Tai Chi for Strong Bones and Balance, Healthy Hearts and Sharp Minds: A One-Day Introductory Workshop
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.
In this practical introductory workshop 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, and will receive a DVD and book reinforcing the materials taught in the workshop.
Peter Wayne, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) 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 musculoskeletal pain. He has served as a principal or co-investigator on more than 20 NIH-funded studies. Dr. Wayne also has more than 40 years of training experience in Tai Chi and Qigong, and is an internationally recognized teacher of these practices. He is author of the recently published and award winning book, “Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi”.
Class participants will receive:
- A Six-hour program led by Dr. Peter Wayne (with a one hour break)
Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Venue: 2nd Floor “Fishbowl” Conference Room, Brigham and Women’s Ambulatory Care Center
Address: 850 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467
Cost: $175 (payable by credit or debit card)