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
Pleease take a moment to read the info before before choosing a class so you find what you're looking for:
Are you looking for Tai Chi CHUAN, or Tai Chi QIGONG? Do you know the difference?
TAI CHI CHUAN is a martial art. A continuous learning discipline to focus the mind and train the body, for great health and self defence.
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.
TAI CHI 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 throughout the year, but check the latest news page of our website, or contact us first to check for holiday dates and occasional closures
More info about the types of classes at the bottom of this page
LIST OF BEGINNERS CLASSES
Check our latest news page for occasional holidays and closures before coming along for the first time
Pay weekly only when you come. Follow me, repetitive exercises to build you up, not wear you out - Exercise for health and wellbeing - the Traditional Chinese Medicine Way!
Blackwater & Hawley Memorial Hall, GU17 9BW
12-1pm: Beginners Tai Chi Qigong
Canal Visitors Centre Mytchett
6.30-7.30pm Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong
7.30-8.30pm: Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong
contact us for a car park barrier code
please note - both of these classes are almost full for the January 2018 intake - it is essential to contact us before coming along
The Mytchett Community Centre GU16 6AA
10.30-11.30am Beginners Tai Chi -Qigong
Alderwood Senior School Aldershot GU12 4AS
in the Dining Hall
(Turn right once inside the school gates)
7.45-8.45pm Tai-Chi Qigong
More Info about our different classes
Tai Chi Energy Exercises
A Tai Chi based exercise and wellbeing class without any martial arts content. Suitable for people 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 below whilst still retaining some of the more 'iconic' tai chi movements. 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 only when you come
Tai Chi Chuan
Tai Chi Martial Arts
We teach 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
If there aren't any suitable new beginners Tai Chi Chuan (Martial Arts) class advertised at the present time, please join any Tai Chi Qigong class (The same foundation principles are covered) and this will boost your learning and prepare your mind and body for when you switch to a Tai Chi Chuan class later on in the year.
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