Surrey and Hants Tai Chi and Qigong

Surrey and Hampshire's authentic Tai Chi and Health Qigong school. Classes for beginners and above near Aldershot Farnham Farnborough Camberley. Our teachers are students of Master Wang Haijun. You'll love what we do!

New Beginners Classes

2017  January New Year New Beginners Tai Chi Lessons & Qigong classes near Aldershot Farnborough Camberley Fleet Yateley Blackwater Mytchett  Sandhurst Bracknell and Woking

 Welcome to Surrey and Hants Tai Chi

Our classes are friendly, affordable and authentic 

This page shows classes that are suitable for New Beginners.

If you have previous experience or are an existing / returning member, please see our full list of classes page

Surrey and Hants Tai Chi offers authentic Tai Chi & Qigong tuition, delivered in a clear way that beginners can embrace and enjoy 

  All of our public classes are pay on the day, £6 daytime, £7 evening, or less if you attend more than one class in a week

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Are you looking for Tai Chi CHUAN, or Tai Chi QIGONG? It's important to know the difference:

TAI CHI CHUAN is a martial art. A continuous learning discipline to focus the mind and train the body 

It requires weekly attendance in class as learning is progressive, week on week. Commiting the movements to memory via practice at home is necessary. TAI CHI CHUAN is not suited for people with painful knee / hip problems. Beginners Courses start  in September and January and  new beginners should start at / near the beginning of a term. We only teach single-level classes, beginners wth beginners, improvers with improvers so you won't feel out of your depth or held back.

QIGONG (Tai Chi Qigong or Heaalth Qigong) on the other hand can be started at any time throughout the year. It utilises the elements of Tai Chi which promote great health of body and mind - mindful movement, correct posture, breathing techniques and relaxation. It leaves out the martial arts elements, making it easier to learn.  Many people looking for a slow health promoting exercise class will prefer Tai Chi QIGONG.  We offer several weekly Tai Chi Qigong classes which can be joined at any time. More info about the differences at the bottom of this page

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Please check the LATEST NEWS page of the website for class cancellations before coming along for the first time or after a break

Monday Lunchtimes/Afternoons 

Blackwater & Hawley Memorial Hall, GU17 9BW

12-1pm:  Tai Chi Qigong 

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 Monday Evenings 

Canal Visitors Centre Mytchett GU16 6AA 

7.30-8.30pm: Tai-Chi Qigong

and 

8.30-9.30pm: Tai-Chi Qigong

NB: You will need a car park code to gain entry for these evening classes - please contact us to obtain the code before attending 

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Tuesday Mornings  

 Canal Visitors' Centre, Mytchett GU16 6DD

11-12 noon Chinese Health Qigong 

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Wednesday Mornings 

The Mytchett Community Centre GU16 6AA

10.30-11.30  Tai Chi -Qigong 

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  Thursday Evenings

Connaught (Alderwood) Leisure Centre GU12 4AS

6.30-7.30pm Tai Chi Chuan (Slow martial arts training) 

7.45-8.45pm Tai-Chi Qigong 

in the Dining Hall

(Turn right once you are inside the school gates) 

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More Info about our different classes 

 Tai Chi Chuan  

 Tai Chi Martial Arts

This class teaches authentic Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, martial arts based training (chuan means 'fist) delivered in the same way that our instructor is taught by her teacher, three times China national champion, Master Wang Haijun. Weekly attendance in class and regular practice at home is required. We recommend that you buy Master Wangs DVD (£18) and /or book £10, to help you practice at home. No other equipment / uniform required

 Choose Tai Chi Chuan if you are relatively fit and well and are looking to devote time and physical / mental effort to learn an art for a lifetime that will develop body, mind and spirit.   Tai Chi Chuan is taught as a progressive class and can normally only be started at / near the beginning of a term, unless you have previous experience. Not suitable for people with  painful joint issues.  Pay weekly

Tai Chi-Qigong

 Tai Chi Energy Exercises 

A less strenuous Tai Chi exercise and wellbeing class without any martial arts content. What the majority of Westerneers  think of when Tai Chi  is mentioned. Suitable those who may not be able to attend every week, or for those looking for a class where the emphasis is on enjoyable,  moderate movement to improve health, without the necessity to challenge body or mind too much.  Overall much easier to learn than the Tai Chi Chuan option above, whilst still retaining the more 'iconic' tai chi way of movement. We focus on using the body in a relaxed way,  correcting postural habits and developing mindfulness of our actions, a useful skill ineveryday life :) Some movements involve visualisation techniques - soaring above life's stresses like an eagle, or sweeping away the pressures of the day like water washing away footprints on a beach. Pay when you come 

 

Chinese Health Qigong

  Health Promoting Energy Exercise

Not vastly different to Tai Chi Qigong except that the movements are a little more static (on the spot) and more repetitive, so easier to learn.  Qigong movements pre-date those of Tai Chi and some of the movements in the Health Qigong sets have been practiced by the Chinese people for several thousand years, as a way of keeping the body healthy. There is less emphasis on the mind in health qigong, the main requirement being simply to keep ones thoughts present and calm.  Examples of Health Qigong exercises are '8 sections of brocade'  and '5 animals' which you could Google to get an idea of what we do in our Health Qigong classes. Suitable for everyone. A really nice energy boosting exercise.  Pay when you come

 

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Come and discover the Ancient Eastern way to health and happiness

 

 Pic above - an existing Improvers' class at Hawley. Some of these students have been with me since I first started the Hawley classes a couple of years ago and a have reached a good standard in their practice. BTW, you don't need to purchase a T-Shirt

(if you have problems with the contact form, check you have answered ALL questions or if you prefer to chat, ring 07855850427 and leave a message if no answer. We don't return calls unless a message is left.

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