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Our community

We are passionate about what we teach, and provide friendly, welcoming classes where each individual is important. We believe we are providing essential tools for life – a healthier body, a happier spirit, a chance to learn new skills and to adopt a calmer, more centered approach to life.

Who comes along?

  • We have ex-teachers, engineers, housewives, office workers, artists, busy mums and dads – in fact people from all walks of life

  • You are not too old in your 80s, and not too young in your 20s – most people fit somewhere in between

  • We range from more athletic runners and gym bunnies to self-confessed couch potatoes, or people recovering from injuries and illnesses - in fact just about all levels of ability

  • Lots of people are looking for some “me time,” a chance to relax and unwind, help to de-stress, or to keep a good residual fitness regime, and improve certain aspects of health

 

What can you achieve with tai chi and qigong?

 

We asked our students – who better! – what improvements they had noticed in their health, and these were some of the top responses:

  • Improved relaxation and calmness

  • Better mobility within the joints and less arthritic pain

  • Improvements in breathing patterns (fewer asthma attacks, better sleep)

  • Better co-ordination and balance

  • Reduced stress levels and lower blood pressure 

  • Energy level is improved

  • Improvement in circulation

  • Feeling stronger, fitter and healthier!

What’s a tai chi class like?

 

  • Please arrive wearing loose clothing that you can easily move around in, layers are often a good idea

  • Soft trainer-like shoes are best

  • Some people like to bring a bottle of water to drink afterwards

  • Classes start with a gentle warm up to mobilise all the major joints of the body

  • We then all perform together some gentle tai chi movements, you just need to follow your instructor, all the moves will be explained!

  • Everyone works to their own ability – tai chi makes you feel great inside and out!

  • Please let your instructor know if you have any special health problems that we need to be aware of

  • Classes are very informal and friendly, we try to make everyone feel at home

  • All of our classes run on a pay-as-you-go basis so you just pay for the ones you attend – no joining fees

 

Tai Chi classes attract lovely positive people – we’re all working together to help maintain and improve our health and well-being!

Thank you for your lovely comments . . .

 

People who have attended our Tai Chi and Qigong classes have reported the additional following benefits from regular weekly practice:
 

“I come to class feeling exhausted, and leave feeling a combination of energised and relaxed”
 

“A bit of mid-week stress relief that helps me through the week”

‘’After half an hour into the class, I can see the hands on the clock on the opposite wall’’
 

‘’Since joining the class our Practise Nurse says that my breathing is better now than it was 2 years ago’’
 

“I have fewer headaches and my balance has improved”
 

‘’It helped with my breathing, which became deeper, and my posture, which became more upright and open, and my stamina.’’ – former ME sufferer


‘’First exercise I have ever enjoyed. Relaxing and calming  - and I’ve got my waist back!”
 

“If I don’t come I really miss it!”