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About Yang Tai Chi Beginners (WB88 Autumn)

This ancient Chinese art combines movement, breath and concentration to improve your health and help you live longer.

What will you learn on this course?

Yang Tai Chi is a smooth, gentle exercise coordinating calm breathing movements and inner concentration. This is a low impact, mind-body series of movements from traditional Chinese arts to aid the balance of health and to support longevity.

Learn relaxation techniques to keep fit and improve your wellbeing, including Qigong exercises that combine breathing with movements. You will practice the Yang 24 step Tai Chi form, a sequence of movements originating from the Yang family style.

The tutor demonstrates and explains the movements to the class, as well as teaching safe and effective posture and technique in a relaxed manner.

Tai Chi has a number of health benefits including improved:

  • Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Co-ordination
  • Stamina and cardiovascular health
  • Balance
  • Blood pressure levels
  • Body awareness
  • Use of intrinsic strength

On completion of this course, you will have a basic understanding of the Yang 24 step form and be able to continue your practice independently.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is suitable for beginners with no prior experience, or for those who have not practiced Tai Chi for a number of years and want to be reintroduced.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

You should avoid having a meal during the 2 hours before the class. All students should inform the tutor of any ongoing health problems.

Do you need to bring anything?

Please wear comfortable clothes that allow free movement and flat shoes.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Who teaches this course?

Yanyan Yang

Dates and times

  • September – December