For Mind Body Medicine
at Massachusetts General Hospital

Tai Chi Classes

Class name
Class time
Tai Chi on Tuesdays – Summer 2017 Tuesday Starting on 06/20/2017
8:00 AM
- 9:00 AM

$144.00 Register

Tai Chi on Thursdays – Summer 2017 Thursday Starting on 06/22/2017
8:00 AM
- 9:00 AM

$144.00 Register

Tai Chi Classes

The Summer 2017 session will begin in June and run through September.

Tuesday and Thursday morning tai chi classes are held from 8 – 9 AM, in the MGH East Garden Room, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA.

Tai chi is a Chinese martial art that employs slow intentional movements, coordinated with breathing and imagery, to strengthen and relax the physical body and mind. It enhances and balances the flow of internal energy (qi), resulting in improved health, personal development, and self-defense.

Not just for the fit and able-bodied, tai chi is also famous for its healing applications. Medical research suggests tai chi may have therapeutic benefits for:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Balance disorders
  • Low bone density
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress
  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression

The class introduces students to Cheng Man-Ching’s 37-Movement Short Form, one of the most popular tai chi forms in the West. Emphasis is placed on proper structural alignment, relaxed and mindful movement, and efficient breathing.



The East Garden Room is located on the basement level of the main building of Massachusetts General Hospital at 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA.  To access the room, please enter through the main entrance of the hospital and proceed past the information desk.  As you approach the Coffee Central café, please take the stairs on your right down to the lower level. The East Garden Room is adjacent to the stairs; its windows look out on the Bulfinch Lawn.

Direction to the main campus of MGH

Map of the MGH main campus

Directions to the Benson-Henry Institute, 151 Merrimac Street, 4th Floor