TAI CHI PROGRAM

Practicing the slow, relaxed, and fluid movements of tai chi will help you:

  • improve the body’s overall health and energy level.
  • reduce stress and fatigue.
  • increase flexibility, circulation, balance and coordination.
  • enhance mood and well being.
  • decrease blood pressure and heart rate.
  • boost focus and concentration

How to set up a first FREE class

It is best to attend a first class on Tuesdays at 6:30-7:45pm. At that class, we have extra instructors in the room who can give you more personalized attention. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first class, so you can complete a short registration form and meet the instructors.

We have an open enrollment for adult classes so you can join at any time, but we do request that you contact us before coming in, so the instructors know to expect you. Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen Ferguson: jendsma@gmail.com

A t-shirt and workout pants are perfect attire for Tai Chi. You should also be aware that street shoes are not allowed on the practice floor. Most students practice in socks or bare feet.

Instructor MarkWe believe you must feel comfortable in a class in order to excel, and our instructors pride themselves on creating a welcoming environment, giving positive feedback, and encouraging questions. Students are taught how to practice and work independently, so they can practice both at the studio and at home. Click here to learn about our instructors.

 

Class Schedule and Tuition

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Beginner & Up: Qigong/Forms Lesson (24 Step Yang Style) 9:00-10:10am
  Beginner & Up: Forms Lesson (24 Step Yang Style) 6:30-7:45pm        
Adult Tai Chi Tuition
1 month, 1x/week = $85
1 month, 2/week = $110
Introductory package includes free first class, registration fee, school t-shirt, and 1 month of classes. Discounts available for longer plans (6 and 12 month) and for combined Kung Fu / Tai Chi classes.
 
If you would like to register for a FREE first tai chi class, or if you have any questions at all regarding our programs, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen Ferguson: jendsma@gmail.com

More about Tai Chi at Davis Square Martial Arts

The Tai Chi Class is designed to make beginners feel welcome, while challenging more advanced students to develop a deeper understanding of their body’s center and alignment. Each class begins with a relaxing set of warm-up exercises, stretching and qigong breathing. This allows the practitioner to break away from the stress of the day by channeling their focus inward towards their body, posture and breathing. The second half of the class is devoted to the Tai Chi form (beginners start with the 24 step Yang style form). Instructors will break the class into smaller groups, depending on experience, to teach the form. This allows beginners to feel more comfortable, and for more advanced students to focus on the more detailed corrections.

Tai Chi differs from Kung Fu training in both form and intensity. In general, the postures are higher and the movements are slower, allowing the practitioner to focus more on breathing, fluidity, exact body alignment and relaxation. The goal of this program is to improve the body’s overall health and energy level (by strengthening the respiratory system, the immune system and improving circulation) and is appropriate for everyone. Students of all ages benefit greatly from practicing Tai Chi. The main benefits, again, are better balance, improved breathing, increased flexibility, more energy, less stress and more patience (with themselves and others.)

If you would like to register for a FREE first tai chi class, or if you have any questions at all regarding our programs, we’d love to hear from you! Call us at (617) 591-9656 or email our office manager, Jen Ferguson: jendsma@gmail.com