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About Yang Tai Chi Improvers (WB96 Summer)

An improvers course for students with some experience wishing to learn the Yang 24 step form and deepen their practice.

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 an 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 improvers, you must have completed the Yang Tai Chi Beginners course at MAC for a minimum of 3 years or studied with the tutor Yanyan Yang on a similar level course elsewhere. If you have been studying Yang Tai Chi elsewhere with a different tutor you will need to start on the beginner level class.

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

  • May – July 2025