This ancient Chinese art combines movement, breath and concentration to improve your health and help you live longer. This class is for new students and those with less than two years’ experience.
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.
You will learn relaxation techniques to keep fit and improve your well–being including Qigong exercises that combine breathing with movements. You will also learn the Yang 24 step Tai Chi form. This is a sequence of movements originating from the Yang family style.
The tutor demonstrates and explains the movements to the class and you will learn how to practice these using safe and effective posture and technique and in a relaxed manner.
Tai Chi has a number of health benefits including improved:
- Stamina or cardiovascular health
- Blood pressure levels
- Body awareness
- Use of intrinsic strength
On completion of this course you will have started to learn the Yang 24 step form and be able to practice Tai Chi independently.
Who is this course for?
This beginners course is for adults aged 18+ and is suitable for those who have no prior experience of Tai Chi or anyone who hasn’t undertaken Tai Chi for a number of years.
Tai Chi is a low impact form of exercise. The course is accessible for people with disabilities as movements are undertaken within the comfort, capability range and limitations of each individual’s body. Carers may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
If you have any existing health problems please check with your GP before beginning this course.
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?
Please see our current Visitor Guidelines.