Tai Chi/Qi Gong

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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.

Qigong - The Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade with Susanne Lin Jensen

From Thursday 15th Feb 2018 to Thursday 5th Apr 2018, 4.30pm

In this eight week course we are going to work with the Meridian Sweep and the Eight Strands of Brocade.

One's health should be as highly treasured as silk brocade, hence this Qigong sequence is known as the The Eight Treasures. 

Qigong is mainly practised for health reasons and  many benefits come from it. 

8 weeks £60/56

Tai Chi with Pete McLeod

From Friday 6th Apr 2018 to Friday 6th Apr 2018, 5.45pm

Due to a family illness this class has been postponed. Pete hopes to run the class in April


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-...