Tai Chi Classes

Tai Chi Classes for People with Parkinson’s

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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. She moved her program to Zoom in March 2020 and all classes remain virtual, open to anyone, anywhere! There is time built into each session for the students to connect and share, and over time, a caring community has developed. Jane has worked closely with APDA Massachusetts in developing programs, including the Arts & Movement Weekend Retreats, and other special workshops and events.

These classes are open to all no matter where you live. There is a sliding fee scale from $5/class if it is affordable but no one is turned away. 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 & Virtual – 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: Michelle Guo, mguo1@bidmc.harvard.edu

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: Michelle Guo, mguo1@bidmc.harvard.edu

Springfield, MA – Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance at Springfield College

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based fall prevention program. The class, which is taught by PTs from the Springfield College Department of Physical Therapy, focuses on 8-form core Tai Ji Quan movements. The program also features variations and “Mini Therapeutic Movements.”

Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to see a flyer with more information.

Day & Time: October 11 – December 1, 2022 – Tuesdays & Thursdays; 11:30 – 12:30 PM
Location: Health Sciences Building Room 016, Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
Contact: 413-748-3475 or ptmobilityclinic@springfieldcollege.edu

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