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!

Local Beginners Tai Chi and Qigong classes for new learners 

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 

Although thee new term has started new joiners are still welcome at some classses

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




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!


Monday Lunchtimes/Afternoons 

Blackwater & Hawley Memorial Hall, GU17 9BW

12-1pm:  Beginners Tai Chi Qigong 


 Monday Evenings 

Canal Visitors Centre Mytchett

GU16 6DD 

6.30-7.30pm Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong Sanctuary

7.30-8.30pm: Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong Sanctuary

These are NOT a drop-in classes -contact us for a car park barrier code and to check there is room for you


 Tuesday Evenings 

Canal Visitors Centre Mytchett

GU16 6DD 

6.30-7.30pm Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong Sanctuary

contact us for a car park barrier code and check there is room for you. this is not a 'drop-in' class, you need to reserve a place


Wednesday Mornings 

The Mytchett Community Centre GU16 6AA

10.30-11.30am Beginners Tai Chi -Qigong 


 Thursday Evenings

Alderwood Senior School Aldershot GU12 4AS

in the Dining Hall

(Turn right once inside the school gates) 

7.45-8.45pm  Beginners Tai-Chi Qigong Sanctuary




More Info about our different classes 


Tai Chi-Qigong

 Tai Chi Energy Exercises 

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-Qigong Sanctuary

Similar in content to the daytime Tai Chi Qigong classes above, these evening classes go at a slower pace, with emphasis on feeling the movements. We turn off the miain lights & replace them with soft coloured uplights & candles. We use aromatherapy to soothe the CNS and Isochronic tones- music with a frequency that slows the brain wave pattern down to relieve stress. Finishing touches are ethnic wallhangings to transport the mind to a Himalayan mountain top ;-P 

No wonder these classes areour most popuar - and often fully subscribed - so check with us before attending to see if there's a space for you


 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.  Come with a mindset to work hard - 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