If you have an understanding of the basics of tai chi, then join this group to develop whole body movement, movement from the tantien, focusing and calming of the mind, qigong and breathing techniques. Enjoy the challenge of learning more of the Chen style lao jia form. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes.
***UPDATE – Due to coronavirus, courses W13C & W13D will be taught as an interactive online course. The class will run via Zoom, with the tutor sending a link each week. Each class is an hour long, an example of the lesson as follows:
10 mins loosening up – easing tensions and aches caused maybe by more sitting/less activity in our current lives
10 minutes of breathing exercises – useful to boost lung capacity
10 minutes of standing or silk reeling jiben gong work
30 minutes of Tai Chi Loa jia form – some new moves, some practice of those already learnt in this intermediate class
There are opportunities to discuss the moves, ask questions at the end of each section and learners can email the tutor if they have not managed to say or ask what they wanted during the hour. The tutor will send handouts as attachments and links to YouTube videos to support learning. If you are new and wish to join the class, please contact Nen by email (email@example.com) before enrolling.
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Course Dates 2019 – 2020
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
Tuesdays 9.30am to 10.30am Nen Crosby
- 6 sessions 21 April £39/ £25 W13C
- 6 sessions 2 June £39/£25 W13D
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2020 -21 from Summer 2020
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Tutor – Nen Crosby
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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