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Tai Chi

About Tai Chi

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.


Stanwood Chang studies Yang style tai chi with Master Peter Wayne, Sun style tai chi with Master Thomas Duterme, and Chen style tai chi with Master Wang Haijun. He is a graduate of the Teacher Training program at the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, and is now Program Director for the Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi Teacher Training program. In addition to his own school for Sun style tai chi, Stanwood teaches at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Cheng-Tsui Integrated Health Center) and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Tai Chi for PD). He has also taught in a number of medical studies exploring the benefits of tai chi for cardiovascular disease, COPD and the elderly.

Tai Chi Sessions 2018

Tai chi is a Chinese mind/body practice that will have a profound effect on your entire being.

Tai chi classes are offered quarterly. Pre-registration and advance payment in full is required. Credit card payment is preferred. Cash and checks also accepted. Sorry, no refunds.

Beginning in 2018, all tai chi classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:00 – 9:00 AM, at the Clubs at Charles River Park, 10 Whittier Place, Boston.

Register for Tai Chi Classes



For more information call Sue Clough


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