Tai Chi/Qi Gong

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 *starts 16th September no charge for beginners with student cards

From Monday 16th Sep 2019 to Monday 16th Sep 2019, 7.30pm - 9.00pm
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 *starts 20th September (block of 9 weeks)

From Friday 20th Sep 2019 to Friday 20th Sep 2019, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
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.

Starts Friday 20th September (no class on 18th October)

Beginners and Regulars...