One-Day Workshop: Tai Chi for Strong Bones and Balance, Healthy Hearts and Sharp Minds (March 2020)

Event Date: March 28th, 2020

Peter M. Wayne, PhD

One-Day Workshop: Tai Chi for Strong Bones and Balance, Healthy Hearts and Sharp Minds (March 2020)

Instructor: Peter M. Wayne, PhD

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

2nd Floor, ‘Fishbowl’ Conference Room. Ambulatory Care Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 850 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Cost: $175 (credit or debit card)
Package: Six-hour program (with one hour break), DVD, Tai Chi book.
Enrollment: Call the Osher Clinical Center at 617-732-9700

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A growing body of medical research—including dozens of studies based at the Harvard Medical School—supports that Tai Chi mind-body exercise effectively improves balance and musculoskeletal strength, heart health, and psychological well being.

This practical, introductory one-day workshop is designed for beginners of all ages and stages of health.

Participants will learn a simplified and easy-to-learn Tai Chi training program as outlined in the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi (authored by Dr. Wayne, the workshop leader).

Experiential sessions will be interspersed with presentations summarizing clinical and physiological research on the health benefits of Tai Chi.

At the close of the workshop:

  • Participants will be advised on how to develop and integrate a regular practice of Tai Chi into their daily routines;
  • Participants will receive a Tai Chi DVD and the HMS Guide to Tai Chi book, reinforcing the materials taught in the workshop.

Bio: Peter M. Wayne, PhD

Dr. Wayne is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Interim Center Director and Director of Research for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, jointly based at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His academic research focuses on evaluating how Tai Chi and related mind-body therapies clinically impact chronic health conditions, including balance disorders, chronic cardio-pulmonary conditions, and musculo-skeletal pain. He has served as principal or co-investigator on more than 20 NIH-funded studies.

Dr. Wayne has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices. He is the author of the recently published and award-winning book, “Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.”