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Tai Chi & Chi Gong

Tai Chi is a movement meditation practice based on flowing movement that is relaxed, centered, balanced, and grounded. Having evolved from ancient Chinese Taoist and Confucian principles, it has many forms and offshoots. The class will also include some free movement and chi gongs, short phrases that can be easily learned and practiced.


We offer two classes in the same style, which comes from the work of Chungliang Al Huang, a dynamic octogenarian Chinese philosopher and dancer, whose form was brought to Putney by Cielle Tewksbury. Intermediate Class Instructor Virginia Scholl has studied under Cielle Tewksbury for 15 years. She taught dance and movement in many forms for over 50 years, and she has practiced Tai Chi for over 20 years. Introductory Class Instructor Helen Hawes teaches in the same style and will help orient students to the form. For students who have previous experience with Tai Chi & Chi Gong, Instructor Virginia Scholl will determine whether it makes sense to start in the intro or intermediate classes.


Class sessions will roughly track to the season and run for a minimum of 10 classes per session. The two classes being offered are:

  • Introduction to Tai Chi & Chi Gong - Tuesday, 6-7pm, led by Helen Hawes: This class is open to beginners and folks new to Tai Chi at Putney Community Cares.

  • Intermediate Tai Chi & Chi Gong - Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30am, led by Virginia Scholl: Students who have been working with Virginia will continue in this class, and new students with a history with Tai Chi can be approved to join in by Virginia.  

Classes take place at Putney Community Cares. Cost: $50 per session ($5/per class). This program will have a minimum of 10 classes per session

Please contact Coordinator Ruby McAdoo at 802-387-5593 or for more information or to join the group. Pre-registration is required.

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