver the classes remotely on a weekly basis until it is safe for the community to gather in person.  There is time built into each session for the students to connect and share.
These classes are open to all no matter where you live AT NO CHARGE. We encourage you to sign up for one or both of these offerings and to spread the word.
Dates & Times: Monday, 1:00 -2:00 PM
Wednesdays, 11:30 – 12-30 PM
Location: Remote using computer, tablet, smartphone,  or wireless device.
Register:  Contact Jane Arsham at 339-707-0277 or taichi.janea@gmail.com
Once registered Jane will send a Zoom Invite.

 

Chestnut Hill - Tai Chi

 

With roots in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi is a therapeutic mind-body exercise that integrates gentle movements, rhythmic breathing, and imagery. Tai Chi is practiced to improve strength, balance, flexibility, mental focus, and emotional tranquility. Tai Chi is increasingly being utilized as part of comprehensive health rehabilitation and prevention programs. New research suggests Tai Chi may have important benefits for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. These 12 week sessions are designed for people who are able to stand for the 60- minute program.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Days & Times:

Daytime: **Currently on Pause**
Mondays 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: Shapiro 247A, BIDMC East Campus, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Contact: Mikayla Hyman, mhyman@bidmc.harvard.edu or 617-667-5215

Evening: ** Currently Virtual**
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM; Contact the Osher Clinical Center for session dates
Location: 850 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Contact: Mikayla Hyman, mhyman@bidmc.harvard.edu or 617-667-5215

 

Woburn, MA - Tai Chi for Parkinson's with Arthur Goodridge

 

Moving Easy, founded by principal instructor Jane Arsham, provides Tai Chi classes designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. A new session of classes is taking place at the Woburn Senior Center. This class is taught by Arthur Goodridge, a Tai Chi master with over forty years of teaching experience.

*This class is currently being delivered virtually, contact Jane Arsham for more information*

Dates & Times: Thursdays; 1:30- 2:30 PM
Location: Woburn Senior Center, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Contact: Jane Arsham at 339-707-0277 or taichi.janea@gmail.com