Tai Chi/Qi Gong

For regular weekly events including meditation, yoga and sangha events, see our Drop-in page

The practices that are known as Tai chi (or Taiji) or Qi Gong, evolved in China as a form of martial art. In the west today they may be practised either as a martial art, or as a way of maintaining physical coordination & flexibility as well as internal health. Both approaches have significant and well-researched health benefits even at an introductory level.  An analysis of health benefits can be found on the website www.taichiwalking.com

Tai chi literally translates as ‘the supreme ultimate’ and can be considered a subset of the more general range of Chinese exercises called Qigong (which itself can be translated as ‘energy or life force cultivation’).

Please book early as spaces are very limited for tai chi courses.

Tai Chi & Meditation with Pam Hill (Bodhiccha) & Allan Cunningham *no charge for beginners with student cards

From Monday 21st Jan 2019 to Monday 21st Jan 2019, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

Bodhiccha and Allan are both pupils of Wee Kee Jin and are certified instructors of the School of Central Equilibrium founded by him. This school teaches the Yang style short form of Cheng Man-Ching, as developed by Master Huang of Malaysia. Master Huang developed the form as a martial art and brought into it some elements of White Crane karate, but the form as we teach it remains close to that taught by Cheng Man-Ching.

Master Huang also devised the five primary loosening exercises which we use as a form of chi gung. There is an emphasis on stability and precision in the form and...

Qigong with Susanne Lin Jensen - Ba Shi sequence, Meridian sweep & self healing

4.30pm to 5.30pm

Qigong with Susanne Lin Jensen, a teacher of the Dragon Spring Taiji School

New 6 week course Ba Shi - a sequence of eight Qigang moves will be taught. You will also learn the meridian sweep and Qigong self healing - starting Thursday 24th January 16:30-17:30


Deposit £20

Course cost £36 full rate, £30 consession 


Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 25th Jan 2019 to Friday 29th Mar 2019, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
(except Fri Feb 15 2019, Fri Mar 08 2019)

Pete has been practising Tai Chi since 1994 and teaching since 2009.  He initially studied Yang style long form under Alistair Sutherland and then latterly studied the short form under Tom Williams.  He is a registered instructor with the Tai Chi Union for Great Britain.

The class caters for beginners & regulars and includes instruction in the Yang short form, Qigong (energy cultivation) and a short meditation. The focus of the class is health and well-being.

Beginners and Regulars

£48/£32 per person for 8 week block

The Play of Emptiness: Explorations of Movement & Stillness

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:30 to 16:30

Sunday 24th March 10:30-4:30 Explorations of Movement & Stillness

An opportunity to approach meditation in a spirit of playful exploration. Starting with the body provides the tools to enable embodied transformation. This workshop is led by Jayachitta.

Find out how presence and joyful openness can pervade more of your everyday experience, and how meditation can meet with dance. For more information see www.dancingintheunknown.wixsite.com/improvisation

A workshop in movement and...