Take your first step… find your out when you next class starts.
Begin your journey with this tai chi 6 week course. Ideal for beginners and intermediates. Explore how the exercises of tai chi integrate your body. Unlike most forms of exercise and sport, Tai Chi doesn’t depend on force, strength and speed. Tai Chi is suitable for everyone – both young and old, strong or not. It uses the principles of softness and relaxation and good body alignment to keep the body strong and the mind still.
This course will cover three main aspects to learning the traditional Chinese art:
The first focuses on bringing the energy – Chi – to the centre of the body (Tan Tien) through meditation exercises (Chi Kung. It stills the mind, improves body alignment to achieve a relaxed state.
The Tai Chi Chuan form and warm up exercises form the second element. This circulates the Chi throughout the body.
Partner exercises, posture testing or exchange of hands (known as Gau Sau), are used to experience and refine the Tai Chi Principles through practice. It is an important part of practice to gain better insight and understanding of applied energy.
Our six-week introductory course is a great way to start your Tai Chi journey. Focusing on the beginner, no previous tai chi knowledge is required. We’ll take you from the start.
Tai chi has been recommended for improving health through good balance, alignment of posture and good circulation. This is done through the three pillars of tai chi, Centralising energy through standing meditation, circulating energy through the beautiful tai chi form, and then applied energy through posture testing and application.
In this course we focus on the Tai Chi principles at the core of the true internal art and their application within the form. Tai chi is much more than gentle movement. To try and give you the essence of the art the six weeks will take you through the basic exercises to exploring the principles to allow you get some immediate benefits.
The format of the lessons are:
Each instructor is highly experienced with the standard personally assessed by Master Ding. In order to maintain instructor status, each instructor must attend regular training and be able to demonstrate the tai chi principles.
The Master Ding Academy has been established since 1990 and exists to preserve and promote authentic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
Every person is unique and the course is adapted according to the needs of the group . This means you will be able to learn tai chi at your natural pace and learning to go with the flow !
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