Tai Chi Teaching Schedule

Bluebells in Rough Hill Wood
Bluebells in Rough Hill Wood

 

“All round activity excellent. The day after, I feel so much better physically and mentally.”

Participant, Wasperton

River Dragon Tai Chi Spring classes

Updated: 9 February 2018

Half-term break for River Dragon Tai Chi

There are no classes the week of 19th to 25th February.

However, we restart on Tuesday 27th February in Leamington (see below for details), and classes run normally from then on.

You are warmly welcomed to join us on the 13th or 15th, and then again after half-term. Whether you’ve done tai chi before, or are completely new to it, come along and give it a try.

 

Join a class now in Leamington or Kineton! See below for details.

Hallo!

A new year, new demands and new possibilities.

As the scientific evidence piles up for tai chi’s health benefits, more and more people are discovering it for themselves.

Not only does it help with both physical and mental health (it’s great for de-stressing, and is beginning to be prescribed for anxiety and depression), but it’s also really enjoyable and effective. What more could we ask?

Tai chi’s peaceful strength builds us up physically and mentally to take on the challenges of the weather, the wider social changes and our own personal daily roller-coasters. With its help we can stay (mostly) calm and centred, physically well, and comfortably alert to the possibilities of life – for good and bad.

I hope you’ll join me at a class or workshop this spring, in person or online, and that tai chi will help you have a wonderfully promising beginning to your year! (Please pass on the invitation to your friends and acquaintances too.)

I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones – if you’ve been wondering about trying tai chi, come to these friendly, accessible courses, and see how well it suits you!

 

Classes are running now in Leamington on Tuesday mornings, and Kineton on Thursday mornings at 11.30. (Sword Tai Chi continues on Wednesday evenings at 6pm – give me a ring if you’re interested in joining us.)

Leamington

Tuesdays, 10.30 at the Dormer Centre, 38 Dormer Place, Leamington, CV32 5AA

This class is for you if you are new to tai chi, or just want a calm oasis in the day.

This gentle, deep tai chi class starts again at 10.30 at the Dormer Centre on Dormer Place, near the river.

Perfect for people who want their tai chi to make a real difference to their lives – this class shows you how to think and move in a tai chi way, as well as the choreography of the postures.

Join this small, friendly group to learn a foundational tai chi Form, plus upper body qigong to help reduce back, shoulder and neck pain, and tai chi breathing to help ease tensions and bring calm awareness.

Your first class is free. For more information, call Anne on 01926 641075 or 07786 242949 today, or come to class. You are always very welcome!

Individual sessions are £7 or £4 for people on benefit.

Chinese tea is served throughout and you are welcome to drop in and help yourself to tea at any time.

 

Kineton

11.30 Thursdays at the Methodist Church Hall, Southam Street, Kineton, CV35 0LL.

Perfect for beginners or for people with demanding physical conditions or very busy lives. This class is particularly gentle, and we routinely work both sitting and standing. (You are welcome to sit throughout, if that suits you better.)

Tai chi is extremely valuable to people with big demands in their life. It can really help.

Not only does it improve mobility, circulation and energy, but it also helps you to manage the stresses of your life. You’ll find a peaceful, calm centre from which to respond to all the things going on in and around you, and create some mental space for awareness and enjoyment.

This small and very friendly class starts again at 11.30 at the Methodist Church Hall, on Southam Street in Kineton, CV35 0LL.

Join this small, friendly group to learn a foundational tai chi Form, plus upper body qigong to help reduce back, shoulder and neck pain, and tai chi breathing to help ease tensions and bring calm awareness. Green tea provided throughout.

Your first class is free. For more information, call Anne on 01926 641075 or 07786 242949 today, or come to class. You are always very welcome!

Join us afterwards for a cup of green tea and a chat.

Classes are £7  (£4 benefit/low-income)

For more information, references to research articles on tai chi and its impact on health, or to talk about the suitability of tai chi for you or a friend:

Ring me on 07786 242949 or 01926 641075.

 

Personal tuition and bespoke small group classes

I also offer individual tuition, which includes plenty of tips on breathing and de-stressing, as well as posture and body alignment. If you can’t make the classes, I am happy to organise small group sessions for 2 or more to fit your schedule.

Class members are also welcome to book one-off sessions to deepen their own practice, check alignments and movements in more detail, and discuss their next steps.

You can download my information leaflet here.

For more information and to book, email me, Anne, or ring 07786 242949 or 01926 641075.

 

“Tai chi is a very gentle exercise yet is remarkably energising and fun!”

Alex, Kineton

More testimonials here.