Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that has been practiced in China for centuries. The slow, flowing movements provide the benefits of exercise without the stress and danger often associated with high-impact sports. 

Tai Chi is good for people of all ages, and it is especially helpful for seniors.  Tai Chi’s has been extensively studied and the many benefits have been proven over and over:

  • Improves balance, strengthens joints, and decreases pain

  • Improves immunity while decreasing stress levels

  • Improves concentration and breathing patterns

  • Reduces the inflammation and pain of arthritis

  • Excellent for managing diabetes and shingles

In the 2006 Harvard Medical Study, Tai Chi was even proven to equal the cardio benefits of brisk walking

You don’t need anything special to take a class in Tai Chi.  A pair of flat-soled sneakers (like Keds or flexible shoes like Naturalizer), comfortable clothes, an open mind and willing spirit is all it takes to get started.

Tai Chi Class Schedule: 2019

218 Cottage Place, Unit #104, Topsfield, MA 01983

A Taste of Tai Chi: Thursdays in January 10:00am
A perfect intro to the fun and benefits of Tai Chi.  No commitment required, no previous experience expected.  This class is open to anyone.     

Foundations of Tai Chi—8 Week Series: Thursdays 10:00am Feb. 7 - March 28
Take the First Step on your Tai Chi journey in this fun, relaxed class.  With lots of encouragement, support and laughter, Johanna will provide everything you need to get started in a personal practice of Tai Chi.  

Beginner Sword: Tuesdays, 10:00am
A fun introduction to Tai Chi practice with weapons.  Open to those who already have a consistent Tai Chi practice.  Please contact me before registering for this class.

Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays, 12:45
This class is for those who already have a consistent Tai Chi practice.  Please contact me before registering for this class.

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"I have been very fortunate to study Tai Chi from Johanna since the fall of 2008. She is an excellent instructor of the practice and a gifted group leader. Johanna has a wonderful way of celebrating each of her students' improvements as they learn and grow in class. She easily creates a welcoming environment for learning, meeting other students, and self exploration of the practice."
— Class participant, from Beverly