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Here are some ongoing classes that happen in Watertown Center for Healing Arts spaces. Please register directly with the offering practitioner.

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1-Hour Full Body Strength and Conditioning Class

High intensity fitness classes with modifications fit for all levels. Each class is a dynamic fusion of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises. 

  • WHO: Offered by Sasha Kossak
  • WHEN: Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm & Sundays 4:00-5:00 pm
  • WHERE: Charles River Room (Spring St. entrance)


Charles River Zen

Evening Zazen

A formal evening meditation comprised of Zazen (seated meditation) and kinhin (walking meditation), followed by sarei (tea) and a closing ceremony. 

  • WHO: Offered by Dokurō
  • WHEN: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 pm, ongoing
  • WHERE: Skylight Studio

Watertown Center for Healing Arts Classes & Events

Therapeutic Yoga to Help You Sleep Better

A monthly series for people who want to learn how to use yoga specifically to improve their sleep & well-being.

  • WHO: Offered by Kali Patrick
  • WHEN: Thursdays 7:00-8:00 pm, ongoing
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom until otherwise specified

Watertown Center for Healing Arts Classes & Events

Tai Chi Classes

Classes from levels I-III, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

  • WHO: Offered by Peter Wayne
  • WHEN: Weekly classes Mondays – Thursdays, ongoing
  • WHERE: Charles River Studio (Spring St. Entrance)

Watertown Center for Healing Arts Classes & Events

Peter Wayne
Tai Chi
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-623-1173
View upcoming classes here

About Peter

Peter Wayne, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Tai Chi/Mind-Body Research Program at Harvard Medical School’s Osher Research Center.

Peter has been trained and certified to teach by numerous internal arts masters including Robert Morningstar, Arthur Goodridge, Mantak Chia, and Michael Winn. During 2000, he studied in China and received certification from the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong.

A seasoned nationally recognized practitioner and teacher with 30 years of experience, Peter enjoys sharing his knowledge of the internal arts with all interested students. He particularly enjoys drawing on the principles of Western Science to help elucidate the ancient principles of traditional Oriental healing arts.

Between 2000-2007, Peter was the Research Director of the New England School of Acupuncture, where he developed and oversaw studies evaluating all branches of Chinese medicine.

Peter’s current research at the Harvard Medical School includes clinical and basic research evaluating the effectiveness of Tai Chi for numerous medical conditions including balance disorders, cardiovascular health, and osteoporosis. Peter’s research has been published in a number of leading medical journals.