Tai Chi

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient martial arts and fitness regime using the Taoist principles of Yin and Yang to develop a healthy body and tranquil mind. Tai chi has an emphasis on relaxation and posture to achieve improved Qi flow through the meridians of the body. It is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. There are many general health benefits from practicing Tai Chi such as:

  • Calm & focussed mind
  • Increased energy levels
  • Relaxation and stress management
  • Improved functioning & strengthening of the bodies functions, such as cardiovascular & immune systems & improvement of metabolic functions.
  • Promoting the bodies ability to self heal.

Tai Chi is practiced by performing a set of continuous moves, known as the Form. This flowing sequence of movements can last between 5 to 25 minutes ( depending on the form being practiced); and develops the practitioners physical skill and their health and wellbeing.

I teach Yang style Tai Chi, which is one of the five traditional family styles of Tai Chi. It is suitable for all ages and abilities.

I run classes in both Bristol and Bath.

Bristol Class

Saturdays 10.15-11.45am

St Werburghs Community Centre
Horley Road
Bristol
BS2 9TJ

Price: £10 drop in/ £8 block booking

 

Bath Class

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm

Well
The Barn
Woolley Lane
Charlcombe
Bath
BA1 8DN

Price: £13 drop in/£10 block booking.