Tai Chi Inspired Exercises
Tai Chi and Chi Kung are gentle forms of exercise which combine relaxed, flowing, circular movements with a calm but alert mental state. These originated in China and have their roots in healing, meditation and martial traditions. Tai chi involves learning a sequence of movements known as a 'form' which when performed looks like an effortless slow-motion dance.
The movements I use in my classes are based on a type of Chi Kung developed in China in the 1980's by Dr Chan called Shibashi. They are simple and easy to learn and follow. They can be done in standing and sitting. The classes are very calm and relaxing.
It is important to be aware that I am not a qualified tai chi instructor but that I have done training as a physiotherapist in tai chi and I am using my physiotherapy skills to develop a unique class.
All Classes currently running on Zoom - this means it is a live class via the internet in the comfort of your own home - see location/zoom page
Monday lunchtime 1.15-2
Wednesday Evening 7-7.45
Zoom adapted tai chi classes are currently running on a pay as you go basis for £6 a session. Please email for further information and a registration form.
See zoom class information for further details under locations/zoom.
This is how it looks when I'm teaching on zoom
Classes are returning to the hall in September 2021
1.15-2pm Tai Chi Inspired Exercises at Weeke Community Centre in the large hall, Winchester. £7 a class payable in half term blocks. Free taster session first.
7.05 - 7.50pm Tai Chi Inspired Exercises in the large hall at Weeke Community Centre, Winchester. £7 a class payable in half term blocks. Free taster session first.
Classes run term-time bookable in half term blocks after trying out a taster session. You will be asked to sign a registration and consent form.
What to Wear and Bring
It is advisable to wear something comfortable and loose or stretchy. You are best to have flat, comfy shoes that won't fall off or socks with sticky bits on the bottom for grip. You may like to bring a bottle of water.
I sometimes bring my doodle dog Basil along to classes to sit in the corner so he isn't stuck at home alone (particularly on a Monday). Please let me know if you have any problems with this.