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

From Monday 3rd Sep 2018 to Monday 5th Nov 2018, 7.30pm
Price: 
£60.00

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...

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 14th Sep 2018 to Friday 23rd Nov 2018, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
(except Fri Oct 19 2018, Fri Nov 02 2018)
Price: 
£54.00

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

£54 / £40 per person