Judith Layhe-Cook

Personal Profile

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Judith has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong since 2002 under the guidance of Debbie Wild of the Swan School of Tai Chi and Qigong in Stratford-upon-Avon. Since 2003 Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang (19th Generation inheritor of Chen Style) and Master Chen Yin-Jun have also taught her on their visits to the UK. 


Judith has undertaken advanced instructor training with the Chinese Internal Arts Association in Berkshire under the tutelage of Eva and Karel Koskuba in Therapeutic Qigong. Judith is qualified and insured to teach and is a member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. 

Judith is a well-qualified and experienced tutor having worked in Schools, Further and Higher Education since 1994.


Judith has taught a variety of people, groups and organisations including Age Concern, MIND, Parkinson's Society, the Stroke Association and Stratford Grammar School.


Judith works for local and national businesses in combining Tai Chi with other forms of relaxation for Tai Chi Qigong in the Workplace, thereby reducing workplace stress. 

Judith also enjoys teaching in the open air and in July 2009 she taught the highest class in the UK on top of Ben Nevis - although she has no plans to teach there again in the near future! She is happy teaching Tai Chi and Qigong as part of adventure or Corporate team building courses.

As part of Judith’s continual professional development, she attends lectures, seminars and practical workshops to help define her skills in Tai Chi and Qigong.


At present Judith is having fun learning the Chen 18 step short form after having completed the Double Broad Sword parts 1 - 4, Chen Style 74 move Laojia (old frame), Single Chen Fan (short and long form), Double Chen Fan and the Single Sabre.

Judith would be happy to talk to you if you have any questions on 07775658557, which carries a messaging service. Or you can email judith@swantaichi.co.uk