This course welcomes those who have done some Tai Chi before, have some understanding of the basic principles and now wish to develop skills in:
• good body alignment and relaxation,
• internal calmness and strength,
• balance and harmony of the body and mind.
Each week we will have fun exploring these principles whilst learning the Tai Chi form (Chen style: Laojia). Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Participants are encouraged to practice at home in between classes. Suitable for all levels of fitness.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
Tuesdays 1.30pm to 3pm Nen Crosby
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
- 13 sessions from 12 September £119 / £72 WB85A
- 10 sessions from 9 January £92 / £56 WB85B
- 13 sessions from 10 April Tai Chi for beginners £119 / £72 WB85C
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2018 -19 from Summer 2018
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Every day I feel the benefits of doing Tai chi, of slowly improving my posture, being able to relax my mind and body, breathing more deeply, using my body more efficiently – I feel it boosts my general wellbeing. I teach because I love to see other people discover these benefits. In the class we learn gentle warm up exercises that everyone can do, we work in pairs and small groups to explore some of the underlying principles of this fascinating form of movement, then we learn the Tai chi form, a sequence of movements that are beautiful to watch and perform in a group or on your own.
The Qi gong class is gentler still and exercises can all be done sitting on a chair. I love this class because we pick and choose the exercises that suit the group, to improve breathing, balance, and aspects of health. The Chinese philosophy of ‘wu wei’ or ‘doing by not doing’ means we do not struggle, we gently unpick and shed unwanted stress, and enjoy ourselves in the process.
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