This tai chi 6 week course is ideal for beginners and intermediates. If you have always wanted to learn more about tai chi then why not explore your journey with this 6 week tai chi introduction course.
Unlike most forms of exercise and sport, Tai Chi doesn’t rely on strength, force and speed, which makes it ideal for everyone – young and old, strong or not. This course will cover three main aspects to learning the traditional Chinese art:
Centralising Chi (Energy)
Circulating Chi (Energy)
Applying Chi (Energy)
The first element focuses on bringing the energy – Chi – to the Tan Tien point in the abdomen. We do this through standing meditation exercises (Chi Kung) at the start of every class. It quietens the mind and teaches the body correct alignment to achieve a relaxed state.
The second element is the Tai Chi Chuan form and warm up exercises, which circulates the Chi through the body. This is what most people recognise when they think of Tai Chi – the moving sequence of postures that is so attractive to watch.
The third element is the application of Chi in partner exercises known as Gau Sau, or exchange of hands, to experience Tai Chi Principles in practice. It is a chance for both parties to help each other refine movements and postures and gain better insight and understanding of applied energy. This is done through gentle posture testing that allows the practitioner to experience the principles first hand.
Established since 1990 and exists to preserve and promote authentic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan.
We teach the traditional Chinese art, passed down through the Yang Style lineage, from Yang Lu Chan (1799-1872) to the present day.
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.
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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