Teaching health & well-being through tai chi & qigong, in relaxed, friendly classes, online & outdoors.
A blend of Chinese medicine principles, qigong, meditation, mindfulness and kung-fu, Tai Chi's proven ability to release physical and emotional tension, improve postural alignment and strengthen the circulatory system and nervous system make it an ideal tool in health and rehabilitation.
As Tai Chi strengthens the whole body, breath and mind, not only does it keep you at your best, it can be a valued asset in overcoming chronic pain, injury and illness, improving your quality of life regardless of health and age.
While government restrictions remain fluid, we are running a schedule of online & outdoor classes only, with a gradual move to include indoor classes in the future.
If you would like to join in, or be informed of our changing schedule, get in touch by following the email link or email email@example.com.
10am - 11.30am - Tai chi & qigong, online.
Classes follow our normal format with loosening excercises, standing meditation, a qigong set, and a Yang style tai chi form, plus our Friday morning class specifically working on our tai chi form.
Online tai chi & qigong class - £8 drop-in
Outdoor tai chi & qigong class - £10 drop-in, or £45 per six week block
All access monthly membership (payable by standing order on 1st of each month) - £55
Payment is via bank transfer or cash & is discretionary for those on a low income, or that have been financially affected by government restrictions.
8.30am - 9.15am - Seated qigong & meditation, online.
Class structure & content
Classes vary from 60 to 90 minute lessons, split into different sections. All the different ‘skills’ of Tai Chi are complementary and class content varies depending on the experience of the class and length of the session.
Tai Chi loosening exercises
Simple qigong exercises
Yang style 37 step Tai Chi form
Much of the qigong practiced in class is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, five element theory & practice, sometimes referred to as medical qigong.
These exercises are practiced to strengthen and balance the bodies energy system, strengthen the physical body, release physical and emotional stress and improve postural and functional alignments, giving a strong foundation for health & our development within tai chi.
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